Though they met while attending the University of Miami in Florida, Bacilos’ members hail from Brazil, Colombia, and Puerto Rico.
∙ The group’s sophomore album, Caraluna, won a pair of Latin Grammy Awards, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album.
∙ After their Grammy win, the band was recruited to record a song for a candy bar commercial, and their track “Mi Primer Millón” was licensed for an automobile ad.
∙ “Difícil,” from vocalist Jorge Villamizar’s solo album El Día Que Vuelva, hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart.
∙ Villamizar has written with Julieta Venegas, Marc Anthony, and Paulina Rubio, and he won a Latin Grammy Award for penning Luis Enrique’s “Yo No Sé Mañana.”
∙ Villamizar is a judge on the Ecuadorian version of televised singing competition The Voice.