Sony and Dulce Maria Music Share Publisher of the year nods
Edén Muñoz, the charismatic lead singer of regional Mexican group Calibre 50, and Colombian singer/songwriter Manuel Turizo were both recognized as songwriter of the year at the annual SESAC Latin Music Awards 2021. It marked the first time in the awards history that the top award was presented in two categories -- Regional Mexican and Pop/Latin Rhythm -- and it underscores how both urban and regional Mexican music have taken a front seat in Latin music in the past year.
Muñoz won songwriter of the year in the regional Mexican category for the second time for songs penned both for Calibre 50 (“Barquillero,” “Solo Tú”) and for other groups, including Banda MS (“Cerrando Ciclos”) and Banda Carnaval (Esta Vez Soy Yo”). All were recognized with SESAC Latina Performance Awards. Muñoz’s publisher, Dulce María Music, won publisher of the year, Regional Mexican.
Turizo, the 21-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter who often writes with brother Julián and is known for his deep, velvety voice, won songwriter of the year, Pop/Latin Rhythm for the first time with his songs “TBT,” “Quiéreme Mientras Se Pueda,” “Te Quemaste,” “Pegao,” “La Nota” and “No Encuentro Palabras,” which were all recognized with SESAC Latina Performance Awards.