Singer/songwriter Erika Ender will be honored with the SESAC Latina Global Icon Award, as the organization’s Senior Vice President of Creative Operations Sam Kling has announced.
Erika Ender is behind the global hit “Despacito,” which she co-wrote with Luis Fonsi. The track, with Spanish lyrics and a contagious beat, lead Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for 16 weeks, tying the record of most weeks at No. 1 alongside with Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day.”
“It’s an unforgettable night of celebration and comradery honoring our biggest songs of last year,” Kling says. “And we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize the value that our songwriters bring, not just to Latin music, but to our lives and our experiences around the globe.”
In addition, regional Mexican singer and 2018 Billboard Latin Music Award Best New Artist winner Christian Nodal has been confirmed as a performer.
The SESAC Latina Music Awards will take place on May 23 in Beverly Hills, CA. The event celebrates songwriters and publishers for their performance activity, and presentations include Song of the Year, Publisher of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.