13 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lucero has intermittently paid lively tribute to her Mexican heritage across her winding career. The appropriately titled Más Enamorada Con Banda bursts with ecstatic brass fanfares and foot-stomping drums that will have fans of traditional banda whooping with delight, but the diva's explosive voice will also remain irresistible to anyone who might secretly prefer her sleek Latin pop hits. She brings the sensuous charge of her dance-pop anthems to the sultry cumbia-style rhythm of "Secreto De Amor," while roaring horns push her to ever-more-passionate heights on the luxurious romántica "A Pesar De Todo."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lucero has intermittently paid lively tribute to her Mexican heritage across her winding career. The appropriately titled Más Enamorada Con Banda bursts with ecstatic brass fanfares and foot-stomping drums that will have fans of traditional banda whooping with delight, but the diva's explosive voice will also remain irresistible to anyone who might secretly prefer her sleek Latin pop hits. She brings the sensuous charge of her dance-pop anthems to the sultry cumbia-style rhythm of "Secreto De Amor," while roaring horns push her to ever-more-passionate heights on the luxurious romántica "A Pesar De Todo."

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About Lucero

Famed throughout the world as La Novia de America, Mexican pop singer Lucero began as a child actress in early-'80s productions like Alegrías de Mediodía and Chispita. As a teen, she appeared in the film Coqueta, which also featured Pedro Fernández, and earned her the nickname "Queen of the Telenovelas," acting in no less than nine soap operas, including Cuando Llega el Amor, Los Parientes Pobres, and Lazos de Amor.

Beginning in the early '80s, Lucero also had a concurrent musical career, including Top Ten Mexican albums, beginning with her 1982 debut Te Prometo. Releasing over 15 albums of rancheras, mariachi music, and Latin pop before the year 2000, she became a reliable platinum seller and chart-topper in Mexico, including her biggest hit, 1998's Cerca de Ti. Into the 2010s, Lucero was still reaching and charting highly with albums such as 2011's Mi Secreto de Amor and 2012's Un Lu*Jo (the latter a duets album with Joan Sebastian). Following 2014's romantic ballad collection Aquí Estoy, Lucero released 2017's Enamorada con Banda, a set of popular hits recorded in the banda style. ~ Heather Phares

HOMETOWN
Mexico City, Mexico
BORN
August 29, 1969

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