Luis Miguel is a Mexican singer. Having performed in a wide range of styles like pop and jazz, Miguel is considered the most successful artist in the history of Latin America. One of the best-selling Latin musicians ever, Miguel is credited with popularizing the bolero genre. Thanks to his popularity, he has been referred to as the Latin Frank Sinatra.
Starting her entertainment career at age 5, Dulce María was seen in countless commercials before she began performing in music groups and telenovelas. She soared to fame as Roberta Alexandra from the popular series Rebelde. She also released hit singles such as No Sé Llorar and worked with PETA.
Once a matinee idol in Mexico, Pedro Infante is remembered for his blockbuster hits such as Nosotros los pobres and Los tres García. He loved flying planes, using the pseudonym Captain Cruz and eventually died in a plane crash. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Bear for his performance in Tizoc.
Known as the king of Mexican rodeo, for performing in concerts on horseback, Mexican singer Joan Sebastian won the highest number of Grammy awards from his country. Over 20 of his songs made it to the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. An actor, too, he was seen in the telenovela Tú y yo.
Mexican nun Juana Inés de la Cruz was one of the finest authors of the Latin American colonial era. Initially the lady-in-waiting of Mexico’s viceroy, she later took her vows. She built a huge library and penned masterpieces such as the poem Primero sueño and the religious drama El divino Narciso.
Mexican singer-songwriter and actress Belinda Peregrín, tagged as "Princess of Latin Pop" by international press is best known for her commercially hit studio albums like Belinda and Utopía and singles like Vivir, which made her the third best-selling female Mexican act. She also had screen success with films like The Cheetah Girls 2 and Mexican telenovelas like Amigos x siempre.
10 Diego Boneta
Mexican singer and actor Diego Boneta rose to prominence starring in the 2012 American jukebox musical comedy film Rock of Ages. Boneta then furthered his acting career featuring in several films and television series, particularly playing the titular character in the Spanish-language American biographical television series Luis Miguel: The Series. Boneta has also released the studio albums Diego and Indigo.
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The daughter of Mexican actor Susana Dosamantes, Paulina Rubio had decided to become a singer at age 7. She soared to fame with the children’s band Timbiriche and later released chart-topping solo tracks such as Mio. She has appeared in telenovelas and has hosted the show Vive el Verano, too.
Mexican actor-singer Alfonso Herrera first gained fame with his leading role of Miguel Arango Cervera in Rebelde, one of the most popular Latin American series. He later also appeared in El Dandy and the blockbuster film The Perfect Dictatorship. International audiences know him best as Javier from Ozark.
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Smooth rapper Ronald Ray Bryant, better known as Baby Bash and Baby Beesh, started his career with small music groups and later made use of Texas’s growing music scene. Initially aspiring to be a basketball player, he later ditched his plans due to his short frame and focused completely on music.
Singer Alejandro Fernández, nicknamed El Potrillo, is the son of legendary singer-actor Vicente Fernández. Known for his chart-topping hits such as Si Tú Supieras and No Sé Olvidar, he has also sung duets with stars such as Rod Stewart and Christina Aguilera. He is also a 2-time Latin Grammy winner.
Antonio Aguilar was a Mexican singer, songwriter, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and equestrian. Nicknamed Mexico's Horseman, Aguilar is credited with introducing a Mexican equestrian sport called charrería to international audiences. A prolific musician and actor, Antonio Aguilar recorded over 150 albums and appeared in over 120 films. His contribution to Mexican cinema earned him many awards including the Golden Ariel.
Initially part of the Mexican pop band Sentidos Opuestos, Alessandra Rosaldo also won the reality series Bailando por un Sueño. She later soared to fame with her roles in telenovelas such as Amarte es mi Pecado and also starred in films such as Pulling Strings and Instructions Not Included.
Jorge Negrete was a Mexican actor and singer. One of the most popular actors of his generation, Negrete helped create the charro film genre. He is credited with co-founding the Mexican Actors Association, where he served as one of its most important leaders. Such is his popularity that fans still pay tribute on his death anniversary by visiting his tomb.
Alejandra Guzmán is a Mexican musician, composer, singer, and actress. She is counted among the most successful and popular Mexican female singers, having sold over 20 million albums over the course of her career. Alejandra Guzmán has also won several prestigious awards, such as a Latin Grammy, ASCAP Latin Award, and Premios Juventud.
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Best known as Alma Rey from the telenovela Rebelde, Mexican actor-singer Ninel Conde has appeared in numerous other telenovelas such as Mar de amor and En tierras salvajes. She is also known for her hit tracks such as Todo conmigo and has been a judge on the dance reality show Mira Quien Baila.
Ximena Sariñana is a Mexican actress and singer-songwriter whose debut album Mediocre earned her international recognition and a Grammy nomination in 2009. Ximena Sariñana is also known for her humanitarian efforts; in 2020, she took part in a charity single titled Resistiré México in an attempt to help those in need in Mexico.
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.
23 Cosmé McMoon
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.
25 Ramón Ayala
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.
Mexican singer-actor Carlos Rivera soared to fame after winning the Mexican music reality show La Academia. By playing Simba in the Spanish version of The Lion King, he became the first Mexican to star in a Disney production outside Mexico. He has also released chart-topping albums such as Yo Creo.
Known to her fans as The Mexican Madonna, singer Yuri was a teenager when she launched her music career. Known for her chartbusting hits such as Maldita Primavera and El Apagón, she has also emerged as a talented dancer and a fashion diva. She has also released several Christianity-themed tracks.
Born to photographer parents, singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas was naturally included toward the arts and was trained in ballet, painting, and music in childhood. She later performed with bands such as Tijuana No! and also released solo hits such as Me Voy. The 6-time Latin Grammy winner is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
29 Lila Downs
Lila Downs is a Mexican actress and singer-songwriter best known for recording songs in indigenous languages like Mayan, Purépecha, Nahuatl, Mixtec, and Zapotec. Hence, she is credited with popularizing Mexico's indigenous peoples' cultures, heritages, and styles. Downs has won several prestigious awards, including a Grammy Award. She is also known for her humanitarian efforts that benefit Latin America's indigenous population.
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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32 Agustín Lara
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.
33 Daniela Romo
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.
Christian Chávez is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his portrayal of Giovanni Méndez López in the popular telenovela Rebelde. The success of Rebelde launched its spin-off pop group RBD and Chávez played an important role in making the group achieve international success between 2004 and 2009.
35 Espinoza Paz
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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38 Celso Pina
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
43 Jorge Blanco
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.
44 Aleks Syntek
Aleks Syntek is a Mexican songwriter and singer best known for pioneering the Mexican version of the popular TV show, The Voice. Having earned nominations for prestigious awards like the Latin Grammy Awards and MTV Latin Awards, Aleks Syntek is often counted among the most popular and successful self-taught artists in Mexico.
46 Rigo Tovar
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.
47 Tony Perry
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.
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.