Announcement Of Latin Grammy Nominees Delayed Indefinitely By Natural Disasters
The Latin Recording Academy has postponed the announcement of nominations for the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards in the aftermath of a deadly and powerful earthquake that affected Mexico this week, as well as the lingering devastation from hurricanes Irma and Harvey.
In a statement announcing the delay, Latin Recording Academy President Gabriel Abaroa Jr. said: "As an outgrowth of the terrible and tragic recent natural disasters affecting Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Houston, and Florida, the homes to many Hispanic communities, The Latin Recording Academy is postponing the announcement for the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards nominations announcement to a later date.
"At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by these catastrophic events and ones that may come."
While the nominations announcement was delayed, the awards show is still scheduled to take place on Nov. 16th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.