From leader to legend, Yandel wants everyone to see his incredible journey to delivering an unforgettable concert. HBO LATINO, HBO’s dedicated Spanish-language premium channel, announces the highly-anticipated, Yandel: Legacy-De Lider a Leyenda Tour acquired from Sony Music Latin is a presentation of HBO Latino Concerts, premiering Friday, April 10th at 8PM ET/7CT. The special, Yandel: Camino al Concierto, will air at 7:30PM ET/6:30PM CT leading up to the concert.
Filmed in Puerto Rico last fall, the 90-minute concert special captures the essence of Yandel’s sizzling new solo act. Surrounding his landmark sold-out performance at Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, watch Yandel and his legion of musical collaborators explode with euphoric energy, igniting the stage with reggaeton anthems from his multiplatinum-selling discography and hits off his Latin Grammy-nominated, certified-gold solo album, De Lider a Leyenda (From Leader to Legend), which was released late 2013 and debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Top Latin Albums chart.
HBO Latino invites viewers on a journey to Puerto Rico, where he candidly reflects upon the ascension of his career, giving fans an exclusive, all-access pass to meet Yandel, the man, musician, entrepreneur and leader. Fellow trailblazing reggeatoneros such as Wisin, Tego Calderon, Farruko and tropical music kings like Gilberto Santa Rosa, who have each inspired or collaborated with the thriving soloist, are just some of the featured musicians, who make cameos in support of Yandel’s concert preparation. Along with this special, all-access pass, HBO Latino will be releasing five one-minute webisodes titled Marcando Territorio, of extra behind-the-scenes footage that will be released leading up to the premiere of the concert special.
An exciting time for the reggeaton heavyweight, after his incredible triumph as a solo artist in 2014, Yandel just released a second solo album, Legacy: De Lider a Leyenda Tour Deluxe Version in February 2015. Already a friend to the HBO brand, he recently lent his lyrical skills to the Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2, the soundtrack compilation with “Marcando Territorio,” for HBO’s ground-breaking series Game of Thrones.
The 2015 premiere of Yandel: Legacy- De Lider A Leyenda Tour and Yandel: Camino al Concierto is the first installment representing reggeaton and the Urban Latino genre, marking a full circle for the HBO Latino Concerts portfolio, which has already enjoyed success with riveting specials about internationally acclaimed Hispanic artists such as Romeo Santos (The King Stays King), Carlos Santana (Live it to Believe it, Live From Mexico), Thalia (Viva Tour En Vivo) andReik (En Vivo Desde El Auditorio Nacional). Each HBO Latino Concertsspecial (except for Romeo Santos) is available for 24-7 viewing on HBO On Demand and HBO GO within the “Documentaries” categories.
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HBO Latino is a dedicated Spanish-language premium channel that delivers compelling and relevant programming to the U.S. Latino market. Exclusive to the channel are the regular U.S. premieres of Spanish-language series, films, and documentaries acquired from North America, Latin America, Spain and Caribbean, as well as original short-form programming. HBO Latino additionally offers the best Hollywood movies and HBO original programming from the network’s main channel in Spanish. HBO Latino is included with an HBO subscription.
Born Llandel Veguilla Malave Salazar on January 14, 1977 and raised in Cayey, Puerto Rico, Yandel began his career in 1995. He formed Wisin & Yandel together with Wisin (Juan Luis Morera Luna) in 1998, before delivering Los Reyes del Nuevo Milenio, their debut album in 2000. That album’s titleâ€””Kings of The New Millennium”â€”proved to be true to life, as their nine studio LPs have collectively sold more than 20 million copies. Through 15 years, he has collaborated with the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Akon, R. Kelly, 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Eve, Nelly Furtado, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias. Legacy: De Lider a Leyenda Tour Deluxe Version, which Sony released last month, marks Yandel’s second solo album. As a solo artist, Yandel has more than 7 million likes on Facebook, and upwards of 585,000Twitter followers. For more information on Yandel visit: www.yandellaleyenda.com
About Sony Music US Latin:
Sony Music US Latin, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment, is the leading Latin music company overseeing the U.S. and Puerto Rico and home to the most prolific artists in the Latin genre.
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