Grupo Firme, a prominent musical ensemble hailing from the vibrant Mexican regional music scene in Tijuana, emerged onto the musical landscape in 2014. The group, led by the charismatic Eduin Cazares, has solidified its reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the realm of regional music. Comprising Eduin Cazares as the leader and vocalist, Joaquín Ruiz on bass guitar, Jhonny Caz lending his vocal talents, Abraham Hernández as the second voice, Christian Téllez handling the bass, Dylan Camacho skillfully playing the accordion, and Fito Rubio setting the rhythm on drums, Grupo Firme represents a powerhouse of musical talent and artistry.
Their journey to stardom commenced with a grassroots approach, making waves across social media platforms through inspired cover performances. In 2017, Grupo Firme took their first major step by introducing their debut album, “Past, Present, Future,” marking a significant milestone in their musical odyssey. However, it was in 2018 that the group truly began to captivate audiences with their chart-topping hits, including “Pídeme,” “El Roto,” and “Juro Por Dios.”
A defining moment in their career came in 2019, when they catapulted to fame with the release of the sensational track, “El Amor No Fue Pa’ Mi,” which quickly captured the hearts of music enthusiasts far and wide. This infectious success was followed by a string of other chart-toppers, cementing Grupo Firme’s status as a prominent and influential force in the realm of Mexican regional music.
Today, Grupo Firme stands at the forefront of the contemporary music scene, widely regarded as the embodiment of the latest musical trends. With their magnetic performances and chart-topping hits, they have rightfully earned the title of the “new fashionable group,” leaving an indelible mark on the world of Mexican regional music. Their journey is a testament to their unwavering dedication to their craft and the enduring power of their artistry.
At its inception, Grupo Firme was brought together by a shared passion for music, uniting the talents of its seven members who hailed from diverse regions of Mexico. Their fateful meeting occurred in the vibrant city of Tijuana, where they converged to pursue their musical dreams. While these artists had grown up and commenced their musical journeys in the bustling urban landscape of Tijuana, their paths initially led them to perform as part of various other musical ensembles. Notably, their connections within the artistic industry had already introduced them to one another.
The visionary founders of Grupo Firme, Eduin and Joaquín, played pivotal roles in shaping the group’s destiny. Through a series of fortuitous events, their shared musical journey culminated in the establishment of the ensemble in the early years of 2013 or 2014. It was during this period that their collective talents coalesced to create the foundation for what would eventually become one of the most influential and dynamic musical groups in the Mexican regional music scene.The journey of Joaquín and Eduin, the visionary leaders of Grupo Firme, began within the musical landscape of Tijuana. Their musical careers initially took shape as part of the group Reto Sierreño. Subsequently, they embarked on a series of artistic adventures, lending their talents to other musical ensembles such as Aventado2 de Tijuana and Los 4 de la frontera. It was during these formative years that their paths crossed with various musical collaborators, setting the stage for their future endeavors.
A significant turning point in their musical odyssey occurred when Joaquín and Eduin fortuitously found themselves in the ranks of the group Fuerza Oculta. However, as fate would have it, this ensemble underwent changes and transformations, ultimately leading to its evolution into what would become Grupo Firme. Originally known as “Grupo Fuerza,” the members faced a common challenge shared by many musical groups—the prevalence of similar names in the industry. In response to this dilemma, they made the strategic decision to select a synonym that would set them apart. The name “Firme” was chosen, signifying not only their distinctive identity but also their unwavering commitment to their musical craft. This pivotal decision would become a defining moment in the group’s history, marking the birth of Grupo Firme and the inception of a remarkable musical journey that continues to resonate with audiences worldwide.Thus, Grupo Firme came into existence, with Eduin assuming the role of the charismatic lead vocalist and leader of the ensemble. Joaquín showcased his musical prowess on the bass guitar, providing the foundational rhythm that would define the group’s sound. Abraham and Jhonny lent their distinctive voices as second vocalists, adding depth and harmony to their musical creations. Christian’s skills on the bass further enriched their compositions, while Dylan’s mastery of the accordion brought an authentic regional flair to their sound. Completing the ensemble, Fito’s rhythmic expertise on the drums provided the heartbeat of Grupo Firme’s performances. Together, these seven talented individuals formed a musical powerhouse that continues to captivate and inspire audiences with their passion and artistry.Guided by the dedicated support and leadership of their manager and representative, Isael Gutiérrez, who also holds the position of the head of Music VIP Entertainment label, Grupo Firme embarked on their musical journey. Their initial performances took place in local bars and events, where they honed their craft and gained invaluable experience. Simultaneously, the group strategically leveraged the power of social media and various online platforms to expand their reach and make a lasting impression.
A key element of their online presence was their rendition of covers by renowned artists such as Los Tigres del Norte, José Alfredo Jiménez, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, and more. Notably, Grupo Firme demonstrated their deep connection with their audience by frequently taking requests from their fans, who were eager to hear their interpretations of beloved songs. This interactive and engaging approach quickly endeared them to a growing fanbase, as they skillfully balanced tradition with innovation in the realm of regional music. This marked the early stages of their meteoric rise in the music industry.
Grupo Firme: debut and career
In April of 2017, following three years of dedicated performances and the creation of engaging covers on social media platforms, Grupo Firme marked a significant milestone in their career by releasing their debut album, “Past, Present, Future.” This album, comprising a compelling selection of twelve songs, introduced the world to the group’s musical prowess and unique style. Notable tracks on this album included “De Sol a Sol,” “Metas Cumplidas,” “Perdóname,” and “El de los Huaraches.” While the album may not have achieved overwhelming commercial success, it served as a pivotal stepping stone in establishing Grupo Firme’s presence in the music industry, allowing them to become a recognized and respected name in the regional music scene.
