Lennon Award Goes To Latin Songwriters
June 22, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
GABY MORENO, ARI SHINE and VICTOR INDRIZZO of LOS ANGELES made history as the first Latin category winners to take home the "Maxell Song of the Year" Award for their song "Escondidos." They were presented with the $20,000 Maxell Song of the Year check at ROSELAND in NEW YORK CITY, where FERGIE made the presentation. For the first time, the winner of the coveted prize had the opportunity to open a show for an award-winning multi-platinum artist.
The Maxell Song of the Year was selected from the LENNON AWARD winners in 12 musical categories by the JLSC Executive Committee of performers and songwriters that includes THE BLACK EYED PEAS, ELTON JOHN, WYCLEF JEAN, CARLOS SANTANA, TIM MCGRAW, CAROLE BAYER SAGER, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, BACON BROTHERS, JOHN LEGEND and MACY GRAY, to name a few.
A total of over $330,000 in cash and prizes will be distributed this year by the year-round LENNON CONTEST to amateur and professional songwriters. This year's presentation event marks the 10th anniversary of the prestigious contest that is made possible by an agreement with YOKO ONO LENNON.