The Latin Grammys, which were scheduled to include performances by Ricky Martin, Carlos Santana, Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado, Christina Aguilera, Destiny’s Child and P. Diddy, appear unlikely to be made up.
Michael Greene, the president and CEO of the Recording Academy and the Latin Recording Academy gave further details on the future of this year’s awards saying, “As we continue mourning our nation’s great loss and tragedy with the rest of the world, we’re meeting with senior executives to determine what options are realistic.”
“Regardless of our decision to cancel or reschedule the event, rest assured that all the winners will still be recognized and given the awards they have earned.”
Latin Grammys Cancelled In Wake Of Terrorist Acts
September 11, 2001 – Due to the terrorist acts against the United States on Tuesday the second annual Latin Grammy Awards have been cancelled.
In a statement on the Grammy.com website, the Recording Academy and CBS stated, “Due to the unimaginable events that have occurred this morning, The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and CBS have canceled tonight’s 2nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards show. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and everyone who has been impacted by these horrific events.”