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As Part of Its Comprehensive Coverage of the Upcoming Billboard Latin Music Awards, the Network Will Also Air “La Alfombra de Premios Billboard” (April 26 @ 7pm/6c), and “Premios Billboard: Acceso VIP” (April 26 @ 11:35pm/10:35c)
Miami, FL – April 10, 2018 – Telemundo will offer viewers comprehensive coverage of the Billboard Latin Music Awards with three television specials beginning with the up-close and personal “Detras de la Fama” (Behind the Fame) on Saturday, April 21 at 10pm/9c, featuring exclusive and in-depth interviews with regional Mexican phenomenon Christian Nodal, pop diva Gloria Trevi and world renowned multi-genre singer Maluma. The specials continue with an unbelievable night full of music, memories and surprises beginning with “La Alfombra de Premios Billboard,” on Thursday, April 26 live at 7pm/6c, showcasing the fashionable and glamorous arrival of the stars on the red carpet set against the glitz and excitement of Las Vegas. The night closes with the live special “Premios Billboard: Acceso VIP” on Thursday, April 26 immediately following the awards ceremony at 11:35pm/10:35c, featuring the exclusive behind-the-scenes look of the awards show.
“Detras de la Fama” kicks off Telemundo’s flagship award show week with long-format interviews with three of the year’s biggest artists. Through in-depth conversations with Rashel Diaz (Un Nuevo Dia), the special show brings to light the human being behind the artist. Focusing on current and upcoming projects, the benefits and pitfalls of extraordinary success, and the journey the artists have taken to arrive at the top of their profession. This year, Telemundo went to Texas to interview Gloria Trevi in her own home, in the midst of a tour that has taken her career to increased popularity. In a brutally honest interview she reveals details about her fascinating yet sometimes controversial personal life and talks about how she was able to revive her career after many setbacks. Rashel Diaz also talks to 19-year old sensation Christian Nodal who has risen to fame in less than one year thanks, in part, to social media. The journey is remarkable but hasn’t been without its challenges. Lastly, Rashel sat down with Maluma, currently one of Latin music’s biggest stars. In a candid interview, he talks about love, life, and of course, music. “Detras de la Fama” will air on Saturday, April 21 at 10pm/9c.
To kick-off what will be an extraordinary night, this year’s “La Alfombra de Premios Billboard” will include the glamorous arrival of artists to the red carpet, showcasing the latest fashion trends and putting on display the creations of some of the best designers. In addition, the program will also feature interviews with celebrities, who will share with viewers the excitement of being present at the prestigious gala. Hosts Rashel Díaz (Un Nuevo Dia), Jorge Bernal (Suelta La Sopa), and Jessica Carrillo (Don Francisco Te Invita and Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste); along with fashion expert Quique Usales (Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste), will be live from the red carpet on April 26 starting at 7pm/6c.
After the main show, the night culminates with “Premios Billboard: Acceso VIP,” a special that gives viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look of the awards ceremony. The TV special will air live from Las Vegas right after the news at 11:35pm/10:35c, and will feature interviews with the night’s biggest winners. Taking viewers backstage to show what was happening behind the scenes as the awards ceremony was underway, “Premios Billboard: Acceso VIP” will also recap the best and worst fashion of the evening. This year, it will be co-hosted by Zuleyka Rivera (Un Nuevo Dia), Rodner Figueroa (Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste), Elva Saray (Acceso Total) and Quique Usales.
Hosted this year by TV personalities Gaby Espino and Marco Antonio Regil, the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards will feature performances by Calibre 50, Cardi B, Chayanne, Christian Nodal, CNCO, J Balvin, Karol G, Maluma, Maná, Ozuna, Quavo, Ricky Martin and Sofia Reyes. The most prestigious awards show in the Latin music world is celebrating 20 years of uninterrupted broadcast on Telemundo, broadcasting live on Thursday, April 26 at 8pm/7c, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show will also air simultaneously on Spanish-language entertainment cable network, Universo. Tickets to the Billboard Latin Music Awards are now on sale at AXS.com, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino box offices or by calling (702) 632-7777.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards are the only ones to honor the most popular albums, songs and performers in Latin music, as determined by the actual sales, streaming, radio airplay and social data that informs Billboard’s weekly charts during a one-year period from the rankings dated February 4, 2017 through this year’s January 27 charts. Based on album sales, digital track sales, streaming data and monitored radio airplay provided by Nielsen Music and social media data provided by Next Big Sound, Billboard’s rankings are the world’s most authoritative music charts. Finalists, and the eventual winners, reflect performance of new recordings on Billboard’s albums and songs charts, including Top Latin Albums, Hot Latin Songs, Latin Airplay, Latin Streaming Songs and Latin Digital Songs, among others.
The awards are the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, which will take place on April 23-26th at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now in its 29th year, the conference is the biggest and longest-running event dedicated to Latin music in the world. The conference is the “must-attend” event for the top power players in the industry including A-list talent and top agents, managers, promoters, marketing, advertising, and radio executives, as well as for those taking their first steps in the business. For information please visit www.BillboardLatinConference.
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