High-riding deejay Charly Black was recognised at the ASCAP Latin Awards on March 15 for his song, Gyal You A Party Animal, which was a massive hit in Latin America last year.

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The ceremony took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico at Condado Vanderbilt Hotel.

Produced by Kurt Riley, Gyal You A Party Animal is Charly Black’s biggest hit. Its success earned him a number of shows in the emerging dancehall markets of El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico.

“It was a great chance to network with other Latin musicians and execs, including the boss of ASCAP; so it was very worthwhile attending,” said Charly Black. “Hopefully, it will act as a springboard for more collaborations like this for me. I feel as artistes we must always look to expand our fan base and break into new markets and the last couple of years has been a revelation for me in that respect,” he added.

‘More collaborations’ refer to Pa Que Me Invitan which Charly Black did with Latin superstar Jencarlos. It topped charts and streaming playlists across Central and South America; the song is released by Universal Latin and co-produced by Maffio and Rvssian.

Pa Que Me Invitan also entered the BIllboard Latin Pop Songs Chart and Hot Latin Songs Chart. It won an ASCAP award for widespread radio play.

ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) is the largest publishing organisation in the world with over 600,000 members.

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