Fama (band)

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Fama
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Fama 2011
Background information
Origin Houston, Texas
Genres Latin, World, Tejano
Years active 1989–present
Labels Sony Discos, Joey, Famuz, AMMX Records
Members Eddie, John, Fredrick, Dante, Joseph

Fama is a Tejano band originally from Houston, Texas.

Biography[edit]

Formed in 1989 by brothers Javier, Oscar, and Edgar Galvan, and friend Eddie Gonzalez, the band gained prominence in the mid-1990s with a string of hit albums. They were given the nickname "The Golden Boys" by Tejano music DJs.[1] The members at the height of their popularity were Javier Galvan, vocalist; Oscar Galvan, bassist; Edgar Galvan, Saxophone; Eddie Gonzalez, Trumpet; Israel Dominguez, keyboards & accordion; John Barraza, guitar; Eddie Dominguez (1990–94)(2001–Present), drums and Ruben Enriquez (1994–97), drums.

Fama signed with Discos CBS International in 1989 which became Sony Discos in 1992. Javier Galvan was then signed with Joey Records and is now under his own label (Famuz). Javier was nominated for "Song of the Year" in the BMI Awards in 1994.[2] Fama was awarded the "Premio Lo Nuestro" for "Revelacion Del Año" in 1994.[3] In 2007 Javier won "Mejor Vocalista Masculino" and Fama won "Mejor Grupo Tejano" in the "Premios de la Musica Latina"

Fama has earned recognition as one of the most dominating bands in the Latin music industry across the nation. A string of career hit singles came their way in the mid '90s' when "Lagrimas De Alegria", "Quiero Volverte A Ver", "Querer Tu Amor", "Te Voy A Enseñar", "Ojitos Color Cafe", "Amor Perdoname", "Boulevard De Sueños" and "Llorando" dominated the airwaves as they spent numerous weeks atop Latin Billboard airplay charts, earning numerous awards and nominations from BMI, Premios Lo Nuestro, and Univision's Premios A La Musica Latina. In the process, Fama also appeared on numerous international Latin television programs such as: Despierta America, El Gordo y La Flaca, Escadalo TV, Padrisimo, Control, and Sabado Gigante. Statistically speaking, Fama have scaled unbelievable heights, carving a permanent place in the music scene. Fama are one of the few artists to have shattered international barriers. With 18 recorded albums, of which four were certified gold, three platinum, and one double platinum, it is undeniably clear of how or why FAMA's fans by the thousands have responded positively and passionately. Fama's last album entitled "Con La Misma Pasión" solidifies their commitment to their music, their style, and their fans. As that CD proves, they are stronger than ever. This commitment to their fans, without question, displays another measurement of the talent and versatility that will genuinely take Fama to new heights of achievement in their musical career. Fama continues its saga as a band whose music has truly stood the test of time. Fama's sound represents the past, present and future of their genre.

In August 2009 Javier Galvan retired from Fama and signed over the Fama name to John Barraza and Eddie Dominguez. The band found a new singer in Carlos Franco to take over the lead vocal role and continue to tour.

May 2010, Fama signed to the record label AMMX Records.

Discography[edit]

  • 1989 - Amor, Amor, Amor (Discos CBS)
  • 1990 - Heart & Soul (Discos CBS)
  • 1992 - Como Nunca (Sony Discos) #12 Latin[4]
  • 1993 - En Grande (Sony Discos) #9 Latin[5]
  • 1994 - Enamorate (Sony Discos) #14 Latin[6]
  • 1995 - Lagrimas de Alegria (Sony Discos) #20 Latin[7]
  • 1996 - Al Punto (Sony Discos)
  • 1997 - Sin Duda (Sony Discos)
  • 1998 - Todo por Ti (Sony Discos)
  • 2000 - Amor y Placer (Sony Discos)
  • 2001 - Te Llegó el Amor (Sony Discos)
  • 2002 - Grandpa Got Run Over by a Burro (Famuz)
  • 2002 - Live the Reunion (Famuz)
  • 2003 - One Nation Under God (Famuz)
  • 2004 - Mis Raices (Famuz)
  • 2005 - On Air (Joey International)
  • 2006 - El Gigante (Joey International)
  • 2007 - Como Antes (Joey International)
  • 2008 - Nostalgia (Famuz)
  • 2008 - "Si Se Puede" (Famuz)
  • 2009 - "Un Dia a La Vez" (Famuz)
  • 2011 - "Con La Misma Pasión" (AMMX Records)

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