The 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards takes place Thursday November 20th at the MGM Grand Garden. Roy Feinson has been named official artist for the event which received over 10,000 entries. The nominations continue to reflect a charismatic and progressive Latin music community of artists, producers, singer-songwriters and everyone involved in the musical industry process.
Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of the Latin Recording Academy said, “With a roster of multitalented nominees, it is reassuring that this peer-recognized award is truly focused on acknowledging the quality of material and excellence in recorded music and reflects the evolution of not only our awards process but the growth of the organization in recognizing the best and most current representation of Latin music.”
Category of awards are
- Record of the year
- Album of the year
- Song of the year
- Best New Artist
- Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album
- Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
- Best Urban performance
- Best Urban Music Album
- Best Urban Song
- Best Rock Album
- Best Pop/Rock Album
- Best Rock Song
- Best Alternative Music Album
- Best Alternative Song
- Best Salsa Album
- Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album
- Best Contemporary Tropical Album
- Best Traditional Tropical Album
- Best Tropical Song
- Best Singer-Songwriter
- Best Ranchero Album
- Best Banda Album
- Best Tejano Album
- Best Norteno Album
- Best Regional Song
- Best Instrumental Album
- Best Folk Album
- Best Tango Album
- Best Flamenco Album
- Best Latin Jazz Album
- Best Christian Album (Spanish language)
- Best Christian Album (Portuguese Language)
- Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album
- Best Brazilian Rock Album
- Best Samba/Pagode Album
- Best MPB (music popular Brazil)
- Best Sertaneja Music Album
- Best Brazilian roots album
- Best Brazilian Song
- Best Latin Childrens Song
- Best Classical Album
- Best Classical Contemporary Composition
- Best Recording package
- Best engineered Album
- Producer of the Year
- Best short form music video
- Best long form music video
The Latin Grammy Awards process begins with their members and record companies submitting entries that are then screened for eligibility and category placement. The members of the Latin Academy are all involved in the process from start to final voting. There are five finalist (10 finalist in the general field) and two in the final voting which determines this year’s Latin Grammy winners. For tickets to see the Latin Grammy awards in person come to vegastickets.com we have all your event ticket needs.
Scoring her own person touchdown on this arrangement, Katy Perry will perform at the 2015 Super Bowl Half-Time show in Glendale, AZ. Rumors are that the NFL asked a few different performers to pay to play at the Super Bowl this season and word is response was very chilly from everyone invited to pay the NFL to perform for the half-time show. Perry is reported as saying “I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl”. Thankfully someone on either the Perry or NFL side relented and everyone was just happy to see Perry’s name on page 6 as well as the Billboard reporting she is the choice for the Super Bowl Half-time show.
Katy attended her first ever college football game on October 4 (Ole Miss vs. Alabama), where she appeared on ESPN’s “College Game Day” where she reportedly was still downplaying her appearance for the Super Bowl Half-Time show. But brazenly taking a moment to send a flirtatious message to Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Trevor Knight. The football world has fallen in love with Katy Perry and we are so happy this show is not going to be among the, ones that got away, for Perry and for all of her fans.
This artist is on a non-stop fast track to super-stardom. Perry’s 2012 concert documentary, “Part of Me” detailed the work that Katy puts into each and every detail from the costumes to the set pieces. She creates her own magical wonderland. If you have ever seen even one of her videos you can attest to this as a fact so just imagine the visually stunning creation she is going to put on for her fans at the largest sports show of the year. Essentially Perry’s music and energy is the stuff Super Bowl Half-Time shows are made of. High-energy, energetic, creative and just risky enough to keep it entertaining without fear of sponsorship loss or wardrobe malfunctions as we said she creates her own costumes. This little ladies fan base is one of the widest in the business everyone from your grandparents to your 5 year old niece loves Katy Perry so there will not be a complaint from anyone about this year’s Half-Time show. Her catalogue of musical choices are well known to everyone so no matter if she chooses: “California Girls”, “Birthday” or “I Kissed A Girl” you and the rest of the football world will be singing along come game day.
Start preparing your road trip gear, Las Vegas, because the annual two-weekend, three-day music and arts jubilee, The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, is quickly approaching! Although this year’s artists have been much speculated all over the internet since Coachella 2014 ended, the actual line-up has yet to be announced. The great thing about Coachella is that it showcases popular and established musical artists, as well as emerging artists and reunited groups. Some performers that have played the popular festival in the past have included, Amy Winehouse, Dr. Dre and Snoop Lion, Prince, Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Wu-Tang Clan, The Killers, Radiohead, Daft Punk, Madonna, The Cure, Kanye West, The Black Keys, Rage Against the Machine, Beck, Nine Inch Nails, The Strokes, The White Stripes, Jay-Z, Beastie Boys, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Foo Fighters.
Founded by Paul Tollett in 1999 and is organized by Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG Live, the festival’s origins actually trace all the way back to a 1993 concert that Pearl Jam performed while boycotting locations controlled by Ticketmaster. Because the show validated the site’s practicality for hosting large events, they decided to hold the inaugural Coachella Festival in October 1999 over a two day span. Although, there was no event the next year, in 2001, organizers tried out a single-day event and with its success, the festival returned on an annual basis. The arrangement reverted back to a two-day format in 2002, expanded to a third day in 2007, and eventually a second weekend in 2012.
