Latin Grammys 2018: Marc Anthony, Bad Bunny and Will Smith to Open Awards Show

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The Latin Recording Academy has unveiled its roster of performers for the 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, happening Thursday, November 15th on the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Opening this yr’s present is 2016 Person of the Year and salsa mastermind Marc Anthony, alongside Latin Grammy-nominated entice purveyor Bad Bunny and Grammy-winning rapper and actor Will Smith. The cross-cultural pop trifecta will carry out their viral 2018 hit, “Está Rico,” a scorching bilingual quantity which has already clocked 57 million views on YouTube. It might be their very first dwell efficiency collectively.

“Will and I’ve at all times wished to work on a musical collaboration,” mentioned Anthony in a press launch. “Working with Bad Bunny for the primary time has been a fantastic shock. We all had a powerful chemistry, and that vitality is palpable in each the music and the video.”

Smith had beforehand carried out on the Latin Grammys in 2015, when he joined forces with Bomba Estéreo of their high-energy efficiency of the carnivalesque anthem, “Fiesta.” Smith is only one of many Anglophone hitmakers who’ve ventured into pop en español in recent times, together with Top 40 heavyweights like Drake, Justin Bieber, Beyoncé and Khalid.

Bad Bunny is nominated for Best Urban Song this yr, together with Prince Royce and J Balvin, for his or her 2018 single, “Sensualidad.”

Other artists scheduled to carry out at this yr’s ceremony embrace J Balvin, Mon Laferte, Halsey, Natalia Lafourcade, Sebastian Yatra and extra.

The 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will air dwell November 15th on Univision, beginning eight p.m. EST/PT (7 p.m. Central).