Artists Carla Morrison, Olga Tañon, America Sierra and Kany Garcia Set for 'Latin’s Leading Ladies' Panel at 2013 Billboard Latin Music Conference
2012 Latin Grammy revelation Carla Morrison, tropical superstar Olga Tañon, Regional Mexican composer and 3Ball MTY vocalist America Sierra, and Puerto Rican pop singer/songwriter Kany Garcia will represent the current strength of Latin music’s female voice when they come together for the Latin’s Leading Ladies panel at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards Presented by State Farm® in Association with Pepsi. Registration information can be found at www.BillboardLatinConference.com.
The gathering of bold women artists, part of a wave of Latinas who are changing he sound and look of women in music, will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami, where the conference will take place from April 22 to 25. Billboard’s Associate Editor for Latin Music Justino Aguila will moderate the panel.
“In the past 12 months, Latin female artists have emerged with out-of-the box musical and business proposals that are redefining the Latin music landscape. This panel brings together established and emerging acts from multiple genres that are making a difference,” said Leila Cobo, executive director of Latin Content and Programming for Billboard.
Singer/songwriter America Sierra has been praised as one of the most
talented Regional Mexican artists today. Her young, but successful
career has been on the rise thanks to hits like “Mienteme,” “Solo Tu,”
“El Ultimo Boton” and her collaboration with 3BallMTY and El Bebeto on
the No. 1 Billboard Latin Airplay smash “Intentalo.” She has been
honored with three Billboard Mexican Music Awards and is competing for
four Billboard Latin Music Awards, including Song of the Year and
Regional Mexican Song of the Year; with “Intentalo.”
Indie singer Carla Morrison has become one of the rising stars in Latin music. Her debut album, Dejenme Llorar,
released on March 2012, won her two Latin Grammys and a Grammy
nomination. Additionally, her music videos have become a viral sensation
with over 14 million views of the album’s title track on YouTube.
Multi-platinum artist Olga Tañon is one of the most acclaimed female acts in Latin music. Throughout her career, spanning more than 30 years, Olga successfully reinvented her style from Merengue and Tropical sounds to becoming a Latin Pop super star. Since the launch of her solo career, Tañon has been a regular staple on the Billboard Latin music charts; holding the record for the most appearances on the Tropical Airplay chart among all female artists, with 41, including her most recent single “Mala.” She has been the recipient of five Grammy awards, two Latin Grammys and five Billboard Latin Music Awards, including the Spirit of Hope in 1999.
In just six years of professional career and three studio albums,
Kany Garcia’s music has been recognized with two Billboard Latin Music
Awards and two Latin Grammys. Recently, she produced and wrote the
entire album of Puerto Rican singer Christian Daniel and collaborated
with artists such as Gilberto Santa Rosa and Franco de Vita. Her latest
album, Kany Garcia, was released in July 2012 and debuted atop Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums chart.
Garcia, Carla Morrison, America Sierra and Olga Tañon join previously
announced stars such as multi-platinum artist, social media maven and
entrepreneur Don Omar, Colombian superstar Carlos Vives, the Queen of
Latin pop, Gloria Estefan, and a lineup of key industry leaders who are
also scheduled to participate in the conference.
Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards Presented by State Farm® in
Association with Pepsi features three days of provocative presentations
and panel discussions, exclusive Q&A’s, never-before-heard case
studies from the biggest brands and digital marketers; cutting-edge
artist showcases featuring some of the hottest acts; access to parties
all week long, and networking opportunities with senior executives and
artists who are moving the industry forward, and the Billboard Latin
Music Marketing Awards Sponsored by Telemundo and mun2. Registration to
the Conference also includes tickets to Billboard En Concierto -- a
multi-market concert series featuring 3BallMTY and Tito El Bambino, The
Billboard BASH -- a pre-Billboard Latin Music Awards party featuring
performances by some of this year’s finalists, and The Billboard Latin
Music Awards Presented by State Farm. The awards show, produced and
broadcast live by Telemundo, celebrates the best in Latin music and
features an impressive line-up of Latin superstars. The Billboard Latin
Music Awards is the only recognitionthat truly reflects the best in
Latin music, as determined by actual sales and radio play.
Judy Cantor-Navas | March 26, 2013 5:35 PM EDT