Rock en Español musicians

Posted May 24, 2011
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  1. Selena
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    Selena

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    Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (or ) (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer. Called the Queen of Tejano music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the "top Latin artist of the '90s", the "best selling Latin artist of the decade". She was called the "Tejano Madonna" for her clothing choices, by media outlets. She also ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all-time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into mainstream.


  2. Chris Perez
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    Chris Perez

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    Christopher Gilbert "Chris" Pérez (born August 14, 1969) is an American guitarist, songwriter and author best known as lead guitarist for the Tejano band Selena y Los Dinos. He married the frontwoman of the group, Selena, on April 2, 1992. Pérez grew up in San Antonio, Texas as one of two children of Gilbert Pérez and Carmen Medina. In 1986, he joined Shelly Lares' band. By the late 1980s, Pérez was reputed among Tejano musicians for his guitar skills. This caught A.B. Quintanilla's attention; at the time, Quintanilla was seeking another guitarist for the band he produced, Selena y Los Dinos. Shortly after Pérez joined the band, he and Selena began a personal relationship.


  3. Alejandra Guzmán
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    Alejandra Guzmán

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    Alejandra Gabriela Guzmán Pinal (born February 9, 1968 in Mexico City) is a Mexican singer-songwriter, actress, and musician.


  4. Ritchie Valens
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    Ritchie Valens

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  5. Juanes
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    Juanes

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    Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (born August 9, 1972), better known as Juanes (for the contraction of his first and second name), is a Colombian musician who was a member of the Acoustic Rock band Ekhymosis and is now a solo artist. In 2000, his solo debut album Fíjate Bien won three Latin Grammy Awards. According to his record label, Juanes has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.


  6. Ximena Sariñana
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    Ximena Sariñana

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    Ximena Sariñana Rivera (born October 29, 1985) is a Mexican singer-songwriter and actress. In 2009, she received critical acclaim and a Grammy nomination for her debut album, Mediocre.


  7. Bebe
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    Bebe

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    María Nieves Rebolledo Vila, better known by her stage name Bebe (born May 9, 1978) is a Spanish singer, songwriter, and actress who rose to international fame with the singles "Malo" and "Ella".


  8. Maná
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    Maná

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    Maná are a Mexican rock band from Guadalajara, Jalisco. The group's current line-up consists of vocalist/guitarist Fher Olvera, drummer Alex González, guitarist Sergio Vallín, and bassist Juan Calleros. Maná has earned four Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, six Premios Juventud awards, fourteen Billboard Latin Music Awards and fifteen Premios Lo Nuestro awards. It is considered by many as the most influential and successful Latin American band of all time with over 40 million albums sold worldwide.


  9. Julieta Venegas
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    Julieta Venegas

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    Julieta Venegas Percevault (born November 24, 1970 in Long Beach, California), known professionally as Julieta Venegas, is a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer, who sings pop-rock in Spanish. She speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish fluently. She has a twin sister, Yvonne, who is a photographer. Venegas grew up in Tijuana and began studying music at age eight. She went on to join several bands including Mexican ska band Tijuana No!.


  10. Los Lobos
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    Los Lobos

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    Los Lobos (Spanish for "the Wolves") are a multiple Grammy Award–winning American rock band from East Los Angeles, California. Their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, and traditional music such as cumbia, boleros and norteños. They gained international stardom in 1987, when their cover version of Ritchie Valens's "La Bamba" topped the charts in the U.S., the UK and several other countries. In 2015, they were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


  11. Manu Chao
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    Manu Chao

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    Manu Chao (born José-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao; June 21, 1961) is a French-born musician of Spanish origin. He sings in French, Spanish, English, Italian, Arabic, Catalan, Galician, and Portuguese and occasionally in other languages. Chao began his musical career in Paris, busking and playing with groups such as Hot Pants and Los Carayos, which combined a variety of languages and musical styles. With friends and his brother Antoine Chao, he founded the band Mano Negra in 1987, achieving considerable success, particularly in Europe. He became a solo artist after its breakup in 1995, and since then tours regularly with his live band, Radio Bemba.


  12. Érica García
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    Érica García

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    Érica García, born April 6 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a composer, singer and an actress of Argentinian-American descent. She was nominated in the Latin Grammy Awards of 2000 for Best Female Rock Artist for her popular tune "Vete Destino". She directs her own Academy.


  13. Gustavo Cerati
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    Gustavo Cerati

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    Gustavo Adrián Cerati Clark (11 August 1959 – 4 September 2014) was an Argentine singer-songwriter, composer and producer, considered one of the most important and influential figures of Ibero-American rock and a Latin American rock legend. As a solo artist, and with his band Soda Stereo, he set the gold standard for Latin American Rock, Rock En Español, and Ibero-American Rock. Soda Stereo became one of the most important and successful Latin American rock band of all time, selling out stadiums in their native Argentina and throughout Latin America and beyond.


