Pollstar Latin Grammys Special: En Vivo!

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– Camilo
Camilo performs on stage at WiZink Center on Sept. 5, 2021 in Madrid.

Ahead of tonight’s big show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Pollstar is pleased to present its extensive Latin Grammy and related coverage all in one convenient spot.

Camilo is capping off a breakthrough year, including 10 nominations at the 2021 Latin Grammy Awards, with a tour. Not only is the Colombian singer-songwriter the most-nominated artist at this year’s ceremony, but in the past two years, during which there was obviously a global pandemic, he’s managed to charm the world over with his handlebar mustache and infectious love songs that have accumulated over 15 billion streams and views. As the concert industry returns, Camilo is in the process of translating his massive online successes to the box office and on his way to becoming the next bona fide Latin pop superstar with his first sold-out U.S. tour of mostly theaters.
A couple of weeks before the pandemic appeared in our lives and changed everything, I went to see Chilean singer-songwriter Francisca Valenzuela at a small club in Los Angeles. The evening remains particularly memorable to me not only because it was the last show that I would attend for over a year – something unprecedented in the past three decades of my life – but also because seeing Valenzuela in concert was strikingly different than listening to her records.

Rauw Alejandro
Courtesy Duars Entertainment
– Rauw Alejandro
Cúrame: Rauw Alejandro has been on a lengthy U.S. tour in 2021, which just saw additional dates as a “Winter Bonus.” The dates are promoted by Zamora Live.

Hotstar: C. Tangana
Spanning Spanish rap to postmodern pop to Latin folklore – sometimes in one song – Antón Álvarez Alfaro is an unorthodox shapeshifter.  

With live concerts making a comeback, Nelson Albareda is helping lead the way in the Latin market as CEO of his company Loud and Live, one of the largest independent promoters in the market and a force behind some of today’s hottest Latin tours in the U.S.
As part of the Latin Grammy festivities, the Latin Recording Academy has named Nevarez Communications founder and CEO Mayna Nevarez, Spotify’s managing director of Latin America Mia Nygren, singer-songwriter Ivy Queen, and music composer Mónica Vélez as its 2021 Leading Ladies of Entertainment honorees. 

For the first time in nearly two decades, the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has a new CEO, who assumed the mantle just weeks before the 22nd annual Latin GRAMMYs. 

How the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation is advancing Latin music & musicians through opportunity.
Rauw Alejandro arrives with quadruple sellout at Coliseo de Puerto Rico, with help from Eric Duars, Paco Lopez and Jose Dueno.