Los Tigres del Norte, Diana Reyes & More Added to 2013 BILLBOARD MEXICAN MUSIC AWARDS Performers Lineup
The impressive list of performers on what promises to be one of the most Unforgettable nights honoring Mexican music continues to grow with Los Tigres del Norte, Diana Reyes, Kevin Ortiz, Los Primos MX, and Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez to perform at the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards. They join previously announced performers Joan Sebastian, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga, Gerardo Ortiz, Roberto Tapia, Banda Los Recoditos, Julion Alvarez y su Norteño Banda, Calibre 50, Los Inquietos del Norte, and Roberto Junior y su Bandeño. The only awards show on a major network that honors Mexican music will broadcast live on Wednesday, October 9 at 7pm/6c from the renowned Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.
Named by Billboard Magazine as the world's most influential Regional Mexican group, Los Tigres Del Norte are the undisputed legends of Norteño music, with a repertoire of more than 500 recorded songs over the course of nearly 60 albums, and over 35 million albums sold around the world. Diana Reyes is the leading Duranguense music female act, affably called "the Queen of Pasito Duranguense." Kevin Ortiz, the younger brother of Gerardo Ortiz, is one of the most promising and widely popular newcomers in Mexican music. Los Primos MX, previously known as Los Primos de Durango, are famous for masterfully blending music genres. Under the new name, the group has evolved professionally, attaining commercial success and accolades for their recent work. Mariachi Sol de Mexico de José Hernandez is one of the premiere mariachi organizations in the world with a tradition dating back to 1879. Honored by Jalisco, México for their contributions to the artistic medium of mariachi, they represent mariachi with pride and dignity.
Los Tigres del Norte, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, Kevin Ortiz, Diana Reyes and Los Primos MX, join the previously announced performers for the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards including leading Regional Mexican singer/songwriter, Joan Sebastian; 75-year-old iconic Banda group, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga; 14-time finalist, multi-platinum selling artist, Gerardo Ortiz; recent coach on Telemundo's La Voz Kids and leading Banda music man, Roberto Tapia; successful youth oriented Banda group, Banda Los Recoditos; leading exponent of the fusion of Banda and Norteño music, Julion Alvarez y su Norteño Banda; popular Corrido quartet from Sinaloa, Calibre 50; originally from Guadalajara but successful in both Mexico and the United States, Los Inquietos del Norte; and Banda and Norteño group Roberto Junior y Su Bandeño.
TV personalities Monica Noguera from Telemundo and Guadalupe Venegas from ¡mun2 pop! will share hosting duties of the special red carpet show preceding the awards ceremony, with Azucena Cierco and expert fashion commentary from Christian Ramirez and Kika Rocha. Award presenters at the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards include singers Roberto Tapia, Becky G and PeeWee; music groups El Trono de Mexico and Fulano y Mengano; Hollywood actress Maria Conchita Alonso; renowned radio personality El Mandril, and TV personalities Adriana Fonseca, Ana Maria Canseco, Cynthia Olavarria, Daniel Sarcos, Edgar Lopez, Gabriel Coronel, Juan Soler, Julio Vaqueiro, Karim Mendiburu, Mirella Grisales, Vanessa Villela, Yarel Ramos, Gabriel Porras, La Bronca, Marlene Favela and Penelope Menchaca. Finalists confirmed to attend the awards ceremony include: 3BallMTY, America Sierra, Jesus Tirado Castañeda, La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho, Luciano Luna Diaz, Noel Torres, Smoky and Voz de Mando among others.
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