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Maná Brings Classic Rock Balladry To The 2021 Latin GRAMMYs With Special Guest Alejandro Fernández
Mexican rock balladry met a mariachi's wailing voice at Latin GRAMMYs 2021. Maná and Alejandro Fernández, two of the most recognizable Mexican acts, joined forces to perform the sweeping "Mariposa Traicionera."
The tune is a staple in the Latin music canon, originally released in 2003. In fact, Maná has an indisputable knack at crafting timeless pop ditties that have standed the test of time. And on the Biggest Night in Latin Music that proved to be true all over.
In 2019, Maná became the first band to be honored Person of the Year by The Latin Recording Academy. That year, their singer, Fher Olvera, told the Latin GRAMMYs program book about their unprecedented recognition: "For us, it's a privilege and a pleasure. It is a great recognition of a long career — one that has been at hard times but also beautiful, that we have enjoyed and continue to enjoy a lot — by one of the most important award [organizations] in music and the arts."
Alejandro Fernández is a chivalrous mariachi in his own right. Penning memorable hits like "Me Dediqué a Perderte" and "Caballero," he brought his deep, wavering voice in duet with Olvera.