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Women of Tejano: Celebrating the Return of Jennifer Peña

Women of Tejano: Spotify playlist showcases the women of the past and present making an impact on Tejano music; as well as the future NEW TALENT of mujeres in the industry. This month's cover artist is legacy act, Jennifer Peña, who makes her return to music after a 20 year hiatus

During a recent interview on the Accordion 2 Me Podcast, Peña teased a snippet of her upcoming release. It’s clear that the star is ready to take the stage once more. From her stints on reality TV competitions: Top Chef: VIP and Asi Se Baila, Peña has made a return to the public spotlight. On her social media Jennifer Peña has documented her return to music with visits to studios in Corpus Christi, Los Angeles, and Miami for an upcoming album and tour.

Peña began her career at the age of 12 in the mid-1990s recording four albums with Q Productions as Jennifer Y Los Jetz, eventually signing with Univision Music Group as a solo artist. From that point on, Jennifer Peña managed to move the sound of Tejano into the modern era, before finally making the switch to Latin Pop.

The following are the highlights of 20 years of awards and accolades garnered by Jennifer Peña:

  • 2003 Album of the Year (Billboard Latin Music Awards)

  • 2004 Entertainer of the Year (Premios Los Nuestro)

  • 1 Latin Grammy Nomination

  • 3 Grammy Nominations

  • 3x Winner Female Vocalist of the Year (Tejano Music Awards)

  • 5x Winner of Entertainer of the Year (Tejano Music Awards)

  • 2018 Induction into the Tejano ROOTS Hall of Fame

This playlist not only showcases Peña's musical catalog, but also celebrates the future voices making their impact on the market of Tejano and honoring the music that founded the genre in a fun playlist that will let out your INNER CHINGONA. Featuring: Magali Delarosa,Las Fenix, Stefani Montiel, and more.



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