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Los Tigres Del Norte Honored as Icons at 14th Annual BMI Latin Music Awards

Posted in News on March 24, 2007

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Songwriter Of The Year Accolades Go To Wisin & Yandel, Francisco Saldaña “Luny” And Manuel Eduardo Toscano

‘La Tortura’ Takes Song Of The Year And Ringtone Of The Year Awards; EMI-Blackwood Music Inc. Named Latin Publisher Of The Year

BMI held its 14th annual Latin Music Awards tonight, with top honors going to BMI Icons Los Tigres del Norte; Songwriters of the Year Juan Luis Morera Luna and Llandel Veguilla Malavé of duo Wisin & Yandel, songwriter/producer Francisco Saldaña “Luny” of producing duo Luny Tunes and corrido master Manuel Eduardo Toscano (SACM); Song of the Year “La Tortura” written by Shakira and Luis F. Ochoa; and Publisher of the Year EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Assistant Vice President, Latin Music, Delia Orjuela, the awards were held at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas. The black-tie dinner honored the writers and publishers of the past year’s 50 most performed Latin songs on U.S. radio and television.

A highlight of the evening was the presentation and musical tribute to legendary norteño group Los Tigres del Norte. Honored as Icons, they were presented silver BMI Icon buckets for their “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” The longest-running and most influential Norteño music group in the history of the genre, “Los Jefes de Jefes” (“the bosses of the bosses,” the nickname affectionately given to them by their loyal fans) are renowned for their “corridos,” which depict timeless stories of the Mexican people and culture as well as the lives and struggles of Hispanic immigrants in the United States. They join an elite list of previous BMI Icons that includes Juan Luis Guerra, Carlos Santana, Crosby, Stills & Nash, James Brown, Dolly Parton and Brian Wilson.

The group was honored with an all-star musical tribute. Mexican pop singer Reyli performed “La Puerta Negra,” Regional Mexican singer-songwriter Mariano Barba covered “Ya Te Velé” and Latin pop singer Christian Castro belted out “Golpes En El Corazón.” Los Tigres themselves also jumped up onstage to perform a medley of their songs for the standing-room-only house.

  • Los Tigres Del Norte
  • Shakira
  • Luny

BMI’s Songwriter of the Year title was a four-way tie, shared by Wisin & Yandel’s Juan Luis Morera Luna and Llandel Veguilla Malavé; Francisco Saldaña “Luny” of production duo Luny Tunes; and Manuel Eduardo Toscano. The four-way tie represents the first BMI Latin Award for each member of this elite cross-section of Latin hit-makers. To earn this honor, all four writers contributed three songs to the top 50. The Puerto Rican Reggaetón duo Wisin & Yandel and acclaimed producer “Luny” of Luny Tunes co-wrote “Llamé Pa’ Verte ‘Bailando Sexy’,” “Mayor Que Yo” and “Rakata,” which were all hits for Wisin & Yandel. Premier Mexican songwriter Manuel Eduardo Toscano’s award-winning corridos — “La Sorpresa,” “Señor Locutor” and “Socios” — were signature hits for Icons Los Tigres del Norte.

  • Manuel Eduardo Toscano
  • Wisin & Yandel
  • Luis F. Ochoa

“La Tortura” took home BMI Song of the Year and the inaugural BMI Latin Ringtone of the Year honors for its two songwriters—international superstar Shakira and Luis F. Ochoa. “La Tortura” is Shakira’s second Song of the Year win; “Suerte,” which she also co-wrote and performed, snagged the honor in 2002.

With nine songs among the year’s top 50, EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc. nabbed its first Latin Publisher of the Year award. Songs including “Algo Está Cambiando,” “Enséñame A Olvidar,” “Llamé Pa' Verte ‘Bailando Sexy’,” and “Rakata” catapulted EMI-Blackwood to the top.

