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Leila Cobo is a vice president and the Latin industry lead at Billboard. She’s the organizer and host of Billboard’s annual Latin Music Conference, and was host of Estudio Billboard, a weekly interview show. Before joining Billboard, she wrote for the Los Angeles Times and the Miami Herald. Cobo was a concert pianist before devoting herself to full-time journalism.
She has written several novels and non-fiction books, including Jenni Rivera: The Incredible Story of a Warrior Butterfly (2013), a biography of the regional Mexican music star. Decoding Despacito: An Oral History of Latin Music’s Greatest Hits was published in 2021.
Areas of Expertise: Latin music, classical music, pop culture, piano, entertainment and TV, Colombia
Location: Miami, Fla.
Heard on NPR: Tell Me More: Calle 13 Sweeps Latin Grammy Nominations
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