Latin Grammy, (aka “Premios Grammy Latino”) are awards presented by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Similar Grammy Award Latin Grammy recognize artistic and technical excellence of recorded music through peer feedback. The first installment was issued in 1959 in the United States on CBS. It was the first television broadcast in Spanish primetime by an American chain.
The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 1997. It was founded by Michael Greene and Mauricio Abaroa was formed. The first annual Latin Grammy Awards held at Staples Center on September 13, 2000 and aired on CBS. The July 7, 2000, nominations were announced in Miami. The following year was canceled due to the attacks of September 11, 2001, which was the same day that delivery was to take place. In 2002 the Academy elected its first independent Board.