In many occasions, we are used to listening to the same type of music we are used to and we don't care about discovering new artists. Also, we tend to have a preference for artists from our own country, and it is normal, but we should not ignore the talent that exists in the rest of the world.
To prevent that from happening to you and to help you get to know new bands, in this TopFestivals article we will take a look at the best Mexican pop bands.
The 8 best current Mexican pop bands
From a music point of view, Mexico is known worldwide for rancheras and mariachis. But its contribution to the music industry is not only that, far from it. To prove it to you we will now review the 8 best Mexican pop groups .
If we talk about the best Mexican pop groups, we can't start with any other than Maná. It is currently formed by Fher Olvera ( rhythm guitar, harmonica and lead vocals), Juan Calleros ( bass and double bass), Álex González ( drums and vocals) and Sergio Vallín (guitar and vocals).
This group was formed in 1980 in Guadalajara (Mexico) when four young people passionate about music decided to get together to play the songs of their favorite artists. As a curiosity, in this first stage the name of the band was Sombrero Verde. Little by little, they were composing their own music and perfecting their style and in 1987 they changed the name of the band to Maná.
From that moment on, they began to produce more commercial albums and gain more popularity. And in 1987, Maná releases the album Sueños líquidos, which contains songs such as Clavado en un bar or En el muelle de San Blas, and definitively establishes itself as one of the best known pop-rock bands in Spanish in the world.
This international prestige is proven by the awards they have won (four Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards and five MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, among others).
One of the groups that marked millions of teenagers in the 2000s is RBD. This band emerged from the Mexican telenovela Rebelde, which began airing in 2004. Its stars, Anahí, Dulce María, Maite Perroni, Alfonso Herrera, Christopher Uckermann and Christian Chávez, performed songs that became hits of the time. For this reason, the producer of the series decided to organize a tour in which the songs of the series were sung.
Rebelde, the youth telenovela, aired its last episode in 2004, but the group continued its journey in the music world due to the great reception they had received. Album after album, the popularity of these young people increased until 2009, when they released their last album, Para olvidarte de mí .
In short, RBD was one of the most powerful musical revolutions in Mexico, as they visited more than twenty countries and performed in more than 100 cities around the world. In 2020, part of the band reunited and performed several concerts that were considered an absolute success.
OV7 is another of the best Mexican pop groups. It emerged from a previous one called Onda Vaselina. It was created in 1989 by Mexican singer and actress Julissa. But in 2000, most of the group became independent from its founder and created OV7 (acronym for Onda Vaselina and the number of members), a new band concept with a more modern style.
Since the creation of OV7 they released many songs that quickly became international hits and enjoyed enormous popularity until 2003 when they decided to dissolve the band and embark on separate careers. After this hiatus, OV7 reunited again in 2010 and resumed their activity as a band until today.
Los ángeles azules
One of Mexico's best groups and, without a doubt, the most traditional band in this country are Los ángelesazules. This group was formed after an initial band formed by four members of the Mejía Avante Family in 1976 and has been officially active since 1980. From this year on, Los ángeles azules began as such.
This band is so popular and recognized that they have managed to collaborate with Miguel Bosé, Julieta Venegas or Yuri.
Magneto is a boy band that began its career in the music industry in the early eighties, with the album Déjalo que gire . But it was not until the end of that decade and the beginning of the 90's when it reached its maximum popularity.
Magneto was composed of five young men and all of them played the role of singers. It was also characterized by the emblematic choreographies they performed. The band broke up in 2001, but like many of the groups we have seen in this list, years later, in 2009, they got back together.
This Mexican pop group is considered one of the most important of the 80s and early 90s. They began their professional career in the music world in 1982 and were intended to be a children's music group, but finally they also took the adult audience by storm.
Their peculiar name is taken from a board game, something that totally fits with the band's project, to be a reference group among children. As the members of the group grew up, the band was transformed, and so it is possible to distinguish a first infantile stage, another adolescent stage and a more adult and mature final stage.
The success of this group was such that they released more than ten studio albums. But this band will be remembered by many forever for being a talent pool, since among its members were Paulina Rubio, Thalía or Edith Márquez.
Café Tacvba is one of the best Mexican pop groups with the most personality in the Mexican music scene. It was formed by four young people passionate about music: Rubén Albarrán, vocals and guitar, Emmanuel del Real, keyboards and backing vocals, Joselo Rangel, guitar, and Quique Rangel, bass and double bass. In the beginning they were called Alicia ya no vive aquí in honor of the Scorsese movie, but soon they changed their name to the current one, Café Tacvba.
They began their career in 1989, but their real launching took place in 1992 when Warner Music signed them and they released their debut album. The musical personality of this group is due to the fusion of styles and genres that can be appreciated in their songs. They have references of rock, pop, tradition and Mexican folklore...
Jeans is the Mexican girl band par excellence. This group formed by four girls, all of them playing the role of singers, became popular in the mid-90s. Their debut album was named after the band and managed to sell 80,000 copies .
The trajectory of this female group has been marked by the "comings and goings" of its members, as many of them left the group and were quickly replaced. In addition, Jeans disbanded in 2008, but in 2015 they resumed their activity.
But despite the apparent instability of the group, Jeans has collected numerous successes and accolades throughout their career and has a huge fan base that supports them on all their tours.