The story of Maná begins in 1986 when four friends from Guadalajara, Mexico decide to get together and form a band that would be called Maná –meaning positive energy in Polynesian- in order to merge rock with Latin rhythms and those from the Caribbean.
|In 1987 they release their first album named as 'Maná', and two years later they release one called 'Falta amor' (Lack of Love), and the single Album named as “Rayando el Sol” –Drawing on the Sun- is a hit which enables the band to be so popular and known at a national level. Three years after they release the album named as ‘Dónde Jugarán Los Niños?’ (Where will the Children Play?), and they achieve an unprecedented success with this one and become a form of reference to rock in Latin America because of its hit song named as “Vivir sin Aire” –Living Without Air-.
In 1995 they release one called 'Cuándo los Ángeles Lloran' – When Angels Cry-, by which the band not only reinforces the success it had already achieved but it evidences the lyric evolution and sound of the group. On this same year and in order to contribute to environment awareness they form an Environmental Foundation called Selva Negra.
Selva Negra projects are based on a concept that combines conservation and rescue of the environment to social development. Therefore, the core of its concept is environmental education; around it is possible to preserve, rescue and promote the progress of individuals and their communities.
'Sueños Líquidos' –Liquid Dreams (1997) becomes the fifth album of the band and takes them to the largest tour of a Latin artist around the United States of America. Once this tour was completed, the band is invited by Mr. Carlos Santana in order to participate in his new material. The result was a song called “Corazón Espinado”-A Heart with Thorns- which is a song that was placed in the first places of popularity in Europe, Asia and America.
In 1999 Maná releases 'MTV Unplugged', and currently has been the most successful sold album in said format by a Latin artist.
With 'Revolución de Amor – Love Revolution-' (2002) the band experiences new merges with rhythms and they also have the participation of Carlos Santana and Ruben Blades.
In 2006 the band presents 'Amar es Combatir' –Love is to Combat-, 5 single songs were released and kept Maná on top of popularity lists. It is important to mention that the song “Bendita Tu Luz” –Blessed your Light- had the participation of Juán Luis Guerra.
On April, 2011 Maná returns with a more experimented cd: 'Drama y Luz' –Drama and Light-. This production includes strings and metals and the band went on with the adventure of making a DVD named the making of the Album which documents the process of creation of Drama y Luz.
With The Drama y Luz World Tour Maná set a record at the Staples Center for the most performances at this arena in its 13-year history (surpassing Britney Spears) with 11 sold outs shows. They also were invited as headliners to the Rock in Rio Festival 2011 (Brazil) and 2012 (Madrid) and 2015 (Las Vegas).
On April 2015 they released their latest material “Cama Incendiada” (Burning Bed), which first single “Mi Verdad” (ft. Shakira) debuted in #1 on Billboard Latin Air Play and Hot Latin Songs. This release and was followed with their most ambitious tour so far leaded them the most important venues in the United States, Latin America and Spain.
After receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Maná will begin on September of 2016 their “Latino Power Tour”, which will lead the band to the most important venues in the US.
Maná will begin on September of 2016 their “Latino Power Tour”, which will lead the band to the most important venues in the US.