The annual Latin Grammy Awards take place, honouring the best of the best in the Latin-American music industry.
Similar to the standard Grammy's , the most-recognized music industry award, this event serves to celebrate the outstanding musical talents and achievements of the previous year.
Each ceremony relies on the industry's nomination of singers, producers and technicians who have released songs and albums between July of the year prior and June of the year in which the ceremony is taking place. Equally important to qualify, all music must be recorded in either Spanish or Portuguese language.
There are 47 categories, including Pop, Urban, Rock, Alternative, Tropical and Christian. The most anticipated awards are those of record of the year, album of the year, best new artist and the Latin Recording Academy person of the year.
The event is usually three hours long, broadcast by Univision. Many of the best in Latin-American music take part in the ceremony, either as presentors or performers during the show.