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Mexico's Sofia Reyes to perform at 2019 Platino Awards ceremony

Mexico City, Apr 25 (efe-epa).- Mexican singer-songwriter Sofia Reyes will be among the performers at next month's Platino Awards for Ibero-American Cinema ceremony, organizers said Thursday.

 An undated photograph of Mexican singer-songwriter Sofia Reyes that was provided on April 25, 2019, by the Platino Awards for Ibero-American Cinema. Reyes will perform at this year's Platino Awards gala, a ceremony that will take place on May 12, 2019, and be held for the second straight year at Gran Tlachco Theater in Xcaret Park, a theme park near the southeastern Mexican resort town of Playa del Carmen. EPA-EFE/Platino Awards

An undated photograph of Mexican singer-songwriter Sofia Reyes that was provided on April 25, 2019, by the Platino Awards for Ibero-American Cinema. Reyes will perform at this year's Platino Awards gala, a ceremony that will take place on May 12, 2019, and be held for the second straight year at Gran Tlachco Theater in Xcaret Park, a theme park near the southeastern Mexican resort town of Playa del Carmen. EPA-EFE/Platino Awards

Mexico City, Apr 25 (efe-epa).- Mexican singer-songwriter Sofia Reyes will be among the performers at next month's Platino Awards for Ibero-American Cinema ceremony, organizers said Thursday.

"At the Platino Awards, the Ibero-American public once again will enjoy the talent and strength of this great artist," they said in a statement.

Reyes is a 23-year-old native of the northern city of Monterrey who is known worldwide for "1, 2, 3," a song featuring Jason Derulo and De La Ghetto that has received nearly 500 million views on YouTube and last year climbed to as high as No. 17 on Billboard's Latin Pop Songs chart.

She also is enjoying similar success with her latest single, "R.I.P.,' which features Brazilian singer-songwriter Anitta and British recording artist Rita Ora.

Reyes also has received nominations at the Latin American Music Awards, the MTV EMAs, MTV MIAW and the Latin Grammy Awards.

Her debut single, the 2014 track "Muevelo" (featuring Puerto Rican reggaeton star Wisin), peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard's Latin Pop Songs Chart.

With "R.I.P.," Reyes also has made her way onto audio streaming platform Spotify's Global Top 200 chart of the world's most-streamed tracks.

Internationally acclaimed actresses such as Mexico's Yalitza Aparicio, star of the Oscar-winning film "Roma"; and Spain's Penelope Cruz will be among the guests at this year's Platino Awards ceremony.

The event will take place on May 12 and will be held for the second year in a row at the Gran Tlachco Theater in Xcaret Park, a theme park located near the southeastern Mexican resort town of Playa del Carmen.

It will mark the first time the same venue will host consecutive editions of the Platino Awards, whose inaugural ceremony was held in Panama City in 2014.

Subsequent galas took place in Marbella, Spain, in 2015, Punta del Este, Uruguay, in 2016 and Madrid in 2017.

"Roma," directed by Mexico's Alfonso Cuaron, leads the way this year with nine Platino nominations, while the Colombian film "Pajaros de verano" (Birds of Passage) and Uruguay's "La noche de 12 años" (A Twelve-Year Night) each garnered six nods.

The Paraguayan picture "Las herederas" (The Heiresses) and Spain's "Campeones" (Champions) received five nominations apiece, it was announced in March in Los Angeles.

Spanish cinema garnered a total of 34 nominations in 17 different categories.

The big winner in last year's Platino Awards ceremony was the Chilean film "Una mujer fantastica" (A Fantastic Woman), which took home the prizes for Best Ibero-American Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Editing.

Spain also made its mark in last year's Platino Awards, with the Catalan-language film "Estiu 1993" (Summer 1993), directed by Carla Simon, being honored as Best Ibero-American First Film and Madrid native Blanca Suarez winning the prize for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV series.

The Platino Awards, which are aimed at promoting Ibero-American cinema, are promoted by the Spain-based Audiovisual Producers' Rights Management Entity (EGEDA) and the Ibero-American Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers (FIPCA).

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