Latin Grammy nominations postponed due to natural disasters
In this Nov. 17, 2016 file photo, Juanes, center left, and Pablo Lopez perform "Tu Enemigo" with the cast members from Cirque du Soleil "Mystere" at the 17th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, the Latin Recording Academy announced that because of the earthquake in Mexico and hurricanes that have ravaged Hispanic communities in the U.S. and the Caribbean, it is postponing the announcement of nomineees for this year's 18th annual Latin Grammy awards. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:50PM EDT
MIAMI - Nominations for the Latin Grammy Awards have been postponed because of Tuesday's earthquake in Mexico and the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Latin Recording Academy President Gabriel Abaroa Jr. said in a statement Tuesday that the delay comes “as an outgrowth of the terrible and tragic recent natural disasters.”
Nomination announcements had been scheduled for Wednesday. No new date has been chosen.
Abaroa says the academy's “thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by these catastrophic events and ones that may come.”
The Latin Grammy Awards ceremony is still scheduled for Nov. 16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, with a live telecast on Univision.