2009 ALMA Awards Honorees in Music

August 26, 2009 04:57:15 GMT

David Archuleta, Pitbull, Demi Lovato and Christina Aguilera are some of 2009 ALMA Awards' nominees in music.

2009 ALMA Awards Honorees in Music
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A press conference unveiling nominations of 2009 NCLR ALMA Awards has been conducted in Los Angeles with "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria and Janet Murguia, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), attending the event as its announcers. In music field, it was revealed that the likes of David Archuleta, Pitbull, Demi Lovato and Christina Aguilera appear in the list.

Celebrating the outstanding achievements of Latinos in entertainment, this year's ALMA Awards will take place on September 17 at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus and broadcast the next day at 8:00 - 10:00 P.M. EST on ABC. This will be the first time the awards is conducted during National Hispanic Heritage Month, in which American learn about the Latino community and celebrate the contributions that Latinos have made to the country throughout its history.

"Thanks to our partnership with ABC, we have realized the dream of having the ALMA Awards air during the month in which our community is recognized and celebrated. I can think of no better way to kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month than to show, and to honor, the impact that Latinos have had in film, television, and music," said Janet.

The event will be hosted by Eva Longoria, who also serves as the show's executive producer, alongside comedian and actor George Lopez. Beside honoring musicians, it will also recognize hottest talents in television and movie. As for its special awards, the prizes go to Salma Hayek and Oscar De La Hoya among others.

Musical guests at the show include Nelly Furtado, Selena Gomez, Sean Kingston and Pitbull. In additon, Adam Rodriguez, Benjamin Bratt, Dania Ramirez and Michelle Rodriguez are also lined up as its presenters.

Nominees for 2009 ALMA Awards' Special Achievement in Music:


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posted by crypto on Sep 16, 2009
I hope he performs & amazed everyone with his voice & they'll give him standing ovation!!
posted by Kathy on Sep 14, 2009
As far as Demi Lovato I don't think she is a Latina. At least she does not admit she is Latina during interviews like on the View. She only announces that she is Italian.
posted by Kathy on Sep 14, 2009
As far as Demi Lovato I don't think she is a Latina. At least she does not admit she is Latina during interviews like in the View. She only announces that she is Italian.
posted by LL on Aug 30, 2009
Congratulations to David Archuleta, you so deserve this.
posted by grace on Aug 26, 2009
Peace, love and joy he brings to the world is unlimited. The best person I have never seen in my life. Congrats, David!!
posted by Amy on Aug 26, 2009
Rising Star, Indeed. Congratulations, David Archuleta...much deserved, many to come! Goooo David! :)
posted by chickee on Aug 26, 2009
Congrats dearest David. and well deserved. All your greatest fans are on this amazing ride with you, and having the times of our lives. Thank you for that David. We are with you for the long haul; Godspeed!
posted by MHEL on Aug 26, 2009
CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVID!!!! he deserves this recognition from alma..a very prestigious award giving body in the latina community...i am in cloud 9 right now knowing david is being recognized by his peers in the music industry.his talent is so enormous and his character is beyond amazing...can't wait for the show on sept 18..i will definitely watch this.....congrats again DAvid...shine on!
posted by James on Aug 26, 2009
Congratulations to David Archuleta for his much deserved recognition at the upcoming ALMAs! He's extremely talented, but remains so humble about all the adoration. What a great role model for young people today (and all the rest of us, too). Can't wait to see his performance on the awards show!
posted by marie on Aug 26, 2009
Congrats to David Archuleta. He is one of the hardest working artist out there. Can't wait to see him perform on the ALMA's! Go David!!!
posted by Marti on Aug 26, 2009
Congratulations David. This honor is so well deserved. I can't wait to see your performance on Sept. 18th.
posted by GMAX4 on Aug 26, 2009
+Congratulations David!! This honor is so well deserved!!! "What goes around comes around!" What love you have been spreading to millions around the world is starting to come back to you!!! This is only the beginning. You are one in a zillion!!!!
posted by Alma on Aug 26, 2009
Congrats David!! and thanks to NCLR for this well deserved nomination. David has been working so hard and definitely deserves this recognition. I am definitely watching this GREAT artist of our time perform on TV Sept. 18.
posted by applegreen on Aug 26, 2009
Congrats David Soooo happy for you. David Archuleta is one in a million. America should be so lucky to have him. Wish we can adopt him...All the very best David.
posted by babda on Aug 26, 2009
I'll be watching for David Archuleta! HE is one hot tamale!
posted by juvecute on Aug 26, 2009
OMG I can't wait to watch David Archuleta recieving his ALMA Awards...soooo excited here!!!!Yiiiippppieee Yaaay!!!
posted by ME! on Aug 26, 2009
David Archuleta really deserves this recognition. Hispanics in the US and around the world are very proud of him! he deserves all the recognition the world has to offer! he is the best! David es el mejor entre los mejores! Felicitaciones David! I can't wait to see him on TV on Sept. 18th!!!! Congratultions David!
posted by pam05 on Aug 26, 2009
Oh my heck, he so deserves this, he has one great instrument of a voice and a warm heart to boot :D
posted by jenny on Aug 26, 2009
Congratulations, David, on being named Male Rising Star for the ALMA's! You totally deserve it! I read as well that David will be performing and can't wait to watch.
posted by Muzikluvr8888 on Aug 26, 2009
David Archuleta has an amazing voice that just takes your breath away, but more importantly he has a beautiful spirit that brings joy to everyone he touches with his singing. I am so impressed with this 18 year old’s morals and values and just plain hard working ethics. When you hear him speak about his outlook on life, it is more than optimistic… it’s incredibly uplifting and enlightening! David is a role model for people of all ages. He deserves this recondition and all the success in the world!
posted by SHelley on Aug 26, 2009
David Archuleta was confirmed as a performer. Congratulations to David.
posted by caitlin on Aug 26, 2009
OMGOSH!! CONGRATS David on everything!! U sooooo deserve the recognition!! LUVD ur concert in Pittsburgh this summer--aching 2 listen 2 the Christmas album:)
posted by djafan on Aug 26, 2009
I am beside myself with excitement. David Archuleta, the "Voice" is being recognized by the ALMA awards! He is so deserving of this not only for his amazing talent and hard work but also for his humble spirit. Thank you ALMA for recognizing David's talent.
posted by Ron on Aug 26, 2009
Boy ALMA Awards be prepared for some high ratings when you televise due to David Archuleta!!! He is one awesome and incredible individual and is proud of his culture!
posted by toni on Aug 26, 2009
OMG, David on TV again! Congrats, it's great to be recognized by your peers and I proud that he's proud of his hispanic heritage!

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