American-Mexican Singer Joel Pimentel Parts Ways With Boy Band CNCO

by Helvine Achieng
May 12, 2021

Twenty-two-year-old Joel Pimentel is leaving CNCO after five and a half years together. The singer decided to part ways with the'‘ReggaetónLento" hitmakers – which includes Christopher Vélez, Erick Brian Colón, Zabdiel De Jesús and Richard Camacho – to pursue" "new opportunities", but he has vowed that the group will always be like "brothers to him".

Taking to social media, particularly Twitter, the remaining boy band members shared a statement, which read,

"We're sad to tell you that after five and a half unforgettable and life-changing years together, Friday, May 14 will be Joel's Last Day as a member of CNCO. We want you all to know that while Joel is leaving and will be pursuing new opportunities, we are and will always be brothers. We support him in his next chapter and will always, most importantly, remain a family. We know this news is saddening and is going to be as hard for all of you as it is for us, but we appreciate you sticking with us. While it will be different, we are so excited to continue into this new era of CNCO, and can't wait for all of you to see what we have in store for you!

"You guys are what keep us going and have us so excited to continue together stronger than ever. For that reason, we wanted to give you a final gift all together. On Friday, we will perform, the five of us, one last tialtogetherlobal livestream concert event".

He added,

"It's time for me to grow and explore new artistic avenues, it's time to start building my own path and career. This is why I've decided to leave the band. To Erick, Chris, Richard and Zabdiel, I truly wish you the best as you continue on with the CNCO legacy. We've lived through so much together that we're family now. I can't wait to share my new project with y'all. This is just a new beginning".

CNCO is a Latin American boy band based in Miami. They won a five-year recording contract with Sony Music Latin after becoming the winning competitors of the first season of La Banda.