It's a night to honor some of the best talent in music, radio and television in the U.S., and several Latino artists and songwriters were recognized at the 24th annual BMI Latin Music Awards in Beverly Hills. Among the winners announced Tuesday night were Reggaeton star J Balvin, Mexican singer and songwriter Horacio Palencia, and the Grammy-award winning group Los Lobos.
Los Lobos stole the show with their performance of “La Vengaza de los Pelados,” “Teresa,” and “La Bamba.” The BMI Latin Music Awards recognized them with the biggest award of the night, the BMI Icon Award, for being one of the "most acclaimed American bands of the past four decade."
J Balvin's 2016 hit reggaeton song "Ginza" was also honored at the award show with the BMI Contemporary Latin Song of the Year.
Horacio Palencia walked away with two awards including the BMI Regional Mexican Song of the Year for "Solo Con Verte," and the BMI Regional Mexican Songwriter of the Year award.
Other artists who won a BMI award were reggaeton artist José “Gocho” Torres, music producer Arbise “Motiff” Gonzalez and Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
The BMI Latin Music Awards has recognized Latino artists, songwriters, and publishers in U.S. radio and television for over two decades.
For a complete list of winner, visit: https://www.bmi.com/news/entry/2017-latin-awards