This is one of the most important awards in the music industry
Christina Aguilera and Christian Nodal perform during the 23rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards show in Las Vegas , Nevada, U.S., November 17, 2022. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Although for many years theLatin Grammys have been held in various regions of the United States, event organizers announced that this 2023 things will take a completely different turn, because for the first time, the award ceremony will take place outside the North American country.
And, according to the first confirmed data, Andalucía, an autonomous region of Spain, would be the venue chosen to commemorate this year's most important Latin stars.
It was the president of Andalusia, Juan Manuel Moreno Bonilla, who announced it this Wednesday, February 22, after meeting with Manuel Abud (CEO of the Latin Recording Academy and Eva Cebrián, vice-president of the Board of Directors of the Academy.
“It is with deep satisfaction and great pride that I can announce that Andalucía will host the Latin Grammys this year. It is the first time that this event has left the United States, where it has been held every year since the first edition”, highlighted Bonilla.
Karol G performs during the 23rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards show in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., November 17, 2022. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
The Andalusian president elaborated that the organizers of the Latin Grammys would be the responsible for selecting the final venue for the event, but did not rule out that Seville could be an option.
“Seville meets more than enough requirements,Firstly, because it has a very close link with the entire Latin world, we have always had super-close relations, and Seville is also used to organizing big events, from the EXPO to top-level sporting events”, commented Moreno Bonilla.
< p class="paragraph">Thus, although some more details still need to be disclosed about which province will be chosen for the award ceremony to take place, Antonio Muñoz, mayor of Seville, highlighted from his Twitter account that this site was ready and profiled to host the award if considered.
“After two editions of the @PremiosGoya, the MTV Europe Music Awards, the great @Dior fashion show… We have shown that #Seville is ready to host major events at a national level international. And we go on! Next target The Latin Grammy Awards”, he wrote.
After two editions of the @PremiosGoya, the MTV Europe Music Awards, the great @Dior fashion show… 🟡 We have shown that #Seville is ready to host major international events. And we continue!
Next goal ▶️ The Latin Grammy Awards. pic.twitter.com/986sXLy7PN
— Antonio Muñoz (@antoniomunozsev) February 22, 2023
According to Manuel Moreno, the ceremony will take place in November 2023, but the exact date has not been revealed either.
“That the Latin Grammys are leaving the United States for the first time is cause for special celebration and what better place to celebrate them than Andalusia”, said Manuel Abud, general director of the Latin Recording Academy, during the announcement.
It should be remembered that the first Latin Grammys were held in 2000 and were held at the El Crypto.com Arena, located in Los Angeles, California, United States.
A year later, the gala had to be canceled due to the attack on the Twin Towers that took place on September 11.
In addition, although initially the award was broadcast on CBS, by 2005, Univision was in charge of broadcasting the ceremony.
Chiquis poses with her the award for Best Banda Album in the photo room during the 23rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards show in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., November 17, 2022. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
How were the Latin Grammys in 2022
The 23rd edition of the Latin Grammy Awards brought together a prominent list of celebrities at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Thus, as is customary in this type of event, both the emotional and controversial moments did not take long to appear.
Among some of the most memorable was the moment when Marc Anthony made a romantic declaration to Nadia Ferreira.
This happened when the singer took the stage after winning an award and added: “. “Thank you Nadia for accompanying me, for giving me the best of you, thank you for making me the happiest man.”
Likewise, another relevant event at the gala was when Thalía hit to Anitta during rehearsals. This happened when the interpreter of Marimar accidentally kicked the singer of Envolver in the face.< /p>
But the situation between the famous did not become tense, since both maintain a close friendship and everything remained a curious anecdote.
(With information from AP)