Famous Mexican Musicians

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José José
(Musician, Singer and Actor)
José José
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Birthdate: February 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Azcapotzalco, Mexico City, Mexico
Died: September 28, 2019
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Valentín Elizalde
(Singer of Banda music who was tragically killed at age 27. He is remembered for Banda hits like Vete Ya and Mi Virgencita.)
Valentín Elizalde
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Birthdate: February 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Navojoa, Mexico
Died: November 25, 2006

Known as El Gallo de Oro, Mexican singer Valentín Elizalde was a master of the Regional Mexican format and soared to fame with hits such as Vete Ya. He was 27 when he was shot to death in an ambush, shortly after he had finished a concert in Reynosa.

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José Alfredo Jiménez
(Singer-Songwriter)
José Alfredo Jiménez
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Birthdate: January 19, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico
Died: November 23, 1973

José Alfredo Jiménez was a Mexican singer-songwriter whose work is widely regarded as the foundation of modern Mexican music. Over the course of his illustrious career, Jiménez composed over 1,000 songs. Such is the popularity of his songs that many popular artists from around the world have recorded his songs for their own albums.  

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Agustín Lara
(Composer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter)
Agustín Lara
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Birthdate: October 30, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tlatlauquitepec Municipality
Died: November 6, 1970

Agustín Lara was a Mexican composer and songwriter. Apart from gaining popularity in Mexico, Lara's work has also been appreciated in places like the Caribbean, United States, Spain, Italy, Japan, and Central and South America. Many of his songs have been recorded by several international singers like Enrico Caruso. Lara's life inspired the 1959 film The Life of Agustín Lara.

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Daniela Romo
(Singer, Television actor, Stage actor, Film actor)
Daniela Romo
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Birthdate: August 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mexico City

Daniela Romo is a Mexican singer, TV hostess, and actress. She is counted among the best-selling Latin music artists, having sold more than 17 million records over the course of her career. Daniela Romo has also won several prestigious awards such as the Premios TVyNovelas, Bravo Awards, and Premios El Heraldo de México.

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Ramón Ayala
(Singer)
Ramón Ayala
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Birthdate: December 8, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Monterrey, Nuevo León, México

The son of musician Ramón Covarrubias, Ramón Ayala was naturally drawn to music as a child and began playing the accordion. He has performed with several bands such as Los Pavoreales and is considered a master of Norteño music. He was also part of the popular duo Los Relámpagos del Norte.

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Cosmé McMoon
(Pianist and composer, best known as the accompanist to notably tone-deaf soprano Florence Foster Jenkins)
Cosmé McMoon
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Birthdate: February 22, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mapimí, Mexico
Died: August 22, 1980
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Armando Manzanero
(Musician, Composer, Singer, Pianist, Songwriter)
Armando Manzanero
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Birthdate: December 7, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mérida

Mexican Mayan singer-composer Armando Manzanero was one of the finest Latin American musicians ever. He had composed hundreds of songs, won a Latin Grammy for his album Duets, and later became the first Mexican to win the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He died of COVID-19 at 85.

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Pérez Prado
(Bandleader, pianist, composer and arranger who popularized the mambo in the 1950s)
Pérez Prado
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Birthdate: December 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Matanzas, Cuba
Died: September 14, 1989
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Emmanuel
(Mexican Singer, Songwriter and Musician)
Emmanuel
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Birthdate: April 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Emmanuel is a Mexican singer best known for his ballads which achieved popularity during the 1980s. He has been honored with prestigious awards such as Billboard Latin Music Lifetime Achievement Award and Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to music. In 1997, Emmanuel's work in philanthropy was honored with the Billboard Spirit of Hope Award.

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Yuridia Gaxiola
Yuridia Gaxiola
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Birthdate: October 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hermosillo

Yuridia Gaxiola is a Mexican singer best known for her first album La Voz de un Ángel which became one of Mexico's fastest-selling albums of all time. One of the most successful singers of her generation, Yuridia has received several prestigious awards such as a Latin Billboard Award and Premios Oye awards.

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Espinoza Paz
(musician, songwriter)
Espinoza Paz
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Birthdate: October 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Angostura

Espinoza Paz is a Mexican composer and musician, specializing in the styles of Mariachi, Norteño, and Banda. From working as a gardener to becoming a successful musician, Paz's heart-warming story has inspired many budding musicians. Apart from releasing songs and studio albums, Espinoza Paz has also appeared in popular TV shows.

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Abraham LaBoriel
(Prolific session musician who has appeared on more than 4,000 recordings.)
Abraham LaBoriel
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Birthdate: July 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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Fey
(Mexican Singer and Songwriter)
Fey
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Birthdate: July 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Fey is a Mexican singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, designer, actress, and director. She is best known for her fifth studio album La Fuerza del Destino which earned her a Latin Grammy Award nomination. A multi-talented personality, Fey has also appeared on TV shows, judging contestants in dance shows like Bailando Por Un Sueño. 

