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Los Tucanes de Tijuana

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  • Formed: Tijuana, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • Years Active: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
  • Group Members: Mario Quintero


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Group Members: Mario Quintero

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Los Tucanes de Tijuana were formed by vocalist/guitarist Mario Quintero Lara, vocalist/accordionist Joel Higuera, drummer David Servin, and bassist Mario Moreno. The quartet began recording and soon signed a contract with Alacran Records, which released 14 Tucanazos Bien Pesados and Mundo de Amor in 1995. The albums fared so well that Los Tucanes de Tijuana earned a contract with EMI Latin. The group has also recorded for Unisono and Cintas Acuario, releasing Amor Platonico in 1998; their Nuestras Primeras Canciones, Vol. 1 collection appeared the same year, as did Los Más Buscados. Me Gusta Burlar la Ley was issued in September 2000. Mi Gusta Vivir de Noche followed on Universal Latino later that fall, and Claves, Masacres y Fugas and Mission Especial were both released in early 2001. Relentlessly prolific, the band released some 50 albums and compilations in the next dozen years, including four, Romance Norteño, Para Tucancillos y Tucancillas, Me Gusta la Banda, and Corridos a Quema Ropa, early in 2013.


Los Tucanes de Tijuana is a Latino Regional Band founded on April 13, 1987, by Mario Quintero Lara and a group of friends in the City of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. The members began their musical career by playing in nightclubs. They are by far the global ambassadors of Norteña music and Narcocorrido ballads (Drug-praising ballads) ballads.

The Band[edit]

Their fast paced and energizing music, such as El Tucanazo, has attracted the attention of the Ministry of Tourism for the Republic of Mexico which, through its advertising agency, asked Mario Quintero Lara to pen a song, "Mexico Es Tu Casa" ("Mexico Is Your Home"), to promote tourism in Mexico. They are also the first Regional Mexican Norteño band to win an international film award receiving an Angel Film Award at the Monaco International Film Festival in November 2007 for a musical documentary.

They are eight-time Grammy nominees and have received numerous music awards in Mexico, the Americas and Europe. They have sold over 13,000,000 albums and are proud to note among their achievements several gold, platinum and multiplatinum records. They have filled to capacity highly important venues in the United States and Mexico such as Dodger Stadium, the Astrodome, Estadio Azteca, and have had concerts at Central Park in New York City and the Zocalo Plaza in Mexico City where the crowds easily surpassed 120,000 fans. Los Tucanes De Tijuana average 120 engagements per year, more than 5 million attendees have enjoyed their concerts, in addition to their performances in the strip clubs of the valley of Texas.

Radio Hits[edit]

Mundo de AmorMis Tres AnimalesLa ChonaClave PrivadaEl CentenarioClave NuevaMe Robaste El CorazónSecuestro De AmorHacemos Bonita ParejaLa PiñataEl TucanazoEs VerdadSeis Pies Boca AbajoAndo Bien ArregladoTus VerdadesDesde Que Te AmoEspejeandoHotel CorazónMadre SolteraEl HerederoAmor PlatónicoMe Haces Mucha FaltaDe Tin MarínEl ResbalónLas HeladasMe Gusta Vivir De NocheMis Tres ViejasEl Amor SoñadoLa Gran NochePromesasDéjate QuererEl CachorroNuestro DestinoJugo a la VidaLa Chica SexyPromesasSuena la BandaQuiero que seamos NoviosMi ExEl SinvergüenzaEl Águila BlancaMi Amor InseparableAmor DescaradoEl Virus del AmorComo La VesLuna LlenaFiesta en La SierraSiempre ContigoSin Ti Soy un LocoAmante de Lo BuenoEl Papa de Los PollitosEl MZSe Fue Mi AmorPropiedad PrivadaSoy Todo TuyoEl Tío BorrachalesEl Jefe de la SierraRehabilitadoPerdóname Mi Amor


Mexico – EL HERALDO Award – Musical Group of the YearNew York -The GLOBO Award "Best Group of the Year" & "Best Album of the Year "AMOR PLATONICO 1999New York- Mexican Consulate – Recognition – "Most Popular Music Group" at The Civic Center, Manhattan Island −1999Las Vegas- Walk of the Stars- Los Tucanes De Tijuana- MGM Grand Hotel – September 11, 2008 http://lasvegaswalkofstars.com/Los Angeles- 28 BMI Awards "Best Song Writer" & "Most Played Songs" at the Hispanic radio stations in USALas Vegas- Latin Grammy Winner Best Norteño Album 2012– "365 Dias"Miami - Mario Quintero writer of the soundtrack of Telemundo’s Highly Rated “Señora Acero” Finale Ranks #1 In Spanish Language Tv At 10Pm Averaging 2.7 Million Total Viewers

The GRAMMY Museum -Presented the First Spanish-Language Program Features Performance "Nuestra Historia": By Los Tucanes de Tijuana" and Storytelling by World-Renowned Mexican Band. For our first-ever Spanish-only program," said Executive Director Robert Santelli.

The PROCLAMATION from the cities of: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Oklahoma, Chicago, Houston.

12 Nominations to The Grammy's Latino & American32 Records – Gold -Certificates from the RIAA30 Records – Platinum -Certificates from the RIAA66 Hits on the Billboard list54 Video clips of Los Tucanes De Tijuana, with the most beautiful women such as: Alicia Machado, Vanesa Villela, Cosntenza Lopez, Paty Alvarez, Odalys Garcia, Luz Elena Gonzalez, Galiliea Montijo, Eugenia Cauduro, Aline Hernandez, Susana Gonzalez, Adriana Fonseca, Manola Diez, Laisha Wilkins, Lucia Mendez, Barbara Mory, Ivonne Montero, Claudia Lizaldi, Fabiola Campomanes, Jackeline Arroyo, Marlene Favela, "Nuestra Belleza Nayarit" Tania Vázquez, Jimena, Mariana Seone, Gaby Ramirez, Noelia, Ximena Cordoba, Fernanda Castillo & much more, & the special participation of the greatest actors & Comedians in Mexico: Joaquin Cordero & Teo Gonzalez,

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