Los Tigres del Norte are an aggregation of American musicians with Mexican backgrounds who have been leaders in música norteño, which features the accordion and 12-string bajo sexto, since the late 1960s. Formed in Atlanta, Georgia by the Hernandez brothers, they began to make records after they relocated to San Jose, 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 brother Freddy Hernández, who played drums, died in 1993. Known for songs that reflect every day life including tales of border life, drug dealing and illegal immigration, their style blends the traditional music of Northern Mexico with bolero, rock and the waltz. They have had 34 releases on Billboard's Top Latin Albums Chart including 24 in the top ten and seven that went to number one plus 66 tracks on the Hot Latin Songs Chart including 20 in the top ten and two that reached number one. 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'.