Los Angeles Azules became a trending topic after a video of a shirtless Justin Bieber dancing to their set at the 2018 Coachella Music Festival circulated the Internet. But before their viral success, the cumbia group had three decades of experience under their belts.
Formed by siblings of the Mejia Avante family -- Elías, Alfredo, José Hilario, Jorge, Cristina and Guadalupe in 1983 -- Los Angeles Azules is a Mexican musical group known for their catchy cumbia sonidera sound.
In 1997, their heartfelt cumbia “Como Te Voy a Olvidar” landed the group for the first time ever on the Hot Latin Songs and Latin Airplay charts, peaking at No. 7 on the Feb. 22, 1997-dated charts. Their other big hit, “El Liston de tu Pelo,” arrived three years later, nabbing them many positions on the Billboard Latin charts, including peaking at No. 4 on the Hot Latin Songs chart dated March 25, 2000, and reaching No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated Feb. 5, 2000, where they ruled for five weeks.