GLOBAL SUPERSTAR LUIS FONSI TO BE HONORED AT THE 25TH ANNUAL BMI LATIN AWARDS

The Singer/Songwriter Behind “Despacito” and Many Other Hits Will Receive the BMI President’s Award March 20th in Beverly Hills

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  Versión en español seguirá   Photo download/foto por descargar: https://www.bmi.com/images/press/fonsi_epk.jpg  Photo credit: Omar Cruz      LOS ANGELES, CA – February 5, 2018 – Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®) , the global leader in rights management, is proud to announce that global superstar  Luis Fonsi  will be honored at the  25th Annual BMI Latin Awards.  The celebrated singer/songwriter and music producer will receive the  BMI President’s Awards  in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to both Latin and Pop music since beginning his career nearly two decades ago. The event, held on  Tuesday, March 20th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA., will be hosted by  BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill  and  BMI Vice President of Creative, Latin Music Delia Orjuela.    “Not only is Luis one of the most influential songwriters in the Latin Music community, he’s one of the genre’s biggest stars and is responsible for one of the most talked about songs of the year,” said Delia Orjuela, BMI Vice President, Creative, Latin. “His music transcends genres and resonates with millions of music lovers around the world, and his passion for creating unforgettable songs is matched only by his tremendous humanitarian efforts. We are truly honored to bestow this year’s President’s Award honor to Luis Fonsi.”  As one of the leading Latin Music figures of his generation, Fonsi has received many accolades and some of the most prestigious awards in the music industry, including five Latin GRAMMYs®, two American Music Awards, two Teen Choice Awards, five Billboard Awards, among others.  He’s received three GRAMMY® nominations for his smash crossover “Despacito” with Daddy Yankee, which was the biggest song of 2017 in the U.S. according to Nielsen.  The monster hit accrued 1.3 billion streams and shattered many records across Billboard charts including tying Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s 1995 collaboration “One Sweet Day" for the longest run at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart.    Early in his career, Fonsi had already established himself as a rising star in the Latin music community dating back to his 1998 debut album  Comenzaré , which included hits “Si Tu Quisieras” and “Perdóname. He went on to record six more albums, all of which were certified either gold or platinum in several countries, including 2014’s  8  which peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Latin Album chart.    Fonsi has toured extensively around the world and collaborated with a wide array of artists from various genres including Christina Aguilera, José Feliciano, Daddy Yankee, DNCE, Nicky Minaj, and Demi Lovato, among others.  He’s graced the cover of magazines such as  People en Español , and  Esquire  in Latin America, and performed on Ellen, CONAN, The Voice and the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to name a few. With no signs of slowing down, Fonsi’s latest single "Échame La Culpa,” featuring GRAMMY® nominee Demi Lovato, is now a global hit and already breaking various records in the digital platform arena.   Beyond his work in the arts, for the last eight years, Fonsi has served as the spokesperson for St. Jude’s campaign “Thanks and Giving” for the Hispanic community.  He was also instrumental in providing aid to those affected by the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria through the Help Me Rebuild La Perla Foundation to support the efforts to get the historic town of La Perla in the heart of Puerto Rico back on its feet.  To request press credentials visit: http://www.bmi.com/press#credentials  Press credentials will be for red-carpet arrivals only. A limited number of media will be credentialed to cover the awards ceremony.  

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Photo download/foto por descargar: https://www.bmi.com/images/press/fonsi_epk.jpg

Photo credit: Omar Cruz

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 5, 2018 – Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®), the global leader in rights management, is proud to announce that global superstar Luis Fonsi will be honored at the 25th Annual BMI Latin Awards. The celebrated singer/songwriter and music producer will receive the BMI President’s Awards in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to both Latin and Pop music since beginning his career nearly two decades ago. The event, held on Tuesday, March 20that the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA., will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President of Creative, Latin Music Delia Orjuela. 

“Not only is Luis one of the most influential songwriters in the Latin Music community, he’s one of the genre’s biggest stars and is responsible for one of the most talked about songs of the year,” said Delia Orjuela, BMI Vice President, Creative, Latin. “His music transcends genres and resonates with millions of music lovers around the world, and his passion for creating unforgettable songs is matched only by his tremendous humanitarian efforts. We are truly honored to bestow this year’s President’s Award honor to Luis Fonsi.”

As one of the leading Latin Music figures of his generation, Fonsi has received many accolades and some of the most prestigious awards in the music industry, including five Latin GRAMMYs®, two American Music Awards, two Teen Choice Awards, five Billboard Awards, among others.  He’s received three GRAMMY® nominations for his smash crossover “Despacito” with Daddy Yankee, which was the biggest song of 2017 in the U.S. according to Nielsen.  The monster hit accrued 1.3 billion streams and shattered many records across Billboard charts including tying Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s 1995 collaboration “One Sweet Day" for the longest run at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart.  

Early in his career, Fonsi had already established himself as a rising star in the Latin music community dating back to his 1998 debut album Comenzaré, which included hits “Si Tu Quisieras” and “Perdóname. He went on to record six more albums, all of which were certified either gold or platinum in several countries, including 2014’s 8 which peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Latin Album chart.  

Fonsi has toured extensively around the world and collaborated with a wide array of artists from various genres including Christina Aguilera, José Feliciano, Daddy Yankee, DNCE, Nicky Minaj, and Demi Lovato, among others.  He’s graced the cover of magazines such as People en Español, and Esquire in Latin America, and performed on Ellen, CONAN, The Voice and the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to name a few. With no signs of slowing down, Fonsi’s latest single "Échame La Culpa,” featuring GRAMMY® nominee Demi Lovato, is now a global hit and already breaking various records in the digital platform arena. 

Beyond his work in the arts, for the last eight years, Fonsi has served as the spokesperson for St. Jude’s campaign “Thanks and Giving” for the Hispanic community.  He was also instrumental in providing aid to those affected by the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria through the Help Me Rebuild La Perla Foundation to support the efforts to get the historic town of La Perla in the heart of Puerto Rico back on its feet.

To request press credentials visit: http://www.bmi.com/press#credentials

Press credentials will be for red-carpet arrivals only. A limited number of media will be credentialed to cover the awards ceremony.  

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