Hailed as Mexico's answer to U2, Maná are a hugely successful rock act who have achieved countless awards and accolades, including four Grammy Awards and seven Latin Grammy Awards, making them one of the most successful Spanish-speaking rock acts.
Formed in Guadalajara, Mexico, the band came together in 1986, featuring the talents of Fher Olvero (vocals), Ulises Calleros (guitars), Juan Diego Calleros (bass) and Alex González (drums). Despite initially signing with Polygram Records, the band soon moved to Warner Music, citing creative differences prompting the move.
Their debut album, "Falta Amor," arrived in 1992, initially slow to find success until the single, "Rayando el Sol" became a hit the following year. After the release, lineup changes saw Ulises replaced by keyboardist Iván González and guitarist Cesar Lopez, before then embarking on their second effort. In 1994, "Donde Jugaran Los Niños" was unleashed, becoming a seminal record that brought Maná superstardom in the Latin-rock world. Spawning several hits, the album went on to sell over 3 million copies, prompting an international tour.
Their third effort, "En Vivo," captured the band's live energies in 1995, featuring their new guitarist, Sergio Vallin, replacing Lopez. Folowing the album "Sueños Liquidos" in 1997, Maná became global stars outside of the Spanish-speaking world, receiving airplay on MTV, as well as featuring in their "Unplugged" series in 1999.
Success could only continue for Maná, whose 2002 "Revolución de Amor" earned them a Grammy Award for 'Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album.' Their sixth studio effort, "Amar Es Combatir" went on to become the highest charting debut of a Spanish-language album on the Billboard 200 in 2007, as well as earning them another Grammy Award. It was five years before new Maná releases arrived, in the form of "Drama y Luz" in 2011, which again stormed the Billboard 200, reaching number five. Two years later, "En Toda Libertad" was released, continuing to find commercial success