this year siggno celebrates their 8th anniversary with their latest release titled six pack. the new album has quickly created major buzz and is currently on billboard’s top regional mexican albums chart.
what began as a group of friends casually getting together to make music has now become one of the hottest young bands in the united states and mexico.
siggno formed in 2000 and a year later landed their first recording contract. they quickly went into the studio and recorded their debut album, al principio. the album received solid airplay throughout the southwest and helped introduce the band to an audience waiting for something fresh and exciting in regional mexican music. since then, the group has recorded a total of six albums, received numerous accolades, and in doing so have built a solid base of dedicated fans. their critically-acclaimed 2007 hit album, capitulo 5, went on to be nominated in the best norteño album category at the 8th annual latin grammy awards.
siggno is lead by lead vocalist, accordionist and songwriter jesse turner. since their inception, turner has shared many of his personal experiences through his songs. “my life is an open book for everyone to see and each album is just a chapter of my life. this is where i get the inspiration for my songs,” says turner. songs such as, “mejor dimelo,” “trate de olvidarte,” “estupida,” “pero hablame,” “esta lloviendo,” and his latest smash, “yo queria,” are all tracks that have made a huge impact at radio, but more importantly have resonated with fans.
now, with their latest release six pack, siggno has raised the bar and is poised to position themselves amongst the biggest names in regional mexican music. six pack is the most polished release to date in the siggno catalog. containing 13 tracks, six pack features an outstanding collection of songs including rancheras, cumbias, valseadas and baladas. the album’s first single, “yo queria,” has received strong radio support and has recently been one of the most downloaded songs on itunes’ latin store.
what does siggno mean? although the english translation for siggno is “signs,” the name has taken on a different meaning for fans. siggno stands for love and pain, two of the most powerful emotions that people possess. siggno, through their lyrics and melodies, express those feelings in a way that allows their fans to identify themselves with the band.
siggno, a band that not long ago began their career by opening up for major acts, is now headlining shows in major markets and venues across the u.s. and mexico. their live performances are filled with energy and strong stage presence. turner is a showman who routinely brings up women from the audience to sing and dance with him on stage.
drawing audiences by the tens of thousands has been an accomplishment achieved through determination, love, and dedication to the fans. jesse turner and siggno realize the importance of maintaining that strong connection with their audience. this six pack is dedicated to them… cheers and enjoy!!!
Elida Reyna (aka "La Reina del Valle Mágico") is a Grammy-winning American tejano singer from San Antonio, Texas. Though Reyna was born in San Antonio, she was raised in Mercedes, Texas. At home she was both saturated with and deeply influenced by the sounds of tejano and norteño groups including La Mafia, Grupo Mazz, and especially Laura Canales.
At the age of 20, she formed the band Elida y Avante (EYA) in the Rio Grande Valley. Quickly engendering a following for their high-energy and emotional performances, they opened shows for many top-tier performers including La Mafia, whose label, Voltage Entertainment, signed them to a record deal. Their debut album, Atrevete, was issued in 1994 and garnered a hit single in "Luna Llena." The album eventually went gold, while the band won the Rising New Artist and Reyna won for Rising Female Vocalist at the Tejano Music Awards.
The band abruptly left Voltage right afterwards, signing with the independent Tejas Records for their (and the label's) second release, Algo Entero in 1997, followed by EYA 1998, and scoring another gold record. Though the classic ranchera "Duele" appeared on EYA 1998, Reyna scored a major hit with it in 2000. She won Female Vocalist of the Year, Female Entertainer of the Year, and Song of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards for that calendar year and went on tour for much of the next two years. Reyna returned to recording with Muevete. In 2005, she, Shelly Lares, and Stefani Montiel formed the group Las 3 Divas and recorded a self-titled album, which spawned the hit "La Cumbia del Oeste."
That same year her solo recording Luna Llena appeared, followed by No Eres Para Mi and Mis Raizes. In 2004 EYA commenced sessions for a new album and emerged with Magico, with its smash title single, in 2006. It was followed by an American tour and the studio album Domingo in 2008 on their new label home, Freddie Records. The band undertook an extensive period of touring internationally, playing everywhere from the States to Europe and Asia. A hits collection and a live record were issued in late 2008 and in 2009, respectively.
The release of the studio album Fantasia in 2010 proved to be a landmark for EYA. They won a Latin Grammy for Best Album of the Year; it was the first time a female-fronted act had won the award since Selena. The album Simplemente EYA was released in 2011, the same year she and the band were elected to the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame. It was followed by Contigo Descubri and another hits collection in 2012, with the Billboard-charting EYA Nation appearing in 2013