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Enigma Norteño

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Enigma Norteño are a regional Mexico group from Culiacán, Sinaloa, that broke through to stateside success in 2010 with the hit singles "El Ondeado (M1)" and "Aunque Sea en Silencio (Cuatro Paredes)." Known for their Sinaloense musical style, in particular their narcocorridos, Enigma Norteño are a quartet comprised of Ernesto Barajas (bass, vocals), Humberto Pérez (guitar, vocals), Freddy Hernández (accordion), and José Baldenegro (drums). They made their full-length album debut with El Jardinero (2004), followed by Infiel (2007) and La Invitación (2008). Stateside success came with their fourth album, Corridos de Altura (2009), which spawned the singles "El Ondeado (M1)" and "El Sr. Mayo Zambada," the former of which proved especially popular, reaching the Top 40 of the Regional Mexican Airplay chart. Enigma Norteño's fifth album, Juego Prohibido (2010), was an even greater success, spawning the Top 20 hit "Aunque Sea en Silencio (Cuatro Paredes)," plus a couple other promotional singles, "Chavo Felix" and "Iván y Viene." Following a live album, En Vivo Desde Culiacán, Sinaloa (2011), Enigma Norteño released the albums Y Si Supieras (2011) and Generales de Batalla (2012), featuring the respective singles "El Mayito Gordo" and "Los Lujos." ~ Jason Birchmeier
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