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Nominees Sergio Dalma, Lila Downs (With Toto La Momposina And Celso Pina), Jesse & Joy, Victor Manuelle, Gerardo Ortiz, Pitbull, Michel Telo, And 3BallMTY Are The First Performers Announced For The XIII Annual Latin Grammy® Awards


MIAMI, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Current nominees Sergio Dalma, Lila Downs (with Toto La Momposina and Celso Pina), Jesse & Joy, Victor Manuelle, Gerardo Ortiz, Pitbull, Michel Telo, and 3BallMTY are the first performers announced for the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® (#LatinGrammy) telecast, it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy®. Actors Cristian De La Fuente and Lucero once again will co-host the Latin music industry's premier event. The biggest night in Latin music is set for Nov. 15 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will air live on the Univision Network ( from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). For updates and breaking news, please visit as well as The Latin Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook: (@LatinGRAMMYs) and


Latin GRAMMY®-winning duo Jesse & Joy have five nods: Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for "Corre!"; Album Of The Year and Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album for Con Quien Se Queda El Perro?; and Best Short Form Music Video for "Me Voy."

Sergio Dalma is nominated in the Best Pop Traditional Vocal Album category for Via Dalma II.

Latin GRAMMY winner Lila Downs has a Best Folk Album nomination for Pecados Y Milagros.

Victor Manuelle garnered a Best Salsa Album nomination for Busco Un Pueblo.

Gerardo Ortiz drew a nomination for Best Norteno Album for Entre Dios Y El Diablo.

Pitbull (Armando Perez) is up for Best Urban Song with "Crazy People."

Michel Telo has a nod for Best Sertaneja Music Album for Na Balada.

3BallMTY earned a Best New Artist nomination.

The XIII Latin GRAMMY Awards will be supported on radio via Univision Radio (the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards), and highlighted on the Internet at and, including video interviews and photos, an extensive archive of past shows, a live blog, and dedicated forums for fans to share their excitement leading up to the live broadcast. Additionally, the telecast will be distributed internationally to more than 100 countries.

For the second year in a row, will feature Latin GRAMMYs en Vivo, which will feature live coverage of the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards and interviews from various locations including the green carpet arrivals, the Pre-Telecast Ceremony, backstage, and the media center, beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT.                         

Preceding the Awards telecast, Univision will present exclusive "Noche De Estrellas" ("Night Of The Stars") coverage of the celebrity arrivals direct from the Latin GRAMMY Awards green carpet starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central). "Noche De Estrellas" will feature live interviews and commentary on the stars and their fashions, and will provide viewers an intimate and up-close look at Latin music's most glamorous gala event. Hosts and additional details will be announced shortly.

A limited number of tickets to the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards are available to the public and may be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office (877.632.7400; or through Ticketmaster (

The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at, and a Facebook fan at

SOURCE The Latin Recording Academy