“This year’s H2O Music Festival lineup truly acknowledges our audience’s vast array of musical tastes,” said Evan Harrison, executive vice president of Content &...Expand
“This year’s H2O Music Festival lineup truly acknowledges our audience’s vast array of musical tastes,” said Evan Harrison, executive vice president of Content & Entertainment, Univision Radio. “From Regional Mexican to R&B & Pop — from Hip Hop innovators to emerging pop stars, August 17 will solidify our music series as a unique and one-of-a-kind event for Hispanic America.”
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST will serve as co-headliners of the H2O Music Festival and confirmed artists include ROBERTO TAPIA, NE-YO, PRINCE ROYCE, LA SANTA CECILIA andFRANKIE J. The second co-headliner as well as additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
Formed in the late 1980s, A TRIBE CALLED QUEST (ATCQ) is one of the most critically acclaimed hip-hop groups of the century. The group consists of four members: Q-tip, Phife Dog, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi. ATCQ are noted for their classic records including “Bonita Applebum” and “Can I Kick It?” as well as “Scenario,” recognized by Time Magazine as one of the ALL-TIME Top 100 Songs.
ROBERTO TAPIA is one of today’s most popular Regional Mexican artists. His recent uplifting and inspirational tracks have attracted a younger and more alternative audience than other traditional artists in his genre. Tapia’s album “El Muchacho” most recently reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums and his single, “Mirando Al Cielo,” held strong as the No. 1 Hit Single on Billboard’s Hot Latin Tracks for more than 10 weeks.
Award-winning singer, composer, producer, and actor NE-YO (born Shaffer C. Smith) is a talent sought by many artists. With more than 10 million albums sold worldwide, NE-YO has also written and produced hits for a string of stars including Rihanna, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Carrie Underwood and Celine Dion among others. His latest album “R.E.D.,” an acronym for Realizing Every Dream, was released to critical acclaim spawning hits such as lead single “Let Me Love You” and the latest “Should Be You.”
PRINCE ROYCE is “the most successful new Latin act in recent years” according to Billboard Magazine. His self-titled debut album has been certified triple platinum in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and quadruple platinum in Chile. The twenty-four year old has recorded hit songs with superstars Maná, Daddy Yankee and Thalia, and toured the U.S. with Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull. Prince Royce is a three-time Latin GRAMMY nominee and has won 12 Latin Billboard awards, 13 Premio Lo Nuestro awards and 12 Premios Juventud awards. With 10 nominations, he is currently the top artist nominated for the 2013 Premios Juventud Awards Show. Royce garnered the Latin Billboard’s Songwriter of the Year Award in 2012, becoming the youngest person to receive the recognition and was recently awarded BMI’s Songwriter of the Year Award.
Latin GRAMMY nominated, alternative band LA SANTA CECILIA takes their name from the patron saint of music and is the epitome of our new bi-cultural generation — fully immersed in the modern music and art of the country many have called home since their youngest days, while adventurously fusing together a new sound that also pays homage to the rich traditions of their Mexican heritage. La Santa Cecilia consists of accordionist and requintero Jose Carlos, bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez, and lead vocalist La Marisoul, whose captivating voice sings about love, loss and heartbreak.
Multi-platinum recording artist FRANKIE J returns to the charts with his top 10 hit “No Quiero Ver Con Él” and early single “Tienes Que Creer En Mi” from his forthcoming album “Faith, Hope y Amor.” After selling more than 5 million albums and singles worldwide, Frankie’s return includes a successful tour with Jennifer Lopez & Enrique Iglesias.
The H2O Music Series celebrates Hispanics who live in a bilingual, bicultural world and includes a collection of Private Concerts and the H2O Music Festival in Los Angeles. Artists whom have participated in the Private Concert series include Carlos Vives and Enrique Iglesias with opening acts Leslie Grace, and Jessica Sanchez, respectively.