Marco Antonio Solis Honored with 2,415th Star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Celebrates 30th Anniversary and "En Total Plenitud" Album Release
Emcee Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Joan Sebastian and Zach Horowitz, Universal Music Group President and COO
Celebrity guests included Enrique Iglesias, Carmen Jara, Los Tigres del Norte, Jenni Rivera and others
At 6931 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
On Thursday, August 5, 2010
World-renowned, chart-topping recording artist and songwriter Marco Antonio Solis was honored in Hollywood with a coveted Star on the infamous Walk of Fame. The Star is located at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Madame Tussauds Museum. Mr. Solis attended the unveiling ceremony with his family and such noted friends and fellow superstar artists as Los Tigres del Norte, Jenni Rivera and Enrique Iglesias, among many others. During the ceremony, the president from The Walk of Fame Leron Gubler, announced today as the Marco Antonio Solis Day in Hollywood. The Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa also gave him a special recognition on behalf of the city. Mr. Solis, who has recorded more than 20 albums and written more than 300 songs, is currently finishing his latest, highly-anticipated release, entitled 'En Total Plenitud' (due in stores internationally on October 12).
Marco Antonio Solis was honored with a star in the recording category on August 5, 2010. The star is located at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard. With a successful musical career of more than 30 years, Marco Antonio Solis is in the midst of his best artistic moments; a multi-Latin GRAMMY ® winner, and is one of the most influential Latin music singer/songwriters in the world.
As a singer, Solis has redefined the direction of Hispanic music throughout the world. As a composer, his songs are and have been part of the repertoire of important singers, regardless of musical genre. Marco Antonio Solís' songs have been heard in the stylings of ranchero, cumbia, salsa, merengue, bolero, duranguense, and even reggaeton music, thus showing that music has no borders.
Marco Antonio Solís' music remains as original today as it did when he first began burning up the charts in the 80's by producing music that transcends beyond the trends and generations simply by following his own creative vision.
He has penned some of Latin music's greatest hit songs such as "Tu Carcel,""Como Fui A Enamorarme De Ti," "Sigue Sin Mi,"and "Si No Te Hubieras Ido," just to name a few. His latest album titled "En Total Plenitud" which he self-produced, contains 10 unreleased songs and will be released on October 12.
Marco Antonio Solis' music has been his passport to international success in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela and Uruguay.
An impressive career, he has recorded more than 20 albums and written more than 300 songs. Marco Antonio Solis' extensive music career has earned him Gold and Platinum albums in the United States, Mexico and Latin America, plus a string of radio hits, with six of them reaching No.1 on Billboard's 'Hot Latin Tracks' chart.
In his native Mexico, Marco Antonio Solis has also reached great success. Eight of his songs have reached No.1 according to the country's premiere recording music source 'Marketing Information Research' and have remained #1 in 1999, 2001, 2002. This includes the song "Si No Te Hubieras Ido," off the album "Trozos De Mi Alma."
Originally from the Mexican state of Michoacan, Marco Antonio Solis became a household name in the 1970's as the founder and lead singer of Los Bukis, one of the country's best-selling romantic groups. As leader of Los Bukis, Marco Antonio Solis spearheaded 'la onda grupera' with its synthesizer driven fusion of cumbia, norteño and banda. Over the course of the next two decades, Los Bukis came to profoundly influence Regional Mexican music in the United States and Mexico.
Solis was recently recognized as the "The artist of the Decade" by Billboard Magazine and received a special tribute at the Billboard awards in Puerto Rico.
Solis has participated in several Chilean and Mexican televised marathons to help handicapped and disadvantaged children. He sponsors a house for the elderly in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico along with several others that he prefers not to mention because he feels that charity should be done without gaining any publicity.
Marco Antonio Solís, also known as the "poet of the century," once again shares his exceptional talent with his fans. His compositions transcend age and time. His lyrics are incomparable, full of magic that only he can express and give the perfect touch to create a true musical jewel.
MARCO ANTONIO SOLIS, as the initials of his name indicate in Spanish, is simply MORE ("MÁS"), in all realms of world music.
About The Hollywood Walk of Fame: It began with the installation of a few demonstration stars in August 1958, the first of which was dedicated to actor Preston Foster. Officially dedicated in November 1960, the Walk now features more than 2,400 stars in the categories of television, radio, live theatre, motion pictures and recording. The Walk of Fame ceremonies draw international media attention and throngs of people to catch a glimpse of a favorite celebrity or Hollywood industry leader. It is one of the top tourist draws in Los Angeles and most recognizable images of Hollywood, along with The Hollywood Sign. Follow the Walk of Fame 50th Anniversary plans, news of upcoming star ceremonies and video clips from the ceremonies at www.WalkOfFame.com