The Latin Recording Academy announced that the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards will mark their twentieth anniversary and they plan of commemorating this with an elaborate anniversary celebration.
Since their establishment in 1997, the Latin Recording Academy held their first awards ceremony in September 2000. Originally broadcasted on CBS, the awards show has come a long way to becoming one of Latin music’s biggest celebrations. They were the first awards show that was broadcasted in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of the Latin Recording Academy spoke about the celebratory awards to Billboard on Tuesday, 9 April 2019, stating, “Platinum is the perfect representation of the Latin Grammys for the next decade, celebrating a type of music that has learned to adapt to changing instruments, cultures, local roots, and fragmented environments, while keeping its credibility and integrity; and, yes, it has proven itself to be a catalyst for significant trends in the overall music world.”
The CMO of Univision Communications Inc. and president/COO of Univision Networks, Jessica Rodriguez added to the statement, commenting, “Latin music has never been more popular and it continues to grow, delighting new audiences globally. This year’s special ‘platinum’ edition of the Latin Grammy’s will be an unprecedented showcase of our roots, our culture and our rhythms, and it promises to be one of the best shows yet.”
The awards show will take place on Thursday, 14 November 2019, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. The show will also be broadcast via the Univision Network.