MIAMI, April 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hispanicize 2016 today announced that Puerto Rican reggaeton sensation Wisin will headline the second annual Tecla Awards, the most prestigious national honor highlighting the achievements of top Latino and multicultural content creators.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Wisin's had an artistic career for more than 15 years in which he's sold millions of albums and has performed all around the world. For many years he was a part of the iconic duo Wisin y Yandel, which broke all the records of Latin music, in 2004 his first album was released under the name "El Sobreviviente". In 2014 he edited his second solo production, "El regreso del Sobreviviente". This album shook the American continent positioning 3 singles en #1 radios hits and turning them into classics of Latin music.
Confirmed hosts of the 2nd Annual Tecla Awards show are Telemundo's Jorge Bernal and TV personality Julissa Bermudez. Presented in partnership with TELEMUNDO, the star-studded Tecla Awards gala will take place on Thursday, April 7th during Hispanicize Week at Icon in South Beach.
Wisin's extraordinary social media numbers are perfectly aligned with the story of the TECLA AWARDS. With "El regreso del Sobreviviente" Wisin stayed for more than 15 weeks in the #1 Soundscan chart. He has more than 700 million views in his channel wisionofficialVEVO and on YouTube his songs reach amazing numbers: Adrenalina alone has more than 408,958,243 views.
For live updates during Hispanicize Event & leading up to the 2nd Annual Tecla Awards follow the #Hispz16 and #TeclaAwards hashtags on Twitter.
About Hispanicize 2016
Now in its seventh year, Hispanicize 2016 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz16) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.
Hispanicize 2016 is expected to gather more than 3,000 of the nation's most influential Latino professionals from the industries of digital content creation, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days. The event will take place in downtown Miami’s InterContinental hotel, April 4-8, 2016.
The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.
About The Tecla Awards
The 2016 Tecla Awards highlight the nation's top Latino and multicultural content creators by way of more than 23 content categories as well as recognize the best digital marketing campaigns featuring social media influencers. From the top Latino LIVE broadcast storytellers on a variety of platforms from Instagram to Periscope and YouNow to the creator of the year or the best cover songs performer using social media, the Teclas honor content creators and sets the bar higher for the exploding industry.
The finalists are determined by a tally of the nominations that were submitted by the Teclas Nominations Academy and the public nominations process concluded on March 11th. The winners of the 2016 Tecla Awards will be determined by the Tecla Judges Academy comprised of a select group of leaders shaping the future of Latino social media, entertainment and marketing. They include creators, executives, publicists, influencer network leaders and other experts in the online content development industry.
Hispanicize 2016 Michelle Jerrier (@DavEllePR) (917) 370-6016 firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Hispanicize Event