Carlos Vives

Carlos Vives
Birth: August 7, 1961 en Santa Marta, Magdalena (Colombia)

Carlos Alberto Vives Restrepo, better known as Carlos Vives, is a singer, actor and Colombian composer.

Carlos Alberto Vives Restrepo, Carlos Vives, born in Santa Marta, Magdalena (Colombia), on 7 August 1961. He is recognized in Latin America and elsewhere to merge Colombian music like vallenato and cumbia with pop and rock. He has more than 9 Grammy Awards, the prize Waves (obtained in Barcelona, ​​Spain) and has twice won the Amigo Award, awarded by the Principality of Asturias (Spain).

Julian was in 1982 in the Colombian soap opera ‘The Lost Time’, becoming known nationally. That same year she starred in the miniseries ‘David Copperfield’, in which she played the protagonist. In 83 he participated in the children’s series ‘Little Giants’, invited by the director Tony Navia. The following year she starred in the telenovela ‘Pharaoh’ and in 1985, ‘Yours is my heart’. In 86 he starred in the novel “Gallito Ramirez ‘. This paper was released internationally, especially in Puerto Rico and the United States. That year he also released his first album, “Outside and inside ‘, produced by Puerto Rican Ricardo Acosta. In 1987 he starred in the Puerto Rican soap opera ‘Torment’ with Chayanne, and released the album ‘You can not escape me.’ This work brought him a nomination for the Lo Nuestro Awards Breakthrough Artist. The following year he won the Stereo Tempo Award in Puerto Rico and Too Much Award in Miami, Florida, one of the most important in the world of music. He also made a role in the telenovela “La Otra ‘of his song’ can not escape my ‘was the theme song. In 89 acts in the soap opera of RTI ‘LP, mad passion’, and pulls out his third album ( ‘the center of the city’).

In the 90 divorces and he meets Herlinda Gomez, his second wife and mother of his children. Starred in the telenovela ‘Adventurous’ in Puerto Rico. The musical theme of the novel is on his album ‘At the center of the city’. In 91 he returned to Colombia to make a TV musical about the life of Vallenato composer Rafael Escalona. ‘Escalona’ made Vives won the Simon Bolivar Prize for Best Actor. The series and its soundtrack led him to make the album ‘Escalona: A Song to Life’. Also, back in Puerto Rico, he participated in American & Italian-American telenovela ‘underpants Chain’.

In subsequent years he participated in a total of four telenovelas and released ten albums not counting compilations. One of his works highlight during this period is the album “Land of Oblivion”, the first released by the artist under his own label Gaira Local Music. Moreover, its theme ‘Fresh Fruit’ disco ‘El Amor de Mi Tierra’ (1999), was in the top of the Billboard Magazine between 1999 and 2000. In 2001 he made the album ‘I Dejame Entrar’, produced in Miami by Emilio Estefan Jr. and Sebastian Krys. Prizes will not wait. With ‘The Rock of My People’, in 2004, he also won several awards.

Carlos Vives also leaves room for children’s music to put music to poems by Rafael Pombo. This gave the Latin Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Album 2009.

After a long absence on the international music scene, he returned three years ago with two critically acclaimed albums. “Deep Heart” and “Mas + Deep Heart” have generated five # 1 on the Billboard Latin Airplay Chart with the hits “When we meet again” with Marc Anthony, “El Mar De Sus Ojos”, “Dancing With You” “As you Like Your Body” and “I was reborn,” which became an anthem of Latin America dominating radio charts in Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Central America and Colombia. His more recent # 1 is “love note”, collaboration with Daddy Yankee and Wisin the tenth # 1 of his career.

Vives has been committed to children and society artist was Ambassador of Goodwill of UNICEF, participated in the concert Peace Without Borders and was invited to the Promise Mission Continued from the US Navy in 2012. Year in which also begins a new era. He was chosen as coach of game show Canal Caracol, La Voz Colombia and was co-coach Malu singer in the Spanish version of the program.

  • He is an ambassador for USAID (United States Agency for International Development) and UNICEF.
  • It was the first Colombian artist to win a Grammy.
  • It holds the record for most nominations for the Latin Grammy Awards.
  • In the soap opera Gallito Ramirez ‘had co-starring Margarita Rosa de Francisco, whom he married in 1988.
  • He has two children with his second wife, Herlinda Gomez.
  • Its familiar theme ‘Fresh Fruit’, was in the top of the Billboard Magazine between 1999 and 2000.
  • Has 2 Grammy and 9 Latin Grammy, and several gold and platinum discs a Stereo Tempo a Too Much Award, an Ondas Award and two Premios Amigo Award.
Tipo Trabajo Año
music Por Fuera y Por Dentro 1986
music No Podrás Escapar de Mí 1987
music Al Centro De La Ciudad 1989
music Escalona ''Un Canto a La Vida'' 1991
music Escalona ''Volumen 2'' 1992
music Clásicos De La Provincia 1993
music La Tierra Del Olvido 1995
music Tengo Fe 1997
music El Amor De Mi Tierra 1999
music Déjame Entrar 2001
music El Rock De Mi Pueblo 2004
music Clásicos De La Provincia II 2009
music Corazón Profundo 2013
music Más Corazón Profundo 2014
acting La Otra (telenovela) 1988
acting Aventurera (telenovela) 1990
acting Escalona (serie) 1991
acting La Estrategia del Caracol (película) 1992-93
self La Voz Colombia (reality) 2012
self La Voz España (reality) - Asesor de Malú 2012

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