The Latin Recording Academy announced in a press conference that they have reached an agreement with the government of Andalucía to bring the 2023 Latin Grammys to the Spanish province. It will be the first time in the 23-year history of the event that it has been held outside the United States.
The pact includes an agreement to host several events over the next three years, including Latin Grammy Week, Acoustic Sessions, and “philanthropic activities” on behalf of the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation. The date and exact site of the 2023 Latin Grammys—expected to be Sevilla, the capital of the province—was not announced.
“We are considering Sevilla to celebrate the 24th Annual Latin Grammy Awards this November,” Latin Recording Academy CEO Manuel Abud said in a statement, “but we are still working through the logistics with our partners TelevisaUnivision. We will share additional details about the date and location of the next Latin GRAMMYs soon.”
While Spain is not technically part of Latin America, the country—which colonized most of the region in the 15th-16th century—has long held outsized influence in the Latin Grammys and the Latin music industry at large. Spanish artists were well-represented in the major categories at last year’s ceremony in Las Vegas; C Tangana won Record and Song of the Year for his collaboration with Jorge Drexler, and Rosalía’s Motomami took home Album of the Year and Best Alternative Music Album.