Reik

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Reik
OriginMexicali, Baja California, Mexico
GenresLatin Pop / Mexican pop
Years active2003–present
LabelsSony Music
WebsiteReik.tv
Members
Jesús Alberto Navarro Rosas
Julio Ramírez Eguía
Gilberto Marín Espinoza
 
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Reik
OriginMexicali, Baja California, Mexico
GenresLatin Pop / Mexican pop
Years active2003–present
LabelsSony Music
WebsiteReik.tv
Members
Jesús Alberto Navarro Rosas
Julio Ramírez Eguía
Gilberto Marín Espinoza

Reik is a Latin Grammy-winning Mexican band from Mexicali, Baja California formed by Jesús Alberto Navarro Rosas (lead vocals), Julio Ramírez Eguía (guitar/background vocals), and Gilberto Marín Espinoza (guitar). The group's name actually means "rake" (as in raking the guitar's strings), but the band wanted their Mexican listeners to pronounce it correctly, hence, Reik.

In 2003, Abelardo Vazquez started their then-nascent musical project, tentatively called "Reik". Abelardo Vazzquez invited Jesús Navarro and Julio Ramirez to recorded their first demos, which were released through the Mexican underground club scene. Two of the most successful demos — "Levemente" and "Ahora Sin Ti" — brought more widespread coverage across Mexico. In early 2004, Reik invited Gilberto to join the band. They have been famous ever since, mainly in Latin America, Mexico, and the United States. Their videos have been broadcast on famous music television channels, such as MTV and HTV. Their second album, Secuencia, was released on November 14, 2006, which featured the first single, "Invierno" (released on November 6), which gained a lot of popularity based Latin American airplay. In September 2008 Reik released their third studio album Un Día Más.

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Record Deal

By mid-2004 Reik bought off Jonathan Liberato as one of his songwriters to get the attention of various major record companies, including Sony Music which eventually signed the band . In May 2005 Reik released their self-titled debut album, produced by Abelardo Vazquez. The first single "Yo Quisiera" got heavy rotation on Mexican pop radio stations and soon went to number one. Their second single "Qué Vida La Mía" also topped the Mexican charts as did their third single "Noviembre Sin Ti". Their fourth single, "Niña", failed to match the success of their previous singles, charting only at #33.

Commercial Success

Reik's debut album went gold in Mexico on May 6, 2005 after selling 50,000 copies. In June 2005, Reik traveled to the U.S. to promote their album and its first single. They had a promotional mini-tour that visited Miami, McAllen, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, San Juan (Puerto Rico), and New York. The album was formally released in the United States on May of that same year. To date, the album has sold 40,000 copies in the U.S. alone. By May, the album was certified platinum in Mexico for selling 120,000 copies. They have sold over half a million copies all over America to date. On July 6, 2007, Reik participated in the Alltel Wireless “Mi Círculo, Mi Música” (My Circle, My Music) concert in El Paso, TX.

Discography

Studio albums

Live albums

Singles

YearNoSingleAlbum
20051"Yo Quisiera"Reik
2"Qué Vida La Mía"
3"Noviembre Sin Ti"
20064"Niña"
5"Vuelve"
6"Invierno"Secuencia
20077"Me Duele Amarte"
8"De Qué Sirve"
9"Sabes"
200810"Inolvidable"Un Día Más
200911"Fui"
12"No Desaparecerá"
13"Voy A Estar"
14"Mi Pecado" (feat. Maite Perroni)Mi Pecado
201115"Peligro"Peligro
201117"Tu Mirada"Peligro
201218"Creo En Ti"Peligro
201219"Te Fuiste De Aqui"TBA

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