A Colombian singer, songwriter, and actor, Carlos Vives was born in 1961 in Santa Marta. His music has been influenced by rock and natural Vallenato sensibilities. His music is massively elemental to the Colombian music scene, and his music has a central instrument to it – the accordion.
Carlo Vives is a Grammy Award-winning musician and an excellent actor. His fame is credited to a massive hit song named La tierra del olvido in the 90s.
Early Life & Biography
Carlo Vives graduated from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, studying a publicist course. He was eagerly into music by then, part of multiple bands, and acted in theatre.
He landed his first acting debut in 1982 with Tiempo Sin Huella, a Colombian TV series. There was no looking back in his career thereon. His performance of a local art form, Wvallenato, became successful and popular.
Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Being born on 7 August 1961, Carlos Vives is 60 years old as of today’s date 23rd May 2022. His height is 1.78 m tall, and weight is 74 kg.
No media personality or famous artist is ever hidden from the limelight. Vives was no exception. His first marriage to a renowned Colombian actress, Margarita Rosa de Francisco, was always under the scanner by the national media. He met her during the airing of telenovela, Gallito Ramirez. They married in 1988 and broke it off in 1990.
He had no children with Margarita. Carlos Vives became a first-time father with his second wife, Herlinda Gómez and had two children: Carlos Enrique Vives and Lucía Vives. They married in 1990 and broke it off in 2004.
After a gap of four years, former Miss Colombia Claudia Elena Vásquez married Carlos Vives, and together they had two children, Elena Vives and Pedro Vives. He shuttles between Miami and Colombo.
Awards & Achievements
His honorary credits include being a Grammy Award winner and seven-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Colombian artist.
His album, Clásicos de la Provincia, won the Billboard Latin Music Awards Best Album. It was acknowledged as an evergreen landmark album in Colombian and Latin American music. It is said that this helped in taking vallenato and his type of music all across and beyond.
Net Worth & Salary of Carlos Vives in 2022
As of May 2022, Vives has a net worth of $10 million, which comes from his music career, and he also has earned a lot of chunks from his acting jobs.
All in all, it is observed that music of such caliber also must keep reinventing and revamping his art to ensure modern fuses with traditional to create an exceptional amalgamation of music that lives on.
In and around 2009, Carlos Vives grew more liberal with his fusion of vallenato with other forms of music and experimented with way more. His commercial success was off the charts.