Bisbal to be Honored at the ASCAP Latin Music Awards

David Bisbal has is the voice

The 35-year-old Latin pop star will receive special honors during ASCAP‘s 23rd annual Latin Music Awards.

David Bisbal

Bisbal is receiving ASCAP’s Voice of Music Award, given to artists whose music represents the spirit of a generation. Past honorees include Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks and Luis Fonsi.

Mexican singer/songwriter Mario Domm, the lead singer for Camila and also the author of many hits for other acts, will receive the Golden Note Award, given to songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Past recipients include Jose Feliciano, Victor Manuelle and Pharrell Williams.

Regional Mexican group La Original Banda El Limon de Salvador Lizarraga will receive the ASCAP Latin Heritage Award, presented to music creators in recognition for their unique and enduring contributions to Latin music. Past recipients include Ricardo Arjona, Celia Cruz and Alejandro Sanz.

The awards will also honor top Latin publishers and songwriters of 2014, with awards given to the Songwriter of the year, Publisher of the year, Independent publisher of the year and Latin song of the year, as well as awards in pop, tropical, regional Mexican, urban and television categories.

The dinner ceremony will take place March 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Santos Ready for World Domination…

Romeo Santos isn’t afraid to blend, especially if it means expanding his musical sound to reach new audiences…

The 30-year-old Dominican-American singer, who recently released his debut solo album at the top of the Billboard Latin Albums chart, says he’s hoping to partner with Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez to blend ranchera music with bachata.

Romeo Santos

During a recent press conference in Mexico, the former Aventura front man confessed that his greatest “challenge” is the ability to spread his music and share it with other artists of different genres and countries.

“I would like to collaborate with Alejandro Fernandez to be able to mix genre,” said Santos, who admits to listening to Canadian crooner Michael Buble and legendary Mexican singers Vicente Fernandez and Juan Gabriel. “It would be interesting to mix bachata with rancheras.”

Santos’ new solo album “Formula Vol. 1” already includes collaborations with well-known artists like Mexico’s Mario Domm from the group Camila; Spaniards La Mala Rodriguez and Tomati and American singers Usher, Lil Wayne and Pitbull.

Santos expressed his desire to bring his culture and music to the entire world and said he’s ready to push forward as a solo artist to “conquer” hearts in the European and Asian markets.

“My intent is to exceed expectations and conquer the public in Spain, Japan and Brazil,” said Santos, who will begin his world tour in the United States in February 2012.