New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
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
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
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.