Singer Ricky Martin and actresses Roselyn Sánchez and Paz Vega will host the 20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.
Martin, who will host for the first time, has been a part of The Latin Recording Academy’s history since the inaugural of coveted prize in 2000, where he was nominated for two awards and delivered a memorable performances. The Puerto Rican singer has won three Latin Grammys and two regular Grammys, and in 2006 he was named Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. For Sánchez this will be her fourth time host the award ceremony while for Vega will her first.
The 20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 14. The event will be broadcast live on Univision.
The Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers, and other creative and technical recording professionals.
MARTIN: SINGER, ACTIVIST
Martin is one of the world’s best-selling international and Latin artists of all time, with about 95 million albums sold in both English and Spanish. He also founded the Ricky Martin Foundation to advocate for the well-being of children around the globe in areas like social justice, education and health. After the catastrophic hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico in 2017, the foundation organized the Puerto Rico Relief Fund with the goal to raise $6 million in aid, of which nearly $5 million have been raised through contributions from individuals worldwide, celebrity endorsers, partnering organizations, and large corporations.
SANCHEZ: ACTRESS, ANIMAL ADVOCATE
Sánchez is a Puerto Rican actress, model, and singer best known for her roles in the TV series “Without A Trace” and “Devious Maids.” She has also appeared in the films “Rush Hour 2,” “Boat Trip” and “The Game Plan.” At the 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, she was nominated for best music video. She also took the stage at the 3rd edition of the awards for a special performance with Colombian singer Carlos Vives.
Most recently, she played the role of Gigi Mendoza in the series “Grand Hotel.” Sánchez, who is an animal advocate, is making her directorial debut in the upcoming film “Satos,” which is set in an animal shelter after the devastating destruction of Hurricane Maria.
Additionally, Sánchez and her husband will be launching the podcast “He Said…Ella Dijo,” covering their personal and professional lives.
VEGA: MULTILINGUAL ACTING
Vega is an award-winning international actress who has starred in many films in Europe, North America and Latin America, filming in Spanish, English, French, and Italian. She’s worked with prestigious directors such as Pedro Almodóvar, Frank Miller, Danis Tanovic, Oliver Parker, Michele Placido, and the Taviani Brothers, and has starred alongside international stars like Scarlett Johansson, Andie McDowell, Eva Mendes, Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claudia Cardinale, Carmen Maura, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Rob Lowe, as well as the legendary Christopher Lee and Morgan Freeman. This year, Vega stars as the iconic Mexican character Catalina Creel in the Televisa/Univision’s remake of the popular telenovela “Cuna de Lobos.” She also appeared in Sylvester Stallone’s epic saga “Rambo: Last Blood.”
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