Birth Place: Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
Years Active: 1986-present
Genres: Vallenato, Latin Pop, Rock
Carlos Alberto Vives Restrepo was born August 7, 1961 in Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia, and is a Grammy Award-winning singer, composer and actor. At the age of 12, Vives’ family moved to Bogotá where Vives was exposed to rock music and began playing in bars and cafés around the city. In 1982, Vives branched out from his music and began acting in soap operas, including “Pequeños Gigantes” and “Tuyo es Mi Corazón.” His steady rise to fame peaked in 1986 with the role of Gallito Ramírez. That same year, Vives released his debut album, “Por Fuera y Por Dentro,” which performed poorly. His second offering, “No Podrás Escapar de Mí” arrived in 1987 with the title track...
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