Jeronimo Sada won songwriter of the year, Gloria Trevi and Los Horoscopos de Durango's "Cinco Minutos" was named song of the year and Alvani Music Publishing was awarded publisher of the year at the 2010 SESAC Latina awards gala Wednesday night.

The gala, celebrated at the Beverly Hills Hotel, recognized the society's
most-performed songs of the year and decade.

Sada won on the strength of hits performed by regional Mexican acts Palomo ("El Otro"), El Chapo de Sinaloa ("Si Te Llame") and Cardenales de Nuevo Leon ("Se Renta"). Alvani Music Publishing was honored for those songs as well as for Reik's "Fui," co-written by band member Jesus Navarro.

The version of Gloria Trevi's hit "Cinco Minutos" with Los Horoscopos de
Durango, co-written by SESAC Latina affiliate Erika Ender, was named song of the year. Ender's publishers are her Excelender Songs and Sony/ATV Rhythm.

In addition to the above-named songs, SESAC Latina honored its other
most-performed songs of the year, including Alejandro Sanz and Alicia Keys' "Looking for Paradise" (co-written by Swizz Beatz), Los Rieleros del Norte's "Y Ahora Que" by Miguel Angel Romero, Don Omar's “Virtual Diva" (co-written by Diesel), Alacranes Musical's "Dame Tu Amor" (co-written by Guillermo Ibarra), Alicia Villareal's "Caso Perdido" and Paulina Rubio's "Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes" (co-written by Claudia Brant and Noel Schajris), and Luis Fonsi's "No Me Doy Por Vencido" (co-written by Brant).

SESAC Latina highlighted its No. 1 songs of the decade, according to
Billboard's decade-end chart: Alan Trigo's "No Me Conoces Aun," made famous by Palomo, and "No Me Doy Por Vencido." The society also honored its more recent No. 1's: on Billboard's Latin Rhythm Airplay chart, Tony Dize's “El Doctorado” (co-written by Chris Syler), on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs and Latin Pop Airplay chart, Diego Torres' "Guapa" (co-written by Noel Schajris) and on Billboard's regional Mexican Airplay chart, Banda El Recodo's “Dime Que Me Quieres” by Miguel Angel Romero.

The night's other honorees were Mexican pop icon Aleks Syntek, who was awarded the society's Legacy Award; regional Mexican acts Alacranes Musical and German Montero, who received Spirit of Mexico awards; and the Visionary Award, which went to writer/producer Echo, who has worked with the likes of Daddy Yankee and Don Omar and co-wrote the latter's hit "Salio el Sol."