Bye, bye, bye: Latin American boy band CNCO loses member

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latin American boy band CNCO is downsizing.

The group introduced on its official Instagram web page Sunday that 22-year-old Joel Pimentel is leaving the band, making the profitable quintet a quartet.

“We’re unhappy to let you know that after 5 and a half unforgettable and life altering years collectively, Friday, Could 14th will probably be Joel’s final day as a member of CNCO. We would like you all to know that whereas Joel is leaving and will probably be pursuing new alternatives, we’re and can all the time be brothers. We help him in his subsequent chapter, and can all the time, most significantly, stay a household,” the assertion learn from remaining members Richard Camacho, Erick Brian Colón, Christopher Vélez and Zabdiel De Jesús.

“We all know this information is saddening and goes to be as onerous for all of you as it’s for us, however we recognize you sticking with us. Whereas it is going to be totally different, we’re so excited to proceed into this new period of CNCO, and may’t anticipate all of you to see what we now have in retailer for you!”

CNCO, whose members vary in age from 20 to 25, fashioned in 2015 on the Univision music competitors sequence “La Banda,” created by Ricky Martin and Simon Cowell. CNCO additionally introduced that the group may have its remaining efficiency as a fivesome on Friday.

“You guys are what preserve us going and have us so excited to proceed collectively stronger than ever. For that motive, we wished to present you a remaining present all collectively,” they stated of the upcoming livestreaming live performance. “We love you and can see you very quickly!”

CNCO has had main success on the Latin music charts, launching eight High 10 hits on Billboard’s Latin pop airplay chart, together with the No. 1 tunes “Reggaetón Lento (Bailemos)” and “Se Vuelve Loca.” The band’s songs have reached worldwide audiences, performing particularly nicely in nations equivalent to Colombia, Mexico, Spain and Argentina.

CNCO’s first two albums — 2016’s “Primera Cita” and 2018’s “CNCO” — debuted at No. 1 on the Latin charts and reached the High 40 on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart. The band’s newest effort, the duvet album “Déjà Vu,” was launched in February.

The group has gained a number of honors on the Latin American Music Awards, Latin Billboard Music Awards and iHeartRadio Music Awards. The band’s “MTV Unplugged at Dwelling” efficiency gained finest quarantine efficiency finally 12 months’s MTV Video Music Awards and so they had been nominated for finest new artist on the 2017 Latin Grammys.

Through the years many widespread boy bands have misplaced members. The outcomes have different — some members are changed, some teams disband and others transfer ahead. Zayn Malik left One Path in 2015 and the group continued with out him, whereas ‘N Sync by no means launched music after Justin Timberlake dropped his Grammy-winning solo debut in 2002.

In a second assertion launched to The Related Press, CNCO stated the band has “develop into a household, a brotherhood, and we wish the CNCOwners to know that can by no means change.”

“We’re stronger than ever and that is only the start for us. Now we have so many thrilling issues that we’re engaged on that will probably be popping out very quickly and we are able to’t wait to share with all of you!,” the assertion continued. “We love the CNCOwners a lot, they’re what retains us going, and that’s why we wished to present them this livestream as a present to see the 5 of us collectively one final time.”

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