NEW YORK, -- Billboard -- the world's most trusted music brand -- announced today that Latin superstars Aventura will take part in an exclusive Q&A session at the Billboard Latin Music Conference presented by State Farm, in association with T-Mobile, being held April 26-29 at the Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza in Puerto Rico.
Now in its 21st year, the Billboard Latin Music Conference has become the single most important Latin music industry event in the world, and the superstar Q&A has emerged as the centerpiece of the event. This year's Q&A with Aventura will be conducted by Leila Cobo, Billboard's Executive Director of Content and Programming for Latin Music and Entertainment on Wednesday, April 28.
With their most recent album, "The Last" (Premium Latin), Aventura have topped Billboard's year-end Top Latin Albums chart, have recently performed at the White House and just completed a record-setting run of four sold-out nights at Madison Square Garden -- reaffirming the group's position as the top selling act in Latin music today. The Bronx based, Dominican band is made up of four dynamic young men -- Anthony "Romeo" Santos' (lead singer and featured composer),Lenny Santos (musical producer and guitarist), Max "Mikey" Santos (bassist and rap artist) and Henry Santos Jeter (singer and composer.) Their nouveau sound fuses bachata with R&B, hip hop and other American pop and urban styles and their original songs tackle everything from social issues to heartbreak, always with a fresh approach.
"Since we began making music together as teenagers, we always looked to Billboard to stay educated about our business," explains Romeo. "As our own career has continued to develop, we've become grateful to Billboard for likewise educating others in the industry about our music and accomplishments. We are honored to now be invited to participate in the Billboard Latin Music conference as it takes place in Puerto Rico for the first time."
"Aventura is one of the most unique acts out there today and they continue to dominate the Billboard Latin charts," says Cobo. "I look forward to sitting down with the guys to talk about their success and their experience working in the music industry."
The 21st annual Billboard Latin Music Conference presented by State Farm, in association with T-Mobile, will unite today's top artists, agents, promoters, record label executives, publicists, brand marketing executives, managers, digital music executives and media to do business, discuss hot button topics and celebrate Latin music. In addition to the Superstar Q&A, four full days of programming will feature educational panel discussions, artist showcases, networking events and the Billboard Bash -- a pre-awards party featuring performances by Billboard Latin Music Award finalists.
The week is capped off by The Billboard Latin Music Awards -- the longest running and most prestigious awards show in the Latin music industry. The awards show, produced and broadcast live by Telemundo, honors the biggest and brightest stars based on the Latin Billboard charts, and features performances by top artists across all genres of Latin music.
The Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards is an extension of Billboard's long-standing editorial commitment to Latin music coverage. For more information on the Billboard Latin Music Conference, please visitwww.BillboardLatinConference.com.
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