LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Billboard is proud to announce today that singer, songwriter and producer Juan Luis Guerra will take the stage as a special guest in a Q&A during this year’s Billboard Latin Music Week. The internationally recognized star hailing from the Dominican Republic will headline the “The Legend Q&A” session on Wednesday, April 24. Billboard’s Latin Music Week will take place at The Venetian in Las Vegas April 22-25.
Universally recognized as one of Latin’s music biggest and most towering figures, Juan Luis Guerra is widely credited with having revolutionized bachata, the traditional music of the Dominican Republic, and taken it to the world. A guitarist, singer, composer, arranger and bandleader, Guerra has placed 42 songs on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, including six No. 1s. On Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart, he’s placed 11 top 10 titles and three No. 1 albums.
“Juan Luis Guerra is living legend that continues to create and innovate. His newly-released single, ‘Kitipun,’ is a hit! He has inspired and continues to inspire generations of musicians. We are honored to host him in this very exclusive and rare Q&A,” said Leila Cobo, Billboard’s Vice President and Latin Industry Lead.
Guerra has been recognized by The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Science as “Person of The Year” and was named “Latin Songwriter of the Year” by BMI’s Latin Awards. Guerra has been awarded a variety of accolades including three Grammys, 21 Latin Grammys, and four Billboard Awards, among many others. Over the years he has collaborated with artists such as Tony Bennett, Alejandro Sanz, Luis Fonsi, Milly Quezada, Enrique Iglesias, Emmanuel, Juanes, Miguel Bose, Maná, Diego Torres, and Nelly Furtado among others. Guerra joins previously announced guests Lele Pons, Wisin & Yandel, Anuel AA, and the Rivera Family, with additional headliners and panelists to be announced in the coming weeks.
Returning for its 29th year, Latin Music Week features Q&A sessions and panels, including its signature “Star Q&As” as well as panels focusing on streaming, videos, both mainstream and Latin collaborations and more. The leading Latin music industry event will include the return of the standout Women’s Panel, which became a catalyst for change in the Latin industry in 2018, as well as a panels on streaming, new business models and BMI’s fabled “How I Wrote That Song” panel.
Registration to the conference will give attendees access to three days of panels, one-on-one sessions and showcases, plus tickets to the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will air live on Telemundo on April 25. Special loyalty and early bird rates are available.
To register for the conference and awards, visit BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com.
To apply for media credentials for Billboard Latin Music Week 2019, please click here. All media submissions are due no later than Friday, April 12, 2019. Please note that submitting a credential request does NOT guarantee approval.
ABOUT BILLBOARD MEDIA GROUP:
Billboard is the world’s largest voice in music, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard has a social media footprint of 25.5M+ million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and creates more than 160M+ cross-platform video views per month. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Travis Scott, Janet Jackson, Lil Wayne, Demi Lovato, Cardi B, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, BTS, and more. In December 2018, the Billboard Women in Music ceremony, which honored Ariana Grande as Woman of the Year, was live-streamed globally on Twitter.
In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group acquired Spin Media’s storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world’s largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. The combined entity of music and entertainment properties now reaches 41 Million + unique visitors and more than 20% of U.S. millennials.