Magneto (band)

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Origin Mexico
Genres Latin pop (Boy-band)
Years active 1983–1996[1]
Website [1] (unofficial fan site; Spanish)

Magneto was a popular Mexican boy band of the 1980s and 1990s. The band formed on February 14, 1983.[2] In 1986, Magneto was featured in "Siempre en Domingo," a Mexican entertainment show viewed across Latin America and parts of Europe. Mexican teen pop group Magneto emerged in 1983. Their first record, Dejalo Que Gire came in 1984, followed by Super 6 Magneto. The Latin pop outfit suffered several lineup changes before achieving their first gold record in 1986. Mostly playing dance-pop songs, the five-member ensemble started touring Central America after climbing charts with "Todo Esta Muy Bien," and "Soy Un Soñador." However, their breakthrough came after issuing a Spanish-language version of Desireless' "Voyage Voyage," a French pop hit from the '80s. In 1992 the boy band played the lead in their own movie, Cambiando el Destino. Magneto won the Lo Nuestro Award for Pop New Artist of the Year, and received two nominations for the Lo Nuestro Awards of 1993: Pop Album (Magneto) and Pop Group of the Year.[3] Nevertheless, the original Magneto disbanded in 1996 after a sold-out show at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional.

A number of former Magneto members (the group's 1993-1996 lineup of Alan Ibarra, Mauri Stern, Elias Cervantes, Toño Beltraneña, and Hugo de la Barreda, better known as Alex) reunited in 2009.

In 2016, Magneto toured with Mercurio, a 1990s Mexican boy band. In 2017, they toured with Sentidos Opuestos, Mercurio and Kabah as part of the Únete a la fiesta concert series of 90's pop music nostalgia.

Original members[edit]

  • Francisco Mtz. Frank (Pepe Ovadia)
  • Diego Alfaro
  • Iñaki Huacuja
  • Enrique Oyanguren
  • Jose Javier Iñiguez


  • Jose Antonio Chapa
  • Emiliano Balderas
  • Juan Botella
  • Mauricio Rocha
  • Santiago Antón
  • Mauri Stern (Marcos Stern Chernovetzky)
  • Eduardo
  • Carlos
  • Dan
  • Alex
  • Charlie
  • Yael
  • Alan (Erick Ibarra Miramontes)
  • Antonio (Tono) Beltranena
  • Paolo Mattos (Vocalist)



From the album Siempre (Always)[edit]

From the album Cambiando El Destino (Changing Destiny)[edit]

From the album Vuela, Vuela (Fly, Fly)[edit]

From the album Tu Libertad (Your Freedom)[edit]

From the album Más (More)[edit]

From the album X-Magneto[edit]

  • Vuela, Vuela (remix) (1992)
  • Vuela, Vuela (Fly away, Fly away) (1992)

From the album 40 grados (40 Degrees)[edit]

From the album Tremendo (Tremendous)[edit]

From the album Todo esta muy bien (Everything is Very Good)[edit]




  1. ^ "Magneto". CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ La Historia del grupo Magneto - Continúa como EX - Magneto
  3. ^ Lannert, John (March 30, 1993). "Secada Lead Latin Noms Following Grammy Win". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 105 (10): 10. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 

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