One of the most popular and influential bands in the history of Latin music, Los Tigres del Norte have been superstars for five decades. The band has sold over 40 Million albums worldwide, while notching 24 #1 albums, more than 50 #1 singles, and placing more tracks (66) on the “Hot Latin Songs Chart” than any other artist or group. Los Tigres del Norte has received countless Platinum records and numerous awards – including multiple GRAMMY and LATIN GRAMMYS, the Latin Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and The Hispanic Heritage “Legends” Award at The Kennedy Center. Even after an unrivaled five-decade career, Los Tigres continues to be at the forefront of Latin music popularity – still performing regularly throughout the US, Central and Latin America to audiences exceeding 100,000+ a night, releasing chart topping albums and singles, and continually blazing new trails for their music. Just this year they set the all-time attendance record at the Houston Rodeo, eclipsing the record achieved nine days earlier by Cardi B, when over 75,000 people came to see them in concert.
A combination of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen for the Latin community, the band is often called the “voice of the voiceless”. It consistently speaks out on issues of importance to their community—from immigration to cash bail to LGBTQ tolerance.
With the release of their most recent #1 album “Realidades” (Realities), Los Tigres del Norte continued to proudly wear the mantle of social messengers for their community, detailing true-life stories of danger, discrimination and social rejection often faced by both Mexican and Mexican-American fans on either side of the border. Heralded as “one of the best albums of the year” by So. Cal Public Radio, “Realidades’ first single “La Bala” (The Bullet) tells the heartbreaking tale of the unexpected loss that can occur when we do not collectively stand up to gun violence. The track rose to the #1 Chart position in Mexico. The album also featured the track “Era Diferente”, considered to be the first Norteno song to advocate for LGBTQ tolerance. The band received a special award from GLAAD for the track’s impact.
Additional special milestones for the band in recent years have included: headlining Mexico’s historic bicentennial celebration for over 200,000 people, the first MTV Unplugged album dedicated to the Regional Mexican genre, headlining a massive Immigration March and Concert at the National Mall in Washington DC; receiving a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, and inclusion in People en Espanol’s list of the world’s ‘most influential’ Latino figures.
Most recently, Los Tigres del Norte has continued to bring Regional Mexican music to new and wider audiences with the genre’s first-ever headlining appearances at The Hollywood Bowl, Disney Music Hall (home of the LA Philharmonic), and numerous performing arts centers around the country. The band has also toured US military bases throughout Europe and Asia, bringing their music to Latinx service men and women. Last year, saw Los Tigres Del Norte become the first artist since Johnny Cash to film a concert inside the walls of Folsom Prison for an upcoming documentary and album.