- “Detras de la Fama” Saturday, April 23 at 9pm/8c
- “La Alfombra de Premios Billboard” Thursday, April 28 at 7pm/6c
- “Premios Billboard: Acceso VIP” Thursday, April 28 at 11:35pm/10:35c
Miami – March 22, 2016 – TELEMUNDO announced three TV specials to offer viewers complete coverage of the prestigious Billboard Latin Music Awards “Billboard Duets”. “Detras de la Fama” will broadcast on Saturday, April 23 at 9pm/8c and will feature exclusive and in-depth interviews with top Latin music artists including Nicky Jam, Jesse & Joy, Daddy Yankee and Julion Alvarez. “La Alfombra de Premios Billboard” airs Thursday, April 28 live at 7PM/6c and will showcase the fashionable and glamorous arrival of artists on the red carpet. Following the awards ceremony, the night will culminate at 11:35pm/10:35c with “Premios Billboard: Acceso VIP,” a live post-awards show that will give audiences an exclusive behind-the-scenes look of the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The longest-running and most prestigious awards show in the Latin music world will be produced by and broadcast live on TELEMUNDO on Thursday, April 28 at 8pm/7c from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Florida.
Rashel Diaz, co-host of TELEMUNDO’s morning show “Un Nuevo Dia,” returns this year to host “Detras de la Fama,” a prelude to the 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards set to broadcast Wednesday, April 23 at 9pm/8c on TELEMUNDO. For this special one-hour TV show, production teams traveled to Mexico and Puerto Rico to interview the featured artists and offer in-depth interviews with some of the biggest names in Latin music, revealing a never-before-seen side of Nicky Jam, Jesse & Joy, Daddy Yankee and Julion Alvarez.
Nicky Jam, an 11-time finalist this year, is one of the most inspirational and successful second acts in Latin music. After a 10-year hiatus and moving to Colombia, he returned to the limelight and chart topping success; he is currently headlining his first and highly successful solo U.S. tour. The urban singer recently announced his debut in Hollywood, joining the cast of The Return of Xander Cage, starring Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, and former Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez. Mexican pop duo Jesse & Joy, are currently in the midst of their “Un besito más” tour and are up for two awards this year. A finalist this year, Daddy Yankee will be back as a Coach on the new season of TELEMUNDO’s “La Voz Kids” (The Voice Kids), scheduled to air in the spring. He holds more top 10s on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay chart than any other artist. Mexico’s “King of the Box Office”, Julion Alvarez is the lead singer of Julion Alvarez y su Norteño Banda, one of the hottest Regional Mexican acts, and a six-time finalist.
The red carpet special “La Alfombra de Premios Billboard” precedes the Billboard Latin Music Awards airing LIVE at 7PM/6c. The one-hour show will showcase the glamour and excitement of music and TV stars arriving on the red carpet. Hosted this year by TELEMUNDO personalities Rashel Diaz and Suelta La Sopa’s Jorge Bernal; co-hosted by Al Rojo Vivo Entertainment Reporter Jessica Carrillo and Fashion expert Quique Usales.
Following the awards show, the night culminates at 11:35pm/10:35c with “Premios Billboard: Acceso VIP,” a special that will give audiences an exclusive behind-the-scenes look of the awards ceremony. The program will be hosted by Jessica Carrillo, co-hosted by Titulares y Mas’ Karim Mendiburu, with fashion expert Quique Usales and social reporter Erika Csiszer (“Un Nuevo Dia” & “Titulares y Mas”).
The Billboard Latin Music Awards “Billboard Duets” is the only award ceremony that honors the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music, as determined by the actual sales, radio airplay, streaming and social data that informs Billboard’s weekly charts
For the complete list of finalists and the latest news, fans can visit Telemundo.com/PremiosBillboard – the official website of the 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards “Billboard Duets”. For the latest news, be sure to follow the “Billboard Latin Music Awards” on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag #Billboards2016.
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The awards are the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, now in its 27th year and under the slogan “The Top Artists, The Top Trends, The Top Names in Music”. The conference is the biggest and longest-running event dedicated to Latin music in the world. It will take place April 25-28 at the Ritz Carlton in Miami Beach, Florida. The conference is the “must-attend” event for the top power players in the industry, from label presidents to A talent, to top agents, managers, promoters, marketing and advertising executives and radio executives, as well as for those taking their first steps in the business. For information please visit BillboardLatinConference.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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