CNCO is back. The band took the stage at the Watsco Center in Miami on Thursday for the 2021 Premios Juventud, in their first performance since Joel Pimentel’s departure.
Zabdiel De Jesús, Richard Camacho, Erick Brian Colón and Christopher Vélez performed a new song, “To’a La Noche”, which translates to “All Night”. Dressed in black, white and gray ensembles, the group showed that they are as coordinated as ever.
Pimentel announced in May that he was leaving the group to seek “new opportunities.”
“It is with great regret that I announce that May 14 will be my last day as a CNCO member,” Pimentel wrote, in part. “It is time for me to grow up and explore new artistic avenues, it is time to start building my own path and career. That is why I have decided to leave the band.”
Pimentel thanked the group’s legion of fans and shared: “Without you, we would not have accomplished all of the most incredible things we have accomplished in the last five years.”
He also thanked his CNCO bandmates, sharing, “I really wish you all the best as you continue the CNCO legacy. We have lived so much together that we are now one family.”
This year’s Premios Juventud are hosted by Alejandra Espinoza and more stars. Karol G and Camilo top the list of nominations with 12 nominations each, followed by J Balvin and Maluma, with 11 nominations each.
The awards show added 14 new categories this year, including Best Regional Mexican Collaboration, Best Regional Mexican Fusion, Young Female Artist / Young Male Artist, and Girl Power.
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