With several stages, the event features many different genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music. But that’s not all; there are also art installations and sculptures featured all over the place! Being one of the largest, most famous and most profitable music festivals in the United States, Coachella garnered an attendance of 579,000 and grossed a record-breaking $78.3 million in 2014!
Empire Polo Club in Indio, California
Weekend 1: April 10, 11, 12
Weekend 2: April 17, 18, 19
Yeeeeeeahhhh! Lil’ Jon will be performing on New Year’s Eve at Surrender Nightclub. As we all know, Lil’ Jon has an incredibly unique sound that can’t possibly be thrown in any specific genre that’s out there right now, which is why he is a self-described “crunk rock” artist. Starting off as an international DJ, the rapper decided to expand his talents forming the group, “Lil’ Jon and The East Side Boyz” in 1997, releasing several albums between then and 2004 before going solo in 2010 and thereby debuting the album Crunk Rock. The international superstar collaborated with many well-known artists such as Ludacris and Too Short featured in the song, “Bia’ Bia’” and the Ying Yang Twins, in the popular club hit “Get Low” in his earlier years. But he didn’t stop there, Lil’ Jon produced hit after hit for many prevalent musicians of today; some of his projects included, “Salt Shaker” (Ying Yang Twins), “Yeah!” (Usher), “Freek-a-Leek” (Petey Pablo), “Shorty Wanna Ride” (Young Buck), and “Shake That Monkey” (Too Short), which all garnered significant airplay in 2003-2004. Some of Lil’ Jon’s solo singles from the album Crunk Rock, include the wildly popular songs, “Snap Yo Fingers”, “Outta Your Mind” (feat. LMFAO), and “Work It Out” (feat. Pilbull). Be sure to grab your Lil’ Jon tickets in Las Vegas to enjoy a night filled with fun, excitement and, of course, a coveted open bar from 9-11pm!
Dec. 31st from 9:00pm to 4:00am
This is a collaboration not to be missed! Teaming up to revive classical jazz, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will treat us to an exciting night of vocal duets and solo performances. Although the artists have a whopping 60 year age difference, the chemistry between the two is undeniable. Bennett explains, “What I really love about being a jazz singer is that jazz artists are very creative, very honest, from phrase to phrase” and Lady Gaga adds, “We wanted to make something that sounded perfect because of the quality of the emotion…the honesty.”
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga New Years Tickets won’t last long! This performance is a continuation of their collaborative album, Cheek to Cheek, they completed earlier this year. The work of art features the Lady Gaga solo, “Lush Life,” complemented by Tony Bennett’s solo of “Sophisticated Lady.” The two songs were made to go together, as Lady Gaga explains, “I loved making ‘Lush Life,’ Tony mentored me emotionally through the process,” and Tony Bennett adds, “I sang ‘Sophisticated Lady’ to answer her on ‘Lush Life,’ and because Duke Ellington wrote it, who collaborated with Billy Strayhorn, the writer of ‘Lush Life.’” This album took over a year to complete and features jazz musicians associated with both artists including members of Bennett’s foursome, Mike Renzi, Gray Sargent, Harold Jones and Marshall Wood as well pianist Tom Ranier. Also featured on the album is Jazz trumpeter Brian Newman, long-time friend and colleague of Lady Gaga, in addition to Newman’s NYC based jazz quintet.
This duo is sure to provide a jaw dropping experience to all attendees wishing to ring in 2015 with style and class!
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Dec. 31, 2014 at 9:00 PM
The Cosmopolitan in The Chelsea
All Ages Show
Snoop D. O. double G is ringing in the New Year with us in Las Vegas!! Grab your closest friends (ladies get in at nearly half price, obviously; this is Snoop we’re talking about), and get your Snoop Dogg tickets in Las Vegas NOW! You know those won’t last long! The King of Chronic will be hosting a special New Year’s Eve edition of The Snoopadelic Cabaret at TAO Nightclub in the Venetian from 9:00pm to 5:00am! In the nightclub upstairs, Snoop will perform a DJ Snoopadelic set and perform atop the venue’s LED stage overlooking the entire venue; perhaps you will get to hear a tid bit of his 2013 reggae album, Reincarnated! The downstairs dining area will transform into the always lavish Boss Lady Lounge, where guests will have an opportunity to see Snoop and a few lucky guests will be able to take pictures with the star as well. Of course, the entire three story venue will be filled with period-influenced entertainment acts throughout the evening and guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres from 9pm-Midnight, in addition to being able to indulge in a premium open bar from 9pm-11pm!
Be sure to dress you best as ladies are expected to don their finest pearls and gentlemen will showcase their most dapper suits in true roaring twenties fashion. Don’t miss the hip-hop legend as he will return to the famous nightclub to ring in 2015 in his exclusive residency’s signature 1920′s style!
