Billboard and Pepsi reveal the En Vivo Latin concert series is returning this summer with stops in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. In its fourth year, En Vivo celebrates Latinx music by giving passionate fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see chart-topping artists at exclusive private concerts. With urban-pop boy band CNCO headlining each of the three tour stops, additional supporting acts have been announced as performers in each city. Matt Hunter will open Bowery Ballroom in New York on Aug. 22nd, Guaynaa at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles on Sept. 5th, and Yashua at Temple House in Miami on Sept. 12th.
Yashua, the singer-songwriter and younger brother of CNCO member Richard Camacho, is steadily making a name for himself with features from Rauw Alejandro, Luis Figeuroa, Dillon Francis, and more.
Get to know the rising Latinx star before he brings killer dance moves to the Billboard stage this September.
Name: Yashua Camacho
Career Highlight/Biggest Accomplishment of 2019: Touring with CNCO
Goal for the Future: Touring around the world
How do you connect with your fans? Through social media. Mostly Instagram.
Who do you look up to? Who inspires you? As an artist, Michael Jackson is my main inspiration. I admire his innovative work and dedication he put in his career and how he literally changed pop music. In addition, I have always been inspired by Drake and Chris Brown.
In everyday life, God is my main inspiration — he is with me at all times. And my grandfather who passed has always been my guide, and today, my angel.
When was the last time you were unapologetically yourself? This is a great question, as I realized that I can’t be anyone else but myself. I want to inspire my fans for who I am and not an image of who I am not. So I would say the last time I was unapologetically myself is now.
Can you tell us about a decision you made that changed your career? Simply being myself, and listening to my heart and the spirit, helped me grow my career and changed everything.
What’s a passion of yours fans may not know about? What do you like doing in your spare time? I love taking time for myself in nature and connecting with God.
In what ways do you embrace creativity? What’s your creative process? My creative process is connecting within my pain, my struggles and how I overcome them. The process inspires me to find the words I put into my songs.
How do you celebrate Latin culture? Through music and dance.
Can you share the story of a major success or accomplishment you are proud of? Opening for CNCO in Miami and London was, for me, the most incredible moment of my career.
In the age of social media, what does it mean to you? For me, social media is being able to connect with my fans and the people that support me and follow my movement. Also allows me to inspire others through my art.
What’s your favorite way to connect with fans and let them into your world? By being present with them via social media.
Define community. What does it mean to you? Community is everything, they’re family.
As a Latino-American, how do you embrace your cultural duality? Through my music, by always combining both Anglo and Latin sounds, and adding some Spanglish or English in the lyrics.
Have you ever worked with CNCO before? What does opening for Billboard’s fourth annual En Vivo show mean to you? I opened for them in Miami and London. Opening for them is for me an amazing moment. Richard, my brother, is in the band, and I love being able to share some great moments like this with him. I am proud of him and I know he feels the same way.
What’s your song of the summer? “Pa Las Babies,” my last single.
In conjunction with the concert series, Pepsi is hosting a sweepstakes where one lucky winner and a guest could win an all-expense-paid trip to the exclusive tour’s final show in Miami. For a chance to win tickets, take a selfie with a Pepsi product in your local grocery story and text the pic + “PEPSI” to 99888 or register online at https://billboard.com/envivo for more information.