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Antonio Sánchez
Antonio Sánchez
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Birthdate: November 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mexico City

Antonio Sánchez is a Mexican-American composer and jazz drummer. He is best known for his association with American jazz guitarist Pat Metheny and his work as a film composer of the popular 2014 film Birdman. His work in the film earned him critical appreciation, Critics' Choice Movie Award, Satellite Award, and nominations for a Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award.

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Alaska
(Singer who's led a number of music groups since the late '70s, including Alaska y los Pegamoides, Alaska y Dinarama and Fangoria.)
Alaska
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Birthdate: June 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Alaska is a Spanish-Mexican television personality, DJ, and singer. She is best known for her association with a countercultural movement called La Movida Madrileña. Considered an icon of 1980s Spain, Alaska is credited with co-founding one of the first punk rock bands of Spanish language, Kaka de Luxe.

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Celso Pina
(Singer)
Celso Pina
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Birthdate: April 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico
Died: August 21, 2019

Celso Pina was a Mexican singer, accordionist, and composer. He is credited with popularizing the cumbia rebajada style of music. Pina is remembered for his unique music which stemmed from the fact that he had no formal training as an accordionist. Celso Pina's album Barrio Bravo earned him a Latin Grammy Award nomination in 2002.

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Jorge Blanco
(Mexican Musician and Actor, Known for His Role as 'Leon Vargas' on the Disney TV series ‘Violetta’)
Jorge Blanco
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Birthdate: December 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico

Jorge Blanco is a Mexican musician, singer, dancer, and actor. He is best known for playing León Vargas in the Disney Channel TV series Violetta. He began his career as a teenager by appearing in a few TV shows. Eventually, he launched his music career as well and has released numerous singles. He is multilingual. 

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Tony Perry
(Musician)
Tony Perry
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Birthdate: February 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tijuana, Baja California

Tony Perry is a musician currently associated with the rock band, Pierce the Veil, as the lead guitarist. He joined the band in 2007 and has since released many albums and singles. He has toured all across the world and played in venues in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe. He has also performed at many big music festivals. 

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Rigo Tovar
(Mexican Musician and Singer)
Rigo Tovar
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Birthdate: March 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Matamoros, Mexico
Died: March 27, 2005

Rigo Tovar was a Mexican singer, musician, and actor. Best remembered or his cumbias, Tovar achieved huge popularity for incorporating traditional Latin and Mexican music with contemporary instruments like a synthesizer. Rigo Tovar managed to sell more than 30 million albums and his music continues to influence several artists of all genres.

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Plácido Domingo Jr.
(Singer-songwriter)
Plácido Domingo Jr.
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Birthdate: October 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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Naian Gonzalez Norvind
(Actress)
Naian Gonzalez Norvind
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Birthdate: February 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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Carlos Chavez
(Greatest Mexican Composer of the 20th Century)
Carlos Chavez
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Birthdate: June 13, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: August 2, 1978

Mexican composer Carlos Chavez was known for his signature mixture of the traditional and modern elements of music. Best remembered for his works such as Sinfonía India and Sinfonía de Antígona, Chavez experimented with indigenous Mexican tunes, too. He was also the founder-director of Mexico’s Symphony Orchestra.

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Juan García Esquivel
(Mexican Band Leader, Pianist, and Composer)
Juan García Esquivel
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Birthdate: January 20, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tampico, Mexico
Died: January 3, 2002

Juan García Esquivel was a Mexican pianist and composer for films and television. He is regarded as one of the leading exponents of a unique style of instrumental music that brings together elements of jazz and lounge music with Latin flavors. His music became popular in the 1950s and 1960s and is now known as Space Age Bachelor Pad Music.

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Jose Maria Napoleon
(Mexican Singer, Composer and Bullfighter)
Jose Maria Napoleon
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Birthdate: August 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexico

Jose Maria Napoleon is a Mexican composer, singer, and actor. Such is his popularity in Mexico that many of his songs have been recorded by other popular singers like Pepe Aguilar, Vicente Fernández, Franck Pourcel, and Pedro Fernández among others. A prolific singer, Jose Maria Napoleon has released several studio albums and a couple of compilation albums so far.

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Noel Schajris
(Singer, Songwriter and Pianist)
Noel Schajris
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Birthdate: July 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Adan Jodorowsky
(Musician)
Adan Jodorowsky
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Birthdate: October 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France

Adan Jodorowsky is a French-Mexican actor, musician, and director. Apart from his work as a musician, Jodorowsky has earned fame as a director, winning critical appreciation and prestigious awards for his 2012 film The Voice Thief. In 2014, the movie was selected by Diane Pernet to compete at the world's first festival about fashion films, ASVOFF.

