ManÃ¡ is a Mexican rock band from Guadalajara, Jalisco. The group's current line-up consists of vocalist/guitarist Fher Olvera, drummer Alex GonzÃ¡lez, guitarist Sergio VallÃn, and bassist Juan Calleros. Considered the biggest Latin rock band in the world, ManÃ¡ has earned four Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, six Premios Juventud awards, fourteen Billboard Latin Music Awards and fifteen Premios Lo Nuestro awards.
The band formed in 1986 and released its first album, Falta Amor, in 1990. In 1992, the group released Â¿DÃ³nde JugarÃ¡n Los NiÃ±os?, which sold more than 8 million copies worldwide, becoming the best selling Spanish-language rock album of all time. After several lineup changes, the group released Cuando los Ãngeles Lloran, which is noted for its stylistic departure from the band's previous work. ManÃ¡ followed with SueÃ±os LÃquidos, RevoluciÃ³n de Amor, and Amar es Combatir, which continued the group's success. The band's most recent album, Drama y Luz, was released in April 2011.
The band's sound draws from the pop rock, Latin pop, calypso, reggae and ska music genres. They initially received international commercial success in Australia and Spain and have since gained popularity and exposure in the US, Western Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. No other Latin rock act sells more albums or arenas with the consistency of ManÃ¡. The band has sold an estimated 35 million albums worldwide.