Los Tigres del Norte Become First Norteño Group to Get Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Today marks a special occasion: Los Tigres del Norte have become the first norteño band to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The San Jose-based band, who left their hometown of Mocorito in Sinaloa in 1968 to head to California, were honored with the 2,527th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Los Tigres, made up of the Hernández brothers (Jorge, Hernán, Eduardo, and Luis) and their cousin Óscar Lara, have more than earned their industry stripes, having produced dozens of albums and sold millions of records.

“Los Tigres Del Norte has entertained many generations with their music for several decades,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “We are pleased to embrace their entertainment careers with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

As one of the longest-running Mexican regional music acts of all time, and consistent voices speaking to the realities of immigration, the group has also contributed to dialogue by founding Los Tigres Del Norte Foundation in 2000, through which they donated a sizable sum to UCLA’s Chicano Studies Center to create and preserve The Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings.

Here are some clips from Los Tigres’ big day: