Carlos Vives is a Colombian singer and actor, who won 7 Latin Grammy awards.
He was born on August 7, 1961, in Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia. When Carlos's family moved to Bogota when he was 12, he became interested in rock music, and started playing in cafes and bars. In 1991, Carlos's career took off when he gained the main role in the series Escalona. This gave him national success.