Aparicio credited the theme of this year “Music Makes Us Human” to be the driving factor for her decision to host for the very first time on a live broadcast as Latin music has kept motivated amid the pandemic.
“We’re living in unique times which requires a lot of extra care. The experience will certainly be different than in previous years, but none of this will affect the incredible surprises we have planned for viewers. It’s going to be so much fun!” Aparicio told EW. “Music has the power to motivate and to lift our spirits. I select what I’ll listen to based on what my needs are at the time. If I need some energy, I crank up the Reggaeton. I’m the type of person that needs music in order to get my day going. If I don’t play Reggaeton in the morning, I’ll go back to sleep.”
The Mexican-born actress continues to break stereotypes for Latinas in her work while working hard to carry the voice of the entire Latin community that lacks representation in Hollywood.
Anchored from Miami, the reimagined telecast will feature performances from multiple cities around the world in celebration of musical excellence and the power of music to bring us together, through diverse stories of hope, community, and a renewed sense of purpose. The show will see Alejandro Fernández, Christian Nodal and Calibre 50 take the stage from Guadalajara, Fito Páez, and Nathy Peluso from Buenos Aires, José Luis Perales from Madrid, Bad Bunny from San Juan and Anitta from Rio de Janeiro. J Balvin, Camilo, Juanes, and more were recently announced to join an already confirmed star-studded lineup of performers.
The 21st Annual Latin Grammy Awards will air on Univision on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 8 PM ET/PT.