NICKY JAM wins three awards, followed by GENTE D’ ZONA with two

"NICKY JAM wins three awards, followed by GENTE D’ ZONA with two"
Nicky Jam
SESAC Latina-affiliated artist Nicky Jam was the toast of the inaugural edition of the Latin American Music Awards (LAMAs), earning accolades for his international smash “El Perdón” (Forgiveness), which he wrote and performed. LAMA winners are determined by popular vote.
With 30 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, “El Perdón” is the song that defines 2015. On tour in Europe, Nicky Jam was not present at the LAMAs, but sent along his heartfelt thanks for these three prestigious awards:
Favorite Collaboration:
“El Perdón” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
Favorite Streaming Song:
“El Perdón” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
Song of the Year:
“El Perdón” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
Gente D Zona
Furthermore, the acclaimed Cuban duo Gente D’ Zona (Alexander Delgado, founder; Randy Malcom, his musical partner), were feted with two awards for their rapid entry into the U.S. and Europe Latin market:
Favorite Duo or Group – Urban, and Favorite Tropical Song.
The members of Gente D’ Zona also served as awards presenters at this ceremony.
SESAC Latina artists also dazzled audiences with their musical performances.  Fonseca, the winner of the 2015 SESAC Latina Contemporary Icon Award, gave the world premiere of his song “Ya No Me Faltas” (I Don’t Miss You Anymore), the second single from his latest album Conexión.
The Mexican pop group REIK also received an enthusiastic welcome, as they performed their romantic song “Duele” (It Hurts) with special guest Yuri.
American Music Awards
For over 40 years, the American Music Awards have honored the public’s favorite artists and songs every fall with an internationally televised ceremony. This year’s inaugural edition in Spanish was televised by Telemundo.
SESAC is a music rights organization that serves both the creators of music and music users through music licensing services and the use of information technology and data science to provide timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution. SESAC’s performing rights subsidiary is the second oldest and most progressive PRO in the U.S., the only PRO to pay monthly radio royalties, and was the first PRO to pay songwriters and publishers for live performances in venues of any size.  Its affiliate roster continues to grow, with recent signings such as Mariah Carey, Zac Brown, Green Day, Kesha, Charli XCX and Nikki Sixx joining stalwarts Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Lady Antebellum and the Kurt Cobain catalog.  The acquisition of the Harry Fox Agency (HFA), the leading U.S. mechanical rights organization, positions SESAC as the ONLY might rights organization in the United States, with the ability to offer singular licenses for the works for its affiliated writers and publishers that aggregate both performance and mechanical rights. This allows SESAC to drive greater efficiency in licensing for music users, as well as enhanced value for music creators and publishers.SESAC’s Rumblefish subsidiary is a leader in music micro-licensing, network monetization on platforms such as YouTube and license verification utilizing its patented RadKey technology. Headquartered in Nashville, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. In addition, SESAC Latina 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, América Sierra, among many others. SESAC, founded in 1930, was the first performing rights organization to create a Latin music-focused