LA MAFIA NOMINATED FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE GRAMMY

AND NOTED BY BILLBOARD MAGAZINE FOR 1996 CHART SUCCESS

HOUSTON: Members of La Mafia - Houston's most widely known musical export - were pleased to learn that they were the recipient of yet another Grammy nomination. The multi-platinum selling band has been nominated for the illustrious Grammy Award in each of the last three years. Once again, the group is recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (N.A.R.A.S.) for musical excellence.

Nominated in the Latin music area, Category 52, "Best Mexican American/Tejano Perfromance" for their 1996 Sony Discos release, Un Millon de Rosas, La Mafia is one of five groups chosen from among some 150 finalists. As Grammy-nominees, members of La Mafia will travel to New York on February 26th to attend the 39th Annual Grammy Awards where they will be counted among the nation's foremost musical artists.

Announced on Tuesday, January 7, the Grammy Award nominations arrives on the heels of Billboard Magazine' "1996: The Year in Music" special year-end Special Double Issue where La Mafia took top honors in several important Billboard chart categories based on both radio airplay and record sales. The title cut from Un Millon de Rosas, for example, reached the year-end over-all number one spot for "Hot Latin Tracks."

La Mafia figured prominently in the following Billboard "1996: The Year in Music" categories:

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