Aida Cuevas has created one of the most important careers in traditional Mexican music.¬† With a 42-year career and 39 album releases to her credit, Cuevas, dubbed ‚ÄúThe Queen of Mariachi‚ÄĚ, is an esteemed figure in Mexico, beloved for her unswerving devotion to traditional mariachi music and for her mastery of its demanding vocal forms.¬† Cuevas celebrates a long-lasting career with a GRAMMY¬ģ award, a Latin GRAMMY¬ģ award and seven Latin GRAMMY¬ģ nominations in the ‚ÄúBest Mariachi/Ranchero Album‚ÄĚ category.
Cuevas became the first female singer in the mariachi genre to win a GRAMMY¬ģ when she was honored at the 2018 awards for ‚ÄúBest Regional Mexican Music Album‚ÄĚ for her CD Arrieros Somos (Versiones Ac√ļsticas). The album is a collection of acoustic versions of Mexican classics by renowned composer Cuco S√°nchez.¬† She previously won a Latin GRAMMY¬ģ for ‚ÄúBest Tango Album‚ÄĚ for her 2010 release De Coraz√≥n a Coraz√≥n‚Ä¶Mariachi Tango.
Cuevas‚Äô latest release Totalmente Juan Gabriel Vol. II, is the second of five CD installments in which she pays tribute to the legendary singer and songwriter. ¬†Gabriel produced two albums for Cuevas, 1983‚Äôs Aida Cuevas Canta a Juan Gabriel and 1985‚Äôs Exitos. The first volume of Totalmente Juan Gabriel was released in 2013. Cuevas celebrates the life and career of her dearest friend and greatest mentor with a special U.S. tribute tour.¬† She is the only artist authorized by the Juan Gabriel estate to record and tour his music.
Cuevas is a master of the mariachi art song performing a full range of mariachi numbers, including the falsetto heavyweight El Pastor, the iconic Juan Gabriel hits Te Doy Las Gracias, Te Vas a Quedar Con Las Ganas and Quiz√°s Ma√Īana, as well as new songs from Totalmente Juan Gabriel Vol. II, including Gracias Por Todo, Cada Vez, Cada Vez, and Buscando el S√©ptimo Amor.¬† Cuevas also performs many ranchero classics such as Traici√≥n a Juan, and the Jos√© Alfredo Jim√©nez compositions Me Equivoque Contigo and No Me Amenaces.¬† Her unique voice and style have allowed her to cultivate a successful career spanning decades, leaving a remarkable imprint in the history of Mexican music.