Monica Castro from Phoenix Arizona is a graduate from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelors degree in eBusiness. Monica is a talented inspiring Tejano Recording Artist releasing her debut album “Yo Sin Ti” in June 2007. The “Yo Sin Ti “ was accepted and on the ballot of the 2008, 50thAnnual Grammy Awards for best Tejano album. Monica received 3 nominations from the 28th Annual Tejano Music Awards including category Best New Female Artist. In 2009, for the 29th Annual TMA’s Monica received a nomination category BEST NEW ARTIST-FEMALE and was awarded the Tejano Music Award for BEST NEW ARTIST – FEMALE. Monica later found out she was the first Tejano Recording Artist in 29 years to ever win a Tejano Music Award outside of Texas, it had never been done before. Monica will forever be in the history books of the Texas Talent Musician’s Association for 2009.achievements.
The second album entitled “Voy A Pelear” has been released with great reviews. . Monica has 4 hit singles that has come from the Voy A Pelear album at number one on varies Tejano Charts though out the Country and in Mexico. Pobrecita Mi Madrecita held #1 For 11 consecutive weeks on United States / Mexico’s syndicatedradio show The TejanoGold Countdown. . Monica y Su Grupo ExiTo has been together for 2 years consistently. Live performances include cover music, crowd favorites.
29th Annual Tejano Music Award Winner BEST NEW ARTIST – FEMALE
Nominated by the 29th Annual Tejano Music Awards category Best New Female Artist of the Year
Presenter for the 29thAnnual TMA’s , awarded presented to Best Vocal Duo of the Year
Presenter for the 28th Annual TMA’s, awarded presented Song of the Year 2008.
Nominated 3 times by the 28th Tejano Music Awards Industry for “Female Vocalist of the Year” “Best Duo of the Year” , “Promising Band”
2008 Academy of Tejano Artists & Musicians Presenter of “Best Trumpet” San Antonio, Texas .
The album was submitted and accepted by the 50th Grammy Awards Preliminary ballot in the Best Tejano Album Category
Title track “Yo Sin Ti” on rotation at KXTN 107.5 San Antonio reached the #1 on Daily Countdown
Two songs on Tejano 1600AM 2007 top 100 list in Tucson Arizona and 4 song on top 100 in 2008.
The album has earned rotation on various radio stations to name a few; KSAB Corpus Christi TX , KBOO 90.7 Oregon, KKUP 91.5 Cupertino CA, 95.1 Austin, Chicano Express Waxahachie TX, KTJK 1230 Del Rio TX, KNON Dallas Texas, 14.50 Tampa Fl., 105.3 Arcadia Fl., 14.40 West Palm Beach FL, La Ley 102.5 McAllen TX,KXOX Sweetwater TX, KSLV Monte Vista Colorado, 93.7 Lubbock TX, KEJS 106.5 Lubbock Texas, Tejano Gold Countdown, TejanoFM Greenly Colorado, Tejanismo Extreme Monterrey Mx TexMexFM, BNET radio, Amigo’s Radio, KXEW Tejano1600,
The albums have gone international with two tracks on the charts in Guanajuato Mexico.
#1 on the TejanoMagazine.net New Artist Poll 4 weeks straight
Over 100 performances in 2007, 2008, 2009 including Special Performances below
2007, 2008, 2009 Tejano Music Award Fan Fair San Antonio, TX
July 4 2007 celebration Market Square San Antonio, Texas
Live radio interview KEDA San Antonio TX, Tejano 1600AM Tucson AZ, TexMexFM Dallas TX, 1190 AM Phx AZ, TejanoMagazine WA State
Opening performances for War, Malo, Home Town Boys, and Alma Tejana, in Phoenix, Az.
Cinco de Mayo 2007 “Coach & Willies” block party Phoenix, Az
23rd Annual Gran Fiesta del Barrio Flagstaff, Az supporting Hispanic NAU Scholarships
MTV2 event First Annual Miss Caliente Pageant Tucson, Az sponsored by Fever Promotions
Pachanga Móvil sponsored by Food City and Univision station 105.9fm “El show del Gatillero”
Feb 24, 2008 March 16, 2008 and March 30, 2008
2008 Tejano Music Awards Presenter “Song of the Year” San Antonio, TX
March 21, 2008 Tejano Xplosion Active Military Night at Cattleman’s Square San Antonio TX
Fiesta San Antonio 4 performances at Market Square March 19, 2008 and March 20, 2008
Cinco de Mayo 2008, 2009 Festival along with WAR /Malo presented by Qwest and Food City.
National Anthem Performance for the Celebrity Soccer Match Sponsoredby 1190AM at Phoenix College Stadium on 05-31-2008
City of Peoria Fiestas Patrias 2008
December 6, 2008 40th Annual Angeles Del Barrio Children’s Christmas Holiday Celebration
- Elida Reyna
- Eddie Ray Barela
- Hermanos Herrera
- Michael Salgado
- Bobby Pulido
- Margarita Canela
- Leslie Lugo
- Chente Barrera
- Eddie Guerrero
- Grupo Vida
- Ruben Ramos
- Hometown Boys
- Jaime y Los Chamacos
- Shelly Lares
- Veronica Meza
- Grupo Stampede
- AJ Castillo
- Patsy Torres
- Los Texas Wranglers
- Sunny Sauceda
- Tex Mex Kadillaks
- Joe Posada
- Stefani Montiel
- Grupo Sueño
- Rene Serrata
- Ram Herrera
- Aldo Sierra y Zenner