Luis Enrique’s “Noche de Copas” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Songs Chart

Luis Enrique may be celebrating with a few copas soon…

The 52-year-old Nicaraguan salsa singer and composer has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Songs chart as his latest single “Noche De Copas” jumps 5-1.

Luis Enrique

The track gains 42 percent in spins for the week (to 640 plays).

“Copas” is the Grammy– and Latin Grammy-winning singer’s second consecutive No. 1, following his 2013 track “Descontrolame,” which spent a week atop the chart in 2013, and 20 years after he first reached the top with “Quien Eres Tu” in 1994 (three weeks).

In all, Luis Enrique’s has registered five No. 1s on the chart.

Gil Returns to Telenovelas in “La usurpadora” Remake

Julián Gil returns is making his triumphant return to television…

The 42-year-old Argentine-born Puerto Rican actor is starring as the protagonist in the telenovela ¿Quién eres tú?, which is being recorded in Colombia and will be broadcast by UniMás, before airing on Telefutura.

Julian Gil II

“Of the characters that I have interpreted, it’s the one that most resembles me: he has two children, like me.  He’s the owner of a hotel business, and I was the owner of restaurants, and he’s very kind and human, because for him family and the fight for the love are very important,” says the the actor.

His character is Felipe Esquivel, a businessman who faces betrayal at the hands of his wife.  He’s the same character that Fernando Colunga portrayed in 1998 opposite Gabriela Spanic.  The telenovela is a remake of the highly popular Mexican telenovela La usurpadora.

“He’s a man of family, with two adolescent children, but with some very large personal conflicts.  It’s a story full of passion, but also with a lot of tension and intrigue.  It’s been many years since the Mexican version was presented and now we’re doing a version that separates itself a lot from it,” said Gil.

“I work six days a week.  I only have Sundays off, which I use to comply with the commitments that I have outside of the telenovela.  I barely have time for me, but it’s the price that I have paid to develop an international career.  Since I left Puerto Rico, I have moved to Miami, Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Spain and now Colombia.  I live with the suitcases in hand, at times I feel that I can’t find the floor,” added Gil.

The soap opera tells the story of a young woman who assumes the identity of her twin sister, only to discover that living the life of someone more can be a grave error.

“To work with this great team has been marvelous.  I’ve returned to a very family project, with all the team in general we have created an incredible chemistry that can be seen on the screen,” indicated Gil.