Los Angeles Azules Bringing Their ‘Todos Somos Cumbia’ Tour to the U.S.

Los Angeles Azules are ready to cumbianorth of the border…

The Mexican musical group will bring all of their classics to the U.S. with their Todos Somos Cumbia tour, adding 21 dates for a total of 27 shows in the states. 

Los Angeles Azules

In support of Gran Centenario Tequila, the tour will kick off February 21 in Ft. Myers, Florida, with gigs to follow in West Palm Beach and Auburndale, marking the Mexican group’s first-ever concerts in the Sunshine State. 

From late February to late April, Los Angeles will make stops in cities like Houston, New York, Washington, and Chicago. The group will retake the tour in September and November, visiting their fans in the West Coast and Canada. Additional dates will be announced. 

Ximena Sariñana and Jay de la Cueva will be the special guests in select cities.

Formed by siblings of the Mejia Avante family — Elías, Alfredo, José Hilario, Jorge, Cristina and Guadalupe in 1983 — the group is known for their catchy cumbia soniderasound, including Billboard chart hits like “Como Te Voy a Olvidar” and “Nunca es Suficiente” featuring Natalia Lafourcade, which landed the group their first No. 1 in 19 years on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart (dated Jan. 26, 2019).

Their latest single “Amor a Primera Vista,” in collaboration with BelindaHoracio Palencia, and Lalo Ebratt, jumped 11-4 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart-dated August 17, 2019, nabbing the group their eighth top 10. 

Tickets for the Todos Somos Cumbia tour are currently on sale to the general public via Ticketmasterand Live Nation.

Todos Somos Cumbia U.S. tour dates:
*with special guests Ximena Sariñana and Jay de La Cueva
2/21 — Fort Myers, FL  @ Lee Civic Center
2/22 — West Palm Beach, FL @ South Florida Fairgrounds
2/23 — Auburndale, FL @ International Market World
2/28 — Laredo, TX @ Sames Auto Arena *
2/29 — Corpus Christi, TX @ Selena Auditorium *
3/1 — Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre *
3/12 — New York, NY @ United Palace 
3/13 — Washington, D.C @ MGM National Harbor
4/16 — Dallas, TX @ Toyota Music Factory
4/17 — San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
4/18 — Hidalgo, TX @ Payne Arena
4/19  — Austin, TX @ HEB Center 
4/24 — Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre 
4/25 — Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
4/26 — Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room 
9/11 — Bakersfield, CA @ Mechanics Arena
9/12 — Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Summit 
9/13 — Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
9/17 — El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
9/18 — Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre 
9/26 — San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
9/27 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
11/13 — Duluth, GA @  Infinite Energy Arena
11/14 — Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum 
11/19 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
11/20 — San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
11/21 — Ontario, CA @ Toyota Arena

J Balvin’s “Ginza” Wins Big at the BMI Latin Music Awards

The accolades keep coming for J Balvin

The 31-year-old Colombian singer picked up a big prize at the annual BMI Latin Music Awards, which were held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

J Balvin

J Balvin, who recently joined voices with former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello and Pitbull on a single for the latest Fast & Furious movie, earned Contemporary Latin Song of the Year 2016 honors for his hit single “Ginza.”

Horacio Palencia won Regional Mexican Song of the Year for his hit “Solo con verte” (Banda MS). He was also awarded with the Regional Mexican Songwriter of the Year for the sixth time.

The iconic East L.A. band Los Lobos, whose career spans more than four decades, was honored with the special BMI Icon Award and celebrated by taking the stage and performing a medley of their classic tunes.

For the second year in a row, the BMI Latin publisher of the year award went to Sony/ATV Music Publishing with 14 songs among the most popular of the year, including Gente de Zona‘s “La gozadera,” Ricky Martin‘s “La mordidita” and Yandel‘s “Encantadora.”

Here’s the complete list of honorees:

Below is the complete list of winners.

