Born in Panama, of brazilian, european and even asian roots; Erika Ender was raised in a multicultural and multilingual environment, which allowed her to be the versatile professional she is today; being part of the music and entertainment global market.

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



She Rocks Awards Dreaming out Loud She Rocks Women in Music

She Rocks Awards 2019

Dreaming out Loud She Rocks
Women in Music

PHILANTHROPY AWARD CALA FOUNDATION

PHILANTHROPY AWARD 2019

CALA FOUNDATION

Guinness World Record “Despacito”: The most viewed music video online.

Guinness World Record 2019

“Despacito”: The most viewed music video online.

Guinness World Record Certificate "Despacito": Most viewed video online

Guinness World Record Certificate 2019

"Despacito": Most viewed video online

RIAA Diamond Record "Despacito": First latin song to achieve Diamond in 60 years

RIAA Diamond Record 2019

"Despacito": First latin song to achieve Diamond in 60 years

Global Icon Award SESAC Latina Music Awards

Global Icon Award 2018

SESAC Latina Music Awards

Horizon Award The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts

Horizon Award 2018

The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts

Humanitarian Award TJ Martell Foundation Los Angeles, California

Humanitarian Award 2018

TJ Martell Foundation
Los Angeles, California

Belisario Porras Condecoration Ministry of Foreign Affairs Panama

Belisario Porras Condecoration 2018

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Panama

Top Hot 100 canciones Billboard Music

Top Hot 100 canciones 2018

Billboard Music

Top Latin Song Billboard Music

Top Latin Song 2018

Billboard Music

Top Selling Song Billboard Latino

Top Selling Song 2018

Billboard Latino

Song of the year SESAC Latina Music Awards

Song of the year 2018

SESAC Latina Music Awards

Guinness World Record "Despacito": The most viewed music video on YouTube

Guinness World Record 2018

"Despacito": The most viewed music video on YouTube

Guinness World Certificate “Despacito”: The first YouTube video to receive 5 billion views.

Guinness World Certificate 2018

“Despacito”: The first YouTube video to receive 5 billion views.

Guinness World Record Certificate “Despacito”: The most liked video online.

Guinness World Record Certificate 2018

“Despacito”: The most liked video online.

Gold Record RIAA Gilberto Santa Rosa (El Caballero de la Salsa   Historia Tropical)

Gold Record RIAA 2018

Gilberto Santa Rosa (El Caballero de la Salsa
Historia Tropical)

Song of the Year Latin Grammy

Song of the Year 2017

Latin Grammy

Leading Ladies of Entertainment Latin Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences

Leading Ladies of Entertainment 2017

Latin Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences

Keys of Miami Alcalde Tomas Regalado Miami, Florida

Keys of Miami 2017

Alcalde Tomas Regalado
Miami, Florida

Premio Faro Cultural Comunicad Washington DC

Premio Faro Cultural 2017

Comunicad
Washington DC

Panama City Keys Mayor José Isabel Blandón Panama

Panama City Keys 2017

Mayor José Isabel Blandón
Panama

Latin Grammy Nominee Best Album Singer Nominee Tatuajes

Latin Grammy Nominee 2017

Best Album Singer Nominee
Tatuajes

iHeartLatino Song of the Year LA MUSA Awards LSHOF

iHeartLatino Song of the Year 2017

LA MUSA Awards LSHOF

Mexican Regional Song SESAC Latina Music Awards Ataúd

Mexican Regional Song 2017

SESAC Latina Music Awards
Ataúd

Guinness World Record “Despacito”: The most streamed track worldwide.

Guinness World Record 2017

“Despacito”: The most streamed track worldwide.

Guinness World Certificate The most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Song chart is 56 and was achieved by “Despacito”.

Guinness World Certificate 2017

The most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Song chart is 56 and was achieved by “Despacito”.

American Music Award Favorite Pop/Rock Song "Despacito"

American Music Award 2017

Favorite Pop/Rock Song "Despacito"

Gold & Platinum Record RIAA Luis Fonsi (Despacito)

Gold & Platinum Record RIAA 2017

Luis Fonsi (Despacito)

LA MUSA Awards "Despacito": Song of the year

LA MUSA Awards 2017

"Despacito": Song of the year

Gold & Platinum Record (RIAA) Victor Manuelle (Que Suenen Los Tambores)

Gold & Platinum Record (RIAA) 2017

Victor Manuelle (Que Suenen Los Tambores)

NRJ Music Award Song of the Year

NRJ Music Award 2017

Song of the Year

Premio Juventud Best song for singing

Premio Juventud 2017

Best song for singing

Gold Record RIAA Calibre 50 (El Buen Ejemplo)

Gold Record RIAA 2014

Calibre 50 (El Buen Ejemplo)

