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Maná is a popular band from México whose career has spanned more than two decades. They have earned three Grammy Awards, five Latin Grammy Awards, 5 MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, three Premios Juventud awards, nine Billboard Latin Music Awards and 12 Premios Lo Nuestro awards. Maná’s sound has been described as being anywhere from pop rock, latin pop, calypso to reggae. They initially received notoriety and commercial success in Australia and Spain and have since gained popularity and exposure in the US, Western Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. They have sold more than 22 million albums.

The group’s first album under Warner was “Falta Amor”, which was released in 1990, but did not become a hit until the following year. The third track from that album “Rayando el Sol” became their first hit single. In 1991, they added two new members to the group, Iván González on keyboards and César López on guitar. Ulises Calleros no longer performed with the group, but became one of their managers. On October 27, 1992, the band released “¿Dónde Jugarán Los Niños?” an album that spawned many hits (“Vivir Sin Aire”, “Oye Mi Amor”, “Como Te Deseo”) and cemented Maná’s status as a bona-fide supergroup. Buoyed by their success, the band undertook an international tour with 268 concerts in 17 countries.

In 1994, Iván González and César López left the group. Fher Olvera, Alex González, and Juan Calleros continued to perform as a trio until 1995 when Sergio Vallín was brought in to replace César on guitar. The group released “Cuando los Ángeles Lloran” and also started a foundation that year, Selva Negra, to advocate ecological and environmental causes. In 1997, Maná released “Sueños Líquidos”, recorded in Puerto Vallarta, which hit the markets in 36 countries simultaneously. The recording received a Grammy as Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. They also released a retrospective album for distribution in Spain called “Todo Maná”.

In 2002, in an attempt to blend their sound with the essence of rock and roll from the sixties and seventies, the band released “Revolución de Amor” which garnered Maná their fourth Grammy. The band released a new version of “Eres mi Religión” for the Italian market in 2003, a duet with noted musician Zucchero who in turn invited the band to play in a special version of “Baila Morena”. This same year they were invited to participate in Pavarotti & Friends concert, an annual event where they shared the limelight with Queen, Deep Purple, Ricky Martin, Andrea Bocelli, Zucchero and Bono.

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