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Sony/ATV & J Balvin also win.
Enveloped in an aura of fabulousness, pop star Gloria Trevi received the president’s award at the 2016 BMI Latin Music Awards, held Wednesday (March 2) at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Trevi, who has long defined herself as a singer/songwriter first, drove the point home by performing a slew of songs that encompassed more than 20 years of hits, beginning with 1989’s "Dr. Psiquiatra" (Dr. Shrink) and going into newer hits like 2006’s “Todos me Miran.”
“Honestly, what I write, it’s not mine,” Trevi told Billboard prior to the awards. “I feel it’s dictated to me from the heavens. Seriously. I think our inspiration comes from God. Because in real life I’m nowhere near as beautiful or eloquent as my songs.”
While Trevi was the diva of the night, the hero was regional Mexican singer/songwriter Horacio Palencia, who won BMI’s songwriter of the year award for the fifth time. This year, he tied with fellow regional Mexican songwriter Jesús Tarazón for the honor.
The contemporary Latin song of the uear award went to “Ay Vamos,” the sultry, sexy reggaetón hit recorded by J Balvin and penned by Balvin with collaborators Bull Nene, Alejandro Patiño and Alejandro Ramírez “Sky.”
Publisher of the year honors went to Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
As for Sony/ATV, their long and varied list of hits included “Adrenalina,” the hit track performed by Wisin and featuring Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin, “Passion Whine” by Farruko featuring Sean Paul and “Cuando nos Volvamos a Encontrar,” the Carlos Vives hit recorded with Marc Anthony.