Los Tigres del Norte
Mexican regional band Los Tigres del Norte will receive a well-deserved star in the Hollywood Walk of fame thanks to their contributions in music, movies and the preservation of the Mexican heritage in the US. Getty

The tigers are coming to LA! Mexican regional band Los Tigres del Norte will receive a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame this August 21. The ceremony will take place in 7060 Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the Live Nation building at 11:30 a.m. PT. The band, who has won six Grammys and six other Latin Grammys over the years will have the 2,527th star on the boulevard, where great artists have been immortalized through the years.

The group, formed by brothers Eduardo, Hernán, Jorge and Luis Hernández, and their cousin, Oscar Lara, began recording after moving to San Jose, California in the late 1960s when all the members were still in their teens. They were sponsored by a local record company, Discos Fama, owned by an Englishman named Art Walker, who took them under his wing and helped them find jobs and material, as well as recording all of their early albums. But it wasn’t until they released their single "Contrabando y traición" ("Contraband and Betrayal") in 1974 that the band kicked off one of the most remarkable careers in Spanish-language music.

After Discos Fama, the band went on to join the Fonovisa Records family and release albums like “Jaula de Oro” (1984) and “Gracias! ... América... Sin Fronteras” (1986). They have recorded over 500 songs and sold over 35 million records, earning 140 platinum records, 135 gold records and one diamond record. Los Tigres del Norte have made it big in music both in the US and Mexico, but they never forget their heritage and where they came from. In May 2000, the band founded the Los Tigres del Norte Foundation which is committed to fostering appreciation and preservation of Mexican and Mexican-American folklore.

They’re also very committed in supporting the immigration reform. Back in October, 2013, Los Tigres del Norte played at an immigration reform rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Their setlist included songs that underscored the themes the rally would address including “La Puerta Negra,” “De Paisano a Paisano,” and “Mis Dos Patrias.” Los Tigres del Norte are also actors. They have appeared in numerous Mexican films, many of which are based on some of their hit songs. Throughout their career they’ve won numerous awards thanks to their music, their movies and their work within the Mexican community in the US. We are extremely happy for their well-deserved star!

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