Billboard celebrated its first-ever Latin Power Players occasion in Miami, Fla. on Thursday night time (Nov. 1), honoring among the top-notch executives within the Latin music enterprise.
The occasion, sponsored by Lexus, happened on the W Hotel in South Beach, the place among the greatest names within the biz mingled, together with the 2018 govt of the 12 months, Walter Kolm.
Other essential execs from labels, administration, media, and companies stuffed the highly effective room, reminiscent of SiriusXM director of Latin music programming, Bryant Pino, J Balvin’s supervisor and founding father of Vibras Lab/Akela Family Music, Fabio Acosta, and BMI’s vp artistic of Latin music, Delia Orjuela.
The Latin Power Players get together was additionally an enormous success because of the memorable performances by Manu Manzo, Abraham Mateo, Justin Quiles, and CNCO. Check them out beneath.
Venezuelan songstress and Latin Grammy nominee Manu Manzo kicked off the Latin Power Players get together pouring her coronary heart out on stage. She impressed the gang together with her charming vocals, particularly when she sang her new single “Caminando.”
Spanish crooner Abraham Mateo gave us a style of his skilled progress. He first crooned the viewers along with his romantic ballad from 2016 “Mi Vecina” earlier than hyping the gang along with his pop-urban monitor “Loco Enamorado,” a single that, he mentioned, opened the doorways for him within the U.S.
Justin Quiles obtained the get together began when he and his guitarist took the stage. The Puerto Rican singer and composer not solely made the gang dance along with his acoustic variations of “Yo No Quiero Amarte” and “Si Ella Quisiera,” however his efficiency was crashed by Lele Pons! Catch the epic second beneath.
Despite some last-minute technical difficulties, CNCO was capable of carry the home down with their acoustic performances of “Mamita” and “Hey, DJ.” At the Latin Power Players occasion, the Latin boy band strutted the carpet, loved the get together, and gave a particular shout out to their supervisor Walter Kolm, who was named the 2018 exec of the 12 months.