CNCO is a Latin American boy band formed on the first season of La Banda. The group is composed of Joel Pimentel, Richard Camacho, Erick Brian Colón, Christopher Vélez, and Zabdiel De Jesús. They won a five-year recording contract with Sony Music Latin after winning the first season of La Banda. The band toured with Ricky Martin and their singles, “Tan Fácil” and “Quisiera”, charted well soon after their debut.
Erick Brian Colón, Christopher Vélez, Zabdiel De Jesús, Richard Camacho and Joel Pimentel auditioned for the first season of La Banda, a televised singing competition on Univision created by Simon Cowell and Ricky Martin. They all received a ‘yes’ from the judges, Ricky Martin, Alejandro Sanz, and Laura Pausini, during auditions except Colón, though Martin saved him. CNCO released their first album in 2016, Primera Cita (First Date), produced by Wisin. Wisin spoke about their album saying, “It is a union of countries and cultures. It is what keeps us growing because the people can understand that we can unite different genres.” The album has fourteen tracks and includes an urban remix of “Tan Fácil”.
In February 2017 the band was one of four finalists in “New Artist of the Year” for the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Later that month they began their first headlining tour, Más Allá, in Cochabamba, Bolivia. For a total of 15 countries, including 40 performances in Central and South America, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. In April of that year, the group officially released the lead single from their second album, “Hey DJ”. They featured Yandel a Puerto Rican Singer they also released a solo pop version. In August, CNCO released a remixed version of “Reggaeton Lento” featuring Little Mix. Also, the group released the third single, “Mamita” from their second album. On March 3, 2018, the group released the song, “Mi Medicina,” announcing the album’s pre-order. Followed by “Bonita”, and finally “Fiesta en Mi Casa”. The music videos accompanied the songs’ releases.
April 6, 2018, they released their highly-anticipated second self-titled album, CNCO. It debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums and entered at number 33 on the Billboard 200, succeeding their debut, Primera Cita. Also, the group released “Sólo Yo”, along with its music video, to celebrate the album’s release. The music video for the fifth single “Se Vuelve Loca” was made available on July 19, with a Spanglish version being released for digital download and streaming several hours later. It reached number one on the Latin Pop Songs Chart in October 2018. The band embarked on the CNCO World Tour, starting in Guatemala. They announced shows in the United States, thus becoming their first U.S. tour.