MDO / Menudo may be available for your next special event!
Menudo, now known as MDO, after more
than two decades in existence, without a doubt has grown into a huge
international sensation, and has become the greatest musical
phenomenon in the history of all Latin America.
In 1977, Edgardo Díaz created an innovative musical
concept totally new and totally radical. His idea consisted in
creating a musical group in which members would be replaced as they
reached a certain age. By doing this the group's image and sound would
remain juvenile, so it can continue to appeal to a young audience
through the strategic use of music, lyric and language. The result of
this formula was Menudo, with skyrocketing success as the most
internationally known teen-age idols for boys and girls alike.
The group has broken language barriers across the
world, not only recording in Spanish, but also in English, Italian,
Portuguese and Tagalo (Philippino). From that point on, incredible new
possibilities have existed from the world of music, giving young,
aspiring artists opportunities to be successful at an early age.
There have been more than 30 members since the group's
origin, each with their own personality and style. Most of the past
members have achieved great success individually in different aspects
of the arts because of the positive experience and worldwide exposure.
According to North American media sources, Menudo
was the first Latin American pop group to break language barriers in
the United States. In the city of New York, Menudo's arrival,
in essence, was compared to that of the Beatles twenty years earlier.
Menudo has recorded more than 30 albums with
sales surpassing the 20 million mark. In its history, Menudo
recorded in five different languages. Among their greatest hits are:
"Quiero Ser," "Subete a mi Moto," "Si Tu No
Estas" ("If you're not here"), "Por Amor,"
"Los Ultimos Heroes," "Like a Cannonball" and more
recently "Yo Quiero Bailar Reggae," "Donde Esta Tu Amor,"
"No Puedo Olvidarme De Ti" and "Volveras a Mi"
just to name a few.
The media pronounced Menudo a musical
phenomenon in the United States, giving them the abundance of the
media hype, through successful presentations within the major cities
from Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Miami, Dallas, etc. during the
mid-eighties. Articles appeared in major national magazines such as:
Time, Newsweek, People, etc. describing the phenomenon of Menudo.
Even the major networks have featured Menudo
on their most widely viewed programs such as: "Good Morning
America," "Solid Gold," "ABC's 20/20,"
"Entertainment Tonight," "Now It Can be Told,"
"Silver Spoons," and "The Love Boat." They also
have participated in special programs such as "Salute to the
Statue of Liberty," "Macy's Parade," and "The
Internationally, they have participated in events in
Europe and Asia, but the most impressive event was that of "Solidaridad
For Colombia" where Menudo, the headlining act, shared and
received the applause and warmth of more than 4 million people as they
toured the streets for peace in Bogota, Colombia. By 1984, the group
was appointed the International Youth Ambassadors for UNICEF and
represented the organization in the spirit of peace.
Today, after more than two decades, the group
continues to be one of the most popular. As the world evolved, so did Menudo.
New challenges were met and in 1997 the group adopted a new name, MDO,
an abbreviation of a name that went into history, Menudo. And
with a new growing audience, without a doubt, they have won a place in
the history of Latin American music.
Hit songs include --
- No Puedo Olvidar
- Te Quise Olvidar
- Me Huele a Soledad
- Dame un Poco Mas
- No Puedo Olvidarme de Ti
- Volveras a Mi
- No Queda Nada
- Sin Ti
MDO / Menudo may be available for your next special
.Latin Pop. / LatinPop
x90s, x00s, x10s
Menudo Formed: in 1977
MDO Formed: in 1997