Wisin & Yandel is presidential…
The Puerto Rican reggaeton duowill be honored with the BMI President’s Award at the 27th annual BMI Latin Awards, to be held on March 31 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The Grammy-winning act will receive the honor in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to the Latin music community.
“Wisin y Yandel is one of the most celebrated and influential Latin urban duos of all time,” said Alex Flores, BMIsenior vice president, creative. “Through the lyrical prowess of their chart-topping hits, they galvanized the ‘golden age’ of reggaetón, which continues to influence today’s pop culture.”
Since the late ’90s, Wisin & Yandel have scored many hits on Billboard’sHot Latin Songschart, including “Rakata,” “Ahora Es,” “Llame Pa’ Verte” and “Algo Me Gusta de Ti.” Wisin y Yandel also brought reggaetón from an underground genre to the mainstream in collaborations with different artists, including Chris Brown, T- Pain, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsiand Enrique Iglesias.
Along with their Grammy for Best Latin Urban Album for Los Extraterrestres, the duo has won two Latin Grammys.
In addition to honoring Wisin & Yandel, BMI will also salute the songwriters, publishers and administrators of the past year’s most-performed Latin songs in the United States. The BMI Regional Mexican Song, Songwriter, BMI Contemporary Latin Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year will be named during the ceremony.
The 27th annual BMI Latin Awards will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and Alex Flores.