Joel Pimental Announces He's Leaving CNCO After This Week

Joel Pimental Announces He's Leaving CNCO After This Week

CNCO is losing a member…

Joel Pimental announced on Sunday (May 9) that he is leaving the Latin music group at the end of this week.

The 22-year-old singer shared the news in a note to fans on Instagram. Click inside to see what he said…

“First of all, I wanna thank the CNCOwners for truly being the best and most loyal fans that anyone could wish to have. Without you, we wouldn’t have accomplished all of the most amazing things we have over the past 5 years. It is with a heavy heart that I announce that May 14th, will be my last day as a member of CNCO,” he wrote.

“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,” he added about going solo.

“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,” Joel said. “This next Friday May 14th we will perform the five of us, one last time, for our global livestream concert event.”

“I can’t wait to share my new project with y’all. This is just a new beginning.”

The band also shared a statement on their group account, which you can see below.

CNCO first formed in 2015 when they auditioned separately for La Banda. They competed throughout the competition with other singers before forming CNCO on the finale of the competition on December 13, 2015. They have since grown a very huge fan base, and have accumulated massive success, even winning a plethora of awards, including multiple Latin American Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and Premios Juventud awards.

The guys have released four albums together, most recently their album of covers, DΓ©jΓ  Vu, which came out this past February.

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