Other top winners include Horacio Palencia, who was named regional Mexican songwriter of the year for tracks such as “Amor A Primera Visa,” “El Amor de Mi Vida” and “Escondidos.” The Mexican singer-songwriter previously received this accolade in 2016 and 2017.
Contemporary Latin songwriter of the year went to Puerto Rican star Ozuna for penning eight of BMI’s most-performed songs, including “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi” with Rosalía, “Otro Trago (Remix)” and the smash hit “China.”
Universal Music Publishing Group was named publisher of the year for representing 20 of BMI’s most-performed Latin songs of 2020 with “11PM,” “Con Altura,” “Mi Meta Contigo,” “Que Pretendes,” “Que Calor” and “Sin Memoria,” among those honored from their catalog.
“It’s an honor to pay tribute to BMI’s exceptional family of music creators for writing and producing some of the most successful songs in Latin music,” said Jesus Gonzalez, BMI’s newly-appointed vice president, creative, Latin. “From contemporary Latin to regional Mexican, these remarkable visionaries are shaping the sound of today’s Latin music and inspiring the music makers of tomorrow. Today, we applaud our winners and thank them for sharing their musical gifts, which have kept us dancing and touched our hearts during these unprecedented times.”
Check out the complete list of winners here.