Yandel & Noel Torres to Headline 5th Annual BILLBOARD EN CONCIERTO
Billboard, the Telemundo Station Group and Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) today announced the dates, artists and venues for the highly-anticipated, seven-city Billboard Latin music concert series, Billboard En Concierto, presented by State Farm in association with Pepsi, Net 10 Wireless and Telcel America, and produced by CMN in partnership with the Telemundo Station Group for the fifth year in a row.
This invite-only concert series, which leads up to the Billboard Latin Music Awards, will feature live performances by two of today's most iconic Latin acts, Yandel and Noel Torres. Torres is slated to kick off this year's edition of Billboard En Concierto with four shows beginning on April 3 in Houston at Escapade followed by Dallas on April 4 at Far West, San Francisco on April 5 at The Regency Ballroom and Los Angeles on April 6 at The Mayan. Yandel will finish out the series with shows in New York on April 10 at Stage 48, Chicago on April 11 at Concord Music Hall and culminating April 12 in Miami at LIV Nightclub. See below for a full schedule of the 2014 Billboard En Concierto Music Series.
"Billboard en Concierto takes the best of our charts straight to the fans. There is no comparable concert experience out there," said Leila Cobo, Executive Director, Latin Content and Programming, Billboard. "And it's due to Billboard's unparalleled authority in the Latin music space that this year we have the absolute top acts in the country as our marquee performers: Yandel, whose solo debut album debuted at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart, and Noel Torres, the most exciting new name in regional Mexican music."
"CMN is honored to work again with longtime partners Billboard and Telemundo to present this leading Latin music series," said Henry Cardenas, President/Chief Executive Officer, CMN. "We're privileged to continue the success of Billboard en Concierto for the fifth consecutive year and look forward to another unforgettable year."
Fans are encouraged to secure their invitations to the 5th Annual Billboard En Concierto private concerts by tuning into their local Telemundo station or participating in promotions held by event sponsors. For more information on how to secure invitations to these exclusive events, please visit the local Telemundo station websites.
"We are excited to partner with Billboard and CMN to offer a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience for our viewers across the Telemundo stations," said Manuel Martinez, President, Telemundo Station Group. "This concert series has really proven to be a tremendous lead up to the Billboard Latin Music Awards, creating even more buzz and anticipation around the show."
This year's concert series features two highly acclaimed Latin artists who are both nominated for Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Yandel's first solo album, "De Lider a Leyenda," debuted at number one on the Top Latin Albums chart last fall. He is best known for collaborating with musical partner Wisin. Over the past decade, the iconic duo has risen to international fame. Yandel's singles "Hable de Ti" and "Hasta Abajo" have both become number one on Hispanic radio in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. He is nominated in several categories, including "Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Solo" and "Latin Rhythm Album Artist of the Year, Solo."
Noel Torres is one the most recognized singers in the norteño-banda genre of music. Torres launched his third album "La Estructura" in 2013 with a combination of romantic songs and traditional corridos. He was nominated in the category of "Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Solo."
The Billboard En Concierto series leads up to the prestigious Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm, airing live on Telemundo on Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 PM ET from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Florida. The Billboard Latin Music Awards honor the most popular artists, albums and songs in Latin music, as determined by the actual sales, radio airplay and social media activity that influences Billboard's weekly charts. The awards are the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm, the largest gathering of Latin music professionals in the world.
2014 BILLBOARD EN CONCIERTO MUSIC SERIES SCHEDULE
April 3 Noel Torres Houston Escapade www.telemundohouston.com
April 4 Noel Torres Dallas Far West www.telemundo39.com
April 5 Noel Torres San Francisco The Regency www.telemundo48.com
April 6 Noel Torres Los Angeles The Mayan www.telemundo52.com
April 10 Yandel New York Stage 48 www.telemundo47.com
April 11 Yandel Chicago Concord Music Hall www.telemundochicago.com
April 12 Yandel Miami LIV Nightclub www.telemundo51.com
For inquiries regarding Billboard En Concierto, contact Vicky Quintana with CMN at 312-492-6424 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, please visit www.BillboardLatinConference.com.
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