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BMI Writers Make History at the 2019 Billboard Latin Awards

Posted in News on April 26, 2019

BMI Writers Make History at the 2019 Billboard Latin Awards

BMI is exceptionally proud of its many songwriters who took to the stage last night at the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas to claim their rightfully earned accolades for some of the most exciting and important Latin music of the past year. Cementing his already impressive status, Ozuna took home eleven separate awards last night, most notable among them the prestigious Artist of The Year award. Not only was this the second consecutive time Ozuna’s earned this honor, he also garnered the distinction of becoming the biggest winner in a single year in the awards’ 25-year history.  One of the most touching and talked about moments of the ceremony happened when superstar Juan Luis Guerra, was honored a lifetime achievement tribute by his peers, which celebrated his career.

Other notable winners from the evening included Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, who won Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Duo or Group,Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group and Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group, CNCO, who earned Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group, Latin Pop Album of the Year, and Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Duo or Group, and Shakira, who took home awards for Top Latin Albums Artists of the Year, Female and Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo. ”X,” J Balvin’s collaboration with Nicky Jam, was named Airplay Song of the Year and Latin Rhythm Song of the Year, while Te Boté,” written by Ozuna, Vicente Saavedra and Jose Velazquez, was named Hot Latin Song of the Year, Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event and Streaming Song of the Year.\ Beyond celebrating this year’s remarkable array of songwriting talent, the evening featured spellbinding performances by J Balvin, Luis Fonsi, CNCO, Ozuna, Wisin and many more for a rousing evening of song and celebration.

Congratulations to all our winners. Here is the complete list. 

Artist of the Year
Ozuna

Tour of the Year
Luis Miguel

Hot Latin Song of the Year
“Te Boté”
Ozuna, Vicente Saavedra, Jose Velazquez (Writers)

Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event 
“Te Boté”
Ozuna, Vicente Saavedra, Jose Velazquez (Writers)

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male
Ozuna 

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga            

Airplay Song of the Year
“X”
J Balvin, Jonathan Thiel (Writers)

Digital Song of the Year
“Dura”
Juan Rivera Vazquez, Luis Jorge Romero (Wrirters)

Streaming Song of the Year
“Te Boté”
Ozuna, Vicente Saavedra, Jose Velazquez (Writers)

Top Latin Album of the Year
Ozuna
Odisea

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male
Ozuna

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female
Shakira

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga               

Latin Pop Song of the Year
“Me Niego”
Wisin, Victor Torres Betancourt, Marcos Ramirez Carrasquillo (Writers)

Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo
Shakira

Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
CNCO    

Latin Pop Album of the Year
CNCO
CNCO

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Regional Mexican Album of the Year
Lenin Ramírez
Bendecido

Latin Rhythm Song of the Year
“X” 
J Balvin, Jonathan Thiel (Writers)

Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Solo
Ozuna   

Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
CNCO    

Latin Rhythm Album of the Year 
Ozuna
Odisea

Songwriter of the Year
Juan Rivera Vazquez (Gaby Music) .