|Pictured at the reception are BMI's Delia Orjuela, Senior Director, Latin Music; Catherine Schindler, Consultant, peermusic; Yvonne Gomez, Creative Director, West Coast and Mexico, peermusic; BMI Songwriter of the Year Juanes; Kathy Spanberger, President & Chief Operating Officer, peermusic; Fernan Martinez, Juanes' manager; and BMI's Barbara Cane, Vice President & General Manager, Los Angeles. Photo by Eddie Sakaki|
Juanes earned the top Latin songwriter crown for penning three of the top 50 most-performed BMI Latin songs, the most of any other writer. This trio of consecutive No. 1 singles included "La Camisa Negra," "Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor" and "Volverte A Ver," bringing his BMI Awards total to over 10. Named one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" in 2005, Juanes is a 12-time Latin Grammy winner and has reached the No. 1 spot on the charts throughout the U.S., Latin America and across Europe.