Alejandro González Trujillo (born February 24, 1969 in Miami, Florida, United States), better known as Alex González, is an American musician of Cuban and Colombian origin. He is a member, drummer and songwriter for the Mexican band Maná. He is nicknamed "El Animal" and also sings lead vocals for many songs, including the single "Me Vale". Alex discovered his passion for playing drums when he was only five years old. At such an early age he caught the attention of his kindergarten teacher who gave him a red sparkle drumkit. He took to the instrument very seriously and found himself a teacher by age five.
Maná has been a big part of the Rock En Español phenomenon in the United States. They began playing in the U.S. in 1993 and influencing other bands with their success to play in the U.S. too. Alex is quoted as saying "I think it’s incredible that Spanish language bands like ours can sell millions of albums and sell out arenas in the U.S. It’s also cool to see how many “anglos” are now getting hooked on our music." His talent has been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine,Drummerworld,Drum (Magazine), among others. He performs exclusively with DW Drums (formerly has used Pearl Drums), Remo, Paiste and Vic Firth.