Elvis Crespo & Charlie Cruz
Elvis Crespo & Charlie Cruz bring their tropical and salsa hits
to Seminole Casino Hotel
La Nueva Playa 99.3 presents Elvis Crespo and Charlie Cruz performing live in concert at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Advance general admission seating is on sale from $49, and VIP tickets are available for $89. VIP tickets include up-front, reserved seating and courtesy beer and wine bar. Attendees in the VIP section must be 21 years of age. Tickets are available by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX or online at www.moreinparadise.com.
With a career spanning over two decades beginning with his record-breaking debut album “Suavemente,” Elvis Crespo continues to leave his mark in the music industry with 27 Billboard charted hit singles under his belt. “Suavemente” reached #1 on five Billboard charts, and two of its singles, “Tu Sonrisa” and “Suavemente,” would become massive global hits. “Suavemente” went #1 on the Billboard “Hot Latin Songs” chart and remained there for seven weeks, becoming the longest-lasting Tropical song at the top of a national chart list. Crespo made history by becoming the first Tropical genre artist on the Sony artist roster to sell over a million copies in the United States and over four million worldwide.
In 2018, Elvis Crespo united with renowned DJ Steve Aoki and Latin superstar Daddy Yankee on Aoki’s first-ever Spanish Language dance track, “Azukita.” The track received multiple gold and platinum records worldwide, surpassed 42 million streams on YouTube and received a Latin American Music Award nomination for “Favorite Tropical Song” in 2018. Crespo would also earn a 2018 Latin Grammy® nomination for his album “Diomedizao” in the “Best Contemporary Tropical Album” category. The album debuted #1 on iTunes in the United States and Puerto Rico. To close the year, Crespo returned to his roots and released the merengue-infused single “Ella me beso,” which climbed into the Top 25 of Billboard’s “Latin Airplay” charts.
Charlie Cruz is one of the new stars of the salsa music genre. When Cruz was 10 years old, his musical career started by singing backup for the orchestra of his father, Fonzy Cruz. When the younger Cruz decided to move to Puerto Rico to be closer to his family and musical roots, he entered the salsa scene, working for two years as a vocalist in Domingo Quiñones’ orchestra. His life changed drastically when he was invited to perform at a concert and share the stage with top acts like Gilberto Santa Rosa, Victor Manuelle and Tito Nieves. As a result of this performance, he was signed by Sir George Records. Under this label, he produced such hits as "Bombon de Azucar" and "Amarte es un problema." "Dejala que Baile," the first single off “Mas de mi,” features an upbeat, catchy flavor that will have every salsa fan swinging their hips on the dance floor.
On his second release as a soloist, Cruz hit the international scene with his album “Imaginate.” With the WEA Latina label, the production was helped by Sergio George who directed and arranged. In that album, Cruz was co- songwriter of “Y gritaré,” together with Guadalupe García and Sergio George. His latest release is “Asi Soy” featured the song “Hoy es el Dia.”