  14. Enrique Bunbury
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    Enrique Bunbury

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    Enrique Ortiz de Landázuri Izarduy (a.k.a. Enrique Bunbury), born August 11, 1967 is a Spanish singer-songwriter.


  15. Héroes del Silencio
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    Héroes del Silencio

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    Héroes del Silencio (translated: Heroes of the Silence) (well known as Héroes or HDS) were a Spanish rock band from Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain, formed by guitarist Juan Valdivia and the singer Enrique Bunbury. During the 1980s they experienced success around Spain and the Americas, and in various European countries including Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Yugoslavia and Portugal. They established themselves as one of the major contributors to the Rock en Español scene and are considered to be one of the all-time best bands in that genre. Their trademarks are their well-crafted lyrics, complicated arrangements and impeccable rhythm. After twelve years and numerous albums, the band broke up in 1996. When the lead singer Enrique Bunbury started a solo project, other members of the band also followed a different musical path. In 2007, as part of a 20-year anniversary celebration and 11 years after their break-up, they organized a 10-concert world tour.


  16. Fito Páez
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    Fito Páez

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    Rodolfo "Fito" Saenz Ávalos, popularly known as Fito Páez (born March 13, 1963 in Rosario, Santa Fe Province) is an Argentine popular rock and roll pianist, lyricist, singer-songwriter and film director.


  17. Caifanes
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    Caifanes

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    Caifanes is a Spanish-language rock (Rock en Español) band from Mexico City formed in 1987. They achieved fame throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s. The original lineup consisted of Saúl Hernández (vocals & guitar), Alejandro Marcovich (lead guitar) Sabo Romo (bass guitar), Alfonso André (drums) and Diego Herrera (keyboards and saxophone). Caifanes’ style can be described as a hybrid of British new wave, progressive rock, and Latin percussion underscored by deep, somber, and Latin American-Mexican-Spanish influenced lyrics and the vocal style of Saúl Hernández. Members of Caifanes have cited King Crimson as a major influence.


  18. Alaska (singer)
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    Alaska (singer)

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    Alaska (born Olvido Gara Jova, June 13, 1963 in Mexico City) is a Spanish-Mexican singer, DJ, and TV personality famous in Spain and Latin America. She was one of the main characters in the La Movida Madrileña, the cultural and artistic movement that followed the end of the Franco dictatorship in Spain. This movement in which music, arts, cinema and fashion erupted and collided to confirm the actual society Spain had become under Franco. She has participated since the late 1970s in several groups of different success: Kaka de Luxe 1977, Alaska y los Pegamoides 1980, Alaska y Dinarama 1983, and since 1989, the Spanish electropop band, Fangoria. Today, Alaska continues to perform and has become an icon of 1980s Spain.


  19. Ely Guerra
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    Ely Guerra

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    Ely Guerra (born Elizabeth Guerra Vázquez, February 13, 1972) is a Mexican singer-songwriter who was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.


  20. Fobia
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    Fobia

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    Fobia is a Mexican Rock en Español band from Mexico City. The current line-up includes vocalist Leonardo de Lozanne and guitarist and lead songwriter Francisco "Paco" Huidobro. The rhythm section is made up of ex La Ley drummer Mauricio Claveria, former Caifanes, Jaguares, and La Barranca bassist Federico Fong, and keyboardist Dario González Valderrama.


  21. Melendi
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    Melendi

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    Ramón Melendi Espina is a Spanish pop singer with rock, flamenco, and rumba influences.


  22. Patricio Rey Y Sus Redonditos De Ricota
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    Patricio Rey Y Sus Redonditos De Ricota

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    Patricio Rey y Sus Redonditos de Ricota were a rock band formed in La Plata, Argentina. The group was active from the mid 70s up to the early 2000s. They keep an enormous fan-base in their home country and they are considered by many critics, as one of the most important bands of their generation.


  23. Dani Martín
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    Dani Martín

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    Daniel Martín García (born 19 February 1977) is a Spanish singer. He was the vocalist of the famous spanish award-winning pop rock band El Canto del Loco (ECDL).


  24. El Tri
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    El Tri

    732 views


  25. Andres Calamaro
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    Andres Calamaro

    756 views

    Andrés Calamaro (born Andrés Calamaro Masel, August 22, 1961), is an Argentine musician, composer and Latin Grammy winner. His former band Los Rodríguez was a major success in Spain in the 1990s. He became one of the main icons of the Argentine rock and has sold over 1.3 million copies.


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