Hosts are also revealed for the red carpet pre-show “La Alfombra de Latin AMAs” and post special “Latin American Music Awards: Acceso VIP”
Additional stars join the list of award presenters
Miami, FL – October 1, 2015 –TELEMUNDO announced today that international superstar Lucero will host the first-ever “Latin American Music Awards.” The coveted event, taking place on Thursday, October 8, 2015 from the prestigious Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, will begin with a one-hour red carpet pre-show special at 8pm/7c, followed by the Awards Show at 9pm/8c to broadcast live on TELEMUNDO, and simultaneously on NBC Universo. The night will culminate at 11:35pm/10:35c, with the exclusive behind-the-scenes special “Latin American Music Awards: Acceso VIP.” Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster and the Dolby Theatre box office.
Lucero is a multi-faceted award-winning actress, TV host and multi-platinum singer. Born in Mexico City, she has sold more than 27 million records worldwide. Recognized as “La Novia de America” (America’s sweetheart), Lucero gained her first high-profile role in a popular children’s show in Mexico City at the age of 10, and has since released a series of successful albums and chart-topping songs. On the big screen, she has starred in a total of seven films and several telenovelas including “Alborada,” which earned her an Emmy Award, “Mañana es Para Siempre” and “Soy tu Dueña”, both winning an Ace Award, and “Por ella Soy Eva.” Leading Spanish-language publication “People en Español” named her the “Queen of the Telenovelas” in its 2013 “50 Most Beautiful People” issue. Lucero has hosted the Latin Grammy Awards eight times and the Mexican Telethon since 1997, in addition to the Telethon in Chile, Guatemala, El Salvador and the U.S., and was a Coach in the first season of successful singing competition “La Voz Mexico.” In 2014 she joined TELEMUNDO as the host of the mega-reality “Yo Soy El Artista” and was most recently part of the network’s special coverage of Pope Francisco’s visit to the US, as well as TELEMUNDO’s “Actos de Bondad” image campaign. This coming October 22nd, Lucero will be honored with the “Outstanding Achievement in Hispanic Television” award by Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News during this year’s Annual Hispanic Television Summit.
Wilmer has started a production company, WV Enterprises and currently creating, developing, and executive producing series for broadcast and cable networks. He currently has several projects in the pipeline. In 2009, Wilmer made his directorial debut directing the video short CREEPSHOW RAW: INSOMNIA and IMAGINTION MOVERS for Disney.
The “Latin American Music Awards” will be preceded by the anticipated arrivals pre-show “La Alfombra de Latin AMAs,” hosted by Rashel Diaz and co-hosted by Boris Izaguirre, Christian Ramirez, Kika Rocha and Caeli. The night will conclude with the special “Latin American Music Awards: Acceso VIP” hosted by Stephanie Himonidis “Chiquibaby” and Camilo Montoya.
The “Latin American Music Awards” will honor today’s most influential and iconic Latin artists, as voted by the fans in the traditional format of the “American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. Confirmed performers to date include Paulina Rubio, Daddy Yankee, Jesse & Joy, Reik, Farruko, Fonseca, Shaggy, Lil Jon, Yandel, Natalie La Rose, Maluma, Yuri, Luis Coronel, CD9, Gloria Trevi, Gerardo Ortiz, Aymee Nuviola, India, Il Volo, and Alex Sensation. Confirmed award presenters include TV personalities Aaron Diaz, Ana Maria Canseco, Ana Maria Polo, Andres Cantor, Angelica Vale, Carlos Ponce, Carmen Villalobos, Gaby Espino, Gabriel Coronel, Gonzalo Garcia Vivanco, Jeimy Osorio, Jorge Bernal, Julio Bracho, Maria Celeste Arraras, Modesto Lacen, Raul Gonzalez, Vanessa Villela, Yarel Ramos, Ximena Duque; and musical artists Calibre 50, Chino y Nacho, Chiquis Rivera, Dvicio, Gente de Zona, Leslie Grace, and Roberto Tapia.
Information about the voting process for the “Latin American Music Awards,” as well as exclusive content about this year’s event, can be found at LatinAMAs.com – the official website of the 2015 “Latin American Music Awards”. For the latest news, be sure to follow the “Latin American Music Awards” on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag #LatinAMAs.
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