Carlos Vives
Carlos Vives

Carlos Vives

About Carlos Vives

∙ Colombian singer, songwriter, and actor Carlos Vives launched his music career in 1991 while portraying legendary vallenato composer Rafael Escalona in a telenovela about his life.
∙ Vives’ first global hit, “La Gota Fría,” was a Top 10 US Latin chart hit and propelled the success of his 1993 breakthrough album, Clásicos de la Provincia.
Déjame Entrar, released in 2001, was his first album to top the US Latin chart, producing two No. 1 singles—the title track and “Luna Nueva.”
∙ In 2002, he took home the Best Tropical Latin Album Grammy Award for Déjame Entrar, and he won that honor again in 2015 for Más + Corazón Profundo.
∙ To date, he’s won 11 Latin Grammy Awards, including his collabration with Shakira, “La Bicicleta,” which was named Record and Song of the Year.
∙ Starting in 2019, he was a judge on La Voz, the Spanish-language version of music-competition talent show The Voice.

  • HOMETOWN
    Santa Marta, Departamento del Mag
  • BORN
    August 7, 1961