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Marco Antonio Solis

Mexican singer, composer, and producer Marco Antonio Solis began his career early – he was just 12 when he began performing with his first group, Los Hermanitos Solis. But it was with his next one, Los Bukis, that he became a Latin American megastar. Although he started the group when he was just a teenager in the late '70s, Solis quickly set himself apart with mature musical chops. As Los Bukis' frontman and main songwriter, Solis drew out the romance in regional Mexican styles like Tejano and Norteño, eventually transmogrifying them into all-out pop ballads.

Thanks to his success, Solis scored a number of gigs writing for fellow Latin pop stars like Marisela and Laura Flores. And eventually, after some two decades with Los Bukis, he struck out as a solo artist in 1996. Solis' popularity would only grow, and in fact, it is hard to understate his influence on, and popularity in, the sphere of contemporary Mexican music. His latest album, No Molestar, was released last October and, like most of his others, quickly reached number one on the Billboard Top Latin Album charts. It was his ninth to reach that position, and Solis now holds the record for most number-one albums in that slot.

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