Espinoza Paz

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Espinoza Paz
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Background information
Birth nameIsidro Chávez Espinoza
Born (1981-10-29) 29 October 1981 (age 38)
Angostura, Sinaloa, Mexico
GenresRegional Mexican
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2004–present
LabelsUniversal Music Group (2004 - 2011) Viernes Music (2011 - Present)

Isidro Chávez Espinoza (born 29 October 1981 in Angostura, Sinaloa, Mexico), better known as Espinoza Paz, is a Latin Grammy nominated Mexican musician and composer of Regional Mexican music, specializing in the styles of Banda, Norteño and Mariachi.

Early career[edit]

Espinoza Paz (Isidro Chavez Espinoza) was born on 29 October 1981 in La Angostura, a small town in the north of the state of Sinaloa, Mexico. He was 11 years old when he wrote his first song, which was dedicated to a girl with whom he had a crush. By the time he was 13, he had already written 20 songs; however, it wasn’t until his father sent him money from the United States that he decided to buy his first guitar and teach himself to play it.

In 1996, he emigrated to Sacramento, California, where his love for music grew while he earned a living washing tomatoes and picking oranges, olives and grapes in Dixon, California. Several months later, he decided to return to Mexico, where he suffered the hardest experience of his life: the passing of his mother, Mrs. Maria de la Paz Espinoza.[citation needed][1]

From that point on, Paz embarked on what seemed like a never-ending journey to become a successful musician. He returned to the United States and worked as a gardener in Oregon for about a year. Tired of traveling, he then decided to concentrate on his career as a songwriter, and being convinced of his calling, he returned to Mexico once again. His "muse" was a friend from California, Daniel Sheree Kent. Their platonic relationship inspired many of his songs. For the next eight years, he knocked on doors and sang in regional bands, always looking for "the opportunity" as he poured his feelings and experiences into his songs.


Espinoza Paz

His big break came when he showed some of his creations to El Coyote—a popular Sinaloan banda singer—who recorded his songs "Besitos En El Cuello" ("Little Kisses On The Neck"); "Prohibido" ("Forbidden"); and "Para Impresionarte" ("To Impress You"), all of which immediately became hits.

Espinoza Paz in 2010.

In December 2006, Paz met Martin Fabian, a well-known personality within the radio and music industry, who immediately foresaw the extraordinary talent within the young singer-songwriter. They soon began collaborating on his debut album "Paz En Tu Corazón" (literally, "Peace In Your Heart"—the title being a wordplay on his name). This project was released in 2007 in association with Nueva Generacion Music Group. Another independently released album, "Amigo Con Derechos" ("Friend With Benefits"), followed in 2008 before Paz was offered a recording contract with the major label Universal Latino, which released his first major label album "El Canta Autor del Pueblo" ("The Village Singer-Songwriter") in 2008 on its Machete Music subsidiary. This album featured eight previously released favorites such as "El Celular" ("The Cell Phone") and "Amigo con Derechos" ("Friend With Benefits") plus four new recordings. The single from this album, "El Proximo Viernes" ("Next Friday") reached #14 on Billboard Magazine's "Hot Latin Tracks" chart.

Soon Paz was penning songs for a long list of regional Regional artists, including Sergio Vega, La Arrolladora Banda El Limón, Banda Cuisillos, Julio Chaidez, Banda de Jerez, Jenni Rivera, Chuy Lizarraga, Adair Elizalde, El Potro de Sinaloa, Calibre 50, Montez de Durango, Julión Álvarez, El Chapo de Sinaloa, and Duelo, among numerous others.

In 2010 he released the album "Del Rancho Para El Mundo" which included the smash hit "Al Diablo Lo Nuestro". The album was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award and was certified Gold. In 2011 he released another Gold selling album: "Canciones Que Duelen". This album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Latin Albums Chart and included the hit single "Para No Perderte". The album was also released in a deluxe version with a DVD containing several live performances.

In 2012 he released "Un Hombre Normal", a compilation album featuring some of his biggest hits, remixes and several new recordings. The title track would eventually reach #1 on the Latin Charts. During this time Paz decided to release an album of all Mariachi songs with the group Mariachi Sol De Mexico. The album which was originally titled "Las Facturas del Destino" was re-titled and was not released until 2016.

