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2018 SESAC Latina Awards | Gypset Magazine

2018 SESAC Latina Awards

2018 SESAC Latina Music Awards held at The Beverly Hills Hotel on May 23, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California, United States (Photo by Jc Olivera/SESAC Latina)

SESAC Latina celebrated the worldwide successes of its songwriters and publishers at its annual SESAC LATINA MUSIC AWARDS last night at the Beverly Hills Hotel.  SESAC Latina, the music rights organization, presented its performance awards, television awards, and top honors to its affiliate songwriters and publishers.

On hand to present the awards were Celeste Zendejas, Director of SESAC Latina, Sam Kling, SESAC’s Senior Vice President of Creative Operations and Eliezer Ponce, Associate Director of SESAC Latina.  During the course of the evening, SESAC executives gave a special thanks to the event’s official sponsor, City National Bank, as well as presenting sponsor Sound Royalties.

Edén Muñoz was awarded his first-ever Songwriter of the Year award for hit songs he penned for Julión Álvarez, Calibre 50, Banda Carnaval and others.  Muñoz is the songwriter and lead singer of the superstar group Calibre 50, and this year was nominated for Songwriter of the Year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.

2018 SESAC Latina Music Awards held at The Beverly Hills Hotel on May 23, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California, United States (Photo by Jc Olivera/SESAC Latina)

In the category of Song of the Year, which is determined by the longevity of a song’s presence on the charts, the SESAC Latina Award went to “Despacito”, recorded by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, written by Erika Ender.

In addition, SONY/ATV was named Publisher of the Year.  With his team accepting in person at the celebration, Jorge Mejia, President of SONY/ATV Music Publishing for Latin America and U.S. Latin, addressed the audience via video.

2018 SESAC Latina Music Awards held at The Beverly Hills Hotel on May 23, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California, United States (Photo by Jc Olivera/SESAC Latina)

Acclaimed Mexican singer-songwriter Christian Nodal performed an incredible set of his top hits including “Me Dejé Llevar”, “Adiós Amor” and “Probablemente”, the last two were #1 on the Billboard Regional Mexican chart for which Nodal won a SESAC Latina performance award as songwriter. Earlier this month at the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2018, Nodal received the award for Regional Mexican Song of the Year for his hit “Adiós Amor”.  He also took home the awards for Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Solo and Artist of the Year, New.  In addition, SESAC’s Celeste Zendejas, Director, Creative Services, surprised Nodal with a #1 Award for his song “Me Dejé Llevar” earlier this month at the SESAC Latina office in Santa Monica, California.

Latin GRAMMY® winner and GRAMMY® nominee Erika Ender was honored with the SESAC Latina Global Icon Award.  As a singer-songwriter, Ender has released six studio albums and songs that she has written are featured on more than 140 albums, and 40 of them have topped charts around the world.  Ender’s place in the history books has been secured by her song “Despacito” which she wrote with Luis Fonsi.  The ground-breaking song has been streamed over 7.5 billion times, including 1.9 billion times on Spotify and more than 5.6 billion views on YouTube, and has influenced the acceptance of Spanish language music around the globe.

Additional winners include Luciano Luna, last year’s Songwriter of the Year, Nicky Jam, Joey Montana, Tony Montoya, Juan Diego Medina and others.

2018 SESAC Latina Music Awards held at The Beverly Hills Hotel on May 23, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California, United States (Photo by Jc Olivera/SESAC Latina)

Congratulations to the winners SESAC Latina.

