In a major turn of events, the Latin Grammys ceremony is moving sites again, but this time across the Atlantic. Yes, the Latin Grammys are headed to Spain this year. And though the exact location hasn’t been confirmed yet, it appears that the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is eyeing Andalusia in Seville, Spain.
“We are considering Sevilla to celebrate the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards this November, but we are still working through the logistics with our partners TelevisaUnivision,” the Latin Recording Academy CEO Manuel Abud told Rolling Stone. “We will share additional details about the date and location of the next Latin GRAMMYs soon.”
This may sound left-fielded to many since the Latin Grammys have always been held in the U.S. Since its first edition in 2000, cities that have hosted the event include Los Angeles, New York, and Miami. However, the event has called Las Vegas home since 2009. In Sin City, there’s been three different locations for the ceremony: the Michelob Ultra Arena in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino; the MGM Grand Garden Arena at the MGM Grand Las Vegas; and the T-Mobile Arena. Last year, it was held at the Michelob ULTRA Arena.
During a press conference, Juanma Moreno–Andalusia’s Junta president–revealed that the change of location is part of a “three-year sponsorship deal” that includes the Latin Grammys ceremony and two other “huge concerts” organized by the Academy in 2023. It also includes hosting two major shows, one in 2024 and one in 2025. He unveiled that Latin Grammy week would bring in an economic impact of approximately 500 million euros to the future location. Moreno also highlighted that the week would attract 12 thousand music professionals and thousands of tourists.
“The agreement for the @LatinGRAMMYs is a historic event for #Andalucía and for culture,” he wrote on Twitter. “Our land will host various events until 2025, including the gala awards ceremony.”
The exact location is expected to be officially revealed soon.