Brief Retirement[edit]

In 2012, Paz shocked fans by saying he was going to retire, after a lawsuit from his former manager. In early 2014, he switched labels from "Nueva Generacion Music Group" to "Anval Music". During this time, Paz's popularity began to decline and although he released numerous singles, he did not release a studio album until 2016.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Top Latin


2004 Mi Pasado En Mi Presente[6][7]
  • Released: June 20, 2004
  • Label: Junio Discos
2005 Prohibido Perder[8]
2007 Paz En Tu Corazón
2008 Amigos Con Derechos
2008 El Canta Autor Del Pueblo
  • Released: March 18, 2008
  • Label: American Show Latin / Machete Regio
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
11 5 63
2009 Yo No Canto, Pero Lo Intentamos 116 1 1 34
  • RIAA: Platinum (Latin)[9]
2010 Mis Canciones Con Amor[10]
  • Released: April 30, 2010
  • Label: M Gen Stream Inc.
30 15
2010 Del Rancho Para El Mundo 66 2 1 18
  • RIAA: Gold (Latin)[9]
2011 Canciones Que Duelen 121 1 1 1
  • RIAA: Gold (Latin)[9]
2012 Un Hombre Normal[11] 167 2 1
2012 Enamorado Del Pueblo[12]
  • Released: March 20, 2012
  • Label: Platino Records
2016 Para Mi Ex[13]
  • Released: March 11, 2016
  • Label: Viernes Music
  • Formats: Digital download
2016 No Pongan Esas Canciones[14]
  • Released: June 3, 2016
  • Label: Viernes Music
4 1
2018 Las Compuse Para Ti[15]
  • Released: February 14, 2018
  • Label: Viernes Music
2018 A Veces[16]
  • Released: May 28, 2018
  • Label: Viernes Music
10 2
2018 Literalmente[17]
  • Released: August 17, 2018
  • Label: Viernes Music
2018 Mujer[18]
  • Released: December 17, 2018
  • Label: Viernes Music
2019 Hombre Normal, Vol. 2[19]
  • Released: January 8, 2019
  • Label: Viernes Music
2019 Hombre[20]
  • Released: February 14, 2019
  • Label: Viernes Music
2019 Que No Se Caiga El Ritmo[21]
  • Released: November 6, 2019
  • Label: Viernes Music


Year Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Top Latin

2008 Mis Éxitos Con Tololoche[22] 58 34 RIAA: Gold (Latin)[9]
2011 15 Top Hits Con El Canta Autor Del Pueblo[23] 63
2012 16 Éxitos De Oro[24]
  • Released: 2012

Other songs[edit]

  • El Paletero
  • Prohibido
  • Te Compro
  • Besitos En El Cuello
  • "No Se"
  • "Espero"




  1. ^ Garibay, Daniel (15 November 2014). "Espinoza Paz Abre Su Alma". Vivelo Hoy (in Spanish). Agencia Reforma. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  2. ^ Espinoza Paz Albums on Billboard 200 Billboard. Retrieved 2010-11-22
  3. ^ a b Espinoza Paz Albums on Billboard Top Latin Albums Billboard. Retrieved 2010-11-22
  4. ^ Espinoza Paz Albums on Billboard Regional Mexican Albums Billboard. Retrieved 2010-11-22
  5. ^ a b "Espinoza Paz Discography - Mexican Albums Chart". Mexicancharts. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2010.
  6. ^ Mi Pasado en Mi Presente by Espinoza Paz, retrieved 2019-12-03
  7. ^ "Mi Pasado en Mi Presente by Espinoza Paz". Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  8. ^ "Prohibido Perder - Espinoza Paz | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  9. ^ a b c d e "American certifications – "Paz, Espinoza"". Recording Industry Association of America.
  10. ^ "Mis Canciones Con Amor by Espinoza Paz". Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  11. ^ "Un Hombre Normal by Espinoza Paz". Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  12. ^ "Enamorado Del Pueblo by Espinoza Paz". Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  13. ^ "Para Mi Ex by Espinoza Paz". Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  14. ^ "No Pongan Esas Canciones by Espinoza Paz". Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  15. ^ "Las Compuse Para Ti by Espinoza Paz". Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  16. ^ "A Veces by Espinoza Paz". Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  17. ^ "Literalmente by Espinoza Paz". Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  18. ^ "Mujer by Espinoza Paz". Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  19. ^ "Hombre Normal, Vol. 2 by Espinoza Paz". Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  20. ^ "Hombre by Espinoza Paz". Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  21. ^ "Que No Se Caiga el Ritmo by Espinoza Paz". Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  22. ^ "Mis Éxitos con Tololoche - Espinoza Paz | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  23. ^ "15 Top Hits by Espinoza Paz". Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  24. ^ "16 Exitos de Oro - Espinoza Paz | User Reviews". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-12-03.

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