A Latin GRAMMY Award is an award by The Latin Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the Latin music industry. The Latin GRAMMY honors works produced anywhere around the world that were recorded in either Spanish or Portuguese and is awarded in the United States. Submissions of products recorded in regional languages from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula of Hispanophone or Lusophone countries such as Nahuatl, Catalán, Quechua may also be considered. Both the regular GRAMMY Award and the Latin GRAMMY Award have similar nominating and voting processes, in which the selections are decided by peers within the Latin music industry.
The first annual Latin Grammys ceremony was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on September 13, 2000. Broadcast by CBS, that first ceremony became the first primarily Spanish language primetime program carried on an English-language American television network. The most-recent ceremony, the 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, was held on November 17, 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Since 2005, the awards are broadcast in the United States by the television network Univision. In 2013, 9.8 million people watched the Latin GRAMMY Awards on Univision, making the channel a top-three network for the night in the U.S.
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