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.
HOMETOWNSanta Marta, Departamento del Mag
BORNAugust 7, 1961