Billboard's Latin Music Week: Wisin & Yandel to Headline Sony/ATV's Songwriter Panel
Wisin & Yandel have been confirmed as panelists at this year's Billboard Latin Music Week at The Venetian in Las Vegas. The Grammy Award-winning duo will headline the Sony/ATV Iconic Songwriter Q&A session.
"Wisin & Yandel are some of the most iconic artists and songwriters in the Latin music world, with a mind boggling career that spans solo releases, innumerable accolades, and most recently their first single as a duo in 6 years," says Jorge Mejia, president, Latin America & US Latin, Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
After a five-year hiatus, their first single together "Reggaeton en lo Oscuro," became their eleventh No. 1 single on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as a duo.
"Wisin and Yandel just topped the Billboard touring recap and broke records with their recent string of sold-out shows in Puerto Rico. Now, they will speak together, for the first time, on how they’ve crafted their legendary and current hits, which have shaped -- and continue to shape -- the history of reggaetón," says Leila Cobo, Billboard’s Vice President and Latin Industry Lead.
Now in its 29th year, Latin Music Week features Q&A sessions and panels, including its signature Star Q&As as well as events focusing on streaming, videos, both mainstream and Latin collaborations and more. Also, the event will include the return of the standout Women’s Panel, which became a catalyst for change in the Latin industry in 2018, as well as a panel entitled "Machismo and Feminism,” which will look at contemporary regional Mexican music.
Wisin & Yandel join previously announced trap star Anuel AA as headliners of this year’s conference. Additional headliners and panels will be announced in the coming weeks.
Registration to the conference will give attendees access to three days of panels, one-on-one sessions and showcases, plus tickets to the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will air live on Telemundo on April 25. To register for the conference and awards, visit BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com.