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CNCO’s Joel Pimentel Is Leaving the Group

After nearly six years, Joel Pimentel is formally leaving CNCO. The group’s remaining 4 members – Richard Camacho, Erick Brian Colón, Christopher Vélez, and Zabdiel De Jesús – introduced the choice via the group’s social media channels on Sunday, Could 9.

“CNCOwners! We need to begin by saying how a lot we really love and recognize all the assist you give us day in and day trip, 12 months after years,” the assertion, which was shared in each English and Spanish, reads. “For that purpose, we’re unhappy to inform you that after 5 and a half unforgettable and life-changing years collectively, Friday, Could 14, shall be Joel’s final day as a member of CNCO.”

“We all know this information is saddening and goes to be as arduous for all of you as it’s for us, however we recognize you sticking with us. Whereas will probably be completely different, we’re so excited to proceed into this new period of CNCO, and might’t anticipate all of you to see what now we have in retailer for you!” the observe continues. 

CNCO won’t be a quintet anymore, however the camaraderie the 5 stars have constructed over time shall be cherished eternally. “We wish you all to know that whereas Joel is leaving and shall be pursuing new alternatives, we’re and can all the time be brothers. We assist him in his subsequent chapter, and can all the time, most significantly, stay a household.” Joel himself additionally echoed the sentiment in our April cowl story. “We didn’t have a daily teenage life. We grew up touring to completely different nations. Even our voices modified too within the public eye. I feel it’s very particular that our followers had been part of our progress,” he recounted then.

The observe additionally introduced that, earlier than his exit, Joel will participate within the group’s upcoming world livestream live performance occasion, scheduled for Could 14, as a “last reward” for followers. “You guys are what preserve us going and have us so excited to proceed collectively stronger than ever. For that purpose, we wished to provide you a last reward all collectively,” the members wrote. 

Following the official announcement, Joel took to each his Instagram and Twitter accounts to pen his personal observe about his departure, thanking CNCOwners for the love he’s acquired during the last years. “It is time for me to develop and discover new inventive avenues, it is time to begin constructing my very own path and profession. Because of this I’ve determined to go away the band,” he wrote. “To Erick, Chris, Richard and Zabdiel, I really want you the most effective as you proceed on with the CNCO legacy. We’ve lived by way of a lot collectively that we’re household now. […] I can’t wait to share my new undertaking with y’all. That is only a new starting.”

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