Los Tigres del Norte

Los Tigres del Norte is a group of American musicians with Mexican backgrounds who have been leaders in Norteño music, characterized by its use of accordion and 12-string bajo sexto, since the late 1960s. Formed in Mocorito, Sinaloa, in 1968, by the Hernandez brothers, they began to make records after they relocated to San José, California as teenagers. The band comprises four brothers - singer Jorge Hernández on accordion, Hernán Hernández on bass, Eduardo Hernández on accordion, saxophone and bajo sexto, Luis Hernández on bajo sexto - and cousin Óscar Lara on drums. Brother Raúl Hernández, who plays the bajo sexto, departed to pursue a solo career in 1996; saxophone and accordion player Guadalupe Olivo left in 2001 and Freddy Hernández, who played drums, died in 1993. Known for songs that reflect everyday life including tales of border life, drug dealing, and illegal immigration, their style blends the traditional music of Northern Mexico with bolero, rock, and waltz. They have had 34 releases on Billboard's Top Latin Albums Chart including 24 in the Top 10 and seven that went to number 1 plus 66 tracks on the Hot Latin Songs Chart including 20 in the Top 10 and two that the top spot. They have earned 15 Grammy Award nominations including seven wins, 12 Latin Grammy Award nominations with seven wins, and they have appeared in numerous movies, often based on one of their songs. In 2018 they were featured on Alejandro Fernández's album, Para Sacarte de Mi Vida. In 2019, the band participated in the Netflix production Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison, which documented the show the group played at the penitentiary five decades after the release of Johnny Cash's legendary performance there. The Norteño act paid tribute to the late ranchera icon Vicente Fernández on the album Y Su Palabra Es la Ley: Homenaje a Vicente Fernández (2020) and dropped the LP La Reunión in 2021, with a deluxe edition appearing in 2022. "Pan y Miel," their first single of 2023, went to number 40 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart.

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