“Los Tigres del Norte”: the true origin of the group’s name

“Los Tigres del Norte”, also known as the “Jefes de Jefes”, is one of the most popular regional music bands in Mexico. With 50 years of experience and more than 80 records recorded, the norteños have sold more than 60 million copies, establishing themselves as one of the most important groups of their genre.

Since they began in 1968, “Los Tigres del Norte” have earned an important place in the world of music. They have achieved several recognitions, receiving 6 Grammy Awards and 12 Latin Grammy Awards, as well as garnering millions of followers in various parts of the world.

Their fame has crossed borders and they have not only performed throughout Mexico and the United States, but also in other places. “Los Tigres del Norte” they have known how to stay current with the passage of time and their music has penetrated the hearts of several generations.

“Los Tigres del Norte”, also known as the “Chiefs of Chiefs” (Photo: Los Tigres del Norte / Instagram)

WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME OF “LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE”?

The name of the most popular regional music group in Mexico was given by an immigration officer. Yes, “Los Tigres del Norte” was born from a nickname given to musicians in the United States.

The story goes that when the group arrived in the United States, an immigration officer called them “little tigers,” because too many children were seen as they crossed the border.

This nickname was so much to their liking that they decided to adapt and keep it as “Los Tigres del Norte”, according to the portal El Heraldo.

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Originally from Sinaloa, “Los Tigres del Norte” was founded by Jorge Hernández and his brothers Raúl, Hernán, and his cousin Oscar, who have pooled their talents since 1968. Today they have a 50-year history and, although there have been several changes, they have managed to maintain in the time.

At present, the group is made up of Jorge Olegario Hernández Angulo, in charge of the accordion and vocalist; Hernán Hernández Angulo, electric bass and second voice; Eduardo Hernández Angulo, second accordion, sixth bass, saxophone and voice; Luis Hernández Angulo, sixth bass, voice; and Óscar Angulo Lara, drummer.

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Throughout their artistic career, “Los Tigres del Norte” have left their mark with their successful songs such as “Jefes de jefes”, “Ni relative somos”, “La mesa del rincón”, “Golpes en el corazón”, “Cuestion forgotten “,” The gray truck “,” Mr. announcer “,” What if it’s you “and” Contraband and treason “, just to mention a few.

“Los Tigres del Norte” are also known as the “kings of kings” in musical genres where they have known how to stand out as baldas, corridos, rancheras and cumbia.

In its more than 50 years of history, the Northerners have received 6 Grammy Awards, 12 Latin Grammy Awards and have sold more than 60 million copies. Undoubtedly, one of the most popular Mexican regional music groups at an international level.

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HOW MUCH DO THE NORTHERN TIGERS CHARGE PER CONCERT?

“Los tigres del norte” charge between 160 thousand and 211 thousand dollars for a private concert, where they promise to make all the guests dance and sing.

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