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Here Are Maná 13 Best Songs To Celebrate Their Upcoming Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award

Growing up Latino, you were destined to come across at least one Maná song during your formative years. Whether that was dancing to “Oye mi amor” at birthday parties or going on a roadtrip with “Rayando el sol” as the soundtrack, Maná just happens. Now the Latin rock icons are being toasted for all their musical and social activism achievements over the last three decades by receiving the Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award at the Latin Billboard Awards on April 26. Let’s take a look back at some of their timeless songs that rockeros are still enjoying to this day.

1. “En el muelle de San Blas”


Do any of us know where San Blas even is? Probably not. Do we need to? Not when Maná is painting a mental picture for us. The easy guitar strings easily transport us to a breezy oceanside town as a melancholy woman waits for her long-lost love. It’s the perfect song to listen to when you’re catching some rays on the beach.

2. “Mariposa traicionera”


When Fher calls you out on your cheating ways, it’s pretty much over. Almost everyone can relate to the line wishing an ex the best, and then having to let them fly off into the wind.

3. “Vivir sin aire”


The band is able to switch from melancholy love songs to mesmerizing love ballads like “Vivir sin aire.” It’s simple and sweet lyrics make it a classic in our books. We’d love to also love Maná a little less, but it’s not possible, they are up there with the GOATs!

4. “Me vale”


¡Échale, Vampiro! This was your jam if you went through a rebellious phase in high school and really just wanted to tell your mom no when it came to helping her clean the house on weekends, having to turn down your music or wanting to wear your hair longer than was allowed. You do you!

5. “Rayando el sol”


We totally get it, the agony of a call (or text) going unanswered. It probably would be easier to get to ‘el sol’ than the heart of some of our matches on hinge. *insert eye roll* This song = the anthem of unrequited love.

6. “Angel de amor”


This was one of the rock songs Maná came back with in the late 2000s after some of their most popular songs in the 1990s. It was a nod back to their roquero says with heavy electric guitar, drums and bass mixed in.

7. “Mi verdad”


After taking years away from the spotlight to focus on social activism, Maná invited Shakira to collaborate with them on this mellow, romantic track. It’s not as memorable as some of their classic ballads, but the lyrics still touch our heartstrings—with all the lies in the world, that special person can still be the light of your life and be the voice that can calm you, like Maná and Shakira sing in this tune.

8. “Labios compartidos”


We feel for any of the guys in the band that have had a less-than-ideal relationship, because judging from their songs, it seems like it happens a lot. “Labios compartidos” is about a woman that strings along the relationship, and the hurt that comes with it. It’s the unofficial rock en español song for friends with benefits.

9. “De pies a cabeza”


For a chill vibe, you can count on the guys to melt you and your crush’s heart with the sultry lyrics of this reggae-inspired song. Nicky Jam even got in on the fun to do a remake! Maná knows how to keep making themselves relevant even after all these decades.

10. “Clavado en un bar”



Ugh, this song cuts deep. We have all had those nights where only a shot of tequila or a cold margarita can cure our heartbreak, and Maná just got it with this rock ballad. Excuse us while we go cry into our shot glass.

11. “Se me olvido otra vez”

We know this isn’t Maná’s song (it’s Juan Gabriel’s) but we wanted to include it on here to show the band’s range. They can breathe new life into an already classic song and turn it into a calypso/rock/salsa track that has everyone in the audience sashaying from side to side.

12. “El verdadero amor perdona”


The band made two versions of this song—one as a rock song and another with bachata royalty, Prince Royce. The remake with Prince Royce is probably the best of the two versions because the emotions seem more palpable with the bachata beat in the background. What genre can’t the band do?!

13. “Oye mi amor”



We had to save the best for last. This is Maná’s magnum opus, the Latin American version of the ubiquitous bar closer that is Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.”

As soon as that flute starts playing, you had about 5 seconds to run to your place on the dance floor to belt out the first line of “Tú sabes cómo te deseo, tú sabes cómo te he soñado.”

Whoever is dancing next to you while your group sings “Oye mi amor, no me digas que no,” you know that was your crew for life! Friends don’t let friends sing Maná alone.


Quiz: Do You Know the Lyrics to “Oye Mi Amor” by Maná? 

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The Nominations For The Billboard Latin Music Awards Are Out And Here’s Who Made The List

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The Nominations For The Billboard Latin Music Awards Are Out And Here’s Who Made The List

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The nominees for the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards are out and some of your faves are claiming several spots on the list. Bad Bunny and Ozuna are leading the pack with 14 nominations each. The two reggaetoneros claimed nominations for the coveted Artists of the Year award. All four nominees for Artist of the Year are male. Here the artists nominated for this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards.

First, let’s breakdown the nominees for Artist of the Year.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny had an exceptional 2019. The Puerto Rican artist teamed up with Colombian superstar J Balvin on the collaborative album “Oasis.” The album brought us hits like “Que Pretendes” and “La Canción.” The reggae star also become politically active this year joining other Puerto Rican celebrities to travel to the Caribbean island to participate in protests against former Governor Ricardo Rosselló and Rosselló’s proposed anti-LGBTQ legislation.

