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Top Latin Stars to be Honored at 8th Annual BMI Latin Awards

Posted in News on April 19, 2001

BMI will present its 8th Annual Latin Awards tonight (April 20) at a black-tie ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, honoring top writers and publishers of the most performed Latin songs on US radio and television. The 400-person gala dinner will be hosted by BMI President and CEO Frances W. Preston and Assistant Vice President of Latin Music Diane J. Almodovar.

Expected guests include Banda ARKANGEL R-15, Banda Maguey, Charlie Zaa, Emilio Estefan, Kike Santander (Carlos Ponce, Christian Castro, Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Fernandez), Pete Astudillo (Selena), KC Porter (Ricky Martin, Santana, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Luis Miguel), Edward James Olmos, Maria Conchita Alonso, Renan Armendarez Coello "El Cucuy," Serralde, Adan Sanchez, Gerardo Cuevas (Gerardito), John Montalban, Sergio Arau, Andy Vargas (Santana), Edgardo Ochoa (Hijos Del Sol), Rick Deliz (Satelite), Alejandro Lerner, Shalim (Sony Latin recording artist), Rosana DeSoto (La Bamba, Mi Familia), Lupe Ontiveros (Selena, Chuck & Buck and As Good As It Gets), Franco, Randy Vasquez (JAG), Jose Solano (Resurrection Blvd., Baywatch), Yeni Alvarez (Los Beltran), Carlos Sabillon, Raul Alberto, Lysa Flores (Star Maps), Laureano Brizuela, Martha Cancel (Frankie Negron, Jerry Rivera), Santiago Douglas (Girlfight), Constance Marie (Selena), and many others.

Check back here for photos and a complete list of award-winning songs from the 2001 BMI Latin Awards.