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Manuel Turizo, Yahritza y Su Esencia & More Win Big at 2024 SESAC Latina Music Awards: See Main Winners List

SESAC Latina celebrated its 30th anniversary with the annual SESAC Latina Music Awards, which took place on Wednesday (June 26) at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.

The ceremony — which included heartfelt speeches and a special performance by tejano/norteño group Intocable — awarded siblings Julián and Manuel Turizo songwriter of the year, pop/Latin rhythm. Meanwhile, for the first time ever, Salvador Aponte received the songwriter of the year, regional Mexican award.

Julián and Manuel were recognized for their smash hit “El Merengue,” which won song of the year, pop/Latin rhythm. On the Billboard Latin Airplay chart, the song peaked at No. 1 last year. As for Aponte, he was honored for música mexicana songs he wrote like “La Patrona,” “Se Buscan Borrachos” and “1500 Pedas” — all of which were recognized with performance awards.

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The SESAC Latina Award for song of the year, regional Mexican went to “Frágil”, written by Yahritza Martínez and recorded by Yahritza y Su Esencia and Grupo Frontera. On the Latin Airplay chart, the song peaked at No. 2 last summer.

Mexican singer-songwriter Luciano Luna was honored with the Legacy Award. He has been previously recognized four times as SESAC Latina Songwriter of the Year for his many hits performed by a variety of acts, such as Banda El Recodo (“La Mejor de Todas”), Calibre 50 (“Tus Latidos”), Julión Álvarez (“Te Hubieras Ido Antes”), Grupo Firme (“El Reemplazo”) and Banda Los Recoditos (“Me Sobrabas Tú”).

See the main winners list below:

Songwriter of the Year – Pop/Latin Rhythm

Manuel Turizo

Julián Turizo

Publisher of the Year – Pop/Latin Rhythm

Sony Music Publishing

Song of the Year Pop/Latin Rhythm, “El Merengue

Written by: Manuel Turizo, Julián Turizo

Published by: MTZ Publishing, Jutuza Publishing, La Industria Music Publishing, Sony Sounds

Recorded by: Marshmello & Manuel Turizo

Songwriter of the Year – Regional Mexican

Salvador Aponte

Publisher of the Year – Regional Mexican

Universal Music Publishing

Song of the Year – Regional Mexican, “Frágil

Written by: Yahritza Martínez

Published by: Yahritza Martínez Publishing, Universal Musica Latina

Recorded by: Yahritza y Su Esencia & Grupo Frontera

Legacy Award

Luciano Luna

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