Four finalists up for songwriting honor

This year's Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm in association with Pepsi, recognizes as finalists four songwriters who have hit the right chords on the charts as masters of their craft, often highlighting their ability to be successful recording artists as well.

Three of the four finalists are rooted in regional Mexican--Horacio Palencia Cisneros, Isidro Chavez "Espinoza Paz" Espinoza and Gerardo Ortiz. The fourth, Puerto Rican-born William "Don" Omar Landron, known for his reggaetón sound, continues to thrive as a songwriter and artist.

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