Singer, composer, actor and entrepreneur, Carlos Vives is one of the most emblematic artists of Colombia and one of the most important figures of Latin music. With more than 20 million albums sold around the world, he is considered a pioneer of the new Colombian and Latin American sound. He was the first Colombian artist to win a Grammy Award and, to date, has taken home 2 Grammys and 11 Latin Grammys. Some of his great hymns are: The cold drop , Let me in , Fresh fruit , Pa ‘Mayté , I was born again , The land of oblivion , Dancing with you and success The bicycle , which shares with Shakira.
2017 was a year full of success for Carlos Vives. It reached more than 18 countries and 78 shows around the world, more than 962 hours live, selling approximately more than half a million tickets. Their hits are heard on digital platforms of
music for more than 15 million monthly listeners. The reproductions of its videos and audios in streams arrived in 2017 to surpass the 2 Billions and it has more than 3 million active users. In social networks, his followers surpass 26 million people.
Vives also arrived at the Grammys Museum with a special exhibition of clothes, objects and instruments that have marked his career. He received the Ondas Award from Spain for his contribution to Latin American music and was honored with the Icono de los Musa Awards recognition entering the Hall of Fame of Latin composers.
With regard to prizes, Carlos Vives added 9 nominations to the Billboard Awards for La Bicicleta; 4 to the Lo Lo 2017 Awards, in which he won with the single bicycle of the year; a nomination to the Youth Awards; and 2 nominations to the Heat Awards 2017: Best Tropical Artist (won), Best Andean Region Artist (won) and received the Gold Award for his career of more than 25 years.
The 2017 closed with an award for the impressive campaign with Sony Music for the launch of his video clip entitled “Robarte un Beso”. The artist and the company won the “Most Effective Mobile Campaign of the year” at the Mobile Marketing Awards 2017. In addition, the song was the headline of the most important playlists of Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, Tidal and Youtube among others. He reached the top positions in the billboard charts and position no. one of radio from Colombia, USA, Costa Rica and Ecuador among others.