Kings of Calle Ocho 2017: CNCO
CNCO is Latin music’s newest phenomenon. This group emerged from Univisión’s musical competition, La Banda, which is executive-produced by Simon Cowell’s SYCO Entertainment, the global icon Ricky Martin, Univisión Communications Inc., and Haim Saban’s Saban Brands. It is co-produced by FremantleMedia Latin America.
At the conclusion of this 13-week program, five contestants were able to achieve their goal of joining CNCO – Christopher Vélez, Erick Brian Colón, Joel Pimentel, Richard Camacho and Zabdiel de Jesús. They won over millions of viewers, along with the renowned judges of La Banda: Ricky Martin, Laura Pausini and Alejandro Sanz. Winning a spot on this band comes with the reward of a recording contract with Sony Music Latin, and a management deal with an all-pro team led by Ricky Martin.
Comprising five young men: Christopher Vélez, Erick Brian Colón, Joel Pimentel, Richard Camacho and Zabdiel de Jesús. This group is ready to show their talent to the world and launch a long-lasting career. Just one day after being announced as the winners on La Banda, CNCO accomplished numerous milestones in 2016. Their debut album “Primera Cita” debut at number 1 in the general Latin chart and was the biggest 1st week release for any Latin artist in 2016.
CNCO nominated for 4 Billboard categories.
Billboard Latin Music Awards 2017:
Artist of the Year, New:
• Crecer Germán
• Ulíces Chaidez y Sus Plebes
Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
• Chino & Nacho
• Jesse & Joy
• Sin Bandera
Latin Pop Album of the Year:
• CNCO, Primera Cita
• Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo 2
• Juan Gabriel, Vestido Por Etiqueta Por Eduardo Magallanes
• Selena, Lo Mejor de…
Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
• Il Divo
• Jesse & Joy