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Los del Río

Los del Río
Performing 24th July 2009 at Plaza de España (Madrid)
Background information
Origin Dos Hermanas, Seville, Spain
Genres Latin pop, Latin dance, Sevillanas
Years active 1962–present
Labels BMG U.S. Latin, Dell Donna Ent., RCA
Associated acts Baha Men
Members Antonio Romero Monge
Rafael Ruíz Perdigones

Los del Río (Spanish pronunciation: , "Those From The River"), also known as The Del Rios, are a Spanish (Andalusian) pop and dance duo which formed in 1962. They are best known for their smash-hit dance single "Macarena", originally released in early 1994. The song went on to become a worldwide success.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Discography 2
    • Albums 2.1
    • Singles 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Career

The single "Tengo, Tengo" was released on February 18, 1996, and appeared later that year on the album Fiesta Macarena. The group ultimately released six albums: A Mi Me Gusta, Macarena Non Stop, Fiesta Macarena, Colores, Rio y Guestano and Alegria y Cosabuena. Five of the albums featured versions of "Macarena", in different styles and remixes.

Los Del Rio collaborated with Bahaman pop reggae group the Baha Men on the 1997 single "Car Loca Rosa", which featured the group and hip hop musician MC Hammer. A remix of the song was released on June 12, 1998, edited by Fangoria. When they did not receive credit for the track, members Olvido Gara and Nacho Canut filed a suit against Los Del Río.

Because of their considerable success worldwide, their native town of Dos Hermanas has named a new municipal music hall, the Anfiteatro Los Del Río, after them.

Discography

Albums

Year Album Peak chart positions
US
[1]
US
Latin

[2]
US Latin Pop
[3]
1994 A mí me gusta 20 6
1995 Calentito
1996 Macarena Non Stop 41 1 1
1996 Colores
1996 Fiesta Macarena
1999 Baila
2003 Río de sevillanas
2004 P'alante
2008 Quinceañera Macarena
2011 Retrato a Sevilla
2012 Vámonos que nos vamos
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US
[4]
US Adult
[5]
US Latin
[6]
US Pop
[7]
AUS
[8]
UK
[9]
1995 "Macarena" 23 12 A mí me gusta
"Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)" 1 19 1 5 1 2
  • US: 4× Platinum[10]
Macarena Non Stop
1996 "Macarena Christmas" 57 5 Non-album song
1999 "Baila Baila"
2008 "Macarena (The Art of Sound Group Mix)" Quinceañera Macarena
2009 "Mi Gitana" (feat. The DEY)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released to that country

References

  1. ^ "Los del Rio Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200".  
  2. ^ "Los del Rio Album & Song Chart History - Latin Albums".  
  3. ^ "Los del Rio Album & Song Chart History - Latin Pop Albums".  
  4. ^ "Los del Rio Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100".  
  5. ^ "Los del Rio Album & Song Chart History - Adult Pop Songs".  
  6. ^ "Los del Rio Album & Song Chart History - Latin Songs".  
  7. ^ "Los del Rio Album & Song Chart History - Pop Songs".  
  8. ^ "australian-charts.com - Australian charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Chart Stats - Los del Rio". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on July 21, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  10. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - November 24, 2010: Los del Rio certified singles".  

External links

  • www.facebook.com/losdelrio Official Facebook page
  • www.myspace.com/losdelriospain Official Myspace page
  • Los del Rio on iTunes
  • Los del Río discography at MusicBrainz
  • IMC Records Announces the Signing of 'Los del Rio'
  • Los del Rio are celebrating a Fiesta Quinceañera
  • La Nueva Version de Macarena Arrasa en Internet
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