LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — BMI announced that legendary Mexican singer/songwriter Mario Quintero Lara will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 26th Annual BMI Latin Awards.
The multiple award-winning frontman of Los Tucanes de Tijuana will receive the BMI President’s Award in recognition of his achievements and contributions to the Latin music community for more than 32 years.
The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, March 19, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, and will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President of Creative, Latin Music, Delia Orjuela.
“Mario Quintero was my very first signing when I joined BMI, and by honoring him with our President’s Award I feel like we’ve come full circle,” said Orjuela. “He’s an iconic performer and songwriter whose powerful lyrics transcend generations on a global scale. As the frontman of Los Tucanes de Tijuana, he’s positioned himself as an ambassador of the norteño genre and a leader in the regional Mexican community. We are so excited to honor him and look forward to a wonderful evening celebrating the best in Latin music.”
The award will be the latest in a long list of accolades accumulated by Quintero and his bandmates, Los Tucanes, that includes a Latin Grammy, a Billboard Musical Legacy Award, Premio Lo Nuestro, several Alma Awards as well as numerous GRAMMY and premios OYE! nominations.
As well, Quintero has accumulated an impressive collection of 34 BMI Latin Awards over the year, including a win for Songwriter of the Year in 1999.
In receiving this honor, Quintero joins previous BMI President’s Award recipients including Luis Fonsi, Gloria Trevi, Sergio George, Carlos Vives, Pitbull and Juanes, among others.