Marco Antonio Solis


Profile of Marco Antonio Solis

Marco Antonio Solís is a Mexican musician, composer, and record producer. Throughout his career, he has sold over 80 million records and written over 300 songs, arguably making him one of the most successful singer-songwriters in Latin America. Los Tigres Del Norte

Early life and career

Marco Antonio Solís started his career at the age of 6 years as one half of Los Hermanitos Solís, with cousin Joel Solís. In the mid-1970s he formed Los Bukis with whom he achieved great success in Mexico, Central and South America, as well as with Hispanic listeners in the United States. As lead singer and chief song-writer of Los Bukis, Solís became known in the industry for outside writing and producing for popular singers such as Marisela and Rocío Dúrcal. In 1996, after almost 20 years of working with the group, he decided to pursue a solo career.

As a solo artist he has remained popular in his native Mexico as well as in countries throughout Latin America and Spain. In the United States, Solís has been successful, with over thirty entries on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart, including multiple number one hits.His albums have also been successful within the U.S. Latin community. He also remains a sought-after record producer, having worked with Olga Tañón, Ana Bárbara, and most recently Enrique Iglesias and Anaís, among others. On August 5, 2010 Marco Antonio Solís received his star on the Hollywood walk of fame. 

Marco Solís has avoided public exposure outside of his music. He wrote and produced an album for the Puerto Rican "Merengue Queen" Olga Tañón, called "Nuevos Senderos", in 1996. The album sold over 500,000 copies and produced 2 number one hits, "Basta Ya" and "Me Subes, Me Bajas, Me Subes." He was married to Beatriz Adriana (born March 5, 1958), a Mexican singer, with whom he has a daughter.