via press release:
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, WISIN, SEAN PAUL, CRISTIAN CASTRO AND MICHEL TELO AT THE 2014 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS PRESENTED BY STATE FARM® ON TELEMUNDO
Multi-award winning Colombian singer Carlos Vives to be honored with the Billboard “Spirit of Hope Award”
Miami – April 17, 2014 – Enrique Iglesias, Wisin, Sean Paul, Cristian Castro, and Michel Telo are the latest stars announced to perform at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm® joining the already announced list of Chayanne, Marc Anthony, Prince Royce, Franco de Vita, Andrea Bocelli, Laura Pausini, Ricky Martin, David Bisbal, Juanes, Luis Fonsi, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene Camacho, and Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga. The longest-running and most prestigious Latin music awards show will be produced and broadcast live by Telemundo, Thursday, April 24 at 7pm/6c from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Florida. The complete list of finalists, in addition to exclusive content about this year’s event, can be found at Telemundo.com/PremiosBillboard. Fans can follow the excitement via: Facebook.com/LatinBillboards, Twitter.com/LatinBillboards and Instagram.com/LatinBillboards, using #Billboards2014.
Enrique Iglesias, one of the best-selling Spanish language artists of all time, released his latest studio album in March titled “Sex and Love,” and the singles "Loco" and "El Perdedor" featuring Marco Antonio Solis reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. The album features collaborations with Pitbull, Romeo Santos, Marco Antonio Solís, Flo Rida, Kylie Minogue, Yandel, Jennifer Lopez, Gente de Zona and India Martínez. Enrique Iglesias has a 19-year history on the Hot Latin Songs chart and holds the record for most No. 1s, with 24. He also has eight No. 1s on the Top Latin Albums chart.
Urban music artist Wisin recently released “Adrenalina”, the second single off his solo album El Regreso del Sobreviviente. “Adrenalina,” a collaboration with Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin, catapulted to the top of the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay chart, following the course of “Que Viva La Vida,” which was at the top of the chart for 13 weeks. The album includes collaborations with top artists including: 50 Cent, Pitbull, Chris Brown, Ricky Martin, Michel Telo, Jennifer Lopez and Franco De Vita, among others.
Jamaican-born Sean Paul is a dancehall and reggae superstar who began scoring hit singles in his native country in 1996 and steadily attracted international attention thereafter. He launched his sixth studio album this year titled Full Frequency, featuring guest appearances by Damian Marley, Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, and 2 Chainz, among others. Sean Paul holds one top 10 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, with “Temperature” which peaked at No. 10 in 2006. He also has three No. 1s on the Hot 100: “Get Busy,” as a featured act on Beyonce’s “Baby Boy,” and “Temperature.”
Renowned Mexican artist Cristian Castro releasedhis much awaited album Cristian Castro - En Primera Fila - Día 2 earlier this month. Castro has enjoyed a perennial chart presence since the early '90s. The Latin pop hitmaker holds 29 top 10s on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs dating back to 1992. He has reached No. 1 six times. On Top Latin Albums, he has two No. 1s, and 11 top 10s. His 2011 album “Viva El Principe” spent seven weeks atop the chart, his longest running No. 1. He has the second most Top 10s on the Latin Pop Airplay chart, having reached the top 10 with 30 songs.
Brazilian pop singer Michel Telo was a successful performer for several years with solo albums and as part of a musical group, but he exploded to world fame with his 2011 single "Ai Se Eu Te Pego!," which was made popular when Brazilian soccer player Neymar danced to it in a YouTube video. The song spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart in 2012, and was a number one hit in over 15 countries. Telo is featured on Carlos Vives’ song “Como Le Gusta A Tu Cuerpo”, which last year spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart.
For his commitment, for more than two decades, on behalf of the indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities, Colombian singer Carlos Vives will be honored with the Billboard Spirit of Hope Award. His long trajectory working on such projects has led him to the appointment as the first Inclusion Ambassador of USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development). From the beginning of his career, Carlos Vives has dedicated his music and time to work on behalf of various communities and indigenous peoples in his native Colombia, in particular, of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. His partnership with USAID aims to increase awareness and understanding about diversity, minority rights, and cultural heritage throughout Colombia; seeking to end the exploitation, poverty, violence, discrimination, displacement, and exclusion suffered by marginalized groups. Other special awards winners this year include Andrea Bocelli who will receive the Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award and Franco de Vita who will be bestowed with the Billboard Hall of Fame Award.
The 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm® will be hosted by beloved TV personality, Raul Gonzalez; Puerto Rican Hollywood actress, Roselyn Sanchez, and legendary Mexican actress, singer and TV host Laura Flores. The awards show is preceded by the red carpet special “La Alfombra de los Premios Billboard” featuring a constellation of music and TV stars; hosted this year by Telemundo personalities Mónica Noguera and Rashel Díaz, with Jorge Bernal (La Voz Kids and Suelta la Sopa), Guadalupe Venegas, and Karim Mendiburu (Titulares y mas); with fashion commentary by Guest Fashionista Christian Ramirez and Special Guest Kika Rocha.
Award presenters for the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Award include musical artists Chino & Nacho, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Il Volo, J Balvin, Natalia Jimenez, Roberto Tapia and Voz de Mando;Miss Universe Gabriela Isler;Telemundo novela actors Carmen Villalobos, David Chocarro, Eugenio Siller, Jorge Luis Pila, Juan Soler, María Elisa Camargo and Vanessa Villela; and Telemundo TV personalities Adamari Lopez, Ana María Canseco, Andrés Cantor, Carmen Dominicci, Catherine Siachoque, Chef James, Diego Boneta, Erik Hayser, María Celeste Arraras, Paola Nuñez and Penelope Menchaca. Other finalists confirmed to attend the spectacular event are Alexis & Fido, Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, Fernando Camacho Tirado, Grupo Manía, Grupo Niche, Ilegales, J Alvarez, Kinto Sol, Leslie Grace, Luciano Luna Díaz, Luis Coronel, Noel Torres, and Sergio George.
The awards show culminates the Billboard Latin Music Conference presented by State Farm® in Association with Pepsi, taking place on April 21 - 24 at the JW Marriot Marquis in Miami, Florida. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Conference is the longest-running and most prestigious event in the world dedicated to Latin music. The event unites today’s top Latin music artists, key Latin music industry influencers and marketing leaders for four days of provocative presentations, panel discussions, exclusive Q&A’s with the hottest artists, compelling case studies, cutting-edge artist showcases, and exclusive networking events. Attendees will also have access to new panels, the new Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards Powered by CLIO and Hosted by Telemundo and mun2, the Billboard En Concierto series and the Billboard Latin Music Conference 25th Anniversary Concert. For details on The Billboard Latin Music Conference, visit: BillboardLatinConference.com.
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