Multilingual pop music superstar Laura Pausini, Spanish idol David Bisbal, globally acclaimed Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes, and Regional Mexican chart toppers La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene Camacho are the first artists confirmed to perform at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm.
The awards show, Latin music’s longest-running and most prestigious night of honors and entertainment, will be produced and broadcast live by Telemundo Thursday, April 24 at 7pm/6c from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami.
Italian pop star Laura Pausini is an icon to Spanish-speaking audiences. Her recent single with Alejandro Sanz, “Viveme,” reached No. 9 on Latin Pop Airplay in January, while “Se Fue” featuring Marc Anthony, is currently climbing the charts. Pausini has garnered ten Top 10 titles on the Latin Pop Albums chart, and four singles atop the Latin Pop Airplay chart with “Amores Estraños” (1995), “Gente” (1996), “Las Cosas Que Vives” (1996), and “Como Si No Hubieramos Amado” (2006). In addition to performing at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, the singer-songwriter and producer will be featured in an exclusive Star Q&A session during the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm, taking place April 21-24 at Miami’s JW Marriot Marquis.
Juanes will appear at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in the wake of the March 11 release of his widely anticipated and critically lauded album “Loco de Amor”. The single “La Luz” leapt to the top of Billboard Latin Airplay earlier in the month, securing his ninth No. 1 on the chart. Juanes has placed eight songs atop the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, including “Me Enamora,” which spent 20 weeks at the top of the chart. He has reached No. 1 with four albums on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart.
La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho is up for six Billboard Latin Music awards this year, including “El Ruido de Tus Zapatos”, a finalist for Airplay Song of the Year, which spent 16 weeks atop the Latin Airplay chart. Eight songs recorded by the banda group from Sinaloa have reached the top of the Regional Mexican Airplay chart. On Regional Mexican Albums, they hold three No. 1s, including “Gracias Por Creer,” which debuted at the top in August 2013 and spent four weeks at No. 1.
International pop music artist David Bisbal has sold more than five million albums in Europe and the Americas, accumulating 35 Platinum albums, 17 gold and two diamond albums. “Diez Mil Maneras,” his first studio album since 2009, debuts March 18. Bisbal has reached the top 10 on Hot Latin Songs with eight tracks, including two No. 1 songs, “Quien Me Iba A Decir” (2006), and “Esclavo De Tus Besos” (2009). Four of his albums entered the Top 10 on the Latin Albums chart, including 2009’s “Sin Mirar Atras.”
The awards show is the culmination of the week of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014. The conference unites today’s top Latin music artists and key Latin music industry influencers for four days of provocative presentations, panel discussions, exclusive Q&As with the hottest artists, compelling case studies, cutting-edge artist showcases, and exclusive networking events. Attendees will also have access to new panels, the new Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards (powered by CLIO and hosted by Telemundo and mun2), the Billboard En Concierto series and the popular Billboard BASH, featuring a new format and venue.
For the full schedule of The Billboard Latin Music Conference, visit: www.BillboardLatinConference.com.