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Before the awards were announced during the biggest night in Latin music, the red carpet was aglow with entertainers at the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena

in Las Vegas on Nov. 16, 2017. video 
The Latin Grammy Awards recognizes excellence and create a greater public awareness of the cultural diversity of Latin recording artists and creators, both domestically and internationally. The Latin Grammy nominees and winners are chosen via the same exacting process as the Grammy Awards, with two subtle but important differences: The membership is international, and the releases eligible for awards are issued both inside and outside the United States. 


The winners of the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® were announced tonight during a live broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.


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The three-hour special aired on the Univision Network, and was hosted by Jaime Camil and Roselyn Sánchez.  The Biggest Night in Latin Music® was the culmination of a festive week of spectacular, sold-out events that brought together the most talented musicians, performers and dancers from the world of Latin music. From private parties and star-studded red carpets to the glamorous stages with incredible performers playing to packed houses, the best of the best came together for an inspirational, joy-filled celebration that helped our communities begin healing after recent national disasters. Throughout the week, guests were treated to the inaugural Leading Ladies of Entertainment Luncheon honoring women who have excelled in the arts and sciences, and made indelible impressions and contributions to the Latin entertainment industry. The homages continued as eight music legends were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards and Trustees Awards. The highly anticipated 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year™ ceremony honored 18-time Latin GRAMMY and three-time GRAMMY winner Alejandro Sanz for his artistry and substantial philanthropic contributions.

Premiere and LIVE Telecast -The Premiere ceremony was hosted by three-time Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer Tommy Torres. It began with performances by Latin GRAMMY nominees Tiago Iorc, Las Migas, Debi Nova, and Sig Ragga. Presenters included Paula Arenas, Eduardo Cabra, César Camargo Mariano, and Miranda! Among the highlights from the LIVE 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards:

· Residente opened the show with "Hijos del Cañaveral," accompanied onstage by an impressive ensemble of Puerto Rican musicians.

· Natalia LaFourcade, alongside Carlos Rivera, Flor De Toloache and Los Macorinos, played a medley of "Mexicana Hermosa" and "Tú Sí Sabes Quererme."

· 2007 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year™ Juan Luis Guerra presented Alejandro Sanz with the 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year award. Sanz sang "Cuando Nadie Me Ve" and "No Es Lo Mismo," and was joined onstage by 40 "DREAMers."

· Juanes performed with Logic, and Alessia Cara moved the audience with her medley of "Es Tarde" and "1-800-273-8255."

· Bronco and Ha*Ash performed the Armando Manzanero classic "Adoro" on its 25th anniversary.

· Banda El Recodo, featuring Lila Downs, sang "En Mi Viejo San Juan" and the ranchera "Viva México."

· Luis Fonsi closed the show with "Despacito," accompanied by Víctor Manuelle, Bomba Estéreo, and Dipl

Photos by Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau.  I Video i content provided by Latin Grammy Awards