BMI Announces its 27th Annual BMI Latin Award Winners


BMI today announced its 27th annual BMI Latin Award winners celebrating the top songwriters, publishers and administrators of the previous year’s most-performed Spanish-language songs in the United States. Major awards, including Regional Mexican Songwriter of the Year, Contemporary Latin Songwriter of the Year, Regional Mexican Song of the Year, Contemporary Latin Song of the Year and Publisher of the Year, were all revealed across BMI’s digital and social platforms. Wisin y Yandel, who were slated to receive BMI’s President’s Award this year, will now be honored at the 2021 BMI Latin Awards.

“Music is more important than ever in times like these, and we are extremely proud to honor the Latin songwriters behind the year’s most-performed songs,” said Mike O’Neill, President & CEO, BMI. “From Regional Mexican to Contemporary Latin, the diversity and creativity of this genre are limitless, and we are thrilled to celebrate the artistry that goes into creating the best in Latin music today. We look forward to celebrating with everyone in person at next year’s ceremony.”

Renowned songwriter and producer Gaby Music was named the coveted Contemporary Latin Songwriter of the Year for penning eight of BMI’s most-performed songs including the Contemporary Latin Song of the Year, “Taki Taki,” an honor he shared with heavyweights Ozuna, Vicente Saavedra and Jorden “Pardison Fontaine” Thorpe. The bilingual anthem hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs and Latin Airplay charts, spent more than 54 weeks on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and has received nearly two billion views on YouTube. Other top-performing singles by Gaby Music include “Adictiva,” “Culpables,” “Ella Quiere Beber,” “La Player (Bandolera),” “Sin Pijama,” “Única” and “Vaina Loca,” bringing his career total to 15 BMI Latin Awards.

Regional Mexican Songwriter of the Year went to Geovani Cabrera for writing four of the most-performed songs including “A Través Del Vaso,” “El Lujo De Tenerte,” “Segunda Opción” and “Te Darán Ganas De Verme,” bringing his career total to 12 BMI Latin Awards. The multi-platinum single “No Te Contaron Mal,” written by Edgar Barrera, was named Regional Mexican Song of the Year. The hit single reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Songs Chart where it spent 38 weeks. Barrera also penned award-winning songs including, “Nada Nuevo,” “El Préstamo,” “Mala Mía” and “Clandestino,” co-written with Shakira.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing secured the prestigious BMI Latin Publisher of the Year award for the fifth year in a row, with 16 of the most-performed songs among their repertoire including “Taki Taki,” “Ambiente,” “Amigos Con Derechos,” “Bebe,” “Clandestino,” “Dinero,” “El Préstamo,” “No Es Justo” and “Reggaeton” to name a few.

This year, BMI welcomed an elite list of 24 first-time BMI Latin Award winners. New inductees include trap sensation Anuel AA, Puerto Rican Latin urban artist Brytiago, powerhouse producer Sky, new wave regional Mexican artist Adriel Favela and DJ Khaled, who scored his first Latin award for producing the smash hit “Dinero,” featuring Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B., among others.  Other milestones include Espinoza Paz receiving his 47th BMI Latin Award, the most for any songwriter, for “Calidad Y Cantidad,” “Mejor Me Alejo” and “No Me Chingues La Vida,” followed by fellow regional Mexican songwriters Horacio Palencia and Mario Quintero with a career total of 35 BMI Latin Awards apiece.

To honor the groundbreaking songwriters and publishers of the most-performed Latin songs of the previous year, BMI created this special page where fans can watch video messages, listen to award-winning music and learn more about their favorite songwriters. For more details and a complete list of 2020 BMI Latin Award winners, please visit: www.bmi.com/latin2020.

Regional Mexican Song of the Year

No Te Contaron Mal
Edgar Barrera
Songs of JG Publishing

Contemporary Latin Song of the Year

Taki Taki
Ozuna
Juan Rivera Vazquez
Vicente Saavedra
Jorden “Pardison Fontaine” Thorpe
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Music Good Vibes Publishing
Música De Gaby Publishing
Ozuna Worldwide
Sony/ATV Ballad
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

Regional Mexican Songwriter of the Year

Geovani Cabrera
A Través Del Vaso
El Lujo De Tenerte
Segunda Opción
Te Darán Ganas De Verme

Contemporary Latin Songwriter of the Year

Juan Rivera Vazquez aka Gaby Music
Adictiva
Culpables
Ella Quiere Beber
La Player (Bandolera)
Sin Pijama
Taki Taki
Única
Vaina Loca

Latin Publisher of the Year

Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Ambiente
Amigos Con Derechos
Bebe
Clandestino
Dinero
El Préstamo
Estamos Bien
Krippy Kush
La Player (Bandolera)
Mala Mía
Me Niego
Mi Sorpresa Fuiste Tú
No Es Justo
Reggaeton
Solita
Taki Taki

Award Winning Songs

A Los Lejos Me Veran
El De La Guitarra
LNGR Publishing

A Través Del Vaso
Geovani Cabrera
Horacio Palencia
Editora Arpa Musical
Mas Plata Music
Universal Music-Careers

Adictiva
Catalino Curet Alonso
Emmanuel Gazmey Santiago aka “Anuel AA”
Juan Rivera Vazquez aka Gaby Music
Música De Gaby Publishing
Universal-Música Unica Publishing
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

Aerolínea Carrillo
Kike Torres
BMG Platinum Songs US
DEL Melodies

Al Cien Y Pasadito
Jesús Omar Tarazón
Jomer World Music LLC
Sublime Lyrics

Ambiente
J Balvin
Marcos Masís “Tainy”
Justin Quiles
Alejandro Ramírez “Sky”
Eduardo A. Vargas Berrios “Dynell”
Cibao Music Company
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Rich Music Ltd.
Universal-Música Unica Publishing

Amigos Con Derechos
Chan El Genio
Kevin ADG
Servando Moriche Primera Mussett
Sony/ATV Bailar

Amo
Keith Nieto
Aztekas Publishing

Amorfoda
Luian Malave
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Songs of LVS Music Publishing

Antecedentes De Culpa
Alfredo Olivas
Universal Music-Careers

Asesina
Brytiago
Brytiago Publishing
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.

Bebe
Emmanuel Gazmey Santiago aka “Anuel AA”
Ronald O’Neil Spence, Jr. aka Ronny J
Tekashi 6ix9ine
Create Digital Music
ListenUp Forever Publishing
Sony/ATV Ballad

Calidad Y Cantidad
Espinoza Paz
Don Corazon Publishing
Ferca Global Publishing
Universal Music-Careers

Clandestino
Edgar Barrera
Shakira
11once Music
MYMPM Music
Sony/ATV Bailar
Sony/ATV Melody LLC

Con Calma
David “Scott Summers” Macias
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Salinas Ent.

Con El Alma Bohemia
Chuy Henggeler
Gar-Mex Music

Con Todo Incluido
Horacio Palencia
Anval Music

Culpables
Emmanuel Gazmey Santiago aka “Anuel AA”
Juan Rivera Vazquez aka Gaby Music
Música De Gaby Publishing
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

Dinero
DJ Khaled
Yei Gonzalez (STIM)
Luis Kalaff
Mohombi Nzasi Moupondo
Alexander “Big A” Prado
Jorden “Pardison Fontaine” Thorpe
BMG Platinum Songs US
Give Thanks Publishing
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
peermusic III, Ltd.
Sony/ATV Ballad

El Lujo De Tenerte
Giovanny Ayala
Geovani Cabrera
Fourth and Lime House of Music

El Préstamo
Edgar Barrera
Chan El Genio
Kevin ADG
11once Music
Sony/ATV Bailar

Ella Quiere Beber
Emmanuel Gazmey Santiago aka “Anuel AA”
Juan Rivera Vazquez aka Gaby Music
Música De Gaby Publishing
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

En Menos de Un Minuto
Hector Guerrero
BMG Platinum Songs US
DEL Melodies

Estamos Bien
Luian Malave
Marcos Masís “Tainy”
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Songs of LVS Music Publishing

Krippy Kush
Tarik Johnston “Rvssian”
Franklin Jovani Martínez
Kevin Richard Thomas
Songs of Prime-star Hits Music Publishing
Songtrust Blvd.
Sony/ATV Bailar
Universal-Música Unica Publishing

La Chona
Mario Quintero Lara
Canciones Primo Music

La Escuela No Me Gustó
Adriel Favela
Musica 360

La Player (Bandolera)
Marcos Masís “Tainy”
Felix Ortiz “Zion”
Gabriel Pizarro “Lennox”
Juan Rivera Vazquez aka Gaby Music
Egbert Rosa “Haze”
Eduardo A. Vargas Berrios “Dynell”
Cibao Music Company
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Música De Gaby Publishing
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

Mala Mía
Edgar Barrera
Chan El Genio
Kevin ADG
11once Music
Sony/ATV Bailar

Me Niego
Juan Luis Morera Luna “Wisin”
Ozuna
Marcos Alfonso Ramírez Carrasquillo
Vicente Saavedra
Víctor R. Torres Betancourt
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Music Good Vibes Publishing
Ozuna Worldwide
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Yele Publishing

Mejor Me Alejo
Espinoza Paz
Briser Publishing
Don Corazon Publishing
Universal Music-Careers

Mi Sorpresa Fuiste Tú
José Luis Roma (SACM)
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC

MIA
Luian Malave
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Songs of LVS Music Publishing

Nada Nuevo
Edgar Barrera
Songs of JG Publishing

Ni Contigo, Ni Sin Ti
Pepe Aguilar
Los Top Charts Music

No Es Justo
J Balvin
Marcos Masís “Tainy”
Felix Ortiz “Zion”
Gabriel Pizarro “Lennox”
Alejandro Ramírez “Sky”
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Universal-Música Unica Publishing

No Me Chingues La Vida
Espinoza Paz
Don Corazon Publishing
Universal Music-Careers

No Te Contaron Mal
Edgar Barrera
Songs of JG Publishing

Por Siempre Mi Amor
Omar Robles
Briser Publishing

Radicamos en South
Jesús Ortiz Paz
Lumbre Music Publishing

Reggaeton
J Balvin
Vladimir Félix “DJ Blass”
Marcos Masís “Tainy”
Alejandro Ramírez “Sky”
El Artesano Music Publishing, Inc.
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Universal-Música Unica Publishing

Rolling One
Lenin Ramírez
BMG Platinum Songs US
DEL Melodies

Segunda Opción
Geovani Cabrera
Andaluz Music, Inc.

Sin Pijama
Nate Company
Mau Montaner
Natti Natasha
Juan Rivera Vazquez aka Gaby Music
Dear Cleveland Publishing
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Music By Dreamsound Entertainment
Música De Gaby Publishing
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Where Da Kasz At?

Solita
Luian Malave
Juan Luis Morera Luna “Wisin”
Alejandro Mosqueda, Sr. “Almighty”
Ozuna
Vicente Saavedra
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
La Industria De Los Inmortales
Music Good Vibes Publishing
Ozuna Worldwide
Songs of LVS Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Yele Publishing

Taki Taki
Ozuna
Juan Rivera Vazquez aka Gaby Music
Vicente Saavedra
Jorden “Pardison Fontaine” Thorpe
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Music Good Vibes Publishing
Música De Gaby Publishing
Ozuna Worldwide
Sony/ATV Ballad
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

Te Darán Ganas De Verme
Geovani Cabrera
Horacio Palencia
LGA Music Publishing
Máximo Aguirre Music Publishing, Inc.

Todos Hablan, Nada Saben
Aldo Trujillo
RB Music Entertainment

Única
Jose Antonio Aponte
Ozuna
Juan Rivera Vazquez aka Gaby Music
Vicente Saavedra
Jean Pierre Soto “Yampi”
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Music Good Vibes Publishing
Música De Gaby Publishing
Ozuna Worldwide
OzunaPublishing
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Yamposo Publishing

Vaina Loca
MAYA
Ozuna
Juan Rivera Vazquez aka Gaby Music
Vicente Saavedra
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Music Good Vibes Publishing
Música De Gaby Publishing
Ozuna Worldwide
Universal-Música Unica Publishing
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

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