The ceremony also featured the presentation of the BMI Foundation's fourth annual peermusic Latin Scholarship to Berklee College of Music student Daniel F. Díaz. The 23 year-old Mexico native will receive a $5,000 scholarship for his song “Todo Lo Que Necesito.” Established by the BMI Foundation and funded by the generosity of the peermusic publishing companies, the scholarship is awarded annually through a competition for original Latin songs and instrumental compositions. The 2007 competition was open to college students throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Some of the night’s other big winners included songwriters Josias De La Cruz “Nely,” Don Omar, Ramón Ortega Contreras (SACM), Martha “Ivy Queen” Pesante, Shakira and Ricky Vela, all boasting two awards each. “No Me Queda Más,” written by Ricky Vela, took home its third BMI Latin Award, while “¿Qué Me Vas A Dar?,” composed by Alfonso García Santillana (SACM) and Ramón Ortega Contreras (SACM), took home its second honor.

Publishers claiming two or more songs among the top 50 were SER-CA Publishing, Inc., Tigres Del Norte Ediciones Musicales, Universal-Música Única Publishing, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., Blue Kraft Music Publishing, Editora Arpa Musical, Peer International Corp./peermusic III, Aniwi Music LLC, LGA Music Publishing, Lone Iguana Music, Mexican Music Copyright, Inc. and Songs of Univision, Inc.


Below is the complete list of 2007 BMI Latin Awards winners:

A Chillar A Otra Parte
Marco Antonio Pérez
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Pesado
WEA Latina

Adicto
Jaime Velázquez
Editora Arpa Musical
Banda Cuisillos
Balboa Records

Algo De Mí
Oswaldo Villarreal
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Conjunto Primavera
Fonovisa Records

Algo Está Cambiando
Julieta Venegas (SGAE)
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Julieta Venegas
Sony/BMG Music Entertainment

Aliado Del Tiempo
Mariano Barba
Editora Arpa Musical
Mariano Barba
Three Sound Records

Amor Del Bueno
Reyli Barba (SACM)
Mexican Music Copyright, Inc.
Reyli
Sony/BMG Music Entertainment

Aún Sigues Siendo Mía
Edgar Cortázar
Ernesto Cortázar
Tazzar Publishing
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Conjunto Primavera
Fonovisa Records

Beso A Beso
Abelardo Flores
Golden Huina Publishing Company, Inc.
Ezequiel Peña
Fonovisa Records

Cuéntale
Martha "Ivy Queen" Pesante
Ivy Queen
Univision Records

Directo Al Corazón
Pablo Castro
Tigres Del Norte Ediciones Musicales
Los Tigres Del Norte
Fonovisa Records

Dueño De Ti
Luis Enrique López Valenzuela
Editora Arpa Musical
Sergio Vega
Universal Music Latino

Échame A Mí La Culpa
José Angel Espinoza "Ferrusquilla"
Peer International Corp.
Luis Miguel
WEA International

El Aretito
Margarito Estrada (SACM)
Peer International Corp.
Los Morros del Norte
Disa Records

Ella Y Yo
Don Omar
Crown P. Music Publishing
Aventura featuring Don Omar
Machete Music

Enséñame A Olvidar
Ramiro Cavazos
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Graciela Beltran
Univision Records

Es Mejor Decir Adiós
Luis "Louie" Padilla
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Intocable
EMI/Televisa

Fruta Prohibida
Ana Bárbara
Songs of Univision, Inc.
Los Elegidos
Fonovisa Records

La Locura Automática
Gustavo Laureano
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
La Secta Allstar
Universal Music Latino

La Sorpresa
Manuel Eduardo Toscano (SACM)
Tigres Del Norte Ediciones Musicales
Los Tigres Del Norte
Fonovisa Records

La Tortura
Luis F. Ochoa
Shakira
Aniwi Music LLC
Nomad International Publishing
Shakira featuring Alejandro Sanz
Epic/Sony/BMG Music Entertainment

Llamé Pa' Verte "Bailando Sexy"
Josías De La Cruz "Nely"
Francisco Saldaña "Luny"
Wisin & Yandel
Blue Kraft Music Publishing
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Universal-Música Unica Publishing
Wisin & Yandel
Machete Music

Lo Que Me Gusta A Mí
Juanes
peermusic III, Ltd.
Songs of Camaleon
Juanes
Surco/Universal Music Latino

Luna Llena
Mario Quintero
Canciones Primo Music
Los Tucanes De Tijuana
Univision Records

Mañana Que Ya No Esté
Mario Flores
Gar-Mex Music
Grupo Innovación
Fonovisa Records

