Known for his trademark long hair, Marco Antonio Solis is a prolific singer-songwriter who has engineered a successful career by carefully tiptoeing the line separating sentimental mush from inspired romanticism.
His approach to music is exemplified through tracks such as "Amor en Silencio" and "Trozos de mi Alma."
Born in Ario de Rosales, Michoacan, Solis made his debut as a performer at age 12 with a family group called Los Hermanos Solis.
Several years later, he created a group called Los Bukis with his cousin Joel Solis. The band recorded its first album in 1975, when Solis was about 18, and is credited with forging the grupera genre of Mexican pop music.
Los Bukis enjoyed success for more than a decade, and had one of the top singles of 1987 with "Tu Carcel." By the late '80s, the band had switched members many times, and Solis was established as the group's star.
Solis considered going solo in 1993 at the suggestion of Fonovisa Records, and in 1996 the official announcement was made that Los Bukis was splitting up for good and Solis would release a solo album.
As of 2010, he's released nine solo studio albums.