Grupo Firme is a popular norteño band from Tijuana, Mexico formed in 2014. Their stylish videos and streaming covers of songs by other Latin artists helped to establish their considerable popularity. They have received nominations for a variety of awards that include Premios Juventud and Premio Lo Nuestro, being the winner in 2021 of the latter in five categories .
The group consists of seven members: Eduin Cazares (leader and vocalist), Jhonny Cazares (singer), Jairo Corrales (tuba), Christian Téllez (bass), Joaquín Ruiz (guitar), Dylan Camacho (accordion), and Fito Rubio (drums) .
History from beginning:
Grupo Firme was founded in 2014 in the city of Tijuana by Eduin Cazares and Jairo Corrales. They started as an underground norteño group singing improvised and traditional corridos in informal settings.
Their rawness and spontaneity netted viral videos for the songs “Juro por Dios”, “Ni El Dinero, Ni Nada”, and “Pideme” . In 2017, they released their debut album Pasado, Presente, Futuro with a total of twelve songs. It was not very successful, but it got them noticed by the music scene.
From there, they released other albums such as El Barco and En Vivo desde Tijuana: Los Buitrones y Los Firmes; the latter in collaboration with Los Buitres de Culiacán . The group rose to fame in 2020 by releasing the singles “Pídeme”, “El Roto” and “Juro Por Dios”.
Later that year, they toured Colombia, in addition to recording a live album there entitled En Vivo desde Medellín, Colombia . In 2020, they were nominated for the Premios Juventud . In 2021, they won four Premios Juventud , they also won five of six nominations at Premio Lo Nuestro .
On November 18, they won their first Latin Grammy for Best Banda Album for their album Nos Divertimos Lo Grando Lo Imposible .
The group’s success continued in 2022 as they embarked on a stadium tour throughout the United States and Mexico called Enfiestados y Amanecidos which began at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California .
Awards and nominations:
|2020||Premios Juventud||La Más Pomposa||Yo ya no vuelvo a tomar y El amor no fue pa’ mí|
|Nueva generación regional mexicano||Grupo Firme||Won|
|2021||Grupo o Dúo Favorito del Año||Grupo Firme||Won|
|Mejor Regional Mexicana||El Güero||Won|
|Álbum del Año Regional Mexicano||Nos divertimos logrando lo imposible||Won|
|Mejor Fusión Regional Mexicana||El cambio (Mariachi)||Won|
|Premio Lo Nuestro||Canción Banda del Año – Regional Mexicano||Yo ya no vuelvo contigo||Won|
|Canción Norteña del Año – Regional Mexicano||En honor a ti||Nominated|
|Colaboración del Año – Regional Mexicano||Yo ya no vuelvo a ti||Won|
|Canción del Año – Regional Mexicano||Yo ya no vuelvo (en vivo)|
Musical Style & popularity
The band is known for their eccentric outfits and onstage desmadre (or chaos). They have become a crossover sensation, reaching new heights without losing their Mexican roots.
They’ve dropped impressive collabs with Camilo and Maluma; they’ve made history as the first Mexican band to feature an openly LGBTQ member; and partially thanks to their growing fan base on TikTok, they’re only the third música-Mexicana act to have a song enter the Billboard Hot 100, with “Ya Supérame” last October.
People love Grupo Firme because they are breaking barriers and leading a movement. They are known for building a career on grit and determination, making history in the LGBTQ community, and preparing an impressive stadium return next year. The group’s goal is to show off their roots and break barriers. They want people’s eyes glued to the stage.
Grupo Firme has become a stadium juggernaut, fiercely independent banda stars from Tijuana keep breaking down barriers in their genre and beyond — and see themselves as the future.
Net worth & sources of income:
|Member||Role||Net Worth||Other Details|
|Eduin Caz||Lead vocalist||$5 million||Founding member of Grupo Firme. Known for his charismatic stage presence.|
|Joaquín Ruiz||Guitarist||$3 million||One of the founding members. Also composes music for the band.|
|Alan Ramírez||Trumpet player||$2 million||Joined in 2011. Also plays the saxophone.|
|Christian Téllez||Keyboardist||$1.5 million||Joined in 2012. Provides backing vocals as well.|
|Abelardo Vázquez||Bassist||$1 million||Joined in 2014. Plays the bass guitar and provides backing vocals.|
Grupo Firme has released at least two albums so far. Their debut album, titled “Pasado, Presente, Futuro,” was released in 2017 and contains a total of twelve songs. In 2020, they released another album titled “Viva México Music VIP”.
As for their future plans, Grupo Firme is preparing for an impressive stadium return next year. Their new North American tour is going on sale for venues such as Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Petco Park in San Diego, NRG stadium in Houston, AT&T stadium in Dallas, and more.
The band is run by two people: Eduin Caz, the lead singer, and Isael Gutiérrez, his equal partner who handles all things promotion.
Each show contains every single element that delights a crowd and lasts approximately three hours.