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Published: 5/16/2011

The Premios Juventud Awards pay tribute to the talent of SESAC Latina-affiliated composers

The Mexican pop trio Camila, which includes the SESAC Latina-affiliated songwriter Samuel “Samo” Parra, has received four nominations in Univision network’s 2011 Premios Juventud (Youth Awards). These nominations recognize the excellence of Camila’s recordings and their growing impact across the U.S., Latin America and Spain.

The two nominations that are a direct result of Samo’s valuable professionalism and artistic contributions are in the categories of “Voice of the Moment (Group or Singer, All Genres),” and “My Favorite Latin Pop Artist.”

Known for his unmistakably expressive and moving vocals, his trademark fedora and his charismatic stage presence, the SESAC Latina-affiliated composer Samo has also been a key force behind Camila’s recent awards-season triumphs, including the 2010 Latin Grammys, the 2011 Premios Lo Nuestro and the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

In addition, two of Camila’s recent singles have earned separate Premios Juventud nominations in the category of “Favorite Vein-Cutting Ballad.”

Another SESAC Latina-affiliated composer, Miguel Angel Romero, plays a key role in Banda El Recodo de Don Cruz Lizárraga’s Premios Juventud nomination in the category of “My Favorite Regional Mexican Artist.”

Romero is the composer of the group’s mega-hit “Dime Que Me Quieres,” which spent 17 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart and won the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Award for Song of the Year.

Winners of Univision’s Premios Juventud are selected by popular Internet vote, as tabulated by Univision.com. The awards ceremony takes place July 21, 2011, in Miami, and will be broadcast live across the nation on Univision.