Mayor Que Yo
Baby Ranks
Hector "El Father"
Luny Tunes
Wisin & Yandel
Blue Kraft Music Publishing
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Rompediscoteca Music Publisher
Universal-Música Unica Publishing
Baby Ranks featuring Daddy Yankee & Luny Tunes
Machete Music

Mi Media Naranja
Teófilo Villa
Siempre Music
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón
Disa Records

Na Na Na (Dulce Niña)
Luigi Giraldo
Cruz Martínez
A.B. Quintanilla III
CKJointz Music
DHG Music
Ensign Music LLC
King of Bling Music
Universal-Música Unica Publishing
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
A.B. Quintanilla & Los Kumbia Kings
EMI/Televisa

Ni En Defensa Propia
Ramón Ortega Contreras (SACM)
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Los Temerarios
Fonovisa Records

No
Lester A. Mendez
Shakira
Aniwi Music LLC
Apollinaire Music
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Shakira
Epic/Sony/BMG Music Entertainment

No Me Queda Más (3rd Award)
Ricky Vela
Lone Iguana Music
Palomo
Disa Records

No Puedo Olvidarte
Cuauhtémoc González García
Disa Latin Publishing LLC
Beto Y Sus Canarios
Disa Records

No Te Preocupes Por Mí
Tom McWilliams
Freddy Piñero, Jr.
Carlos Ponce
Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.
Pop Media Publishing, Inc.
Chayanne
Sony/BMG Music Entertainment

Noviembre Sin Ti
Abelardo Vázquez
Gustavo Vázquez
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Reik
Sony/BMG Music Entertainment

Para Que Regreses
Gabriel Flores
Máximo Aguirre Music Publishing, Inc.
El Chapo De Sinaloa
Disa Records

Parece Mentira
Elihu González Galindo
Alfonso Lizárraga
Joel David Lizárraga
LGA Music Publishing
Banda El Récodo
Fonovisa Records

Qué Más Quisiera
Oscar Alvarez
LGA Music Publishing
Banda El Récodo
Fonovisa Records

¿Qué Me Vas A Dar? (2nd Award)
Alfonso García Santillana (SACM)
Ramón Ortega Contreras (SACM)
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Jenni Rivera
Fonovisa Records

Quiero Que Sepas
Guillermo Mejía Llosas (SACM)
Mexican Music Copyright, Inc.
Los Cárdenales De Núevo León
Disa Records

Rakata
Josías De La Cruz "Nely"
Francisco Saldaña "Luny"
Wisin & Yandel
Blue Kraft Music Publishing
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Universal-Música Unica Publishing
Wisin & Yandel
Machete Music

Recostada En La Cama
Mario Pupparo
Adolfo Valenzuela
Omar Valenzuela
Amor A La Mexicana LLC
Twiins House of Music
El Chapo De Sinaloa
Disa Records

Reggaeton Latino
Don Omar
Songs of Joy Girl Wonder Ruiz Music, Inc.
Songs of Urban Box Office
Don Omar
Machete Music

Señor Locutor
Manuel Eduardo Toscano (SACM)
Tigres Del Norte Ediciones Musicales
Los Tigres Del Norte
Fonovisa Records

Si La Quieres
Ricky Vela
Lone Iguana Music
Los Horóscopos De Durango
Disa Records

Socios
Manuel Eduardo Toscano (SACM)
Tigres Del Norte Ediciones Musicales
Los Tigres Del Norte
Fonovisa Records

Te Buscaría
Christian Castro
Maven Mensch Music
Christian Castro
Universal Music Latino

Te Extraño
Danny Mejía
Songs of Univision, Inc.
Xtreme
Univision Records

Te He Querido, Te He Llorado
Martha "Ivy Queen" Pesante
Ivy Queen
Univision Records

Tiempo
Aarón Mijail Martínez
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Intocable
EMI/Televisa

Ven Bailalo
Angel y Khriz
José "Gocho" Torres
Gocho Music Publisher
Hustleville Music Publishing
Ven Bailalo Music Publisher
Angel y Khriz
Luar Music/Machete Music

Ya No Llores
Cornelio Reyna Cisneros (SACM)
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Ramón Ayala y Sus Bravos Del Norte
Freddie Records

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