the rain didn't stop latin superstars from attending the annual bmi latin music awards on tuesday (march 21) at the glamorous beverly wilshire hotel in beverly hills, where j balvin, horacio palancia, arbise `motiff` gonzález and josé `gocho` torres were among the top winners of the night. horacio palencia won regional mexican song of the year for his hit `solo con verte` (banda ms) and was also awarded with the regional mexican songwriter of the year for the sixth time. balvin won bmi contemporary latin song of the year for his chart-topping track `ginza.`both gocho and motiff received the bmi contemporary latin songwriter of the year honor for penning three of the year's top ranking tracks. the iconic east l.a. band los lobos, whose career spans more than four decades, was honored with the special bmi icon award and celebrated by taking the stage and performing a medley of their classic tunes. for the second year in a row, the bmi latin publisher of the year award went to sony/atv music publishing with 14 songs among the most popular of the year, including gente de zona's `la gozadera,` ricky martin's `la mordidita` and yandel's `encantadora.`