Las Vegas (USA) November 16th. Mexican singer-songwriter Marco Antonio Solís admits that he sometimes considers retirement even though his profession does not allow it, after nearly 50 years of experience and when he was honored this Wednesday as Person of the Year by the Latin Grammy Organization.
“I’m thinking of retiring, but the next day I wake up in great spirits,” Albukie said in an interview with EFE from Las Vegas (USA).
The artist received that award from the Latin Recording Academy, after his career was honored with an exhibition through the spring of next year at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Although according to what he told EFE, awards and honors have never been a priority in his career: “I do what I do with all my love and that’s how awards and honors arrive.”
“I know sometimes you have to know what you want before anything else, but what I do is work and that’s my hallmark,” added the five-time Latin Grammy winner.
Solís has just completed his first solo tour of Europe, touring countries such as Italy, UK, Spain and France.
This tour, along with the aforementioned exhibition at the Grammy Museum titled “And Forever … Marco Antonio Solís”, revived the singer’s desire to continue experimenting with his music.
The interpreter said, “Sometimes you don’t realize how far I’ve come, but this exhibition reminds me of that through the clothes I wore when something important happened. It’s all beautiful and deserves to inspire me again.” The album is in the mariachi genre “Qué ganas de verte”.
With this production, Solís achieved a nomination in the Best Regional Mexican Music Album category for the 23rd Latin Grammy Awards to be held on November 17 at the Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas.
Author of more than 400 pieces of music, among them “La venia bendita” or “Tu carcel”, he owes part of the good career moment he is currently experiencing to the new versions that other Mexican artists have made of his music.
This is the case of Caliber 50, the regional Mexican band that revived “If I Could Lie to You” with a real interpretation that spread on social networks and reached new generations of listeners.
“I think these songs are timeless,” he admitted, “but they’re renewed and reborn thanks to other current musical influences. I feel so grateful when it’s done with dignity.”
Finally, and without giving too much information about it, the singer, who recently had the most successful Latin tour in the United States with his former group -Los Boques-, announces the imminent presentation of another series of concerts and new music.
The beginnings of this singer born in Ario de Rosales, in the state of Michoacán (Mexico), began when he was only ten years old, after two years he tested his composition skills and by the age of seventeen he will already have his own. band, Los Bukis, which would be his first platform to fame.
Since then, he has dedicated himself to composing songs that have captured people’s imaginations and has sought diversification with alternative activities to the world of entertainment such as business, with his luxury hotel located in Michoacan, a brand of tequila called Tesoro Azul and a line of coffee