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Marcela Bovio
(Singer, Violinist, Songwriter)
Marcela Bovio
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Birthdate: October 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico
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Olga Breeskin
(Violinist, Actress)
Olga Breeskin
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Birthdate: September 22, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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Zbigniew Paleta
(Composer, Violinist)
Zbigniew Paleta
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Birthdate: October 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
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Silvestre Revueltas
(Music composer, violinist and teacher)
Silvestre Revueltas
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Birthdate: December 31, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santiago Papasquiaro
Died: October 5, 1940

Silvestre Revueltas was a Mexican composer of classical music. He was also a violinist and a conductor. Along with fellow composer Carlos Chávez, he did much to promote contemporary Mexican music. He wrote film music, chamber music, and songs as well. He had a troubled personal life and fell into alcoholism and died young. 

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Ernesto Cortázar II
Ernesto Cortázar II
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Birthdate: May 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City
Died: August 2, 2004

Ernesto Cortázar II was a Mexican pianist, composer, and arranger. He is credited with scoring music for over 500 films. In 1958, Cortázar was honored at the International Festival of Cartagena with the Best Background Music Award for his work in a Latin American film. Between 1999 and 2001, Ernesto Cortázar's songs were downloaded over 14 million times on mp3.com.

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Roberto Cantoral
(Composer)
Roberto Cantoral
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Birthdate: June 7, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ciudad Madero, Mexico
Died: August 7, 2010
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Carina Ricco
(Singer, Actress, Musician)
Carina Ricco
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Birthdate: November 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Veracruz, Mexico
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Kavka Shishido
(Drummer, Actress)
Kavka Shishido
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Birthdate: June 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Maya Mishalska
(Actress)
Maya Mishalska
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Birthdate: December 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Oscar Chavez
(Singer)
Oscar Chavez
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Birthdate: March 20, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Col. Portales, Mexico City
Died: April 30, 2020

Oscar Chavez was a Mexican singer, actor, and songwriter. He is best remembered for his association with the Nueva Trova movement during the 1960s and 1970s. Although he began his career as an actor, Oscar Chavez achieved international prominence through his music. During his four-decade long career, Chavez used music to influence social changes.

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Ari Borovoy
(Founding member of the Latin music children's group La Onda Vaselina which evolved into the successful Latin pop group OV7)
Ari Borovoy
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Birthdate: May 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Julián Carrillo
(Mexican Composer, Conductor, Violinist and Music Theorist Famous for Developing a Theory of 'Microtonal Music')
Julián Carrillo
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Birthdate: January 28, 1875
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ahualulco, Mexico
Died: September 9, 1965

Julián Carrillo was a Mexican composer, violinist, conductor, and music theorist. He is best remembered for creating a theory of microtonal music which he called The Thirteenth Sound. Early in his life, Julián Carrillo developed an interest in the study of the mathematical and physical basis of music, which later helped him in creating The Thirteenth Sound.

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Adolfo de la Parra
(Drummer)
Adolfo de la Parra
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Birthdate: February 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Adolfo de la Parra is a Mexican musician and drummer best known for his association with the popular American blues and rock band Canned Heat. Over the years, Adolfo de la Parra has also helped popularize other important Mexican rock bands like Los Hooligans and Los Sinners. As a drummer, he is renowned for his brilliant technique and fantastic solos.

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Eduardo Mata
(Mexican Conductor and Composer)
Eduardo Mata
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Birthdate: September 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: January 5, 1995

Eduardo Mata was a Mexican composer and conductor. He is best remembered for his work as the principal conductor of the popular American symphony orchestra, Phoenix Symphony. Eduardo Mata is also credited with co-founding the Mahler Mexico Society where he also served as an honorary president.

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Daniel Catán
(Mexican Composer)
Daniel Catán
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Birthdate: April 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: April 9, 2011

Daniel Catán was a Mexican writer, composer, and professor. Credited with popularizing the Spanish language in the international opera scene, Catán is best remembered as the first composer from Mexico to have an opera produced in the USA. He is also remembered for composing Florencia en el Amazonas, which became the first Spanish-language opera to be commissioned in the USA.

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Cornelio Vega Jr.
(Multi-instrumentalist)
Cornelio Vega Jr.
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Birthdate: April 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City, Sonora

Cornelio Vega Jr. is a Mexican multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer of his father's music group Cornelio Vega y Su Dinastia. Even before establishing himself as a musician, Cornelio Vega Jr. had achieved fame on social media. He then went on to contribute immensely to the success of the band Dinastia