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BMI Writers Win Big, Give Top Performances at Billboard Latin Awards

Posted in News on May 5, 2015
Pictured: Carlos Santana
Pictured: Carlos Santana Photo: Erik Kabik

The Billboard Latin Awards, a star-studded ceremony and concert held April 30 and televised on Telemundo, featured high-energy and collaborative performances by top notch BMI artists, including the night’s three trophy-winner Carlos Santana, and fellow BMI writer Juanes, who lit up the stage with a medley of hit songs, including “Black Magic Woman” and “La Flaca,” Santana’s most recent single off his album Corazon. In addition, Latin Rhythm Album of the Year and Latin Rhythm Album Artist of the Year, Solo winner Wisin, gave the crowd a taste of reggaeton and vallenato, performing his latest single “Nota de Amor” with Carlos Vives and Daddy Yankee. The most talked-about performance in the media was the tribute to Selena, performed by BMI artist Jennifer Lopez alongside Selena’s original band, which featured BMI writer A.B. Quintanilla, Selena’s brother. All of these performances helped make the event the most-watched in the history of the awards show.

Congrats to all of BMI’s winners! A full list is below.

New Artist of the Year
J Balvin

Social Artist of the Year
Shakira

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

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female
Jenni Rivera

Album Artist of the Year - Duo or Group - Top Latin
Santana

Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year
Santana

Tropical Song of the Year
Romeo Santos Ft. Drake “Odio” Writer: Dwaybe Sirvestor Nesmith

Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Chino & Nacho

Regional Mexican Song of the Year
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga “Hermosa Experiencia” Writer: Horacio Palencia

Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Solo
Jenni Rivera

Regional Mexican Album Artist of the Year - Duo or Group
Julion Alvarez y Su Norteño Banda

Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year - Duo or Group
Plan B

Latin Rhythm Album of the Year
Wisin – El Regreso Del Sobreviviente 

Latin Rhythm Album Artist of the Year - Solo
Wisin

Latin Rhythm Album Artist of the Year - Duo or Group
Calle 13

Billboard “Spirit of Hope” Award
Carlos Santana