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. You might also be interested sexy Shakira bikini photos and the best cumbia bands of all time. 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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Shakira is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Singers from Colombia
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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira released her first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, in the early 1990s, failing to attain commercial success; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos, and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones?. Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service. Its lead single, "Whenever, Wherever", became the best-selling single of 2002. Her ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 42

Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, + more

Credits: Love in the Time of Cholera, 27 Dresses, From Prada to Nada, Camino

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Alejo Durán is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Singers from Colombia
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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. In 1968 Duran gained notoriety for winning the first version of the "Vallenato Legend Festival" in the city of Valledupar and is often cited as one of the best Vallenato musician of all times. He died in Montería, Córdoba. Colombian musician Carlos Vives did cover versions of his songs. Popular songs he wrote include "Altos del Rosario", "Pedazo de Acordeón," "Fidelina," and "La Cachucha ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 70 (1919-1989)

Birthplace: El Paso, Colombia

Profession: Accordionist, Composer, Singer

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Andrés Cabas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Singers from Colombia
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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 42

Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

Profession: Musician, Music Producer, Singer

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Andrés Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Singers from Colombia
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Andrés Cepeda

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 Poligamia, a latin rock-pop group which he founded with some friends during his adolescence. After Poligamia was disbanded, Cepeda continued with his musical career as a soloist, finding success in different musical genres such as bolero and Balada, among other romantic genres. His album El carpintero achieved quadruple-platinum sales in Colombia. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 45

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer