BMI Announces its 27th Annual BMI Latin Award Winners

Written on 05/21/2020
Jose Vasquez

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.