SESAC Latina affiliate Nicky Jam finds himself in the midst of a remarkable period of success and inspiration as a composer and performer. The pioneer of Latin urban music was named the winner in two categories at the recent Premios Tu Mundo (Your World Awards).
His hit “El PerdÃ³n” (Forgiveness), featuring Enrique Iglesias, received the accolade for Party-Starting Song. This track has spent over 20 straight weeks at #1 on various Billboard Latin singles charts.
Additionally, Nicky Jam won the EspÃritu Guerrero Award (Warrior Spirit Award) for the commitment and work ethic he has shown in creating extraordinary music while keeping up a packed schedule of recording and touring.
Televised internationally, the Premios Tu Mundo also featured performances from two SESAC Latinaaffiliates: Jencarlos Canela and the aforementioned Nicky Jam.
Giving an explosive, captivating rendition of “El PerdÃ³n,” Nicky Jam enjoyed a standing ovation, with the hosts pointing out that the song has spent 24 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.
Singer and songwriter Jencarlos Canela was also feted with a standing ovation, as he performed the television debut of his single “Bajito” (Low) with his duet partner Ky-Mani Marley, son of the legendary Bob Marley.
Premios Tu Mundo are awarded by the Telemundo network at a gala ceremony that takes place annually in Miami.
In June 2015, Nicky Jam also received a SESAC Latina Award for the historic #1 success of “El PerdÃ³n,” which has crossed over to pop charts around the world.
With a selective policy of affiliation that’s unique in the industry,Â SESACÂ represents the best composers and publishers. In so doing,Â SESACÂ has built a repertoire of quality that covers all genres and the most popular music of today. Artists affiliated withÂ SESACÂ include such icons as Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Kurt Cobain’s Catalog, Mariah Carey, Zac Brown, Mumford & Sons, Lady Antebellum, Bryan Michael Cox, Swizz Beatz, Rico Love, RUSH, Cassandra Wilson, MGMT, Alice In Chains, PSY and many more.Â Â SESAC LatinaÂ represents such prestigious artists as Draco Rosa, Nicky Jam, Gente D’ Zona, Reik, Jencarlos Canela, Carlos Baute, Enrique Bunbury, Rayito, Rafa Arcaute, Luz Casal, Gaby Moreno, Intocable, Joey Montana, Luciano Luna, Calibre 50, Aleks Syntek, Fonseca, AmÃ©rica Sierra, among many others.Â www.sesaclatina.comÂ
As the first Latin music-focused division to be created by a performing rights society originally founded in 1930,Â SESACÂ is also recognized as a leader in technology, which allows it to process royalty payments more quickly and accurately.Â SESACÂ is the only society offering its affiliates monthly radio performance royalty payments.