2 March, 2021Print
Decoding “Despacito:” An Oral History Of Latin Music Out TodayBillboard V.P Leila Cobo Gives A BTS Look At The Biggest Latin Hits Around The Globe
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A Fulbright scholar from Cali, Colombia, Leila Cobo is VP/Latin Industry Lead for Billboard as well as a classical pianist, successful novelist and biographer.
She is one of the world’s leading experts in Latin music. Under her tenure, Billboard has become the single, most read source of Latin music in the world, with Billboard’s Latin content garnering over 2 million unique visits per month on Billboard.com. Leila also programs the yearly Billboard Latin Music Week, the most prestigious and largest gathering for the industry in the world.
Among many accolades, Leila received the 2020 “Wonder Women of Latin Music” award from the LAMC; the “Music Industry Trailblazer” award from the TJ Martell foundation in 2019: and was named an inaugural “Leading Latin Lady” by the Latin Grammys in 2017. Last year, she was one of Hola! Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Women. She was also named Mujer Imagen by Imagen Magazine and one of the top 25 Latin Women in Media by Latina Magazine.
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