Meet the artists performing at the Billboard Latin Music Week Opening Showcase

The first day of Billboard Latin Music Weekon Sept. 26, closes with a bang.

The opening showcase, presented by AP Global Music and powered by EMM, will feature performances by up-and-coming Latin urban acts like Joonti, Bernier, Gonza and Venesti. The intimate show is set to take place at the Faena Theater in Miami on Monday from 9:30am-11:30pm (local time).

The AP Global Music showcase is the first of a packed series of events, including superstar concerts by Camilo, Bizarre rap, Elena Rose, Ozuna and Mariah Angeliq. BRESH will host the ultimate closing party at Oasis in Miami’s artsy Wynwood neighborhood.


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The 32nd edition of Latin Music Week, the longest-running Latin music industry gathering in the world, will be packed with back-to-back performances by artists such as Chiquis, Ivy Queen, Camilo, Romeo Santos, Maluma, Grupo Firme and Chayanneto name a few, during the week at Miami’s Faena Forum.

For 30 years, Billboard Latin Music Week has been the longest-running and largest Latin music industry gathering in the world. It will also match with 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards on Sept. 29, in Miami. The Billboard Latin Music Awards will air live on Telemundo and will also be simulcast on the Spanish entertainment cable network, Universo, and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional.


Bernier (real name: Edgar Joel Bernier Rodríguez) is a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter who is carving a path for himself in urban space. In 2017 he started his career by posting freestyle sessions on Facebook and a year later he released his debut single via Soundcloud and subsequently signed a label deal with the indie NVIVO MUSIC.


Hailing from Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, Pablo Ernesto Gonzalez Vega “Gonza” was inspired by his parents who loved listening to salsa to pursue a career in music. In 2022, Gonza signed with AP Global Music and will release new music soon.


Jonathan Andrés Pagán Vélez, alias Joonti, is a singer-songwriter from Puerto Rico. He started his career in 2019 by uploading freestyle sessions on Instagram. He has since released a handful of singles, including his latest, “Daño Collateral.”


Faiber Steven Caicedo Castro, better known as VENETI, is an urban singer-songwriter and music producer. The Colombian artist made AP Global Music’s 2021 list.

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