Vazquez Sounds

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Vázquez Sounds
Origin Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Genres Pop, rock
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels Sony Music Mexico
Website www.vazquezsounds.com
Members Angela Vázquez Espinoza
Abelardo Vázquez Espinoza
Gustavo Vázquez Espinoza

Vázquez Sounds is a musical trio formed by siblings Abelardo, Gustavo and Angela "Angie" Vázquez (ages 18, 15, and 13 respectively, as of March 2014[1]) originating from the city of Mexicali, Baja California, in Mexico. They are known for their cover of the Adele song "Rolling in the Deep", which received over 100 million hits, becoming an instant internet sensation, and even earning them air time on Spanish-language television, CNN en Español, VH1 and Good Morning America.

Career[edit]

Abelardo, Gustavo and Angela Vázquez are children of music producer Abelardo Vázquez,[2] who has worked with groups like Mexican bands Reik, Nikki Clan and Camila.[2][3] Vázquez Sounds uses their father's recording studio to record and edit their music.[4]

Vázquez Sounds released their cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" on November 10, 2011 on YouTube.[5][6] The single was peaked at number seven on the Mexican Top 100 Chart, and was certified platinum by the AMPROFON.[7] On December 12, 2011, it was reported that the trio had signed with Sony Music.[8] They released their second single, a rendition of "All I Want for Christmas Is You", on December 13, 2011.[9] On January 17, 2012, they released a cover of "Forget You", by Cee-Lo Green.[10] In August 2012, they covered Demi Lovato's song "Skyscraper".[11]

In April 2013, the group released a cover of "Time After Time", an adult contemporary ballad first released by American singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper. Their version quickly took in hundreds of thousands of views and positive reviews on Twitter and Facebook.[12]

Band members[edit]

The trio forms a full band with the following recording arrangement:[13]

Occasional members are featured in live shows.

Discography[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
2012 Vázquez Sounds[14] Mexico: 4[15]

Singles[edit]

Other songs[edit]

Videography[edit]

  • 2011: Rolling In The Deep
  • 2011: All I Want For Christmas Is You
  • 2012: Forget You
  • 2012: The Show
  • 2012: I Want You Back
  • 2012: Let It Be
  • 2012: Skyscraper
  • 2013: Time After Time
  • 2013: Next To Me
  • 2013: Blowin' In The Wind
  • 2013: I Love Rock N' Roll
  • 2013: Complicated
  • 2014: Te Soñaré

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to the Spanish article, Angela is born January 17, 2001, Gustavo May 15, 1998 and Abelardo December 23, 1995
  2. ^ a b "Los Vázquez Sounds, jóvenes estrellas mexicanas en YouTube". Diario de Yucatán (in Spanish). Grupo Megamedia. November 19, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Nikki Clan". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "VazquezSounds Good Morning America". YouTube. December 12, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Vazquez Sounds Adele - Rolling In The Deep (Cover)". Vázquez Sounds Official YouTube Channel. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ Durand, Nayeli (January 28, 2012). "Vázquez Sounds, el éxito no cambia su vida". El Universal (in Spanish). El Universal Compañía Periodistica Nacional S.A. DE C.V. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Certificaciones –" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Los Vázquez Sounds firman con Sony" (in Spanish). esmas.com. Televisa S.A. de C.V. December 7, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  9. ^ González, Susana (December 14, 2012). "Los Vázques Sounds se ponen navideños". Quien (in Spanish). Expansión, S.A. de C.V. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  10. ^ Murata, Glow (January 19, 2012). "Vázquez Sounds regresan a YouTube con Forget You". Milenio (in Spanish). Grupo Multimedios. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  11. ^ "VIDEO: Vázquez Sounds regresa con "Skyscraper"" (in Spanish). San Diego Red. August 24, 2012. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  12. ^ http://www.tvnotas.com.mx/2013/04/06/C-47964-video-vazquez-sounds-estrenan-cover-de-time-after-time.php#.UXYowrVJNfQ
  13. ^ "Vazquez Sonds" (in Spanish). Vázquez Sounds Official Facebook. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  14. ^ García, Martha Patricia (April 19, 2012). "Vázquez Sounds presentan disco y anuncian gira". El Universal. El Universal Compañía Periodística Nacional S.A. DE C.V. Retrieved June 20, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Top 100 Mexico". AMPROFON. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  16. ^ http://www.market-think.com.mx/noticias/vazquez-sounds-regresan-a-clases-como-embajadores-de-coppel/ Vazquez Sounds return to school as ambassadors of Coppel

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