Song of the Year (Author) SESAC Latina Music Awards Cinco Minutos

Song of the Year (Author) 2010

SESAC Latina Music Awards
Cinco Minutos

Airplay SESAC Latina Music Awards Cinco Minutos

Airplay 2010

SESAC Latina Music Awards
Cinco Minutos

Song of the Year (Editor) SESAC Latina Music Awards Cinco Minutos

Song of the Year (Editor) 2010

SESAC Latina Music Awards
Cinco Minutos

Airplay del año Billboard Latino

Airplay del año 2009

Billboard Latino

Billboard Latin Music Award Cinco Minutos: Hot Latin Song of the Year

Billboard Latin Music Award 2009

Cinco Minutos: Hot Latin Song of the Year

IOF Ambassador International Osteoporosis Foundation

IOF Ambassador 2008

International Osteoporosis Foundation

Gold Record RIAA Gloria Trevi (Una Rosa Blu)

Gold Record RIAA 2008

Gloria Trevi (Una Rosa Blu)

Gold & Platinum Record RIAA Chayanne (Mi Tiempo)

Gold & Platinum Record RIAA 2007

Chayanne (Mi Tiempo)

Gold & Platinum Record RIAA Chayanne (Grandes Exitos)

Gold & Platinum Record RIAA 2002

Chayanne (Grandes Exitos)

Gold & Platinum Record (RIAA) Elvis Crespo (Urbano)

Gold & Platinum Record (RIAA) 2002

Elvis Crespo (Urbano)

Gold & Platinum Record RIAA Chayanne (Simplemente)

Gold & Platinum Record RIAA 2001

Chayanne (Simplemente)

ASCAP Award Pop Song of the Year "Candela"

ASCAP Award 2001

Pop Song of the Year "Candela"

Gold & Platinum Record RIAA Son By Four (Son By Four)

Gold & Platinum Record RIAA 2000

Son By Four (Son By Four)

WHATS HAPPENING


18
May

EriKonversa

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.

06
May

For Erika Ender, Songwriting Is ‘A Business of Emotions’

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.

04
May

40 songs about 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.

15
April

Quarantine Diaries: "Despacito" Co-Writer Erika Ender Is Getting "Back To The Basics"

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.

10
April

"Cosas Que Echo De Menos" (Back to the Basics) Erika Ender’s new song

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.

01
April

"Cuenta Conmigo" Song for the US Census 2020

“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.

31
March

EriKonversa with José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma”

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.

24
March

“Back To The Basics” Erika Ender's new song

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.

23
Febrary

ERIKA ENDER, EL PUMA AND LEO DAN IN CONCERT AT THE JAMES L. KNIGHT CENTER IN THE CITY OF MIAMI

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."

20
Febrary

Erika Ender nominated for the Athena40-2020 List

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.

29
January

Erika Ender, Special Olympics Global Ambassador, present at NFL Radio Row

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.

28
January

Erika, SOI Global Ambassador, visited Felix Varela Senior High School

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.

22
January

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.

09
January

ERIKA ENDER RECORDED HER NEW ALBUM IN RIO DE JANEIRO WITH MOOGIE CANAZIO

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.

10
December

ERIKA ENDER SPEAKS AT THE UNITED NATIONS

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."

13
November

ERIKA ENDER PRESENTED "EL PUMA" WITH THE LATIN GRAMMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

“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.

08
November

ERIKA ENDER AS SPECIAL GUEST AT ALEJANDRO LERNER'S CONCERT

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.

25
October

"AGRADECIDO" THE NEW SINGLE AND ALBUM OF JOSÉ LUIS RODRÍGUEZ "EL PUMA"

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.

24
October

ENDER INDUCTS MICHAEL SULLIVAN INTO THE "HALL OF FAME"

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.

22
October

A SUCCESSFUL NIGHT - TALENPRO PANAMÁ

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.

04
October

CO-AUTHOR IN AKON'S NEW ALBUM

Among the singles of the new Akon album "El Negreeto" there is a song "Boom Boom" (feat. Anitta) co-written by Erika Ender.

14
September

CALA FOUNDATION AWARD

IN THE GALA FIFTY OF CALA FOUNDATION, ERIKA ENDER RECEIVED THE PHILANTHROPY AWARD FOR HER OUTSTANDING HUMANITARIAN WORK.

15
August

ERIKA ENDER LAUNCHES AN ALBUM TRIBUTE TO PANAMA

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.

09
August

EL PUMA RETURNS WITH AGRADECIDO

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.

22
July

THIRD SEASON TALENPRO

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.

05
July

APARENTEMENTE BIEN IN THE VOICE OF JENNI RIVERA

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)

06
May

INTERVIEW WITH ISMAEL CALA

INTERVIEW IN THE CARA CALA PROGRAM THROUGH MEGA TV, WITH OUR DEAR FRIEND ISMAEL CALA