Mexican music legends Los Tigres del Norte will receive the first ever Lider award at next week's Billboard Mexican Music Awards.
The recognition for their leadership role and social activism will take place at the awards ceremony, during which Los Tigres will also perform, to be broadcast live on Telemundo on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. ET from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
A.B. Quintanilla III, La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas, and El Chapo de Sinaloa have also been confirmed to perform on the awards show. They join previously announced performers Joan Sebastian, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga, Gerardo Ortiz, Roberto Tapia, Banda Los Recoditos, Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda, Diana Reyes, Kevin Ortiz, Los Primos MX, Mariachi Sol de México de Jose Hernandez, Calibre 50, Los Inquietos del Norte, and Roberto Junior y su Bandeño.
Named the world's most influential regional Mexican group by Billboard, Los Tigres del Norte boasts a musical career that spans more than three decades of performances, and 32 million albums sold. The quintet made up of siblings Jorge, Luis, Hernan and Eduardo Hernandez, along with cousin Oscar Lara, have not only distinguished themselves for their music, but also for their commitment to tackle the issues that impact their fans through their legendary corridos, from immigration reform, to drug trafficking, to politics. They have defended causes and people through both their music and actions, becoming a public voice for immigration reform, including a march and concert planned in Washington, D.C. The group has also contributed in a major way to education with the creation of the Los Tigres del Norte Foundation for the preservation and support of traditional Mexican and Mexican-American music forms.