Once again, the Billboard Latin Music Awards have recognized unparalleled talent in the world of alt-música Mexicana. For the second year in a row, Ivan Cornejo claimed the sought-after title of “Regional Mexican Album of the Year,” a testament to his groundbreaking debut album, "Dañado". Amidst fierce competition, Cornejo triumphed over stalwarts Peso Pluma, Fuerza Regida, and Eslabón Armado.
This recent accolade has only added to Cornejo's exhilarating momentum. When tickets went live for his homecoming show, fans rushed, ensuring a complete sell-out within the very first hour. This musical rendezvous is set for November 22 at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, California — a venue synonymous with monumental concerts, having previously hosted giants of música Mexicana such as Peso Pluma and Junior H.
But the accolades and fervor don't stop there. Cornejo's 'Terapia Tour' has been drawing crowds across the United States. On October 8, the gifted artist will mark his presence at the distinguished Austin City Limits festival, spotlighted as a “must-see” act by the Austin Chronicle. To put into perspective, this 40-show tour has already seen an impressive ticket sale count nearing 160,000 across the US and Mexico.
October looks promising for Mexican fans. They can look forward to the 'Terapia Tour' gracing Mexico City on October 10, followed by Monterrey on October 11 and concluding in Guadalajara on October 12. Earlier in August, Cornejo set Chicago alight with a packed show at Park West and an unforgettable appearance at Lollapalooza. These events were just the start of a tour that swept major US cities, from New York and Atlanta to Dallas, Houston, and back to Chicago.
Ivan Cornejo's meteoric rise can be gauged by his astonishing 1.1 billion combined streams since his 2021 debut, positioning him as one of the most streamed Latin artists in the US. Fans were recently treated to his newest single, “Aquí Te Espero.” Having started on such a high, the artist was also a prominent nominee at the 2023 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards, securing six nominations. In 2022, the Billboard Latin Music Awards further celebrated his prowess by awarding him "Debut Artist of the Year" and "Regional Mexican Album of the Year".
From heartwarming rhythms to exhilarating live shows, Ivan Cornejo's journey through the Latin music world continues to captivate and inspire. As he scales new heights, one thing is clear: the future holds boundless potential for this rising star.