Larry Hernandez, was born in Los Angeles, California. At just 4 years old his parents took him to Culiacan, Sinaloa where he grew up. His musical influence comes from his family. His grandfather is a musician and many of his cousins and family members are well known artists.
“I never attended music school. I give thanks to God for granting me with my talent. It is more beautiful when you inherit music through your blood. You feel it closer to your heart. It’s the best feeling, and this album contains all of that.”
His first days as a musician happened in a school in Culiacan. Larry started songwriting since he was little. “At the age of 8, I would show my “corridos” to my cousins and uncles who were musicians and they would give me tips. Change this here. Get rid of this there. And from that point on I started learning.” Not only does he compose and write, but this talented singer also plays the accordion and drums.
The first professional group that he worked with was “Los Amables Del Norte.” With that group that he learned how to perform on stage. “It is not easy to stand on a stage, grab a microphone and sing in front of three thousand people.” Larry Hernandez’ biggest influence and idol is the late Chalino Sanchez.
Larry eventually decided to go solo. He has been criticized by various artists and musicians for singing his “corridos.” They have recommended him to be more careful. Larry states “My “corridos” are fully packed with content that nobody dares to sing, I do it to entertain people. So they get involved with a character, and anyways, people ask me to also.” He also adds: “My “corridos” aren’t made to start controversy with anyone, they are made to entertain people. So they drink and have a good time. The reality, the economy and the whole world are going through tough times. The only thing I can give people is my talent and a good time so they forget everything and enjoy themselves.”
Larry’s first recordings were a tribute to Cornelio Reyna. He recorded more than 65 songs for a company of California in 1998. This allowed Larry to learn and gain experience in the recording studio. It was in 1999 when Larry’s first album as a soloist was released entitled “Centella Norteña.”
In 2001 Larry recorded “Mil Noches.” In 2003 he returned to the studio to record “El Amigo De Todos.” He later recorded “Linda Chiquilla” in 2004, “Laberinto” and “Arrepientete” in 2005, “Se Busca Cantar Buenos Corridos” in 2006 and “Dejate Querer Tantito” in 2008.
Although as a soloist he had already recorded 7 productions, his musical “boom” occurred through social networking and Youtube channel. The public began to talk about him. They uploaded all his videos and many people that liked his genre. His fame then caught the attention of music industry. Thanks to that he immediately had a contract with a transnational record label that helped him continue with his successful career.
Since then, under this label Larry Hernandez has recorded:
It has been several years in which Larry Hernandez has been nominated in various important awards. Each of his singles have been placed at the top of the popularity radio charts. His record sales that have led him to obtain a variety of gold and platinum records that have been certified by the RIAA by his album “16 Narco Corridos”.
The first single from the album “16 Narco Corridos” is titled “El Querendon y Cajetoso.” It is followed by “El Baleado.”
The production, direction, and arrangement of the album were led by “El Fenomeno del Corrido.” He describes the material as being recorded in a ‘live style.’ The songs were recorded and finalized within the first take right then and there, giving the album a more intimate touch.
One of the artist’s favorite tracks is “Mal Encachado y Buchon.” Larry describes this “corrido” as “A true life’s story. When you have money everyone talks to you. And when you have nothing, no one bothers. This “corrido” themes around a person who lives in poverty that wore second-hand clothing. Later on in his life everyone wants a piece of him.”
“El Fenomeno del Corrido” also talks about “Lista Negra,” he makes a comment that he enjoys writing songs that people can identify with common words. He assures: “I am one of the singers out there that is brave enough to speak how people in the real world speak, even though there may be strong words involved. In my “corridos” I never lie, I speak the pure truth of what “corrido” is all about.”
Although the fame of Larry has risen sky high, it was with his album titled “Larrymania” that he became a phenomenon. He achieved record breaking sales remaining several weeks in the radio charts. Larry also received millions of visits on his website as well as his videos that Larry personally makes for his fans.
Larry Hernandez has revolutionized a movement and style within the music industry. His work in “LARRYMANIA” was one of the most awaited productions at the time. The first single of the album was “Arrastrando La Patas” which is different from the common corrido. It was a complete success maintaining the number 1 position in the radio charts for over 15 consecutive weeks. The singer/songwriter interprets a love story explaining how he will do whatever it takes to conquer the heart of a woman. Regardless of what her parents and others may think. Sometimes through songs, love, gifts, adoration or more aggressive determination.
With 13 tracks, this album contains love songs such as “Duele” from famed composer Javier Zazueta. Additionally, Larry Hernandez presents his unique corridos. A few of these songs have been part of his repertoire but had not yet been recorded. The majority of these corridos are written by Larry Hernandez himself.
Larry Hernandez distinguishes himself by his way of interpreting and composing. It is important to make note that various groups and solo artists have recorded songs written by him, which have gained immense success.
Thanks to the response of the public who had “Larrymania” it was catalogued as one of the most successful albums of the year. Billboard magazine placed it as one of the bestselling productions with a huge number of downloads in iTunes. With the success Larry decided to release a special edition of the same, which included the last single that emerged from this album titled “El Ardido.”
“El Ardido” is a ballad of unrequited love. It is different and unique thanks to the style that only Larry Hernández has and that the public enjoys so much. His versatility makes it a success not only can he sing corridos, but also songs of love and heartbreak.
On April 29th, 2010 during the Latin Billboard Awards in Puerto Rico, Larry Hernandez was celebrated as the “Debut Latin Artist of the Year.”
On February 11, 2011 Larry Hernandez returned to the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. It is where he had previously had the opportunity to present himself. Accompanied by Roberto Tapia in a sold out concert he did it in an unforgettable way. He performed in front of 7,000 people at the Nokia Theatre. He was presented with a RIAA Certified Platinum Plaque for his album “16 Narco Corridos” and a Gold Plaque for both “Larrymania” and “En Vivo Desde Culiacan.”
On March 10, 2011, at the hotel Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada, Larry Hernandez received his first recognition for “El Baleado” at the BMI Awards.
Larry Hernandez was multi-nominated in the 2011 Billboard Awards on the following categories:
Larry Hernandez has toured several cities on the West coast of United States. His concerts have caused so much feeling and euphoria that he always gets complete sold outs.
Because he is a phenomenon of popularity and success, Larry Hernandez is now determined to conquer Mexico with his “Larrymania.” He is achieving this feat because his music is now heard in all the radio stations. In addition to that he already has several dates confirmed to perform in the Mexican Republic. Larry hopes that he achieves the same success that he recently had in his first presentations in Tijuana and Mexicali.
Larry Hernandez is promoting his new single “Ya Me Canse.” With this single he debuts as an independent artist. This song and his new album will be released completely under his publishing company called ‘Sodin Productions.’ Larry is an artist who never neglects a single detail of every project being carried out in his career. He is now even more involved than ever. The success of his new album will depend entirely upon him and his personal team.