LOS TUCANES DE TIJUANA
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; also a Latin Grammy Winner in 2012. It’s the first Regional Mexican Music band to participate in the opening video of the Super Bowl LI.
They are twelve-time Grammy nominees and have received numerous music awards in Mexico, the Americas and Europe. They have sold over 15,000,000 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. Los Tucanes de Tijuana is the only Regional Mexican Band that has been able to place simultaneously 6 songs on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums (1996-1997). Also it is the only Mexican group to which has been dedicated main cover sheets like Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Diego Tribune, News Week, U.S. Week, People, New York Times and Diario Reforma in the Mexican Republic.
Most of the original members of the band were born in Sinaloa.