Camila To Perform At Hispanic Heritage Awards In Washington DC
"Alejate De Mi" #1 for 2nd week on Billboard Latin Pop Airplay Chart
Mexican superstar songwriters/performers CAMILA have been invited to perform at the 24th Hispanic Heritage Awards at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on September 29th. The Hispanic Heritage Awards (www.hispanicheritage.org) were created in 1986 by the White House as a vehicle to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrate Latino excellence, leadership and accomplishment in various fields. Camila has been very active on behalf of children’s causes and were honored to be a part of an evening during which Hispanic achievers will be honored for their accomplishments and community contributions.
Camila is Latin music’s biggest success story of the new decade, and their success is global. In the US, their newest album Dejarte de Amar debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Latin Album Chart, stayed there for two weeks, and has been in the Top 3 for 28 straight weeks. It was certified Platinum in the U.S. a week ago. The first single from the album “Mientes”, was #1 for 10 weeks on the US pop charts and for 13 weeks in Mexico. Their newest single, “Alejate de Mi”, is #l for a second week on the Latin Pop Airplay Chart. They are the only group to maintain two singles at the same time in the Top 5 Pop Chart and the General Chart. Dejarte de Amar is already Platinum in US, triple Platinum in Mexico, Platinum in Venezuela and Gold in Chile and Colombia.
Last week in Guadalajara, Camila took home 7 awards, more than any other artist, at the 2010 Monitor Latino Awards. The band won in all top categories, including: Album of the Year; Hot Song of the Year; Group Album of the Year; Popular Vote of the Year; Group Song of the Year; Group of the Year; and Composer of the Year.
The first leg of Camila’s Dejarte de Amar tour was a huge success with sold out shows in Puerto Rico, Miami, New York, Chicago, L.A., SF and acclaimed as “one of the best shows of 2010”. Their critically acclaimed Camilla MTV Unplugged will air in the U.S. on September l5, and in Mexico & Colombia on August 27, and in Argentina on September 3.