Aylin Mujica and Alan Tacher to Host the 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards Presented by Heineken

MIAMI - (Business Wire) Talented actress Aylin Mujica and renowned TV personality Alan Tacher will be the official hosts of the 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by Heineken, which will broadcast live on Thursday, April 10 at 7PM / 6c from Hard Rock Live, located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood. This year Telemundo celebrates its 10th broadcast of the event as well as the 50th anniversary of the distinguished Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The beautiful Aylin Mujica, who most recently won accolades for her work in Telemundo’s hit novela “Marina” where she had a double role, began her artistic career in her native Cuba, later relocating to Mexico City where she became one of the most renowned figures within the telenovela genre. Thanks to her memorable participation in important projects such as “La Dueña,” “Canción de Amor”, “Señora”, “Yacaranday”, “Agua y Aceite” and “La Heredera,” this talented actress has earned international fame. Aylin, who has also garnered recognition for her work in film and theatre, has been honored with numerous awards, including an ACE Award for New Artist of the Year; Golden Sun for Young Up-and-Coming Actress and a Golden Mike, for her participation as host of the morning show, “Tempranito.”

TV host Alan Tacher, whose expertise spans over 16 years, has worked his way into the hearts of viewers, becoming one of the most charismatic and beloved TV personalities in Spanish-language television. He has made his mark as host of very successful shows in his native Mexico, including: “Gente con Chispa,” “Desafío de Estrellas,” “Homenaje A…,” “Aplauso, Aplauso,” “Chispa Musical,” “La Academia” and for Telemundo, “Quinceañera: Mamá Quiero Ser Artista.” He has also participated in special programs such as: World Music Awards, Los Oscar y Eventos Fundación Telmex interviewing top personalities, such as Magic Jonhson, Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachov, Madeleine Albright, Felipe González, Lance Armstrong, Goldie Hawn, Pelé, Miguel Bosé and Plácido Domingo, among others. Thanks to his professionalism and unique style, Alan has been recognized with numerous awards, including the National Journalist Circle Award for Best Host in 2003, and Radio and TV Association for Best Host in 2004, which he received from the President of Mexico, Vicente Fox.

Over the last ten years the Billboard Latin Music Awards has been home to some of the greatest stars in the entertainment industry: Julio Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Juan Gabriel, Shakira, Juanes, Marc Anthony, Armando Manzanero, Celia Cruz, Thalía, Alejandro Fernández, Ricardo Montaner, Paulina Rubio, Christian Castro, RBD, Joan Sebastián, Juan Luis Guerra, Gloria Trevi, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Daddy Yankee, Lupillo Rivera, Marco Antonio Solís and many more. The event is also recognized for highlighting performances by internationally renowned music stars in the general market, such as Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Wyclef Jean, P. Diddy and Jessica Simpson.