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Edén Muñoz

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
SONY/ATV Sounds LLC

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Despacito”
Recorded by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
Erika Ender
Excelender Songs /SONY/ATV RHYTHM

SESAC LATINA GLOBAL ICON AWARD
Erika Ender

RADIO PERFORMANCE AWARD WINNERS

  1. “Si Tú La Ves”
    Written by: JOEL- Johnatan Ballesteros, Juan Diego Medina, Nicky Jam, Saga WhiteBlack
    Published by: La Industria Music Publishing, SONY/ATV Sounds LLC
    Recorded by Nicky Jam feat. Wisin
  2. “Esta Noche Se Me Olvida”
    Written by: Edén Muñoz, Gussy Lau
    Published by: Dulce María Music LLC, Kalja Publishing
    Recorded by Julión Álvarez
  3. “Me Enamoré”
    Written by: Antonio Rayo Gibo
    Published by: Rayito Musik-os, EMI Foray Music
    Recorded by Shakira
  4. “A Poco”
    Written by: Luciano Luna
    Published by: WBM Music Corp., Sinaloa Music
    Recorded by Raúl Casillas
  5. “Hey DJ”
    Written by: Joey Montana
    Published by: Flow Con Clase Publishing, EMI Foray Music
    Recorded by CNCO & Yandel
  6. “Probablemente”
    Written by: Christian Nodal
    Published by: Editora Jago Multisongs
    Recorded by Christian Nodal feat. David Bisbal
  7. “Mi Tesoro”
    Written by: Nicky Jam
    Published by: La Industria Music Publishing, SONY/ATV Sounds LLC
    Recorded by Zion & Lennox feat. Nicky Jam
  8. “Ella Es Mi Mujer”
    Written by: Edén Muñoz
    Published by: Dulce María Music LLC
    Recorded by Banda Carnaval
  9. “Despacito”
    Written by: Erika Ender
    Published: Excelender Songs, SONY/ATV RHYTHM
    Recorded by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
  10. “Como Si Fuera Real”
    Written by: César Valdivia
    Published by: Editora de Ideas, Novo Tunes
    Recorded by La Maquinaria Norteña
  11. “Moneda”
    Written by: Alejandro Jaen
    Published by: Shine A Light Music, Peertunes Ltd
    Recorded by Prince Royce feat. Gerardo Ortiz
  12. “Las Ultras”
    Written by: Edén Muñoz
    Published by: Dulce María Music LLC
    Recorded by Calibre 50
  13. “Dure Dure”
    Written by: Bigram “DVLP” Zayas, Jencarlos Canela
    Published: Biza Publishing, JenC Music Publishing
    Recorded by Jencarlos & Don Omar
  14. “Se Defiende”
    Written by: Luciano Luna, Tony Montoya
    Published by: Sheridan Luna, Greatest Hits Arpa
    Recorded by La Séptima Banda
  15. “Una Lady Como Tú”
    Written by: Carlos “KZO” Cossio, Juan Diego Medina, Julian Turizo, Manuel Turizo,
    Saga WhiteBlack, ZENZEI
    Published by: La Industria Music Publishing, SONY/ATV Sounds LLC
    Recorded by Manuel Turizo
  16. “Por Obvias Razones”
    Written by: Salvador Aponte, César Valdivia
    Published by: Editora de Ideas, Novo Tunes
    Recorded by La Maquinaria Norteña
  17. “Me Llamas”
    Written by: Juan Diego Medina, Nicky Jam, Saga WhiteBlack
    Published by: La Industria Music Publishing, SONY/ATV Sounds LLC
    Recorded by Piso 21 feat. Maluma
  18. “Dime Qué Se Siente”
    Written by: Joey Montana
    Published by: Flow Con Clase Publishing, EMI Foray Music
    Recorded by Luis Coronel
  19. “Un Aplauso”
    Written by: Edwin Luna, Salvador Aponte
    Published: La Trakalosa De Monterrey Inc., Trebol Musical Corp
    Recorded by Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey
  20. “El Amante”
    Written by: Juan Diego Medina, Nicky Jam, Saga WhiteBlack
    Published by: La Industria Music Publishing, SONY/ATV Sounds LLC
    Recorded by Nicky Jam
  21. “Siempre Te Voy A Querer”
    Written by: Edén Muñoz
    Published by: Dulce María Music LLC
    Recorded by Calibre 50

TV AWARDS

“Suelta La Sopa”
Written & Recorded by: Fernando Corona
Published by: Música Telemundo

Un Camino Hacia Al Destino
“Mi Camino Eres Tú” – Written by: Mauricio Arriaga
Recorded by: Paulina Goto

Author: Gypset Magazine

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