CNCO is days away from making their first-ever mainstage performance at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards but first, they have released new music for their beloved CNCOwners.
On Friday (Aug. 28), the Latin boy band dropped their latest single “Beso,” flaunting their musical growth and maturity in the lyrics and infectious rhythms.
“We had this song recorded about two years ago,” Christopher Velez tells Billboard. “Time passed, we recorded it, changed the beat, and fixed the little things that we didn’t like. It was a cool and very long process but we really loved the end result. It is a giant step for CNCO.”
On Sunday (Aug. 31), the group, composed by Velez, Richard Camacho, Joel Pimentel, Erick Brian Colon, and Joel Pimentel, will debut the song at the VMAs, marking the first time they take the mainstage. In 2019, they performed at the red carpet during the pre-show.
“We grabbed the stage and made it ours and played around with the settings that they had,” Camacho hints. “It’s a really cool performance.”
In addition to their set, CNCO is nominated in three categories including best quarantine performance, best choreography for “Honey Boo,” and best group, alongside BTS, Blackpink, and 5 Seconds of Summer, to name a few.
“We feel blessed especially with everything that’s going on right now,” Camacho adds. “Having these nominations brings joy to our lives. We’ve been watching the VMAs since we were little. Just to be nominated in those categories with artists like John Legend and Lady Gaga, it’s a blessing. We’re just thankful for MTV and everyone in our team to make this possible.”
The VMAs will air on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Listen to “Beso” below.