November 20, 2015

ASCAP Members Dominate Top Categories at 2015 Latin Grammy Awards

Including Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Urban Song, Best Alternative Song and Best Rock Song

Natalia Lafourcade

ASCAP member Natalia Lafourcade

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 20, 2016 – Members of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) dominated the top categories at this year’s 16th Annual Latin Grammy Ceremony held in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, November 19th. ASCAP members had a total of 17 wins, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Natalia Lafourcade won Album of the Year for Hasta La Raíz, and Song of the Year for “Hasta La Raíz” with Leonel Garcia.

ASCAP VP US Latin and Latin America Alexandra Lioutikoff and the ASCAP Latin Department were onsite to celebrate and congratulate this year’s winners on their achievements. The ASCAP members that received honors this year are:

Record of the Year
Hasta La Raíz
Natalia Lafourcade

Song of the Year
Hasta La Raíz
Leonel Garcia (SACM) & Natalia Lafourcade, songwriters (Natalia Lafourcade)

Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album
Alejandro Sanz

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Necesito Un Bolero
Gilberto Santa Rosa

Best Urban Music Album
El Que Sabe, Sabe
Tego Calderón

Best Urban Song
Ay Vamos
Rene Cano (SAYCO/ASCAP) Alejandro "Sky" Ramírez (SAYCO/ASCAP), songwriters (J Balvin)

Best Pop/Rock Album
Cama Incendiada

Best Rock Song
Esclavo De Tu Amor
Cachorro López & Vicentico (SGAE), songwriters (Vicentico)

Best Alternative Music Album
Hasta La Raíz
Natalia Lafourcade

Best Alternative Song
Hasta La Raíz
Leonel García (SACM) & Natalia Lafourcade, songwriters (Natalia Lafourcade)

Best Latin Children’s Album
Los Animales
Mister G

Best Salsa Album
Son De Panamá
Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta

Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album
Sencillamente (SAYCO/ASCAP)
Jorge Celedón & Gustavo García


Best Regional Song
Todo Tuyo
Mauricio Arriaga & Eduardo Murguía, songwriters (Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga)

Best Ranchero Album
Acaríciame El Corazón (SACM/ASCAP)
Pedro Fernández

Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album
Tulipa Ruiz

Best Brazilian Song
Bossa Negra
Hamilton de Holanda, Diogo Nogueira & Marcos
Portinari (SONCIPRO), songwriters (Diogo Nogueira & Hamilton de Holanda)

On Wednesday night, November 18, the performing rights society was one of the presenters at “El Producers,” one of the biggest Latin Grammy week events. The evening included performances by ASCAP members Alejandro Sanz, Pedro Capó y Claudia Brant. The yearly charity event benefited the Cim*Foundation.


The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With 550,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members.

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