Ivy Queen, Peso Pluma, Nicky Jam, Thalia, Young Miko & More at Billboard Latin Music Week
Billboard Latin Music Week - the biggest week in Latin music - continued at the Faena Forum in Miami Beach. Renowned artists gathered for the second day of the sold-out event, featuring Carin León, Chencho Corleone and Vico C, Grupo Frontera, Maria Becerra, Nicky Jam, Ivy Queen, Pedro Capó, Peso Pluma, Sebastián Yatra, Young Miko and more!
During “The New Mexican Revolution” panel, the chart-topping singer-songwriter revolutionizing Mexican music, Peso Pluma, spoke about working on his new album. Global sensation Thalia hosted an exclusive Premiere Party where she debuted new music, and more exciting news broke throughout the day. Night two of Billboard Latin Music Week wrapped with two En Vivo performances: Peso Pluma took the stage for an intimate performance at the Faena Theater while Puerto Rican rapper Wisin along with special guests Luny Tunes & DJ Nelson performed at Oasis Wynwood.
DAY TWO (10/3) BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC WEEK HIGHLIGHTS:
Day two kicked-off with Billboard’s iconic Making the Hit LIVE panel featuring Mexican singer-songwriter Carin León and Puerto Rican artist Pedro Capó, who discussed the beauty of storytelling through music, prioritizing your passion over the need for a hit and to always practice gratitude.
The two collaborated on-stage to create a song from scratch featuring lyrics in the same vein, “life is too short to dream.”
Peso Pluma, Adelaido Solís (Grupo Frontera), Juan Javier Cantu (Grupo Frontera) and Yng Lucas took the Latin Music Week stage for a showstopping panel conversation titled The New Mexican Revolution, presented by Broadcast Music Inc and moderated by Jesus Gonzalez,
Vice President, Creative, Latin, at Broadcast Music.
The Mexican superstars discussed the new generation of Regional Mexican music, transformation of the genre and journey as artists. Peso Pluma highlighted the importance of collaboration and how artists in the genre have united to showcase Mexican music to the world saying “somos Mexicanos y la unión hace la fuerza”. Additionally, Adelaido Solis and Juan Javier Cantu took attendees through the making of Grupo Frontera’s hit collaboration with Bad Bunny, “Un x100to.”
Billboard’s iconic Women On The Rise panel Boys Club No More! featured dynamic artists Gale, Kany García, Maria Becerra, Nathy Peluso, Nicki Nicole and Young Miko in an insightful conversation about breaking the glass ceiling, rapping in a male dominated space, creating your image, owning your vulnerability, the importance of never giving up and more.
“The only limit there is, is the one we set for ourselves,” said Young Miko.
“El merito de la mujer es propio, y vale por si sola,” said Nicki Nicole.
In a star Q&A moderated by Venezuelan singer and composer Lasso, Colombian singer and songwriter Sebastián Yatra opened up about writing love songs, the key to a perfect musical collaboration, curating hits such as “Tacones Rojos”, performing the nominated original song “Dos Oruguitas” at The 94th Academy Awards, his latest campaign collaboration with
Disney Create 100 and his mom being his biggest supporter.
Presented by Lexus and hosted by Chief Content Officer, Billboard Latin/Español, Leila Cobo, The Power Players: The Indie Edition panel was an insightful discussion with the heads of three of the most successful Latin indie music labels in the market: Jimmy Humilde, CEO of Rancho Humilde, Federico Lauria, CEO of Dale Play Records, and George Prajin, CEO
of Prajin Music Group.
The three shared tips on how they’ve found success with Latin artists, the power of persistence, prioritizing their clients' mental health and the appeal of an artist's passion.
Reggaeton legends Chencho Corleone and Vico C sat down with Leila Cobo for a lively conversation about the past, present and future of the reggaeton movement.
After a 14-year hiatus, Vico C took the stage to share the nuances of his creative process, highlight his latest album, Pánico, and discuss the inspiration behind the single “Preguìntale A Tu Papá Por Mi.” The panel also featured a surprise clip of Chenco Corleone’s music video for “Un Cigarillo,” his first single as a solo artist, for which he employed important elements of his production technique to create “reggaeton puro.”
Colombian star Feid along with his team, Luis Villamizar (manager), Manuela Villada (creative director), Esteban Higuita (producer and engineer), Pedro Mejia (lead guitarist), and Salomón Palacios (SVP Marketing and artist strategy at Universal Music Latin) took the stage for the The Marketing Of FERXXO panel, an inspiring conversation about authenticity, what it means to be successful, personal branding, understanding the impact your team has on your career and giving them credit anytime you can.
Dominican and Puerto Rican artist Nicky Jam returned to the Faena Forum with The Rockstar Show Live featuring intimate interviews with La Reina del Reggeaton
Ivy Queen and Fuerza Regida’s JOP.
Before Nicky and Ivy wowed the fans by breaking out in an unprecedented freestyle session onstage, Ivy discussed her journey as an artist, songwriting process, importance of family, breaking gender norms in the Latin music industry and more. Immediately following, Fuerza Regida’s frontman JOP joined Nicky Jam onstage, sharing an anecdote from his beginnings as a barber to having his own label. JOP concluded by sharing details about Fuerza Regida’s current tour and announcing a new reggaeton song he is working on in tandem with the release of Fuerza Regida’s new album on October 20th.
At Thalia’s Premiere Party, the "Queen of Latin Pop” shared the themes of her unreleased new album, discussed her artistic process, and teased songs from the album.