Marc Anthony, Gerardo Ortiz, Laura Pausini and Chiquis Rivera in the special 'Detrás de la Fama'
Miami – April 8, 2014 – Rashel Diaz, co-host of Telemundo’s morning show Un Nuevo Dia will host “Detras de la Fama,” a special one-hour show featuring rare in-depth interviews and unforgettable moments with some of the most controversial, interesting and popular artists of our time. In a unique opportunity to get to know the person behind the image, the special will feature Gerardo Ortiz, Marc Anthony, Chiquis Rivera and Laura Pausini. “Detras de la fama” is a prelude to the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm,® and is set to broadcast Saturday April 19 at 8pm ET/7c and 10pm PT on Telemundo. For exclusive content about this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards, please visit Telemundo.com/PremiosBillboard. Fans can also follow the excitement via: Facebook.com/LatinBillboards, Twitter.com/LatinBillboards and Instagram.com/LatinBillboards, using #Billboards2014 and #DetrasDeLaFama.
Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, actor, TV and music producer, Marc Anthony, recently traveled to the Dominican Republic to inaugurate the Orfanato Niños de Cristo in La Romana, the first orphanage to benefit from his Maestro Cares Foundation. During his stay in that country, the artist opened up the doors of his new home to the cameras of “Detras de la Fama” for a rare view into his intimate life. In a provocative interview, in which he revealed himself like never before, Marc Anthony talks about his upbringing, his love for music and acting, and his passions; everything that makes up his true essence. The biggest-selling salsa artist of all time, has reached the No. 1 spot on the Tropical Airplay chart 23 times, and has eight No. 1s on the Top Latin Albums chart. He is up for 15 Billboard Latin Music awards this year.
After a controversial three-year self-imposed exile, “The son of Sinaloa,” Gerardo Ortiz, returns to his native Mexico for a tour of his 2013 album "Archivos de mi vida.” It is precisely during this triumphant return that Gerardo Ortiz welcomed “Detras de la Fama” in Monterrey, Mexico, for a light-hearted interview in which the sex symbol opens up and reveals how far his adoring fans are willing to go just to get a piece of him. Up for five Billboard Latin Music Awards this year, Ortiz has posted three No. 1s on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart, and six top 10s. His hit single “Solo Vine a Despedirme” spent 12 weeks atop the chart in 2012, and most recently his track “Mujer de Piedra” logged three weeks at No. 1 in February 2014. He has five No. 1s on Top Latin Albums, including his latest set, “Archivos De Mi Vida” which spent a week at the top in December 2013.
Following the legendary footsteps of her late mother, Chiquis Rivera, now a recording artist, has a long road ahead. The daughter of the famous regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera, who is up for eight Billboard Latin Music Awards this year, invited the cameras of “Detras de la fama” into her late mother’s home to speak candidly about the success of Jenni and how she is continuing her mother’s legacy. The “Chiquis Confidential” reality star speaks about the difficult challenges after her mother’s passing, and how, like her mother, she has a fighting spirit that has allowed her to move on with her life and career.
Multi-award-winning Italian pop music icon, singer-songwriter and record producer Laura Pausini is currently in the midst of her “Greatest Hits World Tour,” which began last December. During her stop in New York she welcomed “Detras de la Fama,” and in a unique interview that shows the person behind the artist, she opens up her heart to tell all. Laura Pausini speaks about her beginnings, her loves, her fears, and how a betrayal propelled her into stardom. Pausini has enjoyed multiple stints atop the Billboard charts with 10 top 10 titles on the Latin Pop Albums chart. She has placed four singles atop the Latin Pop Airplay chart, and her recent single with Alejandro Sanz, “Viveme” reached No. 9 in January 2014; while her newest single with Marc Anthony “Se Fue” continues to climb the charts.
“Detras de la Fama” is a prelude to the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm, which will broadcast live on Telemundo April 24 at 7pm/6c. The longest-running and most prestigious Latin music awards show will feature performances by Andrea Bocelli, Laura Pausini, Ricky Martin, David Bisbal, Juanes, Luis Fonsi, Marc Anthony, Prince Royce, Franco de Vita, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene Camacho, and Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizarraga, among others to be announced.
The awards show culminates the Billboard Latin Music Conference presented by State Farm® in Association with Pepsi, taking place on April 21 - 24 at the JW Marriot Marquis in Miami, Florida. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Conference is the longest-running and most prestigious event in the world dedicated to Latin music. The event unites today’s top Latin music artists, key Latin music industry influencers and marketing leaders for four days of provocative presentations, panel discussions, exclusive Q&A’s with the hottest artists, compelling case studies, cutting-edge artist showcases, and exclusive networking events. Attendees will also have access to new panels, the new Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards Powered by CLIO and Hosted by Telemundo and mun2, the Billboard En Concierto series and the Billboard Latin Music Conference 25th Anniversary Concert. For details on The Billboard Latin Music Conference, visit: BillboardLatinConference.com.
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