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Famous Singers from Colombia

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List of notable or famous singers from Colombia, with bios and photos, including the top singers born in Colombia and even some popular singers who immigrated to Colombia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Colombian singers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These singers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known singer from Colombia is included when available.

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This historic singers from Colombia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Colombian singers of note?" and "Who are the most famous singers from Colombia?" These prominent singers of Colombia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Colombian singers.

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    Gilberto Alejandro Durán Diaz, known to all as Alejo Durán or "El Negro Grande" was a Colombian vallenato music traditional composer, singer and accordionist. Duran was born in El Paso, Cesar and lived his last years in Planeta Rica He is notorious for lyrically "self-flagellating" himself in his songs.more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1919-1989)
    • Birthplace: El Paso, Colombia
    • Profession: Accordionist, Composer, Singer
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    Andrés Cabas
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    Andrés Mauricio Cabas Rosales, or more commonly known as Cabas, is a Colombian musician. His music is characterized by having a Caribbean-like sound.more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
    • Profession: Musician, Music Producer, Singer
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    Andrés Cepeda

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    Andrés Cepeda is a popular Colombian singer and songwriter. He was born in Bogotá, the youngest of five children. He displayed an inclination towards music from an early age, studying piano since the age of 5. He composed his first piece at the age of 12. His musical career began as the lead voice of ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer
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    Andrés Useche
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    Andrés Useche is an award-winning Colombian American writer, film director, graphic artist, singer-songwriter and activist.more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Caldas department, Manizales
    • Profession: Songwriter, Cinematographer, Film Editor, Singer, Writer, + more
    • Credits: The Cove PSA: My Friend Is...
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    Annie McCausland
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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Author, Singer
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    Carla Giraldo

    Carla Evelyn Giraldo Quintero is a Colombian actress, model and singer. She made her debut in television when she was 13 in telenovela Me Llaman Lolita where she portrays young Lolita Rengifo.more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Los herederos del Monte
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    Carlos Vives
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    Carlos Alberto Vives Restrepo is a Colombian singer, composer and actor. He holds a publicist degree from Jorge Tadeo Lozano's University.more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Santa Marta, Colombia
    • Profession: Musician, Actor, Composer, Music artist, Singer
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    Carolina Ovalle Arango, known to fans as "Carolina la O" is a Colombian Salsa and Tropical music singer. Carolina la O made her live debut at the age of six, singing a traditional song called "Campesina Santandereana" at her elementary school. After she graduated from a local university, holding a ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Manizales, Colombia
    • Profession: Songwriter, Singer
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    Danna Maria García Osuna is an actress and model best known for her roles in telenovelas.more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Colombia, Medellín
    • Profession: Singer
    • Credits: Alguien te mira, Pasión de Gavilanes, Bella calamidades, Te voy a enseñar a querer, La traición, + more
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    Darío Gómez

    Darío de Jesús Gómez Zapata, also known as El Rey del Despecho, is a Colombian singer and composer of vals, corridos and boleros. His moniker El Rey del Despecho derives from the more than one thousands songs about heartbreaking love situations. His most well-known song is Nadie es Eterno. He was ...more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: Colombia
    • Profession: Singer
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    Emiliano Zuleta Baquero was a Colombian vallenato composer, accordion player and singer, popularly known as El viejo Mile. Zuleta was born on January 11, 1912 in La Jagua del Pilar, a small town of la Guajira; He died on October 30, 2005 in Valledupar from respiratory problems at age 93. In 1938 he ...more

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1912-2005)
    • Birthplace: La Jagua del Pilar, Colombia
    • Profession: Composer, Singer
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    Fanny Lú
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    Fanny Lucía Martínez Buenaventura, better known professionally as Fanny Lú, is a Colombian singer-songwriter and actress from Santiago de Cali, Colombia. She studied at the University of the Andes and received a degree in industrial engineering. She is the mother of two children, Mateo and Valentina, ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Cali, Colombia
    • Profession: Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer
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    Fonseca
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    Juan Fernando Fonseca, better known as Fonseca is a Colombian singer, songwriter, record producer, and activist. Born and raised in Bogotá, he studied at the Colegio Los Nogales from Kindergarten to 9th grade where he realized his dream about becoming a singer. He then moved to a new school called ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Singer
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    Itagui Correa

    Itagui Correa is a singer.more

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    • Birthplace: Colombia
    • Profession: Singer
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    Jean Carlos Centeno is Colombian-Venezuelan singer and composer of vallenato, bolero and salsa. Centeno gained fame as singer and composer for the vallenato group Binomio de Oro de America. On December 31, 2005 Centeno left the Binomio de Oro to pursue his own vallenato group along accordionist Juan ...more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Cabimas, Venezuela
    • Profession: Singer
    • Credits: Super Vallenatos del Año 2008
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    Álvaro José Arroyo González was a Colombian salsa and tropical music singer, composer and songwriter. Considered one of the greatest performers of Caribbean music in his country.more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1955-2011)
    • Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia
    • Profession: Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Composer
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    John Paul Ospina

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    John Paul Ospina Morales, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, producer, actor and TV host. He is well known for his participation on Latin American Idol, aired by Sony Entertainment Television Latin America, and for hosting the Latin version of E! News for E! Entertainment Television Latin America.more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Canada
    • Profession: Singer, Presenter
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    Jorge Villamizar

    Jorge Villamizar is a Colombian musician; singer and composer, leader of the band Bacilos, and one of the most representative Latin American singers. Villamizar came to prominence as the lead member of the band Bacilos. Bacilos released their album Madera in 1999, and in 2000 they recorded their first ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Montería, Colombia
    • Profession: Songwriter, Composer, Singer
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    Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez, better known as Juanes, is a Colombian musician who was a member of the heavy metal band Ekhymosis and is now a solo artist. In 2000, his solo debut album Fíjate Bien won three Latin Grammy Awards. According to his record label, Juanes has sold more than 15 million ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Carolina del Príncipe, Antioquia, Colombia
    • Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter
    • Credits: 2004 Ano de Exitos: Pop
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    Lelo

    Lelo is a singer and musician.more

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    • Profession: Guitarist, Musician, Singer
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