Who is Marco Antonio Solís?
Marco Antonio Solís Sosa, also known by his nickname El Buki, was born on 29 December 1959 under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, in Ario de Rosales, Mexico. He’s a 62-year-old musician, singer, composer and record producer, probably best recognized for being half of the famous Mexican Grupera band Los Bukis.
How rich is he, as of now? Marco Antonio Solís’ Net Worth
As of mid-2022, Marco’s net worth is estimated at over $10 million, earned through his successful involvement in the music industry, since he’s released numerous studio albums and singles, and collaborated with other famous music personalities.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Marco spent his early years in his hometown of Ario de Rosales, located in Michoacán, where he was raised by his father, Antonio Solís Marroquín, and his mother, María Elena Sosa. He has a brother, named José Javier Solís Sosa, who is also involved in the music industry as a singer. He holds Mexican nationality, belongs to Hispanic ethnic group, and is a Christian. Regarding his education, Marco hasn’t shared any details about it.
Rise to Fame and Los Bukis
Marco launched his professional music career in 1970 when he started performing as a member of El Dueto Solís, alongside his cousin Joel Solís; the name of the duo was later changed to Los Soles Tarascos and then to Los Hermanitos Solís. They made their debut TV appearance in the famous TV program “Siempre En Domingo”, after which they signed a contract with the record label Discos Melody in 1972. Three years later, they changed the name one more time to Los Bukis and released their debut studio album “Falso Amor”, with the album’s lead single of the same title becoming an instant hit in Latin America.
It was followed up by the studio albums “Te Tuve Y Te Perdi” (1977), “Me Siento Solo” (1978), “Los Triunfadores” (1979), “Me Muero Porque Seas Mi Novia” (1980), and “Presiento Que Voy A Llorar” (1981).
In 1982, Los Bukis released their seventh studio album “Yo Te Necesito”, which earned them a Grammy Award nomination for Best Mexican-American Performance – Marco wrote and composed most of the songs for the album. It was followed by “Mi Fantasia” (1984) and “A Donde Vas” (1985), which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Regional Mexican Albums chart.
Their next studio album “Me Volvi A Acordar De Ti” was issued two years later and reached No. 6 on Billboard Latin Pop Albums chart, selling more than a million copies in the first few weeks after its release and earning diamond certification. Thereafter, Los Bukis received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Mexican-American album for their next studio album, entitled “Si Me Recuerdas” (1988).
In 1989, Los Bukis recorded the album “Y Para Simpre”, which includes their number-one hit single “Cómo Fuí A Enamorarme de Tí”. Two years later, Los Bukis’ album “A Través De Tus Ojos” was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Latin Pop Album, and spawned such singles as “Mi Deseo”, “Dos”, and “Chiquilla Bonita”.
It was followed up by “Quiéreme” (1992), which received a gold certification in the US from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Their next two albums “Inalcanzable” (1993) and “Por Amor A Mi Pueblo” (1995) were also certified gold by the RIAA, and nominated for a Lo Nuestro Award for Pop Album of the Year. The duo disbanded shortly afterwards, since Marco decided to pursue his career further as a solo artist.
Marco released his debut solo studio album in 1996, under the label Fonovisa Records, entitled “En Pleno Vuelvo”; the álbum was quite successful, since it was certified gold by the RIAA, and it also received the Lo Nuestro Award for Pop Album of the Year – his next album “Marco” (1997) received the same nomination.
Two years later, he issued the album “Trozos De Mi Alma”, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums, and earned platinum certification for selling more than a million units in the US.
He continued to line up success after success, when he made public “Más De Mi Alma” (2001) that also topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, and earned a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album, Male. He then released more number one albums, “Tu Amor O Tu Desprecio” (2003), “Razón De Sobra” (2004), “Trozos De Mi Alma, Vol. 2” (2006), “No Molestar” (2008), “En Total Plenitud” (2010) and “Gracias Por Estar Aquí” (2013), which also received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin Pop Album. Most recently, he issued “Qué Ganas De Verte – EP” in 2021.
Besides those, Marco has also collaborated with numerous music artists, such as Enrique Iglesias, Marc Anthony, Anaís, Chayanne, Ana Bárbara, Olga Tañón, Rocío Dúrcal, and Marisela, to name a few. Thanks to his accomplishments, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010, having in 2000 been inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Marco Antonio Solís has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 10ins (1.77m), while his weight is around 165lbs (75kgs). However, information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.
Marco Antonio Solís was married to singer Beatriz Adriana – they tied the knot in 1983, and she gave birth to their daughter, also named Beatriz Adriana, in 1989, but after being married for a decade, they divorced in 1993. Following their split, he married Christina Salas in the same year, and they’ve welcomed two daughters together – Alison Solís born in 1998, while they welcomed their second daughter named Marla Solís in 2000; they are still married as of mid-2022. He also has a son named Marco Antonio Solís, but there’s no information about his mother.