Talented singer Marc Anthony is a two-time Grammy and three-time Latin Grammy–winner who has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. Marc Anthony was included on the Top Ten list of influential New Yorkers by New York Magazine, and among his many accolades has been honored with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Chair’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Marc Anthony has placed seven No. 1s on both Billboard’s Top Latin Albums and Hot Latin Songs charts, and an astounding 21 No. 1s on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay, the second-most among all artists in the history of that chart.
Daddy Yankee, the artist that established reggaeton as a popular music style, has enjoyed
phenomenal success transcending cultural and genre boundaries. Transforming himself into an international name brand, Daddy Yankee has become an entire business empire with music, film and multiple consumer product ventures. His album “Barrio Fino” was the first reggaeton album to reach number one on Billboard’s Top Latin Album chart, a position it held for about half a year while selling over a million copies in the United States alone. He is also a five-time finalist this year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.
One of regional Mexican music’s most charismatic, talented and best-selling singers, Roberto Tapia, was recently announced as a coach for Telemundo’s upcoming singing competition “La Voz Kids,” alongside award-winning international artist Paulina Rubio and pop latino/bachata star Prince Royce. Roberto Tapia got his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart and Regional Mexican Albums chart in 2012 with his album, “El Muchacho.” Roberto Tapia is also a finalist at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards for Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Solo.
One of the most anticipated performances is that of bilingual singer/songwriter Romeo Santos, the “King of Bachata,” who rose to fame as the lead vocalist of world-renowned tropical/pop group Aventura prior to embarking on a chart-topping solo career in 2011 (he recently tied Enrique Iglesias’ long-standing record for the most No. 1s on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart from one album with his breakout “Formula Vol. 1”). The young Dominican is a 12-time finalist with multiple albums and songs, including the song collaboration “Promise” with world renowned artist Usher.
Also hitting the stage is chart topping urban/tropical/pop singer Tito El Bambino, whose recent collaboration with Marc Anthony “¿Por Qué Les Mientes?” remained atop the Billboard Tropical songs chart for four consecutive weeks. The Puerto Rican sensation is one of the featured acts of the fourth annual Billboard en Concierto, the invitation-only live concert series in Chicago (4/7), Miami (4/9) and New York (4/10) in anticipation of his upcoming performance at the prestigious awards show where he is also a finalist for two awards.
With his signature fusion of rhythmic Caribbean sounds, from merengue, bachata, bolero and Afro-influenced percussions, Juan Luis Guerra is a favorite performer throughout Latin America. The Dominican singer/songwriter and leader of the famous group 440, is currently touring his latest production “A Son de Guerra.” Guerra, a current finalist in the category of Tropical Album Artist of the Year, Solo, has sold over 20 million records, and won numerous awards including 15 Latin Grammy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Billboard Latin Music Awards.
These musical acts join an already impressive list of previously announced performers at the upcoming 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards that include: Don Omar, La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho, Gerardo Ortiz, Michel Telo, and Carlos Vives.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards, the longest running and most prestigious awards show in the Latin music world, honors the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music, as determined by the actual sales, radio airplay, streaming and social data that informs Billboard’s weekly charts. The awards show caps off the 24th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm