As a Mexican-American teenager, the musicians that I mostly listen to here in Houston are from my country. It is naturally the music that I enjoy most. Here are the top 3 Mexican artists that I enjoy, and that lots of teenagers and my friends that are Mexican listen to as well.
These artists play “corridos” which means a narrative song and poetry that forms a ballad. These types of songs are often about oppression, history, daily lives of peasants, and other socially relevant topics. They were widely popular during the Mexican Revolutions of the 20th century.
Top 1: Junior H
Junior H is one of the most popular corrido singers. His musical videos have reached up to 29.8 million views and 230,000 likes. Junior H doesn’t only just sing with his own group, but he also collaborates with different types of Mexican singers.
Top 2: Natanael Cano
Natanael Cano is also one of the most popular corrido singers in Houston and in many more places around the world. Cano was born in Hermosillo, in the state of Sonora in 2001. He loved music from a very young age, his parents never thought that music would catch Cano’s attention. He began playing guitar at age of 13, at the age of 16 he dropped out of school to dedicate time to his music, and by the time when he was 17, he started to post videos of his own songs on YouTube. They began to go viral and he was getting very popular, so at age 18 he started to sing and organize with more famous people. Nowadays, he is as famous and very popular, and his songs are on fire. Check them out on YouTube!!
Top 3: Fuerza Regida
Fuerza Regida is the name of the group, but the head singer’s name is Jesus Ortiz and he is known for his voice. They sing corridos. Fuerza Regida started on YouTube, and the platform helped these singers take their first steps towards fame. In 2017, they created their official channel and in January of 2018, they released their first record album “En Vivo Puros Corridos”. For a group that had barely began to be known, they really impressed many corridos listeners. Fuerza Regida originated in Sinaloa, Mexico and just finished their second album that was released on February 14.
Head Singer’s Instagram: @jesusortizpazfr
“Junior H”, “Natanael Cano”, and “Fuerza Regida” are having an event “SMO 2020 Tour” on Saturday, April 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Get your tickets at axs.com!!