Puerto Rican rock foursome Puya
was formed in the early '90s. After playing covers at San Juan's club circuit, the band moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL, looking for a record deal. That opportunity came after meeting Latin rock producer Gustavo Santaolalla
, soon, signing up to MCA. In October of 1998, Puya
's first record was released, followed by Fundamental
in January of 1999. Performing an interesting mixture of rock and Latin rhythms, Puya
became a top-selling act in the rock en español scene. In 2001, its second album, called Unión, was released.