Singer, composer, actor, entrepreneur, and ambassador for UNICEF Carlos Vives was named the most important artist of 2013 in Latin America and this 2014 continued leading the movement known as “Rock de Su Pueblo”.
He’s considered on the biggest and most influential artists in music who has transcended barriers for over two decades, with more than 30 million albums sold, an American Grammy and 12 Latin Grammys, 35 nominations on behalf of the Latin Recording Academy and multiple gold and platinum albums. He became the first Colombian artist to take home a gramophone from the Recording Academy.
Carlos Vives in less than 5 months took two singles to #1 without even having released a new album that year. In 2012 he participated on The Voice Colombia (La Voz Colombia) as a judge and his album, Corazon Profundo debuted at #1 in sales and the album spawned 4 consecutive #1 singles in Colombia.
The songs, “Volvi a Nacer”, “Como Le Gusta a Tu Cuerpo” and “Bailar Contigo” were #1 on the Billboard charts, also reached #1 in Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, and Central America.
Biggest winner of the night at the 2013 Latin Grammys, taking home 3 of his 5 nominations.
In 2014 at the Latin Billboard Awards he received the Spirit of Hope Award for his noble and charitable efforts and contibutions.
Received 6 Latin Grammy nominations for his album, “Mas Corazon Profundo” and took home 2 gramaphones.
His tour in Colombia made history as the biggest and most successful done by a national artist in recent time, it drew over 100 thousand attendees in five cities with sold out venues. He performed a sold out at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL for over 15 thousand in attendance and garnered some of the top reviews from music critics.
In February 2015 he took home a Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album of the Year, the second of his career and one of the biggest achievements for the Colombian artist.