Latin Notas: J Balvin Performs at Telemundo Upfront, Fonseca Gets Diamond Disc & More

J Balvin
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J Balvin during the Telemundo Upfront Celebration in New York City on May 14, 2018.

This week in Latin Notas, the weekly news summary compiled by Billboard's editors, see J Balvin at Telemundo’s Upfront presentation in New York City, while in Mexico, Fonseca receives a diamond disc. Plus, Abraham Mateo, Jennifer Lopez and Yandel’s video is taking over YouTube.

In addition, Regional Mexican band Bronco extends their tour, and El Fantasma is set to perform in Los Angeles. Read this week's Latin Notas below.

Abraham Mateo, Jennifer Lopez and Yandel take over YouTube

Abraham Mateo, Jennifer Lopez and Yandel have exceeded 29 million views with their video “Se Acabo el Amor” on YouTube in only three weeks. The clip was made by Daniel Duran, and although inspired by a traditional Spanish setting, it was shot at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.

Fonseca awarded with a diamond album

Colombian singer-songwriter Fonseca received a Diamond Disc from Sony Music Latin at the Sony Music Convention in Mexico in honor of more than 400 million audio and video streams worldwide of Conexion and Ilusion. The singer received the plaque from Afo Verde, Sony Music Entertainment chairman & CEO Latin America, Spain & Portugal, and Nir Seroussi, president, Sony Music US Latin.

J Balvin performs at Telemundo Upfront

In conjunction with NBCUniversal’s Upfront presentation, the Spanish-language network Telemundo held an exclusive event for advertising clients and business partners at The Park Avenue Armory Conservancy in New York City featuring an exclusive concert with Billboard Latin Music Award-winning superstar J Balvin.

Bronco adds more dates

The regional Mexican touring season is expanding with more dates for some of the genre's biggest names, with shows in the U.S. and Mexico. For the venerable Bronco, more than 130 tour dates were delivered in 2017 thanks to an enthusiastic fanbase that wants more. As a result, another U.S. leg of the tour begins on May 19 in Wichita Falls, Texas. But first, get acquainted with Bronco in a documentary that tells all. “We are excited about the Bronco tour continuing in the United States … a great opportunity to again see our wonderful fans who have always welcomed us with open arms. See you very soon!” ??


El Fantasma to perform at Staples Center

The headlining El Fantasma arrives to Staples Center on June 15 along with Voz De MandoEl Potro de Sinaloa and Kanales, with several more shows added in cities such as Chicago, Fresno and Milwaukee, confirms a spokesperson for CMN, the largest producer of Latin music concerts and events in the U.S. The tour, which started last year, continues growing. Check out El Fantasma in action and his true die-hard fans here:


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