SESAC Latina Music Awards: Top Prizes for Calibre 50's Eden Munoz & 'Despacito' Co-Writer Erika Ender

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Calibre 50 attend the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on April 26, 2018 in Las Vegas.

Sony/ATV Sounds named Publisher of the Year; Mexican singer Christian Nodal performs at the music rights organization's annual gala at the Beverly Hilton.

On Wednesday night (May 23) in Beverly Hills, California, Edén Muñoz received his first songwriter of the year award for hit songs written for Julión Álvarez, Calibre 50 and Banda Carnaval, among others.

Also a finalist at the Billboard Latin Music Awards for songwriter of the year earlier this year, Muñoz is the frontman for regional Mexican band Calibre 50.

Meanwhile, "Despacito" co-writer Erika Ender was crowned with SESAC Latina's song of the year honors and the global icon award for a prolific career that includes six albums and 140 projects featuring the Panamanian/Brazilian singer/songwriter.

Of those 140 albums, 40 of them charted around the globe, as "Despacito" achievements made history: It was streamed more than 7.5 billion times, including 1.9 billion times on Spotify and more than 5.6 billion views on YouTube, according to SESAC. The song was recorded by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber; written by Ender, Excelender Songs/Sony/ATV Rhythm.

?Jorge Mejia, president of Sony/ATV Music Publishing for Latin America and U.S. Latin, accepted the win for publisher of the year via video.

Mexican singer/songwriter Christian Nodal performed some of his biggest hits, including "Me Deje Llevar," "Adios Amor" and "Probablemente." At the Billboard Latin Music Awards in April, the singer received the regional Mexican song of the year prize for “Adiós Amor." He also took home the awards for regional Mexican artist of the year, solo and artist of the year, new.

Other winners included Nicky Jam, Luciano Luna and Joey Montana. For more information, go to sesaclatina.com.

Find the complete winners list below:

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR 

Edén Muñoz

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR 

SONY/ATV Sounds LLC

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Despacito”

Recorded by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber

Erika Ender

Excelender Songs

SONY/ATV RHYTHM

SESAC GLOBAL ICON AWARD

Erika Ender

PERFORMANCE AWARD WINNERS

1. “Si Tú La Ves”

Written by:

JOEL- Johnatan Ballesteros

Juan Diego Medina

Nicky Jam

Saga WhiteBlack

Published by:

La Industria Music Publishing

SONY/ATV Sounds LLC

Recorded by Nicky Jam feat. Wisin

2. “Esta Noche Se Me Olvida”

Written by:

Edén Muñoz

Gussy Lau

Published by:

Dulce María Music LLC

Kalja Publishing

Recorded by Julión Álvarez

3. “Me Enamoré”
 

Written by:

Antonio Rayo Gibo

Published by:

Rayito Musik-os

EMI Foray Music

Recorded by Shakira

 
4. “A Poco”

Written by:

Luciano Luna

Published by:

WBM Music Corp

Sinaloa Music

Recorded by Raúl Casillas

5. “Hey DJ”      

Written by:

Joey Montana

Published by:

Flow Con Clase Publishing

EMI Foray Music

Recorded by CNCO & Yandel

6. “Probablemente”

Written by:

Christian Nodal

Published by:

Editora Jago

Multisongs

Recorded by Christian Nodal feat. David Bisbal

7. “Mi Tesoro”

Written by:

Nicky Jam

Published by:

La Industria Music Publishing

SONY/ATV Sounds LLC

Recorded by Zion & Lennox feat. Nicky Jam

8. “Ella Es Mi Mujer”

Written by:

Edén Muñoz

Published by:

Dulce María Music LLC

Recorded by Banda Carnaval

9. “Despacito”

Written by:

Erika Ender

Published:

Excelender Songs

SONY/ATV RHYTHM

Recorded by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber

 

10. “Como Si Fuera Real”

Written by:

César Valdivia

Published by:

Editora de Ideas

Novo Tunes

Recorded by La Maquinaria Norteña

 

11. “Moneda”

Written by:

Alejandro Jaen

Published by:

Shine A Light Music

Peertunes Ltd

Recorded by Prince Royce feat. Gerardo Ortiz

 

12. “Las Ultras”

Written by:

Edén Muñoz

Published by:

Dulce María Music LLC

Recorded by Calibre 50

13. “Dure Dure”

Written by:

Bigram “DVLP” Zayas

Jencarlos Canela

Published:

Biza Publishing

JenC Music Publishing

Recorded by Jencarlos & Don Omar

14. “Se Defiende”

Written by:

Luciano Luna

Tony Montoya

Published by:

Sheridan Luna

Greatest Hits Arpa

Recorded by La Séptima Banda

 
15. “Una Lady Como Tú”

Written by:

Carlos “KZO” Cossio

Juan Diego Medina

Julian Turizo

Manuel Turizo

Saga WhiteBlack

ZENZEI

Published by:

La Industria Music Publishing

SONY/ATV Sounds LLC

Recorded by Manuel Turizo

16. “Por Obvias Razones”

Written by:

Salvador Aponte

César Valdivia

Published by:

Editora de Ideas

Novo Tunes

Recorded by La Maquinaria Norteña

17. “Me Llamas”

Written by:

Juan Diego Medina

Nicky Jam

Saga WhiteBlack

Published by:

La Industria Music Publishing

SONY/ATV Sounds LLC

Recorded by Piso 21 feat. Maluma

?

 18. “Dime Qué Se Siente”

Written by:

Joey Montana

Published by:

Flow Con Clase Publishing

EMI Foray Music

Recorded by Luis Coronel

19. “Un Aplauso”

Written by:

Edwin Luna

Salvador Aponte

Published:

La Trakalosa De Monterrey Inc

Trebol Musical Corp

Recorded by Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey

20. “El Amante”

Written by:

Juan Diego Medina

Nicky Jam

Saga WhiteBlack

Published by:

La Industria Music Publishing

SONY/ATV Sounds LLC

Recorded by Nicky Jam

 
21. “Siempre Te Voy A Querer”

Written by:

Edén Muñoz

Published by:

Dulce María Music LLC

Recorded by Calibre 50

 
TV AWARDS

“Suelta La Sopa”

Written & Recorded by: Fernando Corona

Published by: Música Telemundo

Un Camino Hacia Al Destino

“Mi Camino Eres Tú” - Written by: Mauricio Arriaga

Recorded by: Paulina Goto
 

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