Ricky Martin & More Join Performance Line-Up for 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards
International superstar Ricky Martin, The Voice of Pop Luis Fonsi, and the "Mother of all bands" Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizarraga join the impressive list of previously announced performers for the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm that includes Andrea Bocelli, Laura Pausini, David Bisbal, Juanes, and La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene Camacho. 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 followthe excitement via: Facebook.com/LatinBillboards, Twitter.com/LatinBillboardsand Instagram.com/LatinBillboards, using #Billboards2014.
In the midst of a busy year, Ricky Martin is set to release a much anticipated album in 2014. He is also preparing a World Cup musical production, and his recent collaboration with Jennifer Lopez on Wisin's single "Adrenalina," which was released in early March, has already reached No. 1 on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart, and has garnered more than 17 million views online. One of the biggest teen idols in Latin America during the '90s and a major figure in American pop music by the end of the decade, Ricky Martin has become a world music phenomenon. He has reached the top of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart 11 times, the fourth-most No. 1s of any artist in the chart's 28-year history. On the Top Latin Albums chart he holds five No. 1s including his most recent set Musica + Alma + Sexo which had a two-week run atop the chart.
In February, Luis Fonsi released "Corazon En La Maleta," the first single of his upcoming new album; and this week he unveiled the world premiere of the music video on Telemundo. With an artistic career that spans more than 15 years, Luis Fonsi, named "Leader of Latin Music's New Generation" by Billboard magazine, has earned multiple platinum and gold record sales in Mexico, Spain, US, Puerto Rico, and elsewhere in Latin America. Fonsi holds the record for longest-running No. 1 on the Billboard Latin Pop Airplay list for "No Me Doy Por Vencido," which spent 30 weeks at the top in 2008. He has six No. 1s on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart and three No 1s on the Top Latin Albums chart.