MIAMI, FL. (Top40 Charts / d.baron Media)
Carlos Vives's latest single, "Cuando nos volvamos a encontrar" (When We Meet Again), his 3x Grammy nominated duet with Marc Anthony, hit the Top Spot on Billboard's Latin Airplay chart this week. This marks the Colombian superstar's fifth #1 radio single since the release of Más + Corazón (2013) and Más + Corazón Profundo (2014), his top Latin Grammy-winning and Latin Grammy-nominated albums. Vives has been voted the most influential music artist in Colombia based on the spirit of his music and his work on behalf of the indigenous and Afro-Colombian people in the country.
reacted, "I have the same feeling as I did when I was a child and my parents showed me their love. I am grateful and feel as if my fans and my people are showing me that I am their son, the son of vallenato. I hope they celebrate with me, our fifth Number One since returning to the radio."
Walter Kolm, Vives' manager, "Carlos' extraordinary and wholely original songs, aside from being sales and radio success, are a musical inspiration to a new generation of fans, just as they were 20 years ago, when he first emerged."
"Cuando nos volvamos a encontrar" is the second single from Más + Corazón Profundo which just received 6 Latin Grammy nominations, making Vives a top nominee this year. He is currently on his Más + Corazón Profundo Tour which is the most successful tour in Colombia. 200,000 fans in Colombia and 150,000 in Guayaquil (Ecuador), Nicaragua and El Salvador have celebrated his world class production and joyful performance. The tour continues Wednesday in Honduras and Chile next Sunday with with Marc Anthony
and Juan Luis Guerra.
Singer, songwriter, actor and businessman, Carlos
Vives was named the most important artist of 2013 in Latin America. Considered one of the greatest and most influential artists in Latin music, Carlos
Vives has transcended barriers for more than two decades, with over 20 million albums sold, a Grammy and 10 Latin Grammys, 29 nominations from the Latin Recording Academy, and multiple gold and platinum albums. He became the first Colombian artist in music history to take home a Grammy. In the last 5 months, he has had two #1 singles. Vives is an artist who keeps his country close to his heart, is also a UNICEF ambassador, a USAID Ambassador, and appeared at the White House and in front of Congressional Committes on behalf of USAID. Last month he was honored with the Legend Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C.
In 2012, he was a judge on La Voz Colombia, and his album MAS + CORAZON debuted at # 1 in sales and has produced four consecutive # 1 singles in Colombia. "Volví a Nacer", "Como Le Gusta a Tu Cuerpo" y "Bailar Contigo" were # 1 on the Billboard charts, also reaching # 1 in Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru and Central America.
He was the top winner in 2013 at the Latin Grammys and at the Latin Billboard Awards in 2014, he received the Spirit
of Hope Award for his social work and dedication to noble causes. In the coming months, in role with USAID, Vives will be searching out new musical talent in the marginalized neighborhoods of Colombia, and mentoring artists and helping them become self-sufficient through the creation of their own record labels.