Martina McBride Performs with Luis Fonsi for the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®




September 19 2012

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GRAMMY WINNER MARTINA MCBRIDE PERFORMS WITH SINGING SENSATION LUIS FONSI FOR THE 2012 NCLR ALMA AWARDS®, AIRING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8–9 P.M. EDT) ON NBC
Star-studded show kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month will feature messages from President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney
Aubrey Plaza and Taboo will also celebrate achievements of top Latino performers

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.—Grammy-winning recording artist Martina McBride performs with Latin Grammy winner Luis Fonsi at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®, airing Friday, September 21 (8–9 p.m. EDT) on NBC. The show will also feature special messages from President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Aubrey Plaza (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”) and Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas join the all-star lineup of presenters for the high-energy special.

As previously announced, Flo Rida will perform with Roselyn Sanchez, and Christina Aguilera will receive a Special Achievement Award during the star-studded show featuring theme music written and performed by Pitbull. Jake Gyllenhaal, Nicole Richie, Zoë Saldana, Ryan Lochte, Robert Rodriguez and Natalie Morales are just a few of the many presenters in the one-hour special, hosted by Eva Longoria and George Lopez.

McBride is a Grammy-winning recording artist who has more than 18 million album sales and six #1 hit songs. She is the “most played female artist on country radio for the past 11 years,” according to both Mediabase and Broadcast Data Systems. Among her hits are such empowering songs as “Independence Day,” “This One’s for the Girls,” and “A Broken Wing,” all of which have underscored her incredible popularity as one of music’s preeminent female vocalists.

Latin Grammy winner Fonsi came on the music scene in 1998 with a debut album that was a hit on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart and made him a star in Puerto Rico and across Latin America. Seven albums later, Fonsi is an international sensation who has also recorded a duet with Christina Aguilera for her Spanish-language album, and with Emma Bunton of “Spice Girls” fame for her album “Free Me.” He won a Latin Grammy Award in 2009 for the song of the year, “Aquí Estoy Yo,” and has won numerous other awards, including Latin Billboard’s Tu Mundo Award. Currently on tour until 2013, Fonsi also performed in Oslo, Norway at the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize concert honoring winner Barack Obama.

Hispanic cable network mun2 will present the ALMA Awards red carpet special, and Telemundo is hosting the official bilingual ALMA Awards website at www.telemundo.com/almaawards and will stream the pre-show online. Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers will have access to the show on demand. Viewers can also watch the entire special online after it airs via www.telemundo.com/almaawards.

The 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards was produced by dick clark productions’s executive producers Orly Adelson and Barry Adelman, along with Eva Longoria and Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR.

For additional information, including announcements about the presenters and performers at this year’s show, please visit www.almaawards.com and follow the show on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlmaAwards. Information is also available at www.nbc.com/alma-awards/.

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