CNCO is Latin music's newest phenomenon. This group emerged from Univisión's musical competition, La Banda, which is executive-produced by Simon Cowell's SYCO Entertainment, the global icon Ricky Martin, Univisión Communications Inc., and Haim Saban's Saban Brands. It is co-produced by FremantleMedia Latin America.
At the conclusion of this 13-week program, five contestants were able to achieve their goal of joining CNCO – Christopher Vélez, Erick Brian Colón, Joel Pimentel, Richard Camacho and Zabdiel de Jesús. They won over millions of viewers, along with the renowned judges of La Banda: Ricky Martin, Laura Pausini and Alejandro Sanz. Winning a spot on this band comes with the reward of a recording contract with Sony Music Latin, and a management deal with an all-pro team led by Ricky Martin.
CNCO is one of the most-feted new groups in music history. They were the biggest winners at Univisión's 2016 Premios Juventud (Youth Awards), taking home five accolades: Catchiest Tune ("Tan Fácil"); Producer's Choice Award; My Pop/Rock Artist; My Favorite Twitter Celebrity; and That Man Has Style.
Likewise, at the 2016 Latin American Music Awards, they won New Artist of the Year; Favorite New Artist – Pop/Rock; and Favorite Duo or Group.
Last week the band won in the ‘Best New Latin Artist of The Year’ category of the iHeart awards that took place on March 5th in LA.
In addition to that, in the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Awards, scheduled for April 27, CNCO is a finalist in four categories: Artist of the Year, New; Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group; Latin Pop Albums, Album of the Year (Primera Cita); Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group.
This March the group heads to Cochabamba, Bolivia, to kick off the Más Allá Tour, its first headlining tour. During its initial phase which continues through late June, this tour will visit over 40 cities in 14 countries of the Americas and Europe.
Christopher (Ecuador), Erick Brian (Cuba), Joel (Mexico), Richard (Dominican Republic) and Zabdiel (Puerto Rico) are the members of CNCO; they're talented singers and dancers who range in age from 16 to 21.
Thanks to the support of their millions of followers, known as CNCOwners, this group has dominated the music industry's most prestigious award ceremonies and will headline at top-tier live venues in the United States, Latin America and Europe this year.