2024 Latin Grammys will return home to Miami after controversial move to Spain

17 April 2024, 17:54

Karol G during the 24th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Seville, Spain, in 2023
Music-Latin Grammys. Picture: PA

Nominations will be announced on September 17.

The 2024 Latin Grammys will return to Miami – where the Latin Recording Academy has its headquarters.

The 25th annual event will air live from the Kaseya Centre on November 14.

Nominations will be announced on September 17.

Last year’s ceremony was held in Sevilla, Spain – the first time the show was broadcast internationally – the result of a nearly 19 million-euro deal between the government of Andalusia and the Latin Recording Academy and efforts to further the award show’s global reach.

“International growth is consistent with our mission,” Latin Recording Academy chief executive Manuel Abud said at the time.

“We have members from more than 40 countries, and we’ve always celebrated music in the Spanish language and the Portuguese language. Now, the only thing that is changing is that we’re taking the celebration to another place, which will ultimately expand our global reach even further.”

The decision was met with some controversy, with some criticising the Latin Grammys’ decision to move the show to the European country that colonised much of Latin America.

However, the decision to move the award show to Spain perfectly aligned with the country’s attempt to further grow music tourism – now home to some of the biggest destination music festivals.

The award show regularly celebrates artists who are not Latinx but perform in Spanish or Portuguese.

An example is Spanish singer Rosalia, who is Hispanic but not Latina, and who in 2022 became the first woman to win album of the year at the award show twice.

In a statement, Mr Abud said the decision to move the show back to Miami reflects the city’s position as “the epicentre of Latin entertainment”.

“We are grateful for the community support and enthusiasm we have received.”

By Press Association

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