MORE ABOUT ERIKA ENDER
- Multi-talented artist and philanthropist.
- On Variety Magazine’s list of hitmakers; According to People En Español, one of the 25 most powerful women; and according to Forbes Magazine, among the 50 most powerful Central American women.
- Creator of Puertas Abiertas Foundation and the TALENPRO project, which annually benefits thousands of children and young students.
- Global Ambassador of the Special Olympics, in addition to supporting multiple causes of social good.
- The youngest composer to be inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.
- The composer with the # 1 song that has the best selling streaming and reach in worldwide history or music.
- The only Hispanic woman with a Grammy nomination for SONG OF THE YEAR; with the longest #1 in Billboard history; and with a #1 on Billboard´s Hot 100 chart with a Spanish-language song.
- More than 200 albums recorded with her songs and more than 40 multi-territorial singles topping the charts.
AWARDS & HONORS
Dreaming out Loud She Rocks
Women in Music
“Despacito”: The most viewed music video online.
"Despacito": Most viewed video online
"Despacito": First latin song to achieve Diamond in 60 years
Luis Fonsi (VIDA)
Marc Anthony (OPUS)
SESAC Latina Music Awards
The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts
TJ Martell Foundation
Los Angeles, California
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
SESAC Latina Music Awards
"Despacito": The most viewed music video on YouTube
“Despacito”: The first YouTube video to receive 5 billion views.
“Despacito”: The most liked video online.
Gilberto Santa Rosa (El Caballero de la Salsa
LA MUSA Awards LSHOF
Latin Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences
Alcalde Tomas Regalado
Mayor José Isabel Blandón
Best Album Singer Nominee
LA MUSA Awards LSHOF
SESAC Latina Music Awards
“Despacito”: The most streamed track worldwide.
The most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Song chart is 56 and was achieved by “Despacito”.
Favorite Pop/Rock Song "Despacito"
Luis Fonsi (Despacito)
"Despacito": Song of the year
Victor Manuelle (Que Suenen Los Tambores)
Song of the Year
Best song for singing
Calibre 50 (El Buen Ejemplo)
SESAC Latina Music Awards
SESAC Latina Music Awards
SESAC Latina Music Awards
Billboard Latin Music Award 2009
Cinco Minutos: Hot Latin Song of the Year
International Osteoporosis Foundation
Gloria Trevi (Una Rosa Blu)
Chayanne (Mi Tiempo)
Chayanne (Grandes Exitos)
Elvis Crespo (Urbano)
ASCAP Award 2001
Pop Song of the Year "Candela"
Son By Four (Son By Four)
The third episode of Erika Ender's musical series, MP3-45, is now available on YouTube. You can also enjoy listening to "Missing You Today" on your favorite digital platform.
Leading Ladies of Entertainment, took place virtually, via the Latin Grammys Facebook page. Ender was in charge of hosting and honoring four powerful women of the music industry: Selena Gómez, María Elena Salinas, Gloria “Goyo” Martínez, and Angela N. Martínez. "I was fortunate to receive this significant recognition three years ago, and to be part of the event again to celebrate and honoring the achievements of great colleagues, it’s a great joy!" Expressed Erika on her social networks.
MP3–45 is a journey in the evolution through Erika Ender’s cultural and musical background, with representative songs of her roots and origins (Side B / Covers) that influenced her to be the artist and composer of world hits, she is today (Side A / Original Songs). From symphonic to electronic, but with the same essence, MP3-45 is a daring and unique proposal that mixes different genres and 3 languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese) for an increasingly globalized world, in which music is indeed the most universal language.
“Despacito,” the worldwide hit co-written by Erika Ender, was awarded by Billboard as the “Latin Song of the Decade”. This song has topped the "Billboard Hot Latin Songs" chart for a record of 56 weeks (non-consecutive), the most for any Latin song since the chart's inception in 1986.
“Missing You” is now available on Spotify and all digital platforms. This new episode of the MP3-45 Musical Series will be available on YouTube on October 29th, 2020, stay tuned!
"Ate Logo" is now available on YouTube and all digital platforms. Erika Ender's new single, also has a Spanish version titled: “Hasta Luego” and an English one titled “Till Next Time”. The theme of the song focuses on “vicious circles”, expressing that many times, people have to learn to let go in order to start over.
Last Sunday the first online meeting of Erika Ender with her followers was held. It was a good time full of music, questions, and answers that lasted approximately two hours and which brought together almost 300 people from different countries. In this first online meeting, Erika talked about her most recent single, “Darnos Un Día” and stressed how important it's to always see life from the positive side. When will the next one be? Stay tuned!
