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Telemundo to Air First Ever Latin American Music Awards in October

Telemundo to Air First Ever Latin American Music Awards in October

Miami, FL

The Latin American Music Awards will honor today’s most influential and iconic Latin artists in the tradition of the American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show.

Telemundo will broadcast the first ever Latin American Music Awards live from the prestigious Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 9pm/8c.

The awards celebration will honor today’s most influential and iconic Latin artists, as voted by the fans in the traditional format of the American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show.

The two-hour show will feature performances by chart-topping talent in both English and Spanish, with a one-hour red carpet pre-show special at 8pm/7c.

Nominees for the Latin American Music Awards will be announced on Sept. 2, and fans from the United States and Puerto Rico will be able to place their vote on world class artists. Tickets will go on sale Sep. 2 through Ticketmaster and the Dolby Theater box office.

Created in 1974 by Dick Clark, the American Music Awards is one of the biggest music shows in the world, watched in more than 160 countries. The 2014 edition of the awards show was broadcast live last November from the Nokia Theatre in L.A. The event was hosted by Pitbull and featured over 16 performances from today’s hottest artists, including 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, One Direction and Taylor Swift.

The Latin American Music Award nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including (but not limited to) sales, airplay, streaming and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. Voting for the Latin American Music Awards will be powered by Telescope Inc. (The Voice, La Voz Kids, American Idol, Premios Tu Mundo, X-Factor), the market leader in audience participation and consumer engagement for live television. Information about the voting process for the Latin American Music Awards, as well as exclusive content about this year’s event, can be found at LatinAMAs.com - the official website of the 2015 Latin American Music Awards.

For the latest news, be sure to follow the Latin American Music Awards on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag #LatinAMAs.

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