TJ Martell Foundation Honors HipHopMagz’s Leila Cobo & Warner’s Iñigo Zabala at Miami Dinner

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The T.J. Martell Foundation for Cancer Research has honored Billboard's Leila Cobo and Warner Music's Iñigo Zabala at this 12 months's annual Martell in Miami Dinner, celebrated on Wednesday.

The evening started with the music of the band Celia Cruz All Stars, whose tropical taste welcomed the visitors.

After having dinner, the evening continued with the awards ceremony, which started with the Music Industry Trailblazer Award delivered by Colombian singer Karol G to Billboard vp, Latin trade lead Leila Cobo.

"I'm completely satisfied tonight as a result of I've the chance to provide recognition to somebody I love, I respect," Karol G stated. "She gave us a possibility to inform a narrative that different media out of the blue denied."

During her speech, Cobo expressed her gratitude to the TJ Martell Foundation. "When I acquired the decision from TJ Martell, I believed that they have been calling me to cowl the occasion." Cobo's father died 23 years in the past of lung most cancers, so "this trigger is essential, and I've seen what TJ Martell can do. They have discovered the treatment for a lot of instructions, not just for lung most cancers."

Then got here the Estefan Lifetime Achievement Award, offered to Iñigo Zabala by Mexican band Maná. Zabala is the president of Warner Music Latin America & Iberia. “Music has the facility to unite us. In some ways, music goes past medication. The music makes our reside higher,” Zabala stated.

The ceremony, hosted by Maria Elena Salinas, concluded with an acoustic efficiency by Piso 21. Anuel AA, Zion & Lennox, Danny Ocean, Sofia Reyes and Cobo's husband and musician Arthur Hanlon have been among the many artists who additionally attended the annual occasion.