J Balvin to Participate in the 2014 Latin Grammy Street Party Concerts

J Balvin is taking it to the streets to get the Latin Grammy party started…

The 29-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer, whose full name is José Álvaro Osorio Balvín, is among the musicians who will participate in the Latin Recording Academy’s 2014 Latin Grammy street party concerts, which kick off on October 5 in Chicago’s Plaza Garibaldi.

J Balvin

Balvin, who was featured on the Colombian version of “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams & T.I., is best known for his songs “Yo Te Lo Dije” and “Tranquila.”

The Latin Grammy street parties have been held for the past 12 years and are presented by the Latin Academy (LARAS), together with Univision.

In addition to Balvin, artists confirmed to perform during the series, which will be played in five cities, include Conjunto Primavera, J Alvarez, Los Rieleros del Norte, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Noel Torres and Voz de Mando.

Along with a stop in Chicago, the series will also visit Dallas, Los Angeles and Phoenix before wrapping up in Hialeah (Miami) on November 9 with performances by Balvin, Alvarez and Victoria, among others, in the streets of Hialeah.

The Latin Grammy Street parties are free and lead up to the 15th annual Latin Grammys, airing live on November 20 on Univision from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Latin Grammy street party schedule:
Oct. 5, Chicago: Voz de Mando, Banda La Chacaloza, Cardenales de Nuevo León
Oct. 12, Dallas: Noel Torres, Los Rieleros del Norte, Jonatan Sánchez
Oct. 19, Los Angeles: Los Tucanes de Tijuana, El Rayo de Oro, Helen Ochoa, Jonatan Sánchez, Kent y Tony
Nov. 2, Phoenix, AZ: Conjunto Primavera, Voz De Mando, Los Canarios de Michoacán
Nov. 9,  Hialeah, FL:  J Balvin, J Álvarez, Gaitanes, Victoria, Eli Jas, J Quiles, Kent y Tony

Torres to Headline the ‘Billboard En Concierto’ Series

Noel Torres is hitting the road this Spring…

The regional Mexican singer will headline the fifth annual Billboard En Concierto concert series, alongside reggaeton star Yandel.

Noel Torres

The invitation-only concert series, which leads up to the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards, will take place in seven cities this year as it continues to expand throughout the U.S.

Produced by Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) in partnership with Telemundo Station Group, the series kicks off April 3 with Torres’ show at Escapade in Houston.

The “Adivina” singer will then perform at the Far West in Dallas on April 4, The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco on April 5 and The Mayan in Los Angeles on April 6.

Yandel will then take over performing on April 10 at Stage 48 in New York, April 11 at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall and April 12 at Liv Nightclub in Miami.


Yandel’s shows will be the launchpad for his first-ever U.S. solo tour, De Líder a Leyenda — which will continue throughout the month of June.

Billboard en Concierto was launched in 2010 as an extension of the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Previous performers include 3BallMTY in 2013 and Gloria Trevi and Reik in 2012.

“Billboard en Concierto takes the best of our charts straight to the fans. There is no comparable concert experience out there,” said Leila Cobo, executive director, Latin content and programming, Billboard.

Since its inception, the series features performances by top acts who are finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Originally launched as a three-day event, the series has grown to seven dates.

“CMN is honored to work again with longtime partners Billboard and Telemundo to present this leading Latin music series,” said Henry Cardenas, president/CEO, CMN. “We’re privileged to continue the success of Billboard en Concierto for the fifth consecutive year and look forward to another unforgettable year.”

Tickets to Billboard En Concierto can be obtained through local Telemundo stations or by participating in sponsored promotions. Fans can visit their local Telemundo websites for more information.

Billboard en Concierto leads up to the Billboard Latin Music Conference, taking place April 21-24 at the Marriott in Miami, and the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will air live on Telemundo April 24.

For more information, visit www.billboardlatinconference.com.

Torres’ “Me Interesas” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs Chart

Noel Torres has plenty of reason to celebrate…

Noel Torres

The Mexican singer/songwriter has earned his first-ever No. 1 song on the Billboard charts.

This week, Torres’ “Me Interesas” earned greatest gainer honors as it reached the summit on the Regional Mexican Songs chart.

Torres’ 2011 album Al Frente y de Frente was a hit on the Billboard charts. He released the album on Del Records in association with Sony and released the song “El Tiempo Contigo” as a single.

A year prior, Torres was featured as a guest vocalist on the Gerardo Ortíz single “Comando del Diablo.”

Since then, Torres has seen his popularity rise, leading to his first chart-topping single.