Richard Camacho Biography

(American - Dominican Singer- Songwriter, Dancer and Member of the Latin Group ‘CNCO’)

Birthday: January 22, 1997 (Aquarius)

Born In: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Richard Camacho is a Dominican-American singer, songwriter, and dancer, who shot to fame when he successfully auditioned to become one of CNCO’s five-member band. The quintet for CNCO was selected following rigorous auditioning rounds as part of the Latin American reality show, La Banda. The top 5 contestants became the founding members of CNCO. His popularity on La Banda has translated to over 2.8 million Instagram followers and over 771k Twitter followers. Camacho, one of the members of this Latin-pop band, warmed up to music at a very early age, from the age of three to be precise. The urge to sing and compose songs as well as dance, came effortlessly, and soon became second nature, thanks to entertainer parents, one of whom excelled as a musician while the other was a champion danseuse. The CNCO’S very first single, Tan Fácil charted at the number 1 spot on Billboard’s Latin Airplay and also became the top charting single on the Latin singles chart on iTunes. Primera Cita, the group’s first studio album, endorsed by Sony Music, also coveted the crowning spot on almost all prime Latin albums listings.

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Quick Facts

Also Known As: Richard Yashel Camacho Puello

Age: 27 Years, 27 Year Old Males

Family:

siblings: Yashua Camacho

Born Country: Dominican Republic

Pop Singers American Men

Height: 5'9" (175 cm), 5'9" Males

City: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Childhood & Early Life

Richard Camacho was born on 22 January 1997, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He spent the first few years of his life in the Central American Republic before migrating to the US. He resided with his family in The Bronx, New York City.

Camacho’s parents had three sons and he was the eldest with a younger twin named Yashua Camacho who also became a professional singer. He displayed a penchant for the performing arts when he was just three. His father, an acclaimed musician and his dancer mother, greatly encouraged him to hone his singing and dancing skills.

He and his younger brother, Yashua, who shared his passion for music, spent a lot of time together fine-tuning their raw talent.

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Rise to Fame

Richard and Yashua, when they were teenagers, went together to audition in the opening season of La Banda (The Band), a televised musical competition created by Ricky Martin and Simon Cowell.

La Banda is a Latin American singing competition conceptualized by Ricky Martin, an internationally renowned singer, and Simon Phillip Cowell, a British entrepreneur, album producer, philanthropist, and reality TV judge. Simon’s SYCO Entertainment, Ricky Martin, and Saban Brands owner Haim Saban teamed up to stage the inaugural season of ‘The Band’ broadcasted on Univision’s TV channel.

The underlying objective behind staging the musical show was to pick and choose a handful of extraordinarily talented young singers who would join forces to form an iconic Latin pop band.

Yashua was eliminated in the 2nd round of the show that aired for the first time in 2015 but Richard sailed through to reach the ‘Middle Rounds’. Following the clearing of the Middle Rounds’ penultimate leg, Richard Camacho competed successfully to be selected as CNCO’s 2nd member from amongst 12 contestants.

The grand finale kicked off with pomp and gaiety where each and every finalist shared the dais with international singing sensation, Pitbull, crooning some of his top hits.

Richard impressed the judges by ably demonstrating that he was capable of singing any genre and is efficient in playing a few instruments as well as adept in dancing and composing music.

The quintet of Christopher Velez (Ecuador), Richard Camacho (Dominican Republic), Joel Pimentel (Mexico), Zabdiel de Jesus (Puerto Rico), and Erick Colon (Cuba) came together to form CNCO on 13 December 2015. The all-boys Latin American band, CNCO’s (CNCO means ‘five’ in Spanish) debut single, Tan Facil clambered to the no. 1 spot on Billboard’s Latin Airplay.

CNCO, which soon entered into a recording deal with Sony Music Latin label, was hailed as the next big thing in the Latin American music industry. The newly constituted band performed live at Univision’s year-end farewell party in Times Square, NYC that was broadcasted throughout the US.

The Latin music band bagged several awards at the 2016 Univision Youth Awards ceremony. CNCO also won numerous honors in the 2016 Latin American Music Awards presentation. That same year, the band came out with its first studio album named ‘Primera Cita.’ The album peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and sold 11k copies in its first week.

In 2018, they released their second album under the eponymous title ‘CNCO.’ The album managed to top the Billboard Top Latin Albums charts and also entered number 33 on the Billboard 200. The following year, CNCO launched their first Extended Play ‘Que Quiénes Somos.’ In 2021, they put out their third studio album under the name ‘Déjà Vu.’ The album opened to a positive reception with critics praising the harmonious reimagining and recreation of the Spanish classic hits. In 2022, the band released their fourth studio album named ‘XOXO.’ That same year, the group announced that it will be disbanding in 2023 after their final tour ‘La Ultima Cita.’

Richard Camacho has lent his vocal cords to many singles sung by CNCO including So Easy, I Would Like, To Fall in Love, and Hundred to name a few.

Personal Life

Richard has two younger brothers, Dairan and Yashua Camacho. He has a daughter named Aaliyah Sofia with Instagram star Yocelyn Alexander.

Trivia

Richard Camacho was the 2nd finalist in the La Banda show to be chosen as a CNCO band member.

He sang Sin Bandera’s track, “Enter My Life” for the La Banda audition.

He went on record by expressing that he would continue composing and recording songs with his younger twin brother Yashua if he was eliminated from La Banda.

Basketball is Camacho’s favorite sport while his food of choice is pizza.

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