Meet CD9: Billboard Latin Artist on the Rise

CD9 attend the Telemundo's Latin American Music Awards 2015
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CD9 attend the Telemundo's Latin American Music Awards 2015 held at Dolby Theatre on Oct. 8, 2015 in Hollywood, Calif.  

After independently publishing their first album The Party in 2013, the Mexican boy band CD9 has become one of the most promising new boy groups in Latin America. Three years after they began their musical career, the band is currently ruling the digital world with millions of followers on social media and slowly, but steadily, climbing up Billboard's Social 50 chart.

On this week's chart (dated Aug. 20), the group, now signed by Sony Music Mexico, reached a new high, going from No. 33 to No. 24. It's also worth mentioning that with 43.93 percent of the votes, CD9 came in second place on our Favorite New Latin Boy Band Poll where CNCO took the lead with 44.42 percent of the votes.

Formed by Jos, Freddy, Alonso, Bryan and Alan, CD9 -- who this summer recorded their version of the theme song "Turtle Power" for the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, included in the soundtrack of the movie -- is currently promoting the new album Evolution and will kick off their tour in Mexico later this month. 

Meet this week's Billboard Latin Artist on the Rise: CD9.

Name: CD9 

Age: Late teens/early 20s

Place of Origin: Mexico

What do they sound like: Their fresh sound and vocal range allow CD9 to go from romantic ballads like "A tu lado" to the ultimate party track like "I Feel Alive."

Major accomplishment to date: CD9 reached a new peak on the Social 50 chart (dated Aug. 20). The Mexican boy band went from No. 33 to No. 24.

Recommended song: "I Feel Alive" 

What's next: From Aug. 26 until Dec. 11, CD9 will be on their Evolution Tour in Mexico visiting cities like Monterrey, Veracruz and Mexico City. 


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