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TELEMUNDO BUILDS EXCITEMENT AND ANTICIPATION TOWARDS THE 2020 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS WITH THREE TELEVISION SPECIALS STARTING SATURDAY, OCT. 17

Telemundo announced three television specials surrounding the

2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards:

  • "Detrás de la Fama" (Behind the Fame - October 17 at 10 pm/9c)
  • "La Alfombra de Premios Billboard" (The Billboard Awards Carpet - October 21 at 7 pm/6c)
  • "Billboard: Acceso VIP" (Billboard: VIP Access - October 21 at 11:35 pm/10:35c)

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Miami, FL - October 12, 2020 - Telemundo announced today extensive coverage for the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2020, with three television specials surrounding the highly anticipated gala. “Detrás de la Fama” on Saturday, October 17 at 10 pm/9c will feature exclusive and in-depth interviews with some of the stars of the Billboard Latin Music Awards: Maluma, Pitbull, Carlos Vives and Becky G. “La Alfombra de Premios Billboard” will air live on Wednesday, October 21 at 7pm/6c, showcasing the glamorous arrival of the stars on the red carpet; and finally, "Billboard: Acceso VIP" will broadcast on Wednesday, October 21 after the awards ceremony at 11:35 pm/10:35c to present exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the awards show.

Stephanie Himonidis, co-host of Telemundo's award-winning morning show “Un Nuevo Día,” debuts as the host of “Detrás de la Fama,” a television special featuring exclusive interviews with established music artists who are currently at the top of their careers: Maluma, a finalist for two awards and recipient of the Billboard Spirit of Hope Award; Carlos Vives, who will perform and be honored with the Billboard Hall of Fame Award; Becky G, who is a three-time finalist including for Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female, and Pitbull, who will perform at the awards ceremony following the release of his “Mala” remix video clip from album Libertad 548. In in-depth and revealing interviews, these four Latino superstars share their challenges, successes, and stories from their personal lives.

The most prestigious awards show in Latin music will be a star-studded event to broadcast live on Telemundo on Wednesday, October 21, kicking off with “La Alfombra de Premios Billboard” at 7 pm/6c, followed by the award ceremony at 8 pm/7c from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. "La Alfombra de Premios Billboard" will showcase the stars in the latest designer fashion and will be hosted by Rodner Figueroa (Al Rojo Vivo), singer-songwriter Natalia Jiménez, actress Sofía Castro, Jorge Bernal (Suelta la Sopa), Vanessa Claudio (Suelta la Sopa) and Stephanie Himonidis (Un Nuevo Día).

For the first time in its history, “La Alfombra de Premios Billboard” will also feature exciting musical performances, starring Dalex, one of the most popular and influential Latin urban artists and the latest craze with his new single "+ Linda"; and Dímelo Flow, the successful DJ, producer and creator of multiple urban music hits.

To close the spectacular evening, "Billboard: Acceso VIP" will take viewers on an exclusive behind-the-scenes journey of what happens with stars during the award show, hosted by Ana Jurka (Titulares y Más/En Casa con Telemundo), Rodner Figueroa (Al Rojo Vivo) and Carlos Adyan (En Casa con Telemundo).

The Billboard Latin Music Awards will coincide with Billboard’s Latin Music Week, a three-day virtual experience dedicated to Latin music, culture, and entertainment. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the event will take place October 20-23 and will feature intimate artist conversations, industry panels, exclusive performances and more. For more information and to RSVP, visit BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com. For the latest news, visit Billboard.com/Latin.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards will also broadcast simultaneously on Spanish entertainment cable network, Universo and throughout the Americas on Telemundo Internacional. For the latest news, follow the event on Telemundo.com/PremiosBillboard and on social media:

BLMA Tweet: .@chiquibabyLA features revealing interviews on “Detras de la Fama” with @maluma @pitbull @carlosvives @iambeckyg oct. 17 at 10pm/9c on @Telemundo #Billboards2020

Facebook Post: @chiquibabyLA presents in-depth and revealing interviews of four Latino superstars in “Detras de La Fama” featuring @MALUMAMUSIK @pitbull @carlosvivesoficial @lambeckyg. Don’t miss it Saturday, October 17 at 10 pm/9c on@Telemundo #Billboards2020

BLMA Instagram Post: @chiquibabyla presents in-depth and revealing interviews of four Latino superstars in “Detras de La Fama” featuring @maluma @pitbull @carlosvives @iambeckyg . Don’t miss it Saturday, October 17 at 10 pm/9c on@Telemundo #Billboards2020

About Billboard

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About MBS Special Events

MBS Special Events is a leading production company specialized in the development, creation, and complete production of many of today’s most important televised live entertainment specials. Under the leadership of Executive Producer Mary Black Suarez, with 30 plus years’ experience spearheading such projects as the Latin American Music Awards, Premio Lo Nuestro and the Billboard Regional Mexican Awards amongst many others, MBS Special Events is producing this edition of the Billboard Latin Music Awards. MBS Special Events is a driving force behind multiple projects with its signature high quality and industry leading services to continue to deliver the best televised special events to its broadcast partners and clients.

About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Noticias, Telemundo Global Studios, Universo and a Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 28 local stations, 51 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. Telemundo Global Studios is the company’s domestic and international scripted production unit including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, as well as all the company’s co-production partnerships. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; and Universo, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment cable network, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience, and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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PRESS CONTACTS:

2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards

Claudia Santa Cruz │ Santa Cruz Communications | 786-218-3009 │ claudia@santacruzpr.com

Latin Music Week

Gina Sorial | MRC | 310-255-0308 | gsorial@mrcentertainment.com

Ligia Mallmann | MRC| 310-255-0321 | lmallmann@mrcentertainment.com

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