Dominican singer, songwriter and producer Juan Luis Guerra is the leading nominee at the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards, The Associated Press reports. A host of Latin music artists filled the Belasco Theater stage in Los Angeles on Tuesday to announce the Latin Recording Academy's nominations for its 13th annual Latin Grammy honors. Guerra has six nods, followed by Jesse & Joy with five. Juanes, Ricardo Arjona, Edgar Barrera, Carla Morrison, Arturo Sandoval, Ivete Sangalo and Caetano Veloso earned four nominations apiece. The Latin Grammy Awards are to be presented Nov. 15 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Univision.
HOUSTON FAMILY IN TV SHOW ON LIFE AFTER WHITNEY
Lifetime's new docu-series featuring Whitney Houston's family, called "The Houstons: On Our Own," will debut Oct. 24, says The Hollywood Reporter. Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina, 19, whose father is Bobby Brown, will be featured alongside her grandmother, Cissy Houston, uncle Gary Houston, aunt Pat Houston (who was Whitney's sister-in-law and manager) and cousin Rayah Houston. Family friend Nick Gordon rounds out the cast. The show will follow the group as they attempt to move on from the loss of Whitney, who drowned in her hotel room bathtub at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 11.
KATY PERRY NAMED 2012 BILLBOARD WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Katy Perry will accept Billboard's Woman of the Year Award at the 2012 Billboard Women in Music event taking place Nov. 30 at Capitale in Manhattan. The award honors the achievements of a trailblazing female recording artist of the past year. Since the release of her first mainstream album, 2008's "One of the Boys," Perry has topped the Billboard charts. The singer is the only woman to score five Hot 100 No. 1's from one album -- "Teenage Dream" -- in the chart's 54-year history. Katy Perry broke into the industry not even five years ago, and has already accomplished more than most artists can hope for in an entire career," said Bill Werde, Billboard's editorial director, in a statement.