Presented By State Farm® In Association With Pepsi, April In Miami, Fl
Enrique Iglesias Joins Music Stars Gloria Trevi, Kat Dahlia, La Marisoul, Laura Pausini, Leslie Grace, And A Lineup Of Key Industry Leaders Confirmed To Participate In The Four-Day Event
Multi-platinum singer-songwriter and record producer, Enrique Iglesias, will participate in the “Billboard Superstar Q&A” taking place during the 25th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference Presented by State Farm® in Association with Pepsi. Iglesias will sit for an intimate interview with Leila Cobo, Billboard’s Executive Director of Latin Content and Programming, as he celebrates 24 No. 1s during the 25th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference. The Conference, the longest-running and most prestigious event in the world dedicated to Latin music, will take place April 21-24, 2014, at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami, FL. Registration information can be found at www.BillboardLatinConference.com and by following the event on: Facebook/Billboard and Twitter: @Billboard with the hashtag #BBLATIN.
One of the most successful artists of all time, Enrique Iglesias has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. A multiple Billboard Latin Music and Billboard Music award winner, Iglesias has been at the forefront of music since the launch of his career in 1995. He has released nine studio albums to great worldwide success and is known for such hits as “Bailamos,” “Hero,” “Cuando Me Enamoro,” in a duet with Juan Luis Guerra, “I Like It,” featuring Pitbull, and “Tonight (I’m Loving You),” which made him the first male performer to have the most No. 1s on Billboard’s “Dance Club Songs” chart. He has also achieved seven No. 1s on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart and multiple No. 1s across the Billboard charts.
In addition, Iglesias holds the Billboard record for the most No. 1 singles on the Hot Latin Songs chart with 24, including his recent hits “El Perdedor” featuring Marco Antonio Solis, and “Loco” featuring Romeo Santos, both included on his tenth album, SEX AND LOVE, which launched today. SEX AND LOVE features 16 tracks such as “I’m a Freak” featuring Pitbull, “Noche y Dia” featuring Yandel and Juan Magan, “Beautiful” with Kyle Minogue, “You and I” and “Me Cuesta Tanto Olvidarte.” Iglesias is competing for seven Billboard Latin Music Awards including Social Artist of the Year; his song “Loco” with Romeo Santos vies for six additional awards including Hot Latin Song of the Year; Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event; and Tropical Song of the Year.
“Enrique has spent 19 years on our charts and has placed 24 tracks at No. 1 on our Hot Latin Songs chart, more than any other artist,” says Leila Cobo, Billboard’s Executive Director of Latin Content and Programming. “His chart history is unique and he is the perfect artist to celebrate our anniversary with.”
Enrique Iglesias joins previously announced Latin music stars Gloria Trevi, Kat Dahlia, La Marisoul, Laura Pausini and Leslie Grace, and a lineup of key industry leaders that includes Film and Music Producer Béco Dranoff; Senior Brand Manager, US Hispanic & Export of Post Foods Michael Foley; Head of Music Partnerships Latin America of Google Play Adrian Harley; CEO of Lopez Negrete Communications Alex López Negrete; President & Chief Creative Officer of Alma Luis Miguel Messianu; Label Relations of Spotify Valerie Miranda; COO of ArmySocial Manny Mora; VP/Group Account Director of Latin Works Carlos Munoz; and Senior Director, Digital Strategy Marketing of Sony Music Latin Juan Paz.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Billboard Latin Music Conference Presented by State Farm in Association with Pepsi is the longest-running and most prestigious event in the world dedicated to Latin music. Every year, the conference draws hundreds of industry executives, top Latin music artists, leading brand marketers, national radio programmers, prominent producers, and many more for four days of exclusive Q&A’s, provocative presentations and panel discussions, compelling case studies, cutting-edge artist showcases, and exclusive networking events. This year, the Conference celebrates this important milestone providing attendees with new and exciting opportunities such as new panels, the new Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards, Powered by CLIO and Hosted by Telemundo and mun2, the return of the Billboard En Concierto music series for its fifth edition and the Billboard Latin Music Conference 25th Anniversary Concert. The Conference culminates with the Billboard Latin Music Awards Presented by State Farm, a three-hour multi-million dollar production that will broadcast live on Telemundo Thursday, April 24 at 8PM (7PM Central). The awards honor the biggest music stars based on Billboard’s weekly charts, and features performances by top artists across all genres of Latin music.
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