Singer-actress Roselyn Sánchez will host the 16th annual Latin Grammy Awards, EW exclusively reports. She’ll join the ranks of previous ceremony hosts Christina Aguilera and comedian George Lopez.
“I simply cannot wait for November 19th to have the honor to host the 16th Annual Latin Grammy Awards. To be able to celebrate the best of Latin music with our incredible artists is going to be one of the most memorable nights of my life,” Sánchez says in a statement to EW. “I appreciate the opportunity and I’m very much looking forward to having a fantastic time with my colleagues, friends and fans.”
“We are truly thrilled to have Roselyn Sánchez host, for the first time, the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards,” adds Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “She has been an amazing supporter of the Latin GRAMMY Awards for many years and is passionate about her culture and understands the role music plays in the Latino community. We’re excited to see her take the stage on Nov. 19th in Las Vegas.”
Featuring performances by nominees Juan Luis Guerra, J Balvin, Raquel Sofia and Matisse, the Latin Grammy Awards are scheduled to take place at the MGMG Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 19. English-language artists will be joining the fun too, with four-time Grammy winner Will Smith joining Bomba Estéreo for a performance of their single “Fiesta (Remix).”
The announcement comes just four months after Sánchez stepped down from her gig as the co-host of Univision’s Miss USA pageant telecast following the controversial remarks that pageant owner Donald Trump made about Mexican immigrants. “I felt horrible,” the Devious Maids star told EW in July of reading Trump’s comments. “I felt like [by hosting] I’d go against my people.”
The Latin Grammys will be broadcast Nov. 19 at 8 P.M. on Univision.