Carlos Vives

Carlos Vives

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  • Más + Corazón Profundo
  • Déjame Entrar
  • Clásicos de la Provincia

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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, Déjame Entrar won the Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album, as did Más + Corazón Profundo in 2015 and Cumbiana in 2020. ∙ He’s been awarded 13 Latin Grammys, including honors for Record and Song of the Year for his Shakira collabration, “La Bicicleta.” ∙ In 2020, Vives was inducted into the Billboard Hall of Fame at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Santa Marta, Departamento del Magdalena, Colombia
August 7, 1961

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