Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez, famous for his comedic roles, said Monday that he will host the 15th Annual Latin Grammys, to be held November 20 in Las Vegas.
In an interview on the Univision program “Despierta America”, the actor said that the Latin American Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences confirmed Monday his selection as host and that in the coming days he will meet with its team of creatives to prepare “the best awards ceremony possible,” to be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Last month, the Latin Grammy organization announced the 47 Latin Grammy candidates on Twitter and with a video in which Derbez appears alongside singers Miguel Bosé, Carlos Vives, Prince Royce, Daniela Mercury, and Gilberto Santa Rosa.
Along with his new hosting role, Derbez will also take over for Lucero as host of Univision’s annual telethon, which raises money for CRIT USA, an organization benefitting children with disabilities.
Fernando Landeros, the telethon foundation’s president, said, “This year will be a change. This is perhaps the biggest change in the telethon. We are changing musical numbers for comedy for entertainment, and we are incorporating new hosts.”