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Gloria Estefan to Open Latin Grammys With All-Star Medley Featuring Anitta, Carlinhos Brown and More

Bad Bunny, Ozuna, Rubén Blades and C. Tangana among the previously-announced performers

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UPDATE (11/15): The Latin Grammys has finalized its performance lineup, tapping Gloria Estefan to open the 22nd iteration of the show. Estefan, per a press release, will kick things off with a three-song medley (“Abriendo Puertos,” “Cuando Hay Amor,” and “Magalenha”) and she’ll be joined on stage by an array of guests including Anitta, Carlinhos Brown, Laércio da Costa, Pedro Capó, Farina Giulia Be and Diego Torres. 

UPDATE (11/2): Christina Aguilera will return to the Latin Grammys for the first time in over 20 years for an “extended performance” at this year’s ceremony. Full details about the pop star’s set weren’t revealed, but she is expected to perform her new single, “Pa Mis Muchachas,” with Nicki Nicole, Nathy Peluso and Becky G.

UPDATE (11/1): Bad Bunny and Juanes are among the artists who have been added to the lineup for the 2021 Latin Grammys. The latest additions also include Pablo Alborán, Alejandro Fernández, Maná and Myke Towers. J

uanes has a particularly special performance in store, with the Colombian rock great set to play a new arrangement of Juan Gabriel’s “No Tengo Dinero” alongside Rubén Albarrán and Meme del Real of Café Tacvba (Juanes included a rendition of “No Tengo Dinero” on his Latin Grammy-nominated album, Origen). 

The Latin Grammys also shared a few more details about C. Tangana’s previously-announced performance. The five-time nominee will be joined by an array of different artists including, Antonio Carmona, Diego del Morao, Jorge Drexler, Israel Fernández, La Húngara, Natalia Lafourcad and Omar Apollo (the latter was nominated for Record of the Year with Tangana for their song, “Te Olvidaste”). 

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Ozuna, Rubén Blades, and C. Tangana are part of the initial lineup of performers for the 22nd Latin Grammy Awards, taking place November 18th.

Additional artists include Venezuelan singer Nella, Colombian star Paula Arenas, and Mexican actress/singer Danna Paola. Also set to appear are the previously announced acts, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga, Calibre 50, La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho, and Los Dos Carnales.

The six artists tapped to perform at the Latin Grammys are all up for awards this year. Paola is nominated for one (Best Pop Vocal Album), Ozuna for two (Best Reggaeton Performance, Best Urban Music Album), and Nella for three (Song of the Year, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, and Best Pop Song). C. Tangana, one of this year’s breakout stars, is up for five Latin Grammys, including Record of the year for “Te Olvidaste” with Omar Apollo, while Arenas will compete for four, including the three major categories Album, Record, and Song of the Year (for Mis Amores and “A Tu Lado”). 

As for Blades, not only is the salsa legend up for a couple of awards, including Album of the Year for his latest Salswing!, he’ll also be honored with the Latin Record Academy’s Person of the Year prize. Blades will receive the honor at an event on November 17th at the Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. When he performs at the Latin Grammys the following night, he’ll be joined by Roberto Delgado & Orquesta, an ensemble boasting 20 musicians. 

The 22nd Latin Grammys will be hosted by Ana Brenda Contreras, Carlos Rivera, and Roselyn Sánchez. The show will air on Univision, as well as TNT, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. 

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