PITBULL, CAMILA, DON OMAR AND BANDA EL RECODO TO PERFORM AT THE 2011 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS
PRESENTED BY STATE FARM® ON TELEMUNDO APRIL 28 AT 8PM/7C
Miami, FL (March 24, 2011) — Pitbull, Camila, Don Omar and Banda El Recodo are among the leading musical acts confirmed to perform at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm®. They join the previously announced performance by Maná. The longest running and most prestigious awards show in the Latin music industry will take place on Thursday, April 28 at 8PM/7c at the BankUnited Center in Miami, Florida, airing live in High Definition on Telemundo.
A worldwide musical phenomenon that will surely light up the stage with his signature catchy songs is Pitbull. The Cuban rapper will delight fans with his high energy remixes and spectacular show. His 2010 released album “Armando” reached number two on the Billboard Top Latin Albums. Pitbull is currently a finalist for seven Billboard Latin Music Awards including Social 50 Latin Artist of the Year and Latin Digital Download of the Year.
Don Omar, an accomplished songwriter and producer who is widely regarded as one of the leading urban acts, and a finalist up for six awards this year will also perform. His hit song “Danza Kuduro” is the longest running number one single on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in 2011. The song is also a social media phenomenon, and has become the most-watched Latin video on YouTube and Vevo, with over 90 million downloads.
Banda El Recodo, Mexico's most successful and eclectic band, will infuse the stage with their traditional Mexican sounds and musical explorations from their recent original album “Me Gusta Todo de Ti” that included the smash hits: “Dime Que Me Quieres” and “Me Gusta Todo de Ti.” Banda El Recodo is a finalist for four Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Mexican band, Camila, a finalist for ten awards this year, will surely please fans with a performance featuring their unique romantic pop. In 2010 with only their second studio album “Dejarte de Amar,” the group enjoyed great success with three singles, "Mientes,” "Aléjate de Mí,” and "Bésame,” all of which reached number one on the Billboard Latin Pop Airplay chart. The album reached number one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums in the United States.
The awards show caps off the 22nd annual Billboard Latin Music Conference presented by State Farm in association with AT&T, which takes place on April 26 - 28 in Miami Beach.
Visit www.BillboardLatinConference.com for more information.