Highest recognition for Erika Ender, from the Latin Grammys and from IOF

Erika Ender performing in the video 'A healthy body/ un cuerpo sano'
IOF congratulates Erika Ender who won two Latin Grammy Awards on November 16th; the Panamanian singer-song-writer is the composer of ‘A Healthy Body’, the first Latin-beat song for the osteoporosis movement.

The Latin Grammys are the most important night for Spanish-speaking music. Erika Ender, Panamanian singer-songwriter, won two Latin Grammy Awards in the categories of Song of the Year as co-author of the worldwide hit "Despacito" and Best Songwriter Album for her album 'Tatuajes'.

IOF sends its special congratulations to Ms Ender, who in 2005 showed her support for World Osteoporosis Day by composing and performing the first Latin-beat song for bone health "A Healthy Body / A Healthy Body”.  Performed in Spanish and English, the video of the song was made with Miami-based film director Felipe Nino.

>  View the video Un Cuerpo Sano / A Healthy Body – a song which reminds you that dancing is a fun way to maintain healthy bones and muscles.

Ms Ender has a personal interest in osteoporosis. In a separate Public Service Announcement recorded for IOF, she encourages all to keep moving for healthy bones and says:

I'm very interested in fighting against osteoporosis because my great grandmother had the disease”. 

Erika Ender was also honored with the Leading Ladies of Entertainment Award by the Latin Recording Academy. It is a recognition of women who have made important contributions to the field of Latin music and entertainment. Throughout her career, she became the first Panamanian woman and the only Central American composer to win a Grammy, as a composer, as well as being the winner of the most important awards in the industry such as Latin GRAMMY, Latin Billboard, Monitor Latino, SESAC, ASCAP, among others.

Congratulations Erika for your fantastic achievements! We hope you will keep creating and sharing Latin music around the world.