What To Expect At Tonight’s 2019 Latin Grammy Awards

Tonight’s the night for the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards!

The 20th annual Latin Grammy Awards will take place tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and air live on Univision at 8:00 PM EST. Much like its English language counterpart, the ceremony is all about the best of the best artists, from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and the United States.

The 2019 Latin Grammy Awards
The 2019 Latin Grammy Awards | VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images

Find out what to expect from tonight’s hosts, nominees, and performers.

Who’s hosting the Latin Grammys?

Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin will be co-hosting the ceremony with actresses Roselyn Sanchez of ABC’s Grand Hotel and Paz Vega of Rambo: Last Blood.

Martin performed at the first Latin Grammys in 2000, soon after his hit Livin’ La Vida Loca hit No.1. The singer is looking forward to this opportunity and told the Associated Press how he was feeling about his first time hosting the event.

“To be honest, I have to say that I feel very protected, first of all because I am working with a great production, people that had been doing this for many years and that are the gurus of the industry. … (And) also I am with Roselyn Sánchez and Paz Vega, who have done this before.” 

Who’s performing tonight?

Fan-favorite Alessia Cara, who just wrapped up as opening act with Shawn Mendes on his recent tour, will very likely sing Querer Mejor with Juanes. The duo recorded the song this year and it’s nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Juanes was feted last night as the Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year.

The 47-year-old said in a statement, “I remember attending the Latin GRAMMY nominations announcement after my first solo album was released, and becoming so overcome with emotion from the shock of hearing my name called seven times…” he said.

“I am grateful and deeply honored to learn that I will get to join such illustrious artists as Juan Luis Guerra, Carlos Santana, Caetano Veloso, and more, as the Person of the Year honoree, while also helping The Latin Academy’s efforts to support future generations of new Spanish-speaking artists.”

Other performers include Ozuna, as well as Calibre 50, Beto Cuevas, Leonel Garcia, Fito Paez, Pedro Capo, Julio Reyes Copello, Darell, Dimelo Flow, Fonseca, Luis Fonsi, Intocable, Rosalia, Pepe Aguilar and Los Angeles Azules, Paula Arenas, Draco Rosa, Ximena Sarinana, Sebastian Yatra, Natalia Jimenez, Olga Tanon, and Vicente Fernandez.

Some of the Latin Grammy 2019 nominees

Alejandro Sanz leads this year’s nominations with eight, for Record of the Year and Song of the Year for No Tengo Nada, as well as Album of the Year, #Eldisco.

Camila Cabello is also nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Song for her collaboration with Sanz on Mi Persona Favorita.

Other nominees include Paula Arenas (Visceral), Ruben Blades (Paraiso Road Gang), Andres Calamaro (Cargar La Suerte), Fonseca (Agustín), Luis Fonsi (Vida), Rosalia (El Mal Querer), Ximena Sarinana (¿Dónde Bailaran Las Ninas?), Tony Succar (Mas De Mi) and Sebastian Yatra (Fantasia). 

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