The Latin Recording Academy announced that the 21st annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony will take place on November 19. The telecast, airing at 8:00 pm EST on Univision, will be hosted virtually in Miami, with remote performances captured in a variety of global cities.
This year’s awards show will revolve around the theme of “Music Makes Us Human,” and, according to the official announcement, “will embody the essence of people with diverse stories of hope, community, sense of purpose, and celebration.”
“This year’s show is a result of great music, carefully curated by almost 4,000 members, skilled staff, and everyone’s commitment to the Latin Grammy Awards’ process,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., president, and CEO of the Latin Recording Academy. “The evening will honor musical excellence and the power of music — an art form that allows us to show solidarity, compassion, and hope, transcending language, cultural barriers, and the current global challenges. We are proud to honor the work of artists who have continued to bring us excellence through their craft and joy in times of despair.”
Jessica Rodriguez, chief marketing officer and president of entertainment for Univision, added: “Music has always been a force that brings our community together and this year more than ever we are proud to celebrate the music that has inspired, uplifted, and moved us. The 21st annual Latin Grammy Awards promises to be one of the most groundbreaking shows of the year with memorable performances and special moments sure to delight our audiences.”
While organizers are currently planning on a virtual ceremony, in light of COVID-19, The Latin Academy “will consider hosting a live audience telecast composed primarily of nominees, presenters, and performers,” should conditions change.
Nominees will be announced on September 29, while additional details, including a line-up of performers, are forthcoming.
Last year’s Latin Grammys featured performances by the likes of Juanes and Alessia Cara, Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin, Bad Bunny, and Rosalía, who took home three awards. Alejandro Sanz and Camila Cabello, meanwhile, won Record of the Year and Best Pop Song for their hit “Mi Persona Favorita.”
For more information, visit the Latin Grammys’ official website.