The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced today that the world’s leading Latin rock band will be among the performers celebrating the Second Inauguration of President Barack Obama. The multiple GRAMMY & LATIN GRAMMY winning rock superstars will join artists such as Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, Usher, Soundgarden, Brad Paisley, Smokey Robinson, fun, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson and more on January 21st at the Washington Convention Center.
Billboard magazine has heralded Maná as “the most widely sold and heard Latin band in the world. Having formed in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1986, the quartet of Fher Olvera, Alex González’ Sergio Vallín and Juan Calleros have gone on to be global ambassadors for the Latin Rock genre, while selling over 30 million albums. To date, Maná has been recognized by their musical peers with four GRAMMY and seven LATIN GRAMMY Awards. Here in the United States, Maná holds and impressive seven #1 albums and nine #1 singles (more than any other band in the history of Billboard’s “Hot Latin Songs” chart). Maná is also unquestionably the top-drawing all-Spanish language concert band in the U.S. – regularly selling out arenas across the country. In fact, the band holds the record for the most shows sold-out by a single act in the history of STAPLES CENTER in Los Angeles (11). The band’s ability to fill the famed venue for seven nights on just their last tour alone saw the New York Times declare that the legendary band from Mexico has “redefined ‘crossover’ in Latin pop.”