Icon Award

LOS LOBOS

Regional Mexican Song of the Year 2016

SOLO CON VERTE
Horacio Palencia
Briser Publishing

Contemporary Latin Song of the Year 2016

GINZA
J Balvin
Universal-Música Unica Publishing

Regional Mexican Songwriter of the Year 2016

HORACIO PALENCIA
Piénsalo
Por Si Estás Con El Pendiente
Solo Con Verte
Ya Te Perdí La Fe

Contemporary Latin Songwriter of the Year 2016

JOSÉ “GOCHO” TORRES
Ahora Que Te Vas
No Me Llamas
Si Lo Hacemos Bien

ARBISE “MOTIFF” GONZALEZ
La Gozadera
Me Voy Enamorando
Traidora

Latin Publisher of the Year 2016

SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING
Ahora Que Te Vas
Disparo Al Corazón
Encantadora
Fanática Sensual
La Gozadera
La Mordidita
Lejos De Aquí
Me Voy Enamorando
No Me Llamas
Nota De Amor
Perdido En Tus Ojos
Si Lo Hacemos Bien
Te Busco
Traidora

Award Winning Songs

A Lo Mejor
Espinoza Paz
Don Corazon Publishing
GSALL Music
Universal Music-Careers

Ahora Que Te Vas
José “Gocho” Torres
Platinum Muse Music Publishing LLC
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC

Bonito Y Bello
Jesús Omar Tarazón
Grandes Exitos Arpa Musical
Songs of Melody

Borro Cassette
Juan “Maluma” Londono

Cajita De Cartón
Wilfran Castillo (SAYCO)
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.

Como Tú No Hay Dos
J. Martin “El Cuate” Garcia
Ruben “El Cuate” Garcia
Gar-Mex Music

Culpa Al Corazón
Geoffrey “Prince Royce” Rojas
peermusic III, Ltd.

Debajo Del Puente
Salvador Aponte
Rogelio Salazar
Gar-Mex Music

Después De Ti, ¿Quién?
Espinoza Paz
Anval Music
Don Corazon Publishing
Los Compositores Publishing
Universal Music-Careers

Disparo Al Corazón
Pedro Capó
Ricky Martin
Dharmik Music
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Timbasoul Publications
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

El Amor De Su Vida
Julio Cesar Bahumea Ayala
JA International Publishing

El Papel Cambio
Cuitla Vega
Las Quintas Music Publishing, Inc.

Encantadora
Egbert Rosa “Haze”
Eduardo A. Vargas Berrios “Dynell”
Llandel Veguilla Malavé “Yandel”
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
La Leyenda Publishing
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Xuanlu Melody Music

Fanática Sensual
David Rafael Duran
Egbert Rosa “Haze”
Orlando Javier Valle Vega “Chencho”
Edwin F. Vásquez “Maldy”
Duran Music
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC

Ginza
J Balvin
Universal-Música Unica Publishing

Juntos
Juanes
Parce Music LLC
Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc.
Wonderland Music Company, Inc.

La Gozadera
Arbise “Motiff” Gonzalez
Pull The Plug Music
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC

La Miel De Su Saliva
Alfonso Lizárraga
Editora Arpa Musical
LGA Music Publishing
Los Compositores Publishing
Máximo Aguirre Music Publishing, Inc.

La Mordidita
Beatriz Luengo
Ricky Martin
Dharmik Music
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC

Las Cosas De La Vida
Carlos Vives
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Write Bright Publishing

Lejos De Aquí
Víctor Viera Moore “Jumbo”
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.

Malditas Ganas
José Alfredo Ríos “El Komander”
peermusic III, Ltd.
Twiins House of Music

Me Voy Enamorando
Arbise “Motiff” Gonzalez
Miguel Ignacio Mendoza “Nacho”
Jesús Alberto Miranda “Chino”
Servando Moriche Primera Mussett
Pull The Plug Music
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Universal Music-Careers
Universal-Música Unica Publishing

Muchachita Linda
Juan Luis Guerra
Universal-Música Unica Publishing

Nada Más Por Eso
Jesús Omar Tarazón
BMG Platinum Songs
DEL Melodies

No Me Llamas
José “Gocho” Torres
Platinum Muse Music Publishing LLC
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC

No Quería Engañarte
Wilfran Castillo (SAYCO)
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.

