Nominees will be announced on August 31
MIAMI – August 4, 2016 –TELEMUNDO announced today that the second annual “Latin American Music Awards” (Latin AMAs) will broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Thursday, October 6, 2016. The red carpet pre-show “La Alfombra de Latin AMAs” will kick off at 7pm/6c, followed by the extended three-hour show at 8pm/7c, which will feature collaborations by English and Spanish-language music’s most talked about artists. The live show is produced by TELEMUNDO and SOMOS Productions. Nominees for the Latin AMAs will be announced on Wednesday, Aug.31.
The Latin American Music Awards pays tribute to 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. For the second groundbreaking year, the show will feature performances by chart-topping talent in both English and Spanish and will give fans from the U.S. and Puerto Rico the chance to vote on world class artists. The Latin AMAs will honor artists in the genres of Pop/Rock, Regional Mexican, Urban, and Tropical, as well as categories for Favorite Crossover Artist, Favorite Streaming Song, Favorite Collaboration, New Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year and Album of the Year, among others.
Last year’s inaugural broadcast reached an audience of 3.8 million total viewers, according to Nielsen, and ranked as the #1 most socially engaging program for the night on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram across all US Hispanic networks. The music special, hosted by international superstar Lucero, featured top English and Spanish-language musical acts such as Paulina Rubio, Daddy Yankee, Gloria Trevi, Natalie La Rose, Fonseca and Yandel with Lil Jon, Kevin Roldan, De La Guetto, India, Maluma, Yuri, and Sergio George.
Fans can keep up with the latest news at LatinAMAs.com – the official website of the 2016 “Latin American Music Awards,” follow @LatinAMAs across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.com/LatinAMAs, follow @TeamTelemundo on Snapchat and join the conversation by using the official hashtag #LatinAMAs.
Created in 1974 by Dick Clark, the “American Music Awards” is one of the biggest music shows in the world, watched in more than 200 countries. The “2015 American Music Awards” was broadcast LIVE on November 22nd from the Microsoft Theatre in L.A. The event was hosted by Jennifer Lopez, who opened the show, and featured 20 performances from today’s hottest artists, including 5 Seconds of Summer, Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan featuring Karem Fairchild, Coldplay, Celine Dion, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Alanis Morissette, One Direction, Pentatonix, Gwen Stefani, The Weeknd, Meghan Trainor, Carrie Underwood and WALK THE MOON.
TELEMUNDO is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. The network features original scripted dramas from Telemundo Studios – the #1 producer of Spanish-language primetime content – as well as non-scripted productions, theatrical motion pictures, specials, news and first-class sports events, reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 17 owned stations and 54 broadcast affiliates. TELEMUNDO is part of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
ABOUT SOMOS PRODUCTIONS
SOMOS Productions, LLC is an independent audiovisual content production company led by professionals with decades of experience producing talk shows, soap operas, dramas, specials and variety shows, among other genres. SOMOS Productions guarantees its clients reasonable production costs and top quality, supported by flexible structures, access to suitable facilities, equipment and with operational experience in handling complex products. The company has successfully delivered and is active in important production projects in the United States and Latin America.
ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.