Pitbull Top honored at the 19th annual BMI Latin Music Awards

BMI President & CEO Del Bryant, BMI President's Award Winner Armando "Pitbull" Perez and BMI Vice President Latin Writer/Publisher Relations Los Angeles Delia Orjuela

Las Vegas, NV– On Friday March 30,2012 American-Cuban rapper Armando Christian Perez, better known to his fans as “Pitbull”, received the BMI President’s award in recognition of his profound influence on the music industry at the 19th annual BMI Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas. This year Pitbull joins the list of past honorees that includes: Willie Nelson,Kike SantanderEmilio and Gloria Estefan, Juanes, Taylor Swift and among others.

Pitbull also shared the BMI Latin Songwriter of the Year award win with Juan Luis Morena Luna “Wisin,” Llandel Veguilla Malavé “Yandel” and Espinoza Paz.

“Niña De Mi Corazón” earned BMI Latin Song of the Year for songwriter Horacio Palencia and Ferca Global Publishing. “Niña De Mi Corazón” was recorded by La Arrolladora Banda El Limón.

The 19th annual BMI Latin Music Awards were hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Delia Orjuela, BMI Vice President, Latin Music.

BMI represents Latin songwriters based in the U.S. and around the globe through reciprocal agreements with sister performing right organizations in the songwriters’ home countries.

 2012 BMI Latin Awardees:

BMI President’s Award
ARMANDO “PITBULL” PEREZ

Latin Songwriters of the Year
JUAN LUIS MORERA LUNA “WISIN”
“Estoy Enamorado”
“No Me Digas Que No”
“Te Siento”

LLANDEL VEGUILLA MALAVÉ “YANDEL”
“Estoy Enamorado”
“No Me Digas Que No”
“Te Siento”

ESPINOZA PAZ
“Al Diablo Lo Nuestro”
“La Escuelita”
“Ponte En Mi Lugar”

ARMANDO “PITBULL” PEREZ
“Bon, Bon”
“I Like It”
“Shut It Down”

Latin Song of the Year
“NIÑA DE MI CORAZÓN”
Horacio Palencia
Ferca Global Publishing
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón

Latin Publisher of the Year
UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP
“Amarte A La Antigua”
“Convénceme”
“Estoy Enamorado”
“Gitana”
“No Me Digas Que No”
“Te Recordaré”
“Te Siento”
“Tu Angelito”
“Tu Boca”
“Y No Regresas”
“Yerbatero”

2012 BMI Latin Awards
Award-Winning Songs

Al Diablo Lo Nuestro
Espinoza Paz
Editora Arpa Musical
Espinoza Paz

Amarte A La Antigua
Pako Lugo (SACM)
Universal Music-Careers
Pedro Fernández

Ando Bien Pedo (2nd Award)
Marco Figueroa
Editora Arpa Musical
Banda Los Recoditos

Arrastrando Las Patas
Larry Hernández
Mendieta Music Publishing
Larry Hernández

Bachata En Fukuoka
Juan Luis Guerra
Juan Luis Guerra Y 440

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