Rapper Pitbull was the toast of the BMI Latin Awards on Friday as he was presented with the prestigious President's Award.

The "Give Me Everything" hitmaker, who was honored for his career achievements and influence on the music industry, was also named the joint winner of the Songwriter of the Year title, alongside Wisin & Yandel and Espinoza Paz.

The BMI Latin Song of the Year was awarded to Horacio Palencia for writing La Arrolladora Banda El Limon's popular track, "Nina de mi corazon".

Previous recipients of the President's Award - the Las Vegas event's highest trophy - include Juanes and Gloria Estefan.