Grammy Award-winning singer, Carlos Vives, will be honored by the Broadcast Music Inc. for his achievements in songwriting and international influence at BMI's 22nd annual Latin Awards in March.
Mr. Vines will receive the President's Award a private ceremony prior to the Latin Awards on March 11 at the Belagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Previous honorees include artists Juanes, Pitbull, Kike Santander, Adam Levine, will.i.am and Taylor Swift.
"Carlos has become one of the most influential songwriters in the Latin Music community, whose timeless sound has had a significant impact," said Delia Orjuela, BMI vice president of Latin music, in a press release. "His longevity in the music business is a testimony to his dedication and passion for his craft, and we are very proud to celebrate his accomplishments."
Hosted by top BMI executives, the award ceremony is dedicated to recognizing last year's songwriters and publishers of the most-performed Latin songs on American radio and television.
The award comes during one of Mr. Vives' most successful years in his career. Last year's album "Corazon Profundo," was his first international release in almost a decade and spawned three hit singles that hit No. 1 on Billboard's Latin Airplay chart, including "Volvi a Nacer," which won the Latin Grammy for Song of the Year.
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