Pepe Aguilar, Alejandra Guzman con Moderatto y Intocable
As a teenager, Aguilar was a rock music fan and had his band called “Equs.” The band did not last long, but that led him to make his first album. Aguilar’s musical influences were Pink Floyd and The Who, among other rock bands. He decided to become a producer in the 1990s, he produced songs for Lupita D’Alessio, Julieta Venegas, and others.
In 1998, Aguilar released the album Por Mujeres Como T√∫. The CD was in Billboard for 52 weeks and has sold two million copies worldwide. In 1999, Aguilar released the album Por Una Mujer Bonita, which won a Latin Grammy. Aguilar has been nominated for a Grammy nine times.
In 2002, Aguilar was the first Mexican singer to sing at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. He was also the first Latin to sing at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. On September 15, 2003, by his Mexican heritage, he celebrated the Mexican War of Independence. Aguilar received the keys of the city of Los Angeles, as his father had previously. An estimated 20,000 people attended the ceremony.
Alejandra Guzm√°n, is a Latin Grammy Award‚Äìwinning Mexican rock singer and actress. She has had a dedicated fanbase throughout Latin America since the late 1980s, and is known as the “Queen of Rock” in the Hispanic world. She has sold 15 million albums. Guzm√°n is the daughter of Mexican actress Silvia Pinal and Venezuelan-born Mexican rock and roll singer Enrique Guzm√°n. She is the half-sister of actresses Sylvia Pasquel and Viridiana Alatriste. Her niece Stephanie Salas is also a well known entertainer in Mexico.
Intocable (Untouchable) is a Tejano/Norte√±o musical group from Zapata, Texas that was started by friends Ricky Mu√±oz and Ren√© Mart√≠nez in the early 90′s. Within a couple years as a band, Intocable had already risen to the top of the Tejano and Norte√±o fields with a musical signature that had fused Tejano’s robust conjunto and Norte√±o folk rhythms with a pop balladry. Currently, Intocable could very well be the most influential group in Tejano, and their tough Tejano/Norte√±o fusion has become the blueprint for dozens of Tex-Mex groups. The group’s strengths, which include romantic hooky melodies, and tight instrumentation and vocal harmony is consistently being imitated by a list of other Tejano and Norte√±o groups. This list includes groups such as Im√°n, Duelo, Costumbre, Solido, Estruendo, Intenso, and Zinzero among others.