No Valoraste
Roberto Tapia
Roberto Tapia Music

Nota De Amor
Juan Luis Morera Luna “Wisin”
Marcos Alfonso Ramírez Carrasquillo
Víctor R. Torres Betancourt
Carlos Vives
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Yele Publishing

Panchito El F1
Mario Quintero
Canciones Primo Music

Perdido En Tus Ojos
Natti Natasha
Don Omar
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.

Piénsalo
Geovani Cabrera
Horacio Palencia
Briser Publishing

Pongámonos De Acuerdo
Alfredo Olivas
JA International Publishing
Universal Music-Careers

Por Si Estás Con El Pendiente
Horacio Palencia
Songs of Matanga Publishing

Que Aún Te Amo
Mario Alberto Zapata Montalvo
Editora Marcha Musical

¿Qué Tal Si Eres Tú?
Alejandro Bassi
Tigres Del Norte Ediciones Musicales

Qué Tiene Él
Keith Nieto
Aztekas Publishing

Si Lo Hacemos Bien
Norgie Noriega
José “Gocho” Torres
Noriega Music Publishing
Platinum Muse Music Publishing LLC
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

Solita
D’Lesly Lora
Geoffrey “Prince Royce” Rojas
Yonathan Then
Dice World Publishing
Mickey Then Publishing
peermusic III, Ltd.
Tenyor Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

Solo Con Verte
Horacio Palencia
Briser Publishing

Suena La Banda
Mario Quintero
Canciones Primo Music

Sunset
Tarik Johnston “Rvssian”
Shaggy
Nikolas “Sniggy” Silvera
NW Collections
Ten27 Diamond Music
Universal-Música Unica Publishing

Te Busco
José Fernando Suárez “Cosculluela”
Eduardo Gonzalez
Luis Jorge Romero
Elijah Alexander Sarraga
Aquos Music Publishing
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Evo Black Music
Knockout Trax
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
peermusic III, Ltd.
Young Hollywood Music Group

Te Cambio El Domicilio
Jesús Omar Tarazón
Andaluz Music, Inc.

Traidora
Arbise “Motiff” Gonzalez
Pull The Plug Music
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC

Un Desengaño
Cesar Andres Alaffa
Juan José Paez Paez (SACM)
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.

Vete Acostumbrando
Rodolfo Carlo Pérez Bribiesca
Sodin Productions LLC

Y Por Lo Pronto
Alfredo Olivas
Universal Music-Careers

¿Y Qué Ha Sido De Ti?
Espinoza Paz
Don Corazon Publishing
Los Compositores Publishing
Sublime Lyrics
Universal Music-Careers

Ya Te Perdí La Fe
Horacio Palencia
Ferca Global Publishing
Universal Music-Careers

 

Medrano to Participate at This Year’s Billboard Latin Music Conference

Manuel Medrano is representing the next generation of hitmakers…

The 29-year-old Colombian singer and songwriter will speak at the “I Write the Song, the New Generation” panel at this year’s Billboard Latin Music Conference.

Manuel Medrano

Medrano will be joined by fellow hitmakers Joss Favela, Servando, Horacio Palencia, Erika Ender and The Rude Boyz on the panel..

Medrano is a Latin Grammy-winning singer/songwriter known for his romantic ballads like “Una y otra vez“; regional Mexican singer Favela is ASCAP‘s 2016 & 2017 songwriter of the year; while Palencia is a five-time BMI songwriter of the year.

Servando is the songwriter behind Enrique Iglesias‘ Grammy-nominated hit “Duele el corazón“; Ender co-wrote Luis Fonsi‘s chart-topping hit “Despacito“; and to round out the panelists are The Rude Boyz, hitmakers behind Shakira’s “Chantaje” and Maluma’s “Borró cassette.”

The “I Write the Song” panel will take place April 26. Other confirmed panels and panelists include “Socializing Maluma” featuring the Colombian superstar; “The Latin Trap Panel” with artists like Farruko, Ozuna and Bad Bunny; and the memoirs and biopics panel titled “Me, Me, Me” with Ednita Nazario.

The 2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference will kick off on April 24 with more panels and panelists set to be announced in the upcoming weeks leading up the conference.

The conference will take place on April 24-27 at the Ritz Carlton Miami Beach. To register, visit BillboardLatinConference.com.