Latin Grammys 2017 Photos: CNCO, Natalia Lafourcade Sneak Peek Rehearsals

Latin Grammys 2017 Photos: CNCO
CNCO at the Latin Grammy rehearsals. Courtesy of The Latin Recording Academy

Las Vegas is sizzling with the biggest names in music for the Latin Grammys 2017Roselyn Sánchez and Jaime Camil will be hosting the award show live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena from Sin City on Thursday, November 16. Performers have already taken the stage this week for rehearsals and are set to make a splash during the big event. CNCO, Natalia Lafourcade and Sofía Reyes have been seen practicing and you take a sneak peek below in the photo gallery. Who are you most excited to seeing?

Confirmed performers for the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards include Steve Aoki, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Bronco, Alessia Cara, CNCO, Lila Downs, Luis Fonsi, Ha*Ash, Nicky Jam, Juanes, Mon Laferte, Natalia Lafourcade, Banda el Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga, Logic, Maluma, Lin Manuel Miranda, French Montana, Residente, Sofía Reyes, Alejandro Sanz, Flor de Toloache, Carlos Vives, and Sebastián Yatra.

Special performances will feature collaborations by Juanes with Logic and Alessia Cara; Carlos Vivesand Sebastián Yatra; J Balvin with Bad Bunny, French Montana and Steve Aoki; Lila Downs and Banda el Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga; and Bronco with Ha*Ash.

Presenters handing out the gramophone include Anavitória, Camila Cabello, Sofia Carson,Erika Ender, Flo Rida, Leslie Grace, Maribel Guardia, Juan Luis Guerra, Rudy Mancuso, Debi Nova,Marco de la O, Alexandre Pires, Lele Pons, Edgar Ramírez, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Olga Tañón, andWilmer Valderrama, as well as Best New Artist nominees Martina "La Peligrosa" and Rosalía. 

Latin GRAMMY winner Alejandro Fernández is up for Record of The Year for "Quiero Que Vuelvas" and Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Performance. Cuban singer Danay Suarez garnered four nominations including Album Of The Year for Palabras Manuales. Dominican singer Vicente García earned five Latin GRAMMY nominations including Album Of The Year for A La Mar.

The 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Gala will honor 18-time Latin GRAMMY and three-time GRAMMY winner, Alejandro Sanz for his artistry and philanthropic contributions to organizations such as Doctors without Borders, Save the Children and Greenpeace. Confirmed artists that will honor Sanz include Anitta, percussionists Nacho Arimany and Diego "El Negro" Álvarez, dancer Ismael Fernández, Siudy Garrido, Manuel Medrano, Jesús Montoya and guitarist José Antonio Rodríguez.

The Latin Person of the Year award is bestowed upon musicians as a recognition of their artistic achievements in the  music industry, and for their commitment to philanthropy. Past honorees include Marc Anthony, Miguel Bosé, Roberto Carlos, Plácido Domingo, Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Vicente Fernández, Juan Gabriel, Gilberto Gil, Juan Luis Guerra, Julio Iglesias, José José, Carlos Santana, Joan Manuel Serrat, Shakira, Ricky Martin, and Caetano Veloso.

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.

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