Special interview with Thalía for Detrás de la fama aired on April 22, a TV special prior to Billboard Latin Music Awards

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Luis Fonsi, Shakira and Thalía up-close and personal on Telemundo's Detrás de la fama April 22 at 10Pm/9C

Thalía nominated in Hot Latin Songs Female Artist of the Year and Top Latin Albums Female Artist of the Year

The Spanish-language network announces three TV specials surrounding the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Awards: Detrás de la fama (April 22 @ 10pm/9c), La Alfombra de Premios Billboard (Billboard Awards' Carpet) (April 27 @ 7pm/6c), and Premios Billboard: Acceso VIP (April 27 @ 11:35pm/10:35c)

Miami, FL – April 11, 2017 – Telemundo will offer viewers complete coverage of the Billboard Latin Music Awards with three television specials beginning with the up-close and personal Detrás de la fama (Behind the Fame) on Saturday, April 22 at 10pm/9c, featuring exclusive and in-depth interviews with Luis Fonsi, Shakira and Thalía. The second music special, "La Alfombra de Premios Billboard", will air on Thursday, April 27 live at 7PM/6c, and will showcase the fashionable and glamorous arrival of the stars on the red carpet. Lastly, the live special "Premios Billboard: Acceso VIP" will air on Thursday, April 27 following the awards ceremony at 11:35pm/10:35c featuring an exclusive behind-the-scenes look of the awards show. The Billboard Latin Music Awards will broadcast live on Telemundo Thursday, April 27 at 8pm/7c. The event will also broadcast simultaneously on Universo, the fastest growing Spanish-language entertainment cable network in the U.S.

Rashel Diaz, of Telemundo's morning show Un Nuevo Dia returns once again to host Detrás de la fama, a special one-hour TV show that will reveal a never-before-seen side of three Latin superstars, Luis Fonsi, Shakira and Thalía. Puerto Rican award-winning performer, composer and producer Luis Fonsi has recently revolutionized music with his record-shattering single Despacito which has become a global movement. The music video has remained at #1 on YouTube's Global Chart, while reaching 875 million global views since its launch on Jan. 12. Colombian-born Shakira is Latin pop's biggest female crossover artist. Noted for her aggressive, rock-influenced approach, she has gained a reputation as one of Latin music's most ambitious lyricists. A nine-time finalist this year, she holds the record for most No. 1s by a woman on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart with 12. Mexican singer and actress Thalía is also a fashion designer, has her own nationally syndicated radio show and is the author of four books. A two-time finalist this year, her 15th charting album Latina became her fourth No. 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart.

On Thursday, April 27, the red carpet special "La Alfombra de Premios Billboard" will precede the Billboard Latin Music Awards airing LIVE at 7PM/6c. The one-hour show will showcase the anticipation, glitz and glam of music and TV stars arriving on the red carpet. The program will be hosted this year by Telemundo personalities Rashel Diaz, Jorge Bernal from Suelta La Sopa, Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste Entertainment Reporter and co-host of Don Francisco Presenta Jessica Carrillo and Fashion Expert Quique Usales.

Following the awards show, the night will climax at 11:35pm/10:35c with "Premios Billboard: Acceso VIP", a special that will give viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look of the awards ceremony. The show will be hosted by Jessica Carrillo, Karim Mendiburu from Titulares y Mas, Quique Usales and social reporter Erika Csiszer from Un Nuevo Dia.

The complete list of finalists, in addition to exclusive content about this year's three-hour ceremony, can be found at Telemundo.com/PremiosBillboard - the official website of the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Follow the excitement of the star-studded event on Twitter and Instagram @LatinBillboards and Facebook.com/LatinBillboards, and join the conversation by using the official hashtag #Billboards2017.

BLMA Tweet: @LatinBillboard Finalists @LuisFonsi @Shakira and @Thalia on @Telemundo's Detrás de la fama April 22 at 10pm/9c #Billboards2017

About the Awards

The Billboard Latin Music Awards 2017 are the only ones that honor the most popular albums, songs and performers in Latin music, as determined by the actual sales, radio airplay, streaming and social data that informs Billboard's weekly charts. The awards are the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, which will take place on April 24-27th at The Ritz-Carlton in South Beach, Florida. Now in its 28th year, the conference is the biggest and longest-running event dedicated to Latin music in the world. The conference is the "must-attend" event for the top power players in the industry including A-list talent and top agents, managers, promoters, marketing, advertising, and radio executives, as well as for those taking their first steps in the business. For information please visit www.BillboardLatinConference.com or email conferences@billboard.com

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