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Billboard Mexican Music Awards 2013: Tigres del Norte to Receive Legends Award

First Posted: Oct 03, 2013 07:31 PM EDT

With a fierce band name that translates into "The Tigers of the North," it's no wonder that Mexican music legends, Los Tigres del Norte, have held their strong grip on the music industry that has spanned more than three decades with 32 million albums sold.

According to Billboard, the band will receive their first ever Lider award at next week's Billboard Mexican Music Awards.

The band will be honored for their leadership and social activism on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. ET from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Los Tigres del Norte will also perform at the awards ceremony, which will be broadcast live on Telemundo.

Who will be performing at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards this year?

A.B. Quintanilla III, La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas, and El  Chapo de Sinaloa, 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. 

Los Tigres del Norte is a quintet made up of siblings Jorge, Luis, Hernan and Eduardo Hernandez, along with cousin Oscar Lara.

Billboard notes that the band is "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."

In addition, they have also created Los Tigres del Norte Foundation for "the preservation and support of traditional Mexican and Mexican-American music forms."

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