August 26, 2003 |
Comedian-actor George Lopez will host the fourth annual Latin Grammy awards show Sept. 3. Lopez, 42, is co-creator, writer, producer and star of ABC's "George Lopez." He'll introduce presenters and performers at the show, to be held at the American Airlines Arena in Miami and broadcast at 9 p.m. on CBS.
September 5, 2001
Regarding staff writer Maria Elena Fernandez's article "Moving the Grammys Won't Still the Note of Discord" (Aug. 26): Since when did Miami become "this nation's Latin American capital"? With all the controversy of relocating the Latin Grammy Awards, the Miami Cubans have anointed their town as the center of the Latino universe. Have they forgotten about New York, Texas and California, each vastly richer in diversity of Latin American culture? JUANA EVA MARTINEZ Los Angeles
July 3, 2004 |
Award-winning producer and songwriter Kike Santander has been elected chairman of the board of the Latin Recording Academy, the organization that sponsors the annual Latin Grammy Awards. Santander, a native of Colombia now based in Miami, becomes the group's second chairman, replacing Manolo Diaz, who is taking the helm of EMI Music Spain in September.
November 4, 2006 |
The three-hour telecast of the Latin Grammy Awards on Univision Thursday night drew an average of 5.7 million viewers, Nielsen Media Research reported Friday, up from 5.1 million last year in its first outing on the Spanish-language network. And, like last year, it was the most-watched program of the night in L.A., Spanish or English. The Latin Grammys began life on CBS, averaging 7.5 million viewers for the first telecast in 2000. But the ratings went down from there, falling to 3.
September 11, 2001
Christina Aguilera and Jimmy Smits are co-hosts of "The 2nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards" (9 p.m. CBS). Columbian singer Juanes, who leads the field with seven nominations, is among the performers. "A History of the Future" (9 p.m. KCET), a two-part program that concludes next Tuesday, looks at technology, medicine, the environment and population growth in the year 2020. SPORTS The Dodgers open a three-game series against the San Diego Padres (7 p.m. KTLA).
October 14, 2003 |
The fifth annual Latin Grammy Awards have been picked up for broadcast in the fall of 2004 by CBS. The renewal reflects improved ratings for the show, which some considered doomed after a viewer slump in 2002, its third year. This September's telecast on CBS drew an audience of 4.96 million viewers, about 1.12 million more than the previous outing. A big battle still lies ahead for the world's premiere Latin music showcase: picking the host city.