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The Box Show Artiste Of The Week: ‘CNCO’

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If you love and have followed Latin music, then you should know the following Latino bands: Magneto, Menudo, Uff!, and Salserín.

CNCO is a Latin American pop boy band formed in December, 2015, after becoming the winning members of the first season of the La Banda singing competition series created by Simon Cowell and produced by Ricky Martin.

The show, which premiered in September 2015, pit contestants against each other in a competing band format, as well as in individual performances. By the end of the 13-week run, the five top finishers were combined into CNCO, with producer and Judge Ricky Martin serving as head of their management team.

Over the course of the show, they performed hits by Christina Perri, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, and Selena, winning with their renditions of Chayanne’s “Salome,” Maná’s “Bendita Tu Luz,” J. Balvin’s “Tranquila,” Sin Bandera’s “Kilometros,” and Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.”

They signed with Sony Music Latin and recorded their debut album, Primera Cita, with producer Wisin. Their debut single, “Tan Facil,” was released at the end of January 2016.

That same year, Ricky Martin brought them onto his One World Tour as openers. In 2017, the band dropped the infectious single “Hey DJ.”

They released their first album, Primera Cita on August 26, 2016 and it at peaked at #39 on 9.17.2016 on Billboard 200. The album won for Pop Album of the Year at the 29th Lo Nuestro Awards.

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Members: 

Christopher Velez, 20, from Ecuador; Richard Camacho, 19, from Dominican Republic; Zabdiel de Jesus, 18, from Puerto Rico; Joel Pimentel, 17, from Mexico; and Erick Brian Colon, 15, from Cuba.

Roots:

The quintet is a product of Univision reality show La Banda (co-produced by Simon Cowell). “That’s where I learned to sing, dance and present myself onstage,” says Pimentel, the unofficial spokesman of CNCO (pronounced seen-co). After the show aired in 2015, the heartthrob-ready ensemble earned a massive social media following (498,000 Instagram followers) and an opening slot on show producer Ricky Martin’s tour.

Breakthrough:

The group’s reggaetón-inflected first single, “Tan Fácil,” landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart in May, and its debut album, Primera Cita (Sony), crowned the Top Latin Albums list in September.

Headlining

2017: Más Allá Tour

Opening act

2016: Ricky Martin’s One World Tour

2017: Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman Tour

2017: Enrique Iglesias And Pitbull Tour

 

AWARDS

Latin American Music Awards:

Favorite Pop/Rock Duo or Group- Themselves (Won)

Favorite Pop/Rock Album – Primera Cita (Won)

Favorite Pop/Rock Song – “Reggaeton Lento (Bailemos)” (Won)

Album of the Year – Primera Cita (Won)

Latin Grammy Awards:

Best New Artist – Themselves (Nominated)

Billboard Music Awards:

Top Latin Album – Primera Cita (Nominated)

2017   Billboard Latin Music Awards    Artist of the Year Debut      – Won

Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group – Won

Latin Pop Album of the Year – Primera Cita – Nominated

 

TOP SONGS

  • Reggeaton Leton
  • Hey DJ
  • Tan Facil
  • Quisiera
  • Primera Cita

 

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