New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) today announces the winners of the 2022 ASCAP Latin Music
Awards. Throughout today and tomorrow, the performing rights society recognizes the chart-topping songwriters, producers and publishers behind the biggest Latin music hits of the past year on its social media channels, including @ASCAPLatino on Instagram and @ASCAP on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Rising urban music star Myke Towers
has conquered the Latin music charts with his heartfelt raps and multiple hits. Towers takes home the 2022 ASCAP Latin Songwriter of the Year award for his triple-platinum single "Bandido;" his contribution to Sebastián Yatra's chart-topping "Pareja del Año;" and other songs with artists including Jay Wheeler, Wisin, Los Legendarios, MTZ and Rauw Alejandro.
International award-winning star Camilo
receives the ASCAP Latin Music
Songwriter/Artist of the Year Award. The five-time Latin Grammy winner and two-time Grammy nominee topped the Billboard Latin Airplay, Pop Airplay and Rhythm Airplay charts with "Despeinada," his collaboration with Ozuna. Camilo
released his critically acclaimed second album, Mis Manos, in 2021, which includes three other ASCAP Award-winning hits, "BEBÉ," "Millones" and "Vida de Rico."
"Dákiti," co-written by Jhay Cortez
and Mora, is the ASCAP Latin Song of the Year. The song, which also won a 2022 ASCAP Pop Music
Award, landed the #1 spot on Billboard's Year-End Hot Latin Songs Chart after spending 27 consecutive weeks in the top spot. Earlier this year, the song's video reached more than one billion views on YouTube.
The ASCAP Latin Publisher of the Year award goes to Sony Discos Music
Publishing. The publishing powerhouse takes home the prestigious honor for the second time in a row for its 2021 top Latin hits including "De Vuelta Pa' La Vuelta," "Ram Pam Pam," "Bandido," "El Problema," "Mi Niña," "Vida de Rico," "Volví," "Un Amor Eterno" and "Botella Tras Botella
" among other iconic songs.
and Sony Music
Publishing Latin America
& US Latin President/CEO Jorge
Mejia will discuss Camilo's career and unique creative philosophy in The Road to Latin Success: A Conversation with Camilo
& Sony's Jorge
Mejia. The special ASCAP Experience
conversation takes place on Wednesday, May 25 at 3PM ET/ 12PM PT on YouTube @ASCAP. More information on ASCAP Experience
is available at www.ascapexperience.com.
The Latin music community can join the ASCAP Latin Music
Awards celebration starting at 10AM ET / 7AM PT on Monday, May 23 via @ASCAPLatino & @ASCAP on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtags #ElPremioASCAP and #ASCAPAwards.
The ASCAP Latin Music
Awards honor the songwriters and publishers of the most-performed songs of the past year in Latin music. The winning songs are determined by data for terrestrial and satellite radio, and for actual programmed and on-demand audio streams, that is provided by Luminate (formerly P-MRC Data) in accordance with ASCAP's publicly available rules.
The complete list of winners is available on the ASCAP website: https://www.ascap.com/latinawards22.