Latin Grammys are set to Return to Las Vegas

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The MGM Grand Garden Arena entrance inside the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Photo by Jordan Anders-McClain.

As the months go on, 2021 has proven to be a healing year for Las Vegas events. As events and shows have made a comeback this year, November has proven to be no different.

The Biggest Night in Latin Music, the Latin Grammys, will be making a comeback to Las Vegas this Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. After a year of postponed events and shows, the biggest names in Latin Music will be under one roof just minutes away, twelve to be exact from campus.

“Drawing from our strength in music, we welcome our resilient community of Latin music lovers back to Las Vegas for a 13th year to celebrate our culture, ethnicity and diversity, and to honor excellence in music; the force that helps us heal and continues to unite us,” Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President and CEO of The Latin Recording Academy says in a statement.

The three-hour 22nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards telecast will air live on Univision beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT. As most award shows go, there will be a one-hour pre-show starting at 7 p.m. where viewers get the chance to see the artists arrive.

“I’m excited because I just think that Vegas runs on tourists and events that happen like these,”  Ana Saia, a student says of her opinion on the Latin Grammys returning to Las Vegas. “And I think it’s just also a beautiful part of the community to show Latinidad essentially and it’s something that I don’t see all that often in Vegas, at least on the side that I’m on. I just love that we can highlight it again. I have family members that come in, they work with the Latin Grammy’s also.”

Amongst the nominees are breakout stars like Puerto Rican singer Rauw Alejandro who hit the Latin Music scene with his debut studio album, “Afrodisíaco” released in Nov. 2020. This year Alejandro is nominated for Record of the Year for his lead single “Todo de Ti” released on his second studio album, Vice Versa.

A favorite amongst the younger generation of the Latinx community, Bad Bunny has been nominated for Album of the Year for his studio album “El Último Tour Del Mundo ” released in Nov. 27, 2020.

As for the artists that will be performing at the awards show MGM Grand Garden Arena welcomes to the stage Myke Towers, Bad Bunny, Christina Aguilera, Ozuna, Juanes, and more. Hosts of the award shows include Ana Brenda Contreras, Carlos Rivera and Roselyn Sánchez.

While the Latin Grammy Award show is selling tickets to attend, they will be following a strict COVID-19 protocol. There is a very limited number of tickets to be sold for the 22nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards which are available for purchase at www.axs.com

To be able to attend the award show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required, as well as a government-issued photo ID. The tests that will be accepted must be administered within 72 hours of the event. Masks will be required of all the guests at the award show regardless of vaccination status.Whether you will be watching from the comfort of your home or attending the 22nd Annual Latin Grammy Award show on Thursday, Nov. 18th, the night will be full of electric performances and the best of what mainstream Latin Music has to offer.

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