Erika Ender released a new song (in both its Spanish and English versions): “Darnos un Dia” (“Day Off”). The song swings through horns and acoustic guitar towards an unshakable chant, encouraging listeners to get out of their routines and enjoy life however they can. Available on all digital platforms.
On July 31st, Erika Ender announced her new album MP3 - 45, her debut album for BMG out November 13th. MP3 - 45 is a multilingual concept album, that pays tribute to the music of Erika’s past, while charging head-first into the sounds of her future, celebrating the dichotomy of a modern woman, who both honors tradition and embraces change. Each song on the album will be presented through a series of music videos that illustrate moments of Erika’s lived experiences - her own stories turned into sonic and visual episodes. Available now to pre-order on vinyl and digital formats.
Erika Ender along with other personalities from different countries such as Gilberto Gil, Teresa Parodi, the Ecuadorian group Jayac and Mistah from Barbados received the “Diploma de Artistas Amigos y Amigas” from IICA for their participation in a campaign by the international organization that honored those who guarantee food supplies in times of pandemic.
The Panamanian singer-songwriter was designated as the host of the conference "Aprende sobre éxito” (Learn about success), produced and organized by the initiative of "Actívate Ecuador." This conference had previously had the participation of Mauricio Hoyos and Ismael Cala, and this time they were interested in having the presence of a female figure. “We wanted to have on the panel a woman who exposes how to achieve success using creativity. Just think, a song in Spanish became a hit worldwide, it is something that says a lot about her", says the conference organizer Daniel Molina.
"Demasiado Frágiles," written by Erika Ender and performed by the renowned Mexican singer Gloria Trevi, invites us to delve deeper into reflection, making us recognize how fragile and vulnerable human beings are to the world.
EriKonversa, a space created by Erika Ender to broadcast via her Instagram Live has become an activity her followers look forward to on a weekly basis. In each digital meeting, more and more personalities from different fields are invited to share their story, their projects, and interesting facts that weren’t known about them. Until now, Nicolás Felizola, José Luis Rodríguez, Rosana Arbelo, Desmond Child, Isabel Lascurain, Ricardo Chávez, San Luis, Patricia De León, Diana Reyes, Lourdes Del Río, José Javier Díaz and Ana Isabelle have participated. #EriKonversa every Monday and Wednesday at 7:00 PM (Miami Time) on Instagram Live @erikaender.
Dedicated to the art of music for the past 35 years, American Songwriter is an international website, magazine, and podcast network. In Erika Ender’s interview, the Panamanian singer-songwriter spoke about her beginnings in the music industry as a songwriter and shared her most recent singles: “Cosas Que Echo De Menos” and, the English version, “Back To The Basics,” which were released in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Musicians can’t perform on the road but they’re still able to create music during the coronavirus pandemic. “Back to The Basics”, Erika Ender’s new single is part of a list of songs released in the last six weeks related to life in quarantine and social distancing. Songs by artists such as Bon Jovi, One Republic, Michael Bublé, Gloria Estefan, Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys, among others, are also part of this list.
As the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to rock the music industry, the Recording Academy reached out to a few artists to see how they were spending their days in seclusion. "Despacito" co-writer Erika Ender, who just released a Quarantine-themed single "Back To The Basics," shares her Quarantine Diary.
Erika Ender releases the video for her new song “Cosas Que Echo De Menos”, (Back to the Basics), which is the first single from the next album that she’ll release this year. This is a sensitive song, that reflects our feelings at the moment we are living nowadays, due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The music video is a compilation of heart-touching images of those things that we miss today due to the new reality we are living.
“Cuenta Conmigo” is a song written by Erika Ender, Sergio George, and Andy Clay which purpose is to encourage and motivate the entire Hispanic community in The United States, to participate actively and fearlessly in the 2020 Census. This activity represents the best opportunity to illustrate the size and influence of this community in the country. The Census is the most inclusive civic activity in the United States and every Hispanic must participate. The song, an original cumbia-driven anthem has the participation of regional Mexican artists such as Los Tigres Del Norte, Ana Bárbara, Natanael Cano and Fuerza Regida.
EriKonversa is a space created by Erika Ender, where interesting and trending topics are discussed weekly. This space is broadcast through her Instagram Live @erikaender every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7:00 PM (Miami Time). This Tuesday we had the presence of José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma" as a special guest. "It was a very pleasant, deep and fun conversation..." This is how the Panamanian described this segment of #EriKonversa, through her social networks.
Erika Ender launches, through her social networks, the English version of "Cosas Que Echo De Menos" originally written by Ender, Luis Fernando Castillo and Santiago Castillo: BACK TO THE BASICS. The English version, written by Ender and Marty James, hints at the need to return to the basics and essential, in a world where we give more importance to external and banal things, than to what we carry inside.
