Alberto Vives Restrepo is a Colombian singer, born in Santa Marta
the 7 of August of 1961. He sings: vallenato, cumbia, rock, pop, and
music. The He is the first colombian in all the history to win Grammy
2002 with the album "Dejame Entrar". He is one of the most important
today's colombian musicians with Juanes and Shakira, and throughout the
of our country.
Vives was just a little boy in Santa Marta who loved music. His father,
Vives, knew it and he used to put the little Carlos to sing in Family
When he and his Parents Luis and Aracely moved to the capital city
Bogota searching for knew opportunities, the future Colombian star began
playing in bars and cafés of the city. Without puting away the school. When he
he studied in the Dramatic Art School of Colombia. After that he start
interest in acting.
to work in Caracol Television, acting as Julian in the novel "Tiempo
huella". Then in the novel "David Copperfield". Then in a
children's program called "Pequeños Gigantes" and
"Guineo" a kind of Tarzan. All this
between 1982 and 1983. In 1984 and the next year he act in "El Faron"
and in "Tuyo es mi corazon". But these wasn't very important yet. In
1986 came the novel in which he became famous towards the country. The
"Gallito Martinez" with Margarita Rosa de Fransisco his first wife.
In that Novel he started to sing. And in that year he began his Music
don't leaving being actor. In the following years he made novels in
Rico. But the next important novel he made was Escalona in 1991 were he
interpreted Rafael Escalona. In this Novel he sang his songs and he made the discs Escalona 2 and Clasicos del
Vallenato. He finished this stage in 1995 because it was to difficult
to be an
actor and a singer at the same time. Although he return to the TV in
the first season of La Voz Colombia like a trainer.
with rock in the year 1986-1989 with the albums: "Por Fuera y Por
Dentro", "No podrás escapar de mi", and
"Al centro de la ciudad", with FM
discos. But he was more famous because of the acting part. In 1990 he
of Margarita Rosa and he married Herlinda Gomez and he had 2 children.
this decade he started to make vallenato. With albums like "la Tierra
Olvido", and "El amor de mi tierra" with the companies Sonolux
and and Polygram. With this series of discs Carlos won a lot of Latín Grammys and Billboard
awards. In 1998 he finished his actor stage and
dedicating his live completly to music. In that year he united to
Records, companie in which he won his first Grammy and the first in
colombian history, in 2002. But in that
year he would
stop to make music during 10 years.
period he intented to go to the top with "Clásicos de la Provincia
2" but he havent any succes. He was really
sad and he thought his carrer would end. He separated from Herlinda and
married with Claudia Velázquez. She was the
woman who made
succesful again. In 2012 there were two facts for Carlos, the first was
chosen to be a trainer in the TV program called "La Voz", and the
second one was his new album "Corazón Profundo" with the
song "Volví a Nacer". With this
and disc he won a lot of Latin Grammys and Billboard awards. He was
Coca-Cola to be the voice of his World Cup song with David Corey. Then
he made the album "Mas Corazon+Profundo". Because of this disc he won
a Grammy and he broke the Latin Grammy nomination record.
Vives has one of the best voices in the country and the world. He is a
who had made a lot of social contributions for Colombia. He is so a
musician that when the Colombian presindent went to Spain, he show
to the king. He is an inspiration for all the world, because he didn't
surrender he continue forward in the negative times. And he never lost
to be again one of the best musicians in the world.