Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz will be honored with ASCAP's Latin Heritage Award during the 19th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards taking place March 24 in Miami.

Sanz, who began his career as a soloist in the 1990s, reached multi-platinum sales in Spain with his debut album, "Viviendo Deprisa." Sanz's 1997 album, "Mas," made him an international star thanks in part to the single "Corazon Partio." Today, with 11 albums under his belt (all on Warner) Sanz is regarded as one of the most respected composers and artists in contemporary Latin music today.

His latest album, 2009's "Paraiso Express," features a duet with Alicia Keys. Sanz, who has won 18 Latin Grammys in his career, joins a roster of past Latin Heritage Award recipients that includes Armando Manzanero, Celia Cruz, Franco de Vita and Ricardo Arjona.

The ASCAP Latin Music Awards will honor 2010's songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed songs in Latin Music. The ceremony will recognize, among others, the songwriter, publisher, independent publisher and Latin song of the year. Awards will be presented in Pop, Tropical, Regional Mexican, Urban, and Television categories.