Christina Aguilera will co-host the second annual Latin Grammy Awards next week, and Marc Anthony and Destiny’s Child have signed on as performers.
Aguilera is nominated in the Record of the Year category for the song “Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti” and is in the running for Best Female Pop Vocal Album with Mi Reflejo. Her co-host for the evening will be actor Jimmy Smits, who also co-hosted last year’s event.
“Bootylicious” trio Destiny’s Child will join previously announced performer Alejandro Sanz on one of the Spanish singer’s tunes.
Just three weeks before show time, the Recording Academy moved the ceremony from Miami to Los Angeles, citing concerns that anti-Castro protesters would disrupt the show. More than 100 Cuban-exile groups planned to protest the ceremony’s inclusion of artists from the communist country (see “Latin Grammys Relocated To Avoid Miami Protests” ). The show will be held at the Forum in Inglewood, California, on September 11 and will be broadcast on CBS from 9-11 p.m. (ET/PT).
Gloria Estefan, last year’s co-host and big winner, has said she is upset by the move and will not attend the event. Other previously announced stars scheduled to appear include Nelly Furtado, Jennifer Lopez, Luis Miguel, Juanes, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jon Secada, Thalía, and Alejandro and Vicente Fernandez. Additional performers and presenters will be announced.
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