Latin Recording Academy president Gabriel Abaroa, Univision Network news anchor Barbara Bermudo, and Houston Mayor Bill White announced that the Ninth Annual Latin Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the Toyota Center in Houston on Thursday, Nov. 13.
This marks the first time Houston will host the premier international showcase of Latin music. The Latin Grammy Awards ceremony has previously been held in Miami, Los Angeles, New York and Las Vegas.
This important event — which recognizes and celebrates excellence in Latin music — will feature performances from the hottest and most prestigious names in the genre.
Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States (trailing New York, Los Angeles and Chicago), is a thriving arts nexus and is rich in diversity. Home to world-class museums, acclaimed galleries and internationally renowned performing arts, the city boasts first-rate shopping, top-notch restaurants and a sophisticated but very eclectic nightlife. According to the Travel Industry Association of America, Houston ranks among the nation’s top 10 cities visited by Hispanic Americans, making it an ideal location for the Latin Grammys.