TAO Nightclub, Venetian
December 31st, 9:00PM – 5:00AM
Come see the funniest, freshest face on television: Amy Schumer! The talented comedian is also the creator, star, writer and executive producer of Inside Amy Schumer, the wildly hilarious Comedy Central series which premiered in April of last year to the network’s highest season premiere ratings of 2013; and don’t worry, the show is signed on for yet another season premiering next year. If you’re in the mood for a night filled with a provocative, honest, and unapologetic comedy, then this is one show you do not want to miss! Schumer’s hilariously wicked mind will be on full display as she will take you on a journey through sex, relationships, and, of course, the relatable cluster f*ck of life. Her show displays these topics through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the-street interviews but you will be treated to one sidesplitting night of live entertaining fun with not only Schumer but Mark Normand, as well. The perfectly timed inappropriateness of this talented performer will be on full display; if his Twitter messages are any reflection of his stand-up, then you are in for a night of uncontrollable laughter. Some of his tweets include one liners such as, “Men are like dangerous drugs. If a woman does a lot of them, she probably had a bad childhood” and others like, “I smile when I’m uncomfortable. That doesn’t go well when the old guy is naked next to me in the locker room.” So, grab your adult diapers because purchasing Amy Schumer tickets to her Las Vegas show will be one unforgettably funny night!
Amy Schumer with Mark Normand
The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
Saturday, December 6th at 6pm
Looking for something to do on Halloween? Look no further because Jermaine Dupri will be rapping up a storm at Tryst Nightclub! The Grammy Award winner is best known for his role as a Hollywood record producer and he has also been the owner and CEO of So So Def Recordings for over 20 years. However, the songwriter and rapper is apparently looking to get back in the rapping game and what better way to jumpstart his revival career than to hit up Las Vegas? You will, most likely, be treated to performances of his popular hits such as the 1998 hit “Money Ain’t a Thang”, which features Jay-Z, his 2001 single, “Ballin’ Out of Control” with Nate Dogg, the wildly popular song “Welcome to Atlanta” including vocals by the amazing Ludacris, and his most current single, “I Think They Like Me”, featuring Dem Franchize Boyz, Da Brat and Bow Wow. Regardless of his music choice, audience members are in for a fun Halloween night as this talented performer has been known to raise the roof in previous music appearances; the common reaction among audience members usually goes something like this, “UNBELIEVEABLE! Jermaine Dupri blew the roof off this joint once again! I have seen him perform before and he just keeps getting better! If he comes around your neighborhood, you better jump on those tickets because they sell out FAST and he’s definitely worth the trip!” There you have it, take the advice of thousands and get your Jermaine Dupri tickets in Las Vegas now!
Friday, Oct 31 10:00p
Encore: Tryst Las Vegas, NV
Kid Cudi is coming to Las Vegas! Don’t miss what is sure to be an epic performance by one of the hottest singers of today. Taking the internet by storm with his dual Grammy nominated 2008 breakout single, “Day N’ Nite”. Kid Cudi rose to fame seemingly quickly and in 2012 the recording artist took home a Grammy win for the single “All of the Lights”, a collaboration with Kanye West, Rihanna and Fergie from his 2009 certified gold album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day; the record also contained the incredibly popular hit, “Pursuit of Happiness,” featuring MGMT. The talented singer has also collaborated with Jay-Z, Common, Mary J. Blige, David Guetta, Shakira, Ratatat, Snoop Dogg and yes, even the legendary Michael Bolton! Since Cudi has sold over 5.2 million digital singles and garnered raving reviews from thousands of fans and non-fans alike, you know his upcoming performance will be a hit. Audience members around the country are insisting, “INCREDIBLE! Kid Cudi is one performer you don’t want to miss; his stage presence is captivating, you will be on your feet singing along to his hits the entire night!” Surely the superstar will perform some of his older popular singles as well as some off his new album, Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, which was released in late February of this year. Take the advice of thousands and see this “stunning” performer live; grab your Kid Cudi tickets in Las Vegas now!
The Mophie Stage at The Chelsea
Friday, November 7th at 8:00 PM
The organizers for Rock In Rio USA didn’t just release the artists playing in Las Vegas next May, they had a full out production at Times Square in New York! The initial wave of talent booked for the first Rock In Rio USA in Las Vegas includes Metallica, Taylor Swift, No Doubt, Deftones, John Legend, and Linkin Park. Among the A-listers in attendance for the special mini concert were past Rock in Rio performers John Mayer and Sepultura, in addition to No Doubt group members Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young, who will be performing at the big event!
Rock In Rio USA will be held on May 8-9 and 15-16 of next year; organizers have joined forces with MGM Resorts International, Cirque du Soleil and Ron Burkle of The Yucaipa Companies in creating a custom-made, 33-acre open-air “City Of Rock” on the Las Vegas Strip between Sahara Avenue and the Circus Circus hotel, all for your enjoyment! During the New York press conference, it was proudly announced, “From the first Rock In Rio festival in Brazil in 1985 to next year’s anniversary and Las Vegas launch, it’s been an amazing journey with Rock In Rio fans and the artists that have taken part in the festival,” Rock In Rio VP Roberta Medina said. “We’re thrilled to see the construction of our first US City Of Rock and to announce the first artists who will perform in Las Vegas in May 2015.”