The record-setting Latino rock band Maná received the 2,573rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, honoring a career that has brought the group four Grammys and five Latin Grammys.
Hollywood, Calif. – The record-setting Mexican rock band Maná received the 2,573rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, honoring a career that has brought the group four Grammys and five Latin Grammys.
Grammy-winning musician Carlos Santana joined the group's Fher Olvera, Alex González, Sergio Vallín and Juan Calleros in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of Live Nation on Hollywood Boulevard. Santana's star is on the same block as Maná's.
The ceremony came hours before the group performed on the ABC late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live.''
Formed in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1986, Maná has had 10 No. 1 singles and nine No. 1 albums on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, the most for any group.
Maná won Grammys for best Latin rock/alternative performance for "Sueños Liquidos'' ("Liquid Dreams") in 1998, best Latin rock/alternative album for "Revolución de Amor'' ("Love Revolution") in 2002, best Latin rock, alternative or urban album for "Amar Es Combatir'' ("To Love Is to Fight") in 2006, and best Latin pop, rock or urban album for "Drama y Luz'' ("Drama and Light") in 2011.
"Drama y Luz'' also brought Maná the Latin Grammy for best rock album in 2011. It won three Latin Grammys in 2000 – record of the year and best rock duo or group with vocal for "Corazón Espinado'' ("Thorned Heart") and best pop duo or group with vocal for "Se Me Olvido Otra Vez" ("I Forgot Again").
Maná also won the Latin Grammy for best rock album by a duo or group with vocal in 2003 for 'Revolución de Amor.''
Maná is scheduled to begin an 18-concert, 17-city tour produced by Live Nation on Sept. 9 that the group has dubbed "The Latino Power Tour.'' The tour includes concerts at the Forum in Los Angeles on Sept. 24 and 25.
"We have baptized our new tour 'Latino Power,' because with the strength of their collective vote this year U.S. Latinos can further empower our community, demanding more respect and affecting real change in the living conditions and opportunity for our people,'' said Olvera, the group's lead singer.