J Balvin

The Colombian music star has been everywhere this year. Balvin not only partnered with Bad Bunny for collaborative album “Oasis,” he released a slew of new songs in 2019. The singer teamed up with Maluma to create “Qué Pena” and we spent most of last year jamming out to that single. Balvin is in tied in second place with Daddy Yankee with 12 nominations.

Ozuna

Despite a longterm scandal involving extortion and a sex tape, Ozuna kept things going and delivered high power music last year. The Puerto Rican singer joined Karol G, Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, and J Balvin on “China,” which has garnered more than 1 billion views on YouTube.

Romeo Santos

Romeo Santos spent 2019 collabing with so many different artists. His year of collaborations includes “Me Quedo” with Zacarias Ferreira and “ileso” with Teodoro Reyes. Santos has been nominated for five other awards including Canción del Año, Streaming for “Ella Quiere Beber” with Anuel AA, Top Latin Album, Artista del Año, Masculino, Categoria Tropical, Canción Tropical del Año for “Aullando” with Wisin and Yandel, and Álbum Tropical del Año for “Utopia.”

Here is a full list of nominees in the top categories for the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Artista del Año / Artist of the Year:

Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Artista del Año, Debut / Artist of the Year, New:

Jhay Cortez
Manuel Turizo
Paulo Londra
Sech

Gira del Año / Tour of the Year:

Bad Bunny
Chayanne
Jennifer Lopez
Marc Anthony

Artista del Año, Redes Sociales / Social Artist of the Year

Anuel AA
Becky G
Daddy Yankee
Lali

Artista Crossover del Año / Crossover Artist of the Year

DJ Snake
Drake
Katy Perry
Snow

Check out the full list of nominees by clicking here.

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Latino Students In The US Will Soon Be Able To Get A Scholarship For College Thanks To Maná

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Latino Students In The US Will Soon Be Able To Get A Scholarship For College Thanks To Maná

You could say “Oye Mi Amor” is a Latino theme song just as much as Selena’s “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” and Juan Gabriel’s “Amor Eterno.” The song is a musical staple in Latino households because we’ve grown up listening to Maná. For anyone not familiar with Maná, they’re basically the Bon Jovi of Mexico. This rock band from Guadalajara could be considered an extended part of the family because they’re always being played a quinceñearas, parties, weddings, you name it. So, it’s only natural that Maná helps to pay for important milestone moments in our lives since they are a part of the family.

Maná announced that they are giving away a $10,000 scholarship to 15 Latino students between the ages of 18 to 35. 

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The band, along with Selva Negra Environmental Foundation, and the Univision Foundation, has started the Maná Scholarship Program. As we said, the scholarship will benefit up to 15 Latino students between the ages of 18 to 35 by helping them achieve their dream of furthering their education. 

So who can apply for this scholarship? Anyone who has contributed in a positive way to their community. 

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According to the site, “These scholarships are intended to help applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to positive change in their communities; specifically, those who have chosen to help clean up or otherwise improve the environment around them.” They also state that the “scholarship is open to high school seniors or graduates and to current college undergraduates who are either U.S. citizens, legal residents of the U.S., or undocumented residents of the U.S., including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, and applications will be received and reviewed from September 9th through October 23rd, 2019.”

Yes, undocumented immigrants will be considered for this scholarship!

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The only documents students should submit to be eligible is “current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.” 

While there’s certainly a lot of scholarships available for Latinos, it’s so rare to have those options available for undocumented people. They’re in this country too, and contributing in so many ways. 

There is one issue that people on social media have with this scholarship. It is only available to Latinos in the United States and not in Mexico.

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As we noted before, in order to be eligible for this scholarship, they must be “U.S. citizens, legal residents of the U.S., or undocumented residents of the U.S., including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.” One person on Instagram said, “But why only the USA? In Latin America, we also have young people wanting opportunities.” Another said, “Why does Mana make more noise in the Latino population of the U.S than in Mexico?” One added, “They should have done this in first in Mexico.”

We do think it’s highly odd that a Mexican band would not have a separate scholarship for Mexican students. However, who knows, the more people inquire about it, there could be a chance that the band will see that it would only be fair to offer a scholarship to Mexican fans too. We’re certain they, Selva Negra, and Univision has more money to spare especially if that means giving the opportunity of higher education. 

Some people are already applying and showing Maná what they’re all about. 

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We think this is a great opportunity for Latinos in the U.S. who have been working hard to make a positive difference in their community and give their all every day. There are so many young people who have done an incredible amount of work especially within the activism realm who should show off their accomplishments. 

If you really want to get the attention of Maná we would highly suggest going to their next concert with a sign that says “I deserve your scholarship!”

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It doesn’t hurt to try. 

The band is currently on tour in the United States, so here’s your chance! They have several dates coming up in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Jose, San Diego, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, El Paso, Houston, Fresno. They are seriously touring nonstop. Click here to check out their next tour dates, and for more information on the scholarship, click here

READ: Here Are Maná 13 Best Songs To Celebrate Their Upcoming Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award