After almost 7 years collectively, Latin pop boy band CNCO is breaking apart.
The stunning information was first reported by Billboard, who spoke to the 4 members of the group — Christopher Vélez, Richard Camacho, Zabdiel De Jesús, and Erick Brian Colón — at some point previous to their announcement on the 2022 Premios Juventud.
“We’re feeling nervous however on the identical time, we really feel excited, anxious,” Erick advised the outlet.
“We at all times thought that if we break up, it needed to be pure, and that’s the way it occurred,” Zabdiel added. “We’ve lived many issues collectively, and grew collectively on this trade, and we’re able to attempt new issues to increase our careers. We’re very excited.”
It was solely final 12 months in Could 2021, when former member Joel Pimentel exited the group to concentrate on constructing a solo profession. “It is time for me to develop and discover new creative avenues,” Joel wrote in his farewell word to followers. Now, the opposite members of CNCO are following go well with, on the brink of increase and discover on their very own.
“It hurts us as a result of it’s a giant step in our lives that’s going to guide us to our solo careers however thrilling on the identical time as a result of we’re keen to experiment and attempt to discover our personal sound and individuality. Simply because we’re splitting doesn’t imply we’re going to cease seeing one another, we’re merely making an attempt out new, difficult issues,” stated Christopher whereas talking to Billboard. “I do know we are going to see one another in the way in which, of composing or working collectively. We’ve got religion that the result will probably be nice.”
Billboard reviews that CNCO’s break up is not going to be quick — the group will proceed working collectively for the following 12 months and a half, permitting them to ship new music within the type of an album, embark on a remaining tour, and end their forthcoming Latin American Disney+ mini-series 4 Ever.
CNCO was shaped in 2015 after profitable the primary season of Univision’s actuality music competitors sequence La Banda, created by Simon Cowell and Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin. CNCO’s win earned them a five-year recording contract with Sony Music Latin. CNCO shortly grew to become some of the profitable and influential Latine boy bands so far, making a mark on the music trade with their signature mix of Latin pop with reggaetón.
Collectively, the group has received over 75 awards, together with seven Billboard Latin Music Awards, and their debut album Primera Cita was nominated for High Latin Album on the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. CNCO was additionally nominated for Greatest New Artist on the 2017 Latin Grammys.
In April 2021, all unique 5 members of CNCO graced the quilt of Teen Vogue, talking to author Lucas Villa about their immense fanbase and their world, wild success. “I feel it is very particular that our followers have been part of our development,” Joel Pimentel stated then, referring to their fandom, the CNCOwners.
“They know that we love them from the start,” Chirstopher advised Billboard whereas addressing the group’s break up. “With out them, this wouldn’t be doable. I do know they’re going to comply with our solo careers and assist us. The love is at all times going to be mutual. We’re going to develop into higher artists to ship one of the best music. They know we love them.”