Alacranes Musical

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Alacranes Musical
Origin Aurora, Illinois
Genres Duranguense, Ranchera, Norteño
Years active 1996-Present
Labels Univision Music
Members Oscar Urbina Jr.
Rene Urbina
Chris Urbina
Hector Urbina
Erik Urbina
Rudy Avita
Omar Sanchez
Past members Memo Ibarra / Sergio Federico / Gabriel Diaz / Jose Paz"Chema"Mijares / /Alonzo "Andy" Andez

Alacranes Musical (English: "Musical Scorpions") is a Mexican-American band produced by Oscar Urbina that plays duranguense music. They are from the Aurora suburb of Chicago, Illinois.[1]

Recordings[edit]

The band has released several albums since its formation in November 1999, and in 2007 was nominated for a Latin Grammy for their album, Ahora Y Siempre.[citation needed] Their hits "Si Yo Fuera Tu Amor" and "Por Tu Amor" reached #2 and #4, respectively, on Billboard's Latin Regional Mexican Airplay chart. Recently, their new single "Por Amarte Así," a cover of Cristian Castro's song, has topped the Billboard Charts at number one for several weeks in a row.[1] According to Billboard, "Por Amarte Así" has also been the number one downloaded ringtone. "Por Amarte Asi" was featured in an episode of a Mexican telenovela, "Al Diablo Con Los Guapos." Alacranes Musical were nominated for the 51st American Grammys in the category Best Banda Album for their song, "Tu Inspiracion".

Split[edit]

There were two Alacranes Musical touring due to arguments between the members of the group, Memo Ibarra and Omar Sanchez, and the musicians of the group, the Urbina Family. They parted ways and the record company that claims to own rights to the name of the group sided with the singers. The Urbina Family hired former singer Sergio "Hersheys" Federico and former Banda Lamento Show singer Alonzo Andez to sing for their group. The singers hired all new musicians. Fans seemed to be 50-50 on the situation, many liking the originals—the Urbina Family—and many liking the singers. Both have recorded material under the name. In February 2011, the Urbinas posted a YouTube video[2] declaring that the dispute was settled and that their group would be the official Alacranes Musical as of Easter weekend that year. A new album has also been announced for 2011. The other half of the group changed its name to Alerta Zero.

Discography[edit]

Year Album
2000 Furia Alacranera
2002 ¿A Cambio De Que?
2004 Famoso Durango
2005 100% Originales
2005 Nuestra Historia Y Algo Mas
2006 Simplemente Lo Mejor
2006 A Paso Firme
2006 Puros Corridos Venenosos
2006 20 Alacranazos
2007 Ahora Y Siempre
2008 Tu Inspiración
2009 Live - En Vivo Desde Mexico
2010 Por Siempre Alacranes
2011 Besos de Fuego

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guitierrez, Evan C. "Alacranes Musical: Biography". Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kqQs_CAW0I