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The Latin Recording Academy Statement Re: Juan Carlos Calderón

“Juan Carlos Calderón was a composer, producer, performer, and arranger whose impressive career lasted more than four decades. He collaborated with a wide range of artists and was one of the first musical visionaries to cross Latin music over to mainstream radio in the United States, thus paving the way for many of Latin music’s emerging artists. Among his numerous songs was the international hit “Eres Tú,” which he composed for the group Mocedades. In 2010, we were honored to present him with The Latin Recording Academy® Trustees Award for his contributions to and excellence in the field of recorded music. The world of music has lost one of its most important songwriting pioneers, and our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of working with him.”

Gabriel Abaroa Jr.
President/CEO
The Latin Recording Academy®

The Latin Recording Academy Statement Re: Miliki

“Two-time Latin GRAMMY® winner Miliki was a singer, musician, actor, television host and writer who entertained audiences for more than seven decades. Born Emilio Aragón Bermúdez, he and his family have been renowned entertainers throughout Spain for generations. Beginning his career in 1939 with his brothers and forming the trio Gaby, Fofó and Miliki, his vaudevillian roots would lead him to become one of the most beloved children’s characters of all time throughout the Spanish-speaking world. He will forever be remembered in the hearts of young and old along with his trademark phrase, ‘¿Cómo están ustedeeeeeessss?.’ Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and to all those who have been touched by his humor.”

Gabriel Abaroa Jr.
President/CEO
The Latin Recording Academy®

The Latin Recording Academy

THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY® AND UNIVISION ANNOUNCE NEW SIX-YEAR AGREEMENT FOR THE LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS®
Univision Continues as the Official Home Of The Latin GRAMMY®s through 2018
New Agreement Also Includes the Addition of New Latin GRAMMY Specials

MIAMI (June 26, 2012 ) The Latin Recording Academy® (http://www.latingrammy.com) and Univision announced today a new six-year deal that will keep the biggest night in Latin music, the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® telecast, on Univision through 2018. Univision has been the home of the Latin GRAMMY®s since 2005. This year’s XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). For updates and breaking news, please visit http://www.latingrammy.com and The Latin Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: http://www.twitter.com/latingrammys and http://www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
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