Merely a few months later, Grupo Firme returned with “El Barco” in 2017, a fifteen-song album that continued to showcase their musical evolution. This release featured tracks like “El Bueno de Tijuana,” “Dile,” “Gente de Verdad,” and “La Interezada,” further solidifying their position in the industry. With each new project, Grupo Firme’s artistic progression and commitment to their craft were becoming increasingly evident, laying the groundwork for the remarkable success they would later achieve.The year 2017 was a pivotal one for Grupo Firme, marked by not only the release of their albums “Past, Present, Future” and “El Barco” but also significant collaborations that expanded their reach and artistic horizons. They joined forces with Los Buitres de Culiacán Sinaloa for the electrifying album “En Vivo Desde Tijuana los Buitrones y los Firmes,” creating a memorable musical experience that resonated with their fans.
However, it was in 2018 that Grupo Firme truly made their breakthrough. The release of hit singles such as “Pídeme,” “El Roto,” and “Juro Por Dios” catapulted the group to the forefront of the regional music scene, firmly establishing their reputation as a musical force to be reckoned with. Their activities in this prolific year were not limited to just singles; they also engaged in exciting collaborations and made numerous appearances.
One notable milestone in 2018 was their venture to Colombia, where they received a warm welcome and recorded the captivating album “En Vivo desde Medellín Colombia.” This album featured unforgettable tracks like “El Teclas,” “El Peña,” and “El Flaquito,” captivating audiences not only in Mexico but also beyond its borders. Grupo Firme’s artistic charisma and infectious music left an indelible mark, setting the stage for their continued success in the years to come.The year 2019 marked a significant turning point for Grupo Firme as they achieved widespread fame and recognition, primarily attributable to their remarkable musical releases. It was during this pivotal year that their artistry soared to new heights.
The group garnered tremendous acclaim with the release of “Me Cansé de Amarte” and, notably, the chart-topping sensation “El Amor No Fue Pa’ Mí,” featuring a collaboration with Banda Coloso. These two tracks became anthems of their time, captivating audiences far and wide and firmly establishing Grupo Firme as a musical phenomenon.
Continuing on their path to success, Grupo Firme treated their fans to a series of successful releases, including “El Muelas,” “En Realidad” in collaboration with Banda Coloso, “Lujos y Secretos” featuring Quinto V Imperio, and “Porque Te Quiero,” a memorable collaboration with Luis Alfonso Partida “El Yaki.” Their dynamic and innovative approach to music, combined with a string of successful collaborations, ensured their enduring popularity.
The year 2019 also witnessed the release of several noteworthy singles, including “Qué Me Vas A Dar Si Vuelvo,” “El Panal,” and “A Ti Te Conviene,” featuring the acclaimed Calibre 50. These releases solidified Grupo Firme’s status as a musical powerhouse and endeared them to an even broader and diverse audience, setting the stage for continued success and influence in the music industry.The year 2020 marked a continued streak of successes for Grupo Firme, reaffirming their position as a musical powerhouse. Their dedication to their craft and prolific output ensured a year filled with musical accomplishments.
The year kicked off with the release of the single “La Estoy Pasando Mal,” setting the tone for a year of musical excellence. Grupo Firme’s penchant for collaborations remained evident as they joined forces with Enigma Norteño for the compelling track “Mi Pretexto de Borracho,” which resonated with fans and critics alike.
Their versatility and collaborative spirit extended to other artists and genres as well. Grupo Firme’s contribution to “Yo Diría” by Uziel Payan added a unique flavor to the song, showcasing their ability to transcend boundaries. Another noteworthy collaboration ensued with Marca MP on “El Güero,” further expanding their musical horizons.
As the year unfolded, Grupo Firme continued to captivate audiences with releases like “Acábame de Matar” in March and “Quiero Pistear” with Luis Ángel “El Flaco” in April. Their relentless dedication to creating captivating music allowed them to maintain their momentum and continue their ascent in the music industry.In July of that year, Grupo Firme treated their fans to their second live album, titled “En Vivo Desde Anaheim, CA.” This remarkable release captured the essence of their electrifying live performances, featuring some of their biggest hits. Audiences had the privilege of experiencing unforgettable renditions of songs like “Pídeme,” “Que Me Vas a Dar Si Vuelvo,” “El Roto,” “Descuide,” “Porque Te Quiero,” and the chart-topping sensation “El Amor No Fue Pa’ Mí,” among other beloved tracks.
This live album not only showcased Grupo Firme’s immense talent but also allowed fans to relive the magic of their live shows, cementing the group’s status as an essential and iconic presence in the regional music scene. It served as a testament to their unwavering dedication to their craft and their ability to connect with audiences on an emotional and musical level.In a remarkable testament to their immense popularity and the indelible mark they’ve made in the music industry, Grupo Firme achieved a historic milestone in 2022. The band shattered attendance records by drawing a staggering crowd of over 280,000 people to Mexico City’s iconic Zócalo. This extraordinary achievement catapulted Grupo Firme into the record books, surpassing the previous record held by the legendary Vicente Fernández, who had drawn an audience of 217,000 people.
Prior to these accomplishments, records for Zócalo attendance were held by global music superstars Justin Bieber and Shakira, both of whom had drawn crowds of 210,000 people to the historic square. Grupo Firme’s incredible success not only solidified their status as a musical phenomenon but also underscored their ability to connect with an unprecedented number of fans, making their live performances historic and unforgettable events in the world of music.