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Latin Recording Academy Teams With Yahoo!

Latin GRAMMY Award Winners Can Only be Seen In Its Entirety on Internet (October 29, 2001)
On Tuesday, October 30, the Latin Recording Academy will hold an international press conference at the Conga Room in Los Angeles to announce the winners of the 2nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards which were cancelled due to the events of September 11. Nominated Latin artists will join Michael Greene, President/CEO of the Recording Academy and Latin Recording Academy, and Enrique Fernandez, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the Latin Recording Academy, in this much-anticipated event, which will feature some of the biggest names in Latin music. Through an agreement with Yahoo! en espanol, these announcements will be available to view from start to finish live and in real time only on the Web at

Viewers on the Web will have the opportunity to see their favorite artists receive and accept their Latin GRAMMY Awards. The press conference, which begins at 10 a.m. PST when the first name is read, also will feature celebrity hosts and special performances by top honorees.

"After watching the talented nominees rehearse for their big night on September 11, it was clear there were several break-out performances in the making," said Greene. "Now, thanks to our partnership with Yahoo!, music fans all over the world will have the opportunity to watch these amazing artists get the recognition they deserve."

Working together with the Latin Recording Academy throughout the 2nd Annual Latin GRAMMY season, Yahoo! has been hosting a special site ( which gave fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the event.

"Yahoo! en espanol and Yahoo! Music have been pleased to provide our global audience with the entertainment and excitement of this special event as the official online host of the 2nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards," said Jorge Consuegra, general manager of Yahoo! en espanol. "By webcasting the press conference presenting the winners of these awards, we continue to deliver the best of Latin music to music aficionados throughout the U.S., Latin America and around the world."

Through Yahoo!'s extensive global network, music fans worldwide have had VIP access to the 2001 Latin GRAMMY Awards participants, complete with nominee video clips, video clips of special moments at last year's Latin GRAMMY Award Show and celebrity chats.

The Latin Recording Academy is a membership-based business organization composed of musicians, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals who are dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recording arts and sciences, the Latin Recording Academy provides educational and human services programs in Latin countries.

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