Residente to Receive First Champion Award at 2018 BMI Latin Awards: Exclusive

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Residente performs live on stage during a concert at the Huxleys on June 30, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

Puerto Rican singer/songwriter, Residente , will be receiving the BMI Champion Award at the 25th Annual BMI Latin Awards, Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®) announces exclusively on Billboard.

It is the first time in the history of the annual gala that the honor will be given to a Latin artist. The Champion Award will recognize Residente’s musical career and philanthropic efforts. “Outside of being one of Latin music’s most highly decorated award-winners, Residente is a true humanitarian,” said Delia Orjuela, BMI Vice President of Creative, Latin Music in a statement.

The 22-time Latin Grammy winner singer now joins Keith Urban and Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-9), who were both honored with the champion award, in honor to their commitment to support the next generation of songwriters and music makers.

As previously announced, Luis Fonsi will receive the BMI President’s Award at the ceremony that will be held on Tuesday, March 20th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA and hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and Delia Orjuela.