Pitbull will receive top honors at the 19th Annual BMI Awards, which takes place this March, in Las Vegas.
BMI president Del Bryant and VP Delia Orjuela will bestow the rapper with the BMI President Award during the ceremony, which is taking place at Encore Wynn Theater on March 30.
Organizers for the event said that Pitbull’s genre bending style of music has allowed him to appeal to numerous fan bases, including Hip-Hop, Urban, Latin, Pop and European.
Hit singles like “Hey Baby,” “Krazy,” “Hotel Room Service” “I Like It” (with Enrique Iglesias), “Rain Over Me” (featuring Marc Anthony) and “Bon Bon,” “International Love” and the double-platinum smash “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” have kept Pitbull on the charts over the years.
Pitbull joins luminaries like Juanes, Kike Santander, Taylor Swift, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, and Willie Nelson, who have all been honored for their influence on the entertainment industry. Source