Erika Ender was a special guest in the concert of two romantic music artists, José Luis Rodriguez "El Puma" and Leo Dan "El ídolo de America." The concert took place at the James L, Knight Center in the city of Miami and turned the night of February 23rd into an unforgettable experience. The well-known singer/songwriter fascinated the audience with several of her hits from her repertoire, as well as songs she has written for other stars in the music industry, including her version of the global hit of her co-authorship "Despacito."
Erika Ender has been nominated to the Athena40-2020 List for her positive impact on the world. Athena40 is the first-ever global list that recognizes the 40 most innovative and powerful female minds, who create positive change in their societies and industries and also support other women and girls to thrive. Selected women are nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of independent judges. Among the nominees, this year, are Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Angelina Jolie, Jane Fonda, Megan Markle, among others.
Special Olympics in coordination with Special Olympics Florida, were activated during the Super Bowl LIV program in the city of Miami, Florida. Erika Ender, SOI Global Ambassador, joined the program with an athlete for a series of interviews on the NFL Radio Row. About 20 interviews with American and Hispanic media were conducted, in which topics based on the pillars of the organization were discussed: Education, Sports & Health.
Erika visited Felix Varela Senior High School, one of the 7,500 unified schools that are under the administration of the Special Olympics program. During the visit, the Global Ambassador, spent quality time with the students, learned about the fabulous programs offered by the educational institution and participated in the different activities that took place during the day: unified sports experience, unified dance party and a youth leadership project where Felix Varela Senior High School students programmed an agenda, in which the entire school participated.
ERIKA ENDER RECEIVED SEVEN GUINNESS CERTIFICATES DUE TO HER COLLABORATION IN THE WORLDWIDE HIT "DESPACITO".
"Despacito", the worldwide hit co-written by Erika Ender, broke 7 GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titles in a single year.
Erika Ender was in the wonderful city recording her new album in the company of the talented and well-known producer and mastering engineer Moogie Canazio. The album will be released by mid-2020.
Erika Ender was present at the United Nations, as a guest at the 2019 Hispanic Leadership Summit, in which she participated as a Panelist on the topic: "20 Years Later: Latin Culture is Mainstream in the US."
“Los Premios a La Excelencia Musical” of the Latin Grammy were held in the city of Las Vegas. Among those honored, was the iconic Venezuelan singer José Luis Rodríguez. Erika Ender, after some heart felt and touching words, presented “El Puma” with the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Erika Ender was in Argentina as a special guest at Alejandro Lerner's concert, which took place at the Luna Park Stadium, in the city of Buenos Aires.
The well-known and beloved singer, José Luis Rodríguez, better known as “El Puma”, returned to stages with a touching single and video clip titled “Agradecido”, written by Erika Ender.
The Musa Awards, held its seventh edition at the James L. Knight Center in the city of Miami honoring the greatest Hispanic songwriters worldwide. Ender became the youngest person to be induced into the hall of fame at its 5th edition in 2017 and now has the honor of doing the same for Brazilian singer, songwriter, lyricist and guitarist Michael Sullivan.
The Grand Finale of TalenPro was held in Panama City, Panama. TalenPro is a project of “Puertas Abiertas Foundation”, created, designed and produced by Erika Ender.
Among the singles of the new Akon album "El Negreeto" there is a song "Boom Boom" (feat. Anitta) co-written by Erika Ender.
IN THE GALA FIFTY OF CALA FOUNDATION, ERIKA ENDER RECEIVED THE PHILANTHROPY AWARD FOR HER OUTSTANDING HUMANITARIAN WORK.
The singer-songwriter ERIKA ENDER launches musical tribute to her native Panama, on August 15, on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the founding of Panama City.
The singer José Luis Rodríguez, better known as “El Puma”, announced his return to the music industry with Agradecido, the first single from his next album, this song that also gives title to the album, was composed by José Luis Rodríguez and the singer-songwriter Panamanian Erika Ender.
On Monday night, the press conference was held where the new participants of the 3rd were presented. Intercollegial festival edition created by singer and songwriter, Erika Ender, TalenPro Panama.
Erika Ender again breaks records with her songs. This time in the voice of the late Mexican regional music legend Jenni Rivera. A hard disk was found, years after Jenni's death in which the band's diva had recorded the song APPEARLY WELL (written by Erika Ender and Alejandro Lerner)
INTERVIEW IN THE CARA CALA PROGRAM THROUGH MEGA TV, WITH OUR DEAR FRIEND ISMAEL CALA