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Los Tigres del Norte get Hollywood star

Friday, 22 Aug, 2014 - 01:27

Los Tigres del Norte become the first norteno band to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Roselle Chen reports.

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Los Tigres del Norte received the 2,527th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame -- a first for a norteno band. The group, made up of four brothers and a cousin, has sold more than 37 million albums worldwide, with 22 No. 1 albums and more than 50 No. 1 singles. The band has won six Grammys and six Latin Grammys and received the Latin Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award. Hernan Hernandez followed his brother Jorge, then only 14, out of Mexico in 1968 and headed to California in the hopes of providing help to support their family. SOUNDBITE: Hernan Hernandez, Los Tigres del Norte member, saying (Spanish): "It was also in the month of August that we first crossed over to the U.S. and we are receiving the star in August. So, I think that these are coincidences that, well, we don't have to be superstitious but we should believe that there are things that have been predestined for you. And I say this because I think, well, these are important coincidences in our career and I hope people remember us, Los Tigres del Norte as honest and clean people." The band has established itself as a leading voice on the struggles of immigration. It also has a tradition of social consciousness, never allowing its members to be photographed with weapons, use offensive language or glorify drug themes in its music.

Los Tigres del Norte get Hollywood star

Friday, 22 Aug, 2014 - 01:27

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