The Latin Grammys are upon us once again, and as we inch closer to the awards, the Academy has slowly started to reveal who will be appearing at the ceremony. Traditionally, the Latin Grammys have featured a series of high-profile performances that include pop stars from the Anglo mainstream. This year’s artists were just announced, and it looks like honorary tío Will Smith is gracing the stage of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas yet again (back in 2015, he linked with Bomba Estéreo for a live rendition of their remix to Amanacer‘s “Fiesta”). This time, he’ll be performing “Está Rico,” his baile funk-inspired collab with Bad Bunny and Marc Anthony. It marks the trio’s first live performance of the song. Over the last year, Smith has been hopping on the wave of cross-cultural collaboration in pop, releasing tracks with Nicky Jam and other Latino superstars.
Pop titan Halsey is also slated to make an appearance at the awards ceremony. Last week, the rest of the night’s performers were announced; they include Ángela Aguilar, El David Aguilar, Pablo Alborán, J Balvin, Jorge Drexler, Karol G, Kany García, Mon Laferte, Natalia Lafourcade, Maná, Victor Manuelle, Banda Los Recoditos, Carlos Vives, and Sebastián Yatra. Here’s hoping the Academy breaks with tradition and uses the ceremony to give emerging artists a platform.
The Latin Grammys airs on Univision on November 15 at 8 p.m. EST.