Latin Grammy Awards Moving To Miami

September 12 ceremony will be preceded by month-long festival of concerts, workshops.

The Latin Grammy Awards will be livin' la vida loca in Miami this year, the Latin Recording Academy announced Wednesday (April 4).

The second annual Latin music awards ceremony is scheduled for September 12 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Academy President Michael Greene said during a press conference there.

"Bringing the show to Miami, one of North America's primary gateways to Latin music and people, is an important next step for the continued growth and impact of the Latin Grammys," Greene said, according to a press release.

The Latin Grammy Awards will feature performances from several top Latin artists and will be broadcast domestically on CBS and internationally in more than 120 countries. Last year's inaugural show in Los Angeles marked the first time a largely Spanish-language program was aired in the United States during prime time. (MTV's parent company, Viacom, also owns CBS.)

The nominations in the 40 categories awarded by the Latin Recording Academy will be announced this summer.

The Latin Grammy Fest, a month of concerts and workshops involving Miami's Latin community, will precede this year's ceremony.

Several Latin artists, including Jon Secada, Carlos Ponce and Tito Nieves, were on hand for Wednesday's announcement, along with Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas and Miami Beach Mayor Neisen Kasdin.

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