NEW YORK (AP) - Bad Bunny, Romeo Santos and Daddy Yankee are among the winners of the 2020 ASCAP Latin Music Awards.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced on Tuesday the entertainers with the most widespread themes of Latin music last year.
Bad Bunny was named Songwriter of the Year, Romeo Santos Songwriter / Artist of the Year, and Daddy Yankee's “Calm Down” with Snow Song of the Year. Additionally, Universal Music Publishing was recognized as Publisher of the Year and Kobalt Songs Music Publishing as Independent Publisher of the Year.
“Latin music - your music - is one of the most popular in the world. This is because their rhythms, their passion, honesty, and deep love for their traditions and the gift of breaking barriers speak to us all equally - no matter what language we speak, ”ASCAP President Paul Williams said in a release.
Between Tuesday and Thursday, ASCAP will celebrate the winners in a virtual ceremony that will include musical performances and the participation of artists such as Marc Anthony, Descemer Bueno, Pedro Capó, Desmond Child, Jhay Cortez, Darrell, Natalia Lafourcade, Lunay, Piso 21 , Carlos Vives and Sebastián Yatra, among others. Exclusive photos and videos will be published in the organization's accounts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - @ASCAPLatino and @ASCAP - with the hashtag #ElPremioASCAP.