Mexican American Musicians
Famous Mexican American Musicians
Without the Mexican American Musicians the U.S. and the world’s music scene wouldn’t be the same.
American Musicians of Mexican descent are very talented, good looking, passionate and they make this world a better place.
Some of the most famous Mexican American singers, guitarists and musicians in general are: Carlos Santana, Selena, Chris Perez, Joan Baez, Freddy Fender, Linda Ronstadt, Selena Gomez, Kid Cudi, Demi Lovato, Dave Navarro, Sara Paxton, Amanda Perez, Ritchie Valens, Jaci Velasquez, Jasmine Villegas, Alanna Ubach, Melody Thornton, Hope Sandoval, Adan Sanchez, Sam the Sham, Johnny Rodriguez, Lupillo Rivera, Yolanda Perez, Mike Ness, Coco Montoya, Chris Montez, Natalie Mejia, MC Magic, David Hernandez, Aundrea Fimbres, Alejandro Escovedo, Kristinia DeBarge, Paula DeAnda, Vikki Carr, Pepe Aguilar and many others.
Carlos Santana – One of the greatest guitarists of all times
If you know what a guitar is than you must know who Carlos Santana (Carlos Augusto Alves Santana) is too.
Carlos Santana is one of the most famous guitarists and musicians in the world. He is also a very imaginative composer, quite unique singer and band-leader who very successfully experiments with blending many different styles of music.
He was born on July 20, 1947 in Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico but he spent most of his life in the United States where he currently lives.
Rolling Stone named Santana number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003, and he was voted the 90th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
Santana won numerous prestige musical awards during his rich and successful career including 10 Grammy Awards, 3 Latin Grammy Awards, and many other.
The street and a public square in his native town of Autlan de Navarro are bearing his name, which is the best reward he could ever hope for (as he said many times).
Selena – The Queen of Tejano Music
Selena Quintanilla (one of the most famous Mexican American musicians of all times) was born on April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas, United States. She tragically died on March 31, 1995 at age of 23.
Selena was a model, dancer, an actress, record producer, singer and a songwriter.
This beautiful Mexican American young woman was most famous for her singing and her angelic voice. She released her first album at tender age of twelve and even then everybody knew that this young girl is going to conquer the world with her amazing voice and stunning beauty.
By the age of 20 she was one of the most famous singers in Latin America and in the United States.
Many referred to her as the Mexican Madonna because she was most popular and loved in Mexico and among the Mexican Americans.
When everything seemed to be like in a fairytale Selena was shot dead by Yolanda Saldívar, the manager of her boutique and the president of one of her fan clubs.
After her death Selena became even more famous. For example her album Dreaming of You debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 which made her the very first Hispanic singer to accomplish this.
Sides from Carlos Santana and Selena there are many other great and famous Mexican American musicians that shaped and influenced the world of music.
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