Who is Richard Camacho?

Richard Yashel Camacho Puello was born on 22 January 1997, in New York City, USA, and is a singer, best known for being a member of the Latin boy band CNCO. The band was formed through the music competition show “La Banda”, and has achieved a lot of success, having chart-topping releases.

The Net Worth of Richard Camacho

As of early-2020, Richard Camacho’s net worth is estimated to be over $600,000, earned largely through a successful career in the music industry with CNCO – the band in its entirety has a combined net worth of around $3 million.

His fame has led him to numerous opportunities, including sponsorships, and other projects.

Early Life and La Banda

Richard grew up with some familiarity of the entertainment industry, as his father worked as a cameraman while having a side job as a musician. His mother, on the other hand, was a dancer. At a young age, he learned both how to sing and dance alongside a younger twin brother named Yashua. He also has another younger brother who shared his interests. As his love for music grew, he aspired to make it big as a music star.

He participated in the show called “La Banda”, a singing competition created by Simon Cowell and Ricky Martin. The goal of the show was to create a new Latin boy band out of the many auditioning hopefuls. He joined during the first season when there were around 40 participants of various descent, stemming from the Latin Americas. He and his twin joined the show as a singing/songwriting duo, however, Yashua was eliminated in the second round, and Richard continued without him. He reached the finals and was named as one of the winners, being chosen as the second member of the group CNCO.

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CNCO Beginnings

Camacho joined Christopher Velez, Zabdiel De Jesus, Joel Pimentel, and Erick Brian Colon as the band CNCO. The name is a play on the Latin word Cinco which means five, a reference to the members of the group. Following their formation, music publications started to take notice as they showcased talents comparable to that of an earlier Cowell project in One Direction. Camacho already had a bit of experience working with De Jesus as they were paired in the same band early on in “La Banda”.

Their win on the show meant that they got a recording contract with Sony Music Latin, and were quickly signed to a five-year deal.

Ricky Martin became their representative, while rapper Wisin began working with them for their first release. They made their first public performance during the Univision Feliz 2016 New Year’s celebration, performing the song “Devuelveme Mi Corazon” which was the final song they performed in “La Banda”. Early the following year, they released their debut single “Tan Facil” which topped the US iTunes Latino charts, and led them to their first concert held at Miami Beach.

Tours and Albums

CNCO started touring as an opening act for Ricky Martin, with the group holding performances in both North and South America.

They released their second single “Quisiera”, and then won five awards during the Premios Juventud, an awards show held for Spanish-speaking celebrities. Their fan base was growing quickly, and after just a few months, they released their first album – “Primera Cita” – which means the First Date in English. The album was noted for its mixture of cultures, as each member of the band was from a different upbringing. They released the music video for the single “Para Enamorarte” and fans were given a chance to participate, as seen at the end of that video.

In 2017, CNCO became a finalist for the New Artist of the Year during the Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Following their achievement, they began their first headlining tour, across 15 countries around the world, mostly in South America. They then teased a second album with the release of the single “Hey DJ” and “Mamita” – this self-titled album was released by the middle of 2018, and it quickly topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. They then held their first World Tour, visiting Guatemala, the US, and other countries.

Recent Projects

After being managed for around three years, CNCO left the care of Ricky Martin and signed with Walker Kolm Entertainment, a company known for managing artists such as Wisin. In 2019 they released their first ‘Spanglish’ single called “Pretend”, which featured samples of the song “Rhythm of the Night”.

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They performed during the Teen Choice Awards 2019, and won the award for Choice Latin Artist. A few months later, they announced their first extended play (EP) called “Que Quienes”, and began promoting their upcoming release through a single called “Ya Tu Sabes”.

They then released the single “La Ley”, and promoted their music through YouTube. The EP was released later in the year, containing seven tracks, and debuted in the top spot of the Latin Pop Albums Billboard chart. Following its release, the group worked with another boy band called PRETTYMUCH for the single “Me Necesita”. They also performed during the year’s Latin American Music Awards, winning two awards during the event.

They were also featured in the song “Como Asi” by Lali Esposito, and partnered with Forever 21 for a clothing campaign. One of their latest projects is a new tour called Press Start which will see them perform in locations such as San Juan, Puerto Rico and Chicago, Illinois.

Personal Life

Camacho was previously in a relationship with the Instagram model Yocelyn Alexander. She has over 200,000 followers on site, and is the owner of a beauty bar in Orlando, Florida. The couple has a child together, but fans have noticed that the two stopped posting pictures of each other in 2018. While they have been quiet on their relationship, the couple is likely no longer together – Yocelyn posts photos of herself alongside their child, though the father is nowhere to be seen.

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