Personnel: Sal Cuevas, Julio Hernandez (bajo sexto); Omar Valenzuela, Adolfo Valenzuela (clarinet, percussion); Oscar Sotelo, Jr. (trumpet, trombone); Archie Pena (percussion, programming, drum programming); Guillermo Gil, Beto Dominguez (percussion); Memo Gil (programming).
Audio Remixer: Alfred Figueroa.
Recording information: Crescent Moon Studios, Miami, FL; Estudio "Hugo's", Los Mochis, Sin.
Photographer: Omar Cruz .
Arrangers: Omar Valenzuela; Adolfo Valenzuela.
Maria Ariadna Thalia Sodi Miranda is a crossover artist in the grand Latina tradition. Star of countless telenovelas, she has also had a singing career since the tender age of nine. However, it wasn't until she came in contact with A.B. Quintanilla III, better known as Selena's brother, that her musical career took off and she became a star both in South America and the Philippines. Her musical oeuvre is cumbia-based, sung in an attractive, mature-sounding vocal style, unquestionably commercial though with somewhat limited crossover potential--there are no Selena-like norteno arrangements here. Though it doesn't include her Filipino-oriented material (several of her hits were sung in Tagalog), GRANDES EXITOS is a comprehensive introduction to the music of this emerging Latin superstar.