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CNCO Share Their Biggest Dreams, Favorite To-Go Meal & More

CNCO Share Their Biggest Dreams, Favorite To-Go Meal & More

CNCO was formed back in December 2015, and the boy band surived through many artistic tests in front of superstars Laura Pausini, Alejandro Sanz and Ricky Martin on the Univision reality show La Banda. Since then, Erick, Joel, Zabdiel, Richard and Christopher have been working nonstop. At the moment they are in the final stage of their second album, set to be released in April.

What have these guys achieved on the Billboard charts since they became a group? They debuted of No. 1 on Top Latin Albums with Primera Cita and also have had five chart entries on Hot Latin Songs, two of which went top 10: “Tan Facil” peaked to No. 5 on May 14, 2016, and “Reggaeton Lento (Bailemos),” featuring Little Mix, peaked at No. 6 on April 8, 2017. Last year, CNCO won three Billboard Latin Music Awards, including artist of the year, debut.

What will they offer in 2018?  During a conversation with Billboard, CNCO spoke about their new music video for “Mamita,” which is No. 36 on Hot Latin Songs (chart dated Feb. 3), their plans for the new album and about their four iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations.

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Also, the guys shared with Billboard some personal details, such as who they admire, favorite meal when they are touring and their biggest dreams.

Meet the CNCO members below:

RICHARD CAMACHO

Country:  Dominican Republic

Favorite boy band: *NSYNC and Boyz II Men

Describe your life as CNCO member in one word: Great

Craziest CNCO member: Christopher & Erick

Who inspires you to pursue music: My parents

Favorite mainstream artist: Chris Brown & Justin Timberlake

Favorite to-go meal: Pizza

Biggest dream: Continue living this dream [as CNCO singer] and be able to provide what my family needs.

ERICK BRIAN COLON

Country:  Cuba

Favorite boy band: Backstreet Boys

Describe your life as CNCO member in one word: Wonderful

Craziest CNCO member: Me

Who inspires you to pursue music: My mom

Favorite mainstream artist: Bruno Mars, Selena Gomez and Shawn Mendes

Favorite to-go meal: Always Cuban dishes.

Biggest dream: Help my family and return them all they’ve done for me.

JOEL PIMENTEL

Country:  USA (Mexican-American)

Favorite boy band: The Beatles and *NSYNC

Describe your life as CNCO member in one word: Blessed

Craziest CNCO member: Erick

Who inspires you to pursue music: My grandfather

Favorite mainstream artist: Ed Sheeran

Favorite to-go meal: It is not a specific meal, but I always carry a bottle of “chile”.

Biggest dream: To be able to do what I love.

ZABDIEL DE JESUS

Country:  Puerto Rico

Favorite boy band: *NSYNC

Describe your life as CNCO member in one word: 180 degrees

Craziest CNCO member: All of us

Who inspires you to pursue music: My family, my dad is a guitarist.

Favorite mainstream artist: Sam Smith, Adele

Favorite to-go meal: Pizza

Biggest dream: To inspire youth.

CHRISTOPHER VELEZ

Country:  Ecuador

Favorite boy band: Backstreet Boys

Describe your life as CNCO member in one word: Unique

Craziest CNCO member: Erick

Who inspires you to pursue music: Sin Banderas

Favorite mainstream artist: Camila Cabello and Bruno Mars

Favorite to-go meal: Rice, meat, and fries.

Biggest dream: To see my family happy with no concerns.

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