Fama (Tejano band)

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Fama is a Tejano band originally from Houston, Texas.

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Biography

Formed in 1989 by brothers Javier, Oscar, and Edgar Galvan, the band gained prominence in the mid-1990s with a string of hit albums. They were given the nickname "The Golden Boys" by Tejano music DJs.[1] The members at the height of their popularity were Javier Galvan, vocalist; Oscar Galvan, bassist; Edgar Galvan, Saxophone; Eddie Gonzalez, Trumpet; Israel Dominguez, keyboards & accordion; John Barraza, guitar; Eddie Dominguez (1990-94), drums and Ruben Enriquez (1994-97), drums.

Fama signed with Discos CBS International in 1989 which became Sony Discos in 1992. Javier Galvan was then signed with Joey Records and is now under his own label (Famuz). Javier was nominated for "Song of the Year" in the BMI Awards in 1994.[2] Fama was awarded the "Premio Lo Nuestro" for "Revelacion Del Año" in 1994.[3] In 2007 Javier won "Mejor Vocalista Masculino" and Fama won "Mejor Grupo Tejano" in the "Premios de la Musica Latina"

In August 2009 Javier Galvan retired from Fama and signed over the Fama name to John Barraza and Eddie Dominguez. The band found a new singer in Gabe Rivera from Sinton, Texas to take over the lead vocal role and continue to tour.

May 2010, Fama signed to the record label AMMX. They're currently in the recording studio and plan for a late summer release of new original material.

Discography

  • 1989 - Amor, Amor, Amor (Discos CBS)
  • 1990 - Heart & Soul (Discos CBS)
  • 1992 - Como Nunca (Sony Discos) #12 Latin[4]
  • 1993 - En Grande (Sony Discos) #9 Latin[5]
  • 1994 - Enamorate (Sony Discos) #14 Latin[6]
  • 1995 - Lagrimas de Alegria (Sony Discos) #20 Latin[7]
  • 1996 - Al Punto (Sony Discos)
  • 1997 - Sin Duda (Sony Discos)
  • 1998 - Todo por Ti (Sony Discos)
  • 2000 - Amor y Placer (Sony Discos)
  • 2001 - Te Llegó el Amor (Sony Discos)
  • 2002 - Grandpa Got Run Over by a Burro (Famuz)
  • 2002 - Live the Reunion (Famuz)
  • 2003 - One Nation Under God (Famuz)
  • 2004 - Mis Raices (Famuz)
  • 2005 - On Air (Joey International)
  • 2006 - El Gigante (Joey International)
  • 2007 - Como Antes (Joey International)
  • 2008 - Nostalgia (Famuz)
  • 2008 - Si Se Puede (Famuz)
  • 2009 - Un Dia a La Vez (CD)(Famuz)
  • 2009 - Un Dia a La Vez (DVD) ( Famuz)

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