Billboard By Leila Cobo, Miami, Image by Manny Hernandez
The second annual La Musa Awards presented by the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame was an eminently musical and emotional affair whose elegant execution bodes well for its future and growth. While last year’s inaugural event featured a smorgasbord of talent, this year’s event at the ballroom in the Ritz Carlton in Miami Beach was smaller but far more impactful, and featured a string of outstanding performances from the likes of Alejandro Sanz, David Bisbal, Jencarlos Canela, Diego Torres, Jon Secada and R&B Singer Miguel, who was awarded the Triunfador (Champion) award.
“I appreciate that you’ve included me in such a prestigious event,” said Miguel, whose father is Mexican American. “I’ll try to do my best to honor the Latin community.”
And the evening was a wide-reaching celebration of that community, ranging from emerging bright stars who have already found remarkable chart success like Canela, who received the “Luchador” (Fighter) award, to Sanz, a 15-time Latin Grammy and three-time Grammy winner.