ASCAP Latin Music Awards 2016: Gente De Zona, Natalia Lafourcade, More To Perform At Ceremony

Gente De Zona
Cuban music Gente de Zona duo arrives at the Prado promenade in Havana, on May 3, 2016 to watch the Chanel performance. ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images

The 2016 ASCAP Latin Music Awards is just around the corner and we are stoked! Celebrated annually by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the star-studded ceremony already counts with a wave of confirmed performers and attendees. 

Cuban duo Gente de Zona, Mexican indie artist Natalia Lafourcade, Nicaraguan salsa singer Luis Enrique, Dominican singer Daniel Santacruz, Puerto Rican singer Pedro Capó, Mexican artist Joss Favela and Spanish singer Pablo Lopez are all set to showcase their musical talent at the forthcoming event. Hosted by Miami-based radio personality Enrique Santos, the gala will count with the attendance of artists such as Daddy Yankee, Gerardo Ortiez, Natalia Jimenez, Farruko, Maluma, Kany Garcia, Mariana Vega, Obie Bermudez and Diana Reyes

At the gala, both Enrique and Lafourcade will be honored for their great contributions to music and successful trajectories, which includes multiple Latin Grammys and Grammys awards. ASCAP will give the "Principe de la Salsa" the ASCAP Voice of Music Award, which has been previously held by David Bisbal, Daddy Yankee, Garth Brooks, Mary J. Blige, Luis Fonsi, and more. This honor is presented to songwriters and artists whose music gives voice to the spirit of a generation.

Natalia Lafourcade Recording artist Natalia Lafourcade accepts the Record of the Year award for 'Hasta la Raiz' onstage during the 16th Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for LARAS

On the other hand, the "Hasta La Raiz" songstress will receive the ASCAP Golden Note Award. The Golden Note award is bestowed to songwriters, composers, and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Artists who have also been recognized with this award are: Mario Domm from Camila, José Feliciano, Victor Manuelle, Omar Alfanno, Lionel Richie and Ne-Yo.

“Luis Enrique has given so much to the music community throughout his career, and Natalia Lafourcade is a great inspiration to all the songwriter artists that follow their heart. We look forward to celebrating their contributions at our 24th annual gala,” said newly appointed ASCAP VP Latin, Gabriela Gonzalez, in a press statement.

According to Billboard, other recognitions at the forthcoming awards include Songwriter of the Year, Publisher of the Year, Latin Song of the Year, Singer/Songwriter of the Year and Independent Publisher of the Year. The 24th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards will take place Wednesday, May 11 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Miami Beach.

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Jessica Lucia Roiz

Jessica L. Roiz is a Miami-based bilingual journalist of Nicaraguan descent. In addition to Latin Times, she's published in VOXXI, The Miami Herald, Huffington Post, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, The Latin Kitchen and more. With over 10-years experience in digital media, she's nothing but passionate and creative with her work. When she's not writing or editing videos, she can be found listening to rock en Español, dancing bachata, reading Paulo Coelho, missing Selena Quintanilla or relaxing in Nicaragua. She's also the founder of ALoNica con la Roiz and PulsoPOP