Maná is the third overall album by the Latin AmericanMexican rock band currently known as Maná (formerly known as Sombrero Verde), and their first album published on the PolyGram label and performing as Maná. A new era began with the release of their self-titled debut album, which became an important part of a musical movement called “Rock en Tu Idioma” (Rock In Your Language). This helped open doors for music written in Spanish and proposed a novel alternative to a scene typically dominated by music in English. Despite achieving some success, this first recording as Maná did not satisfy the band and did not necessarily turn out so well due to the record company trying to change and adulterate the group's musical essence as well as its image. This is a recurrent practice in the record industry, even today. In spite of this, the band kept on performing in different alternative forums in those days when Warner Music (WEA Latina) showed interest in their work and music.