Carlos RiveraFor other persons named Carlos Rivera, see Carlos Rivera (disambiguation). Carlos Rivera
Background information Birth name Carlos Rivera Guerra Born March 15, 1986(1986-03-15) (age 22) Origin Huamantla, MexicoGenre(s)Pop, LatinOccupation(s) Singer, actorYears active 2004–present Label(s)Sony BMG
He was born to José Gonzalo Gilberto Rivera Ramírez and María de Lourdes Guerra Martínez Antonio, on March 15, 1986. Rivera became a local celebrity while still a child, winning several singing contests and hosting a radio show on Radio Huamantla. He rose to fame when he won the third generation of La Academia in 2004 at the age of 18. In 2005 he finally signed with Sony BMG and began plans to record his first album. While doing that he also entered Desafio de Estrellas 2 in which he placed 5th. He also played the role of "Fausto" in the TV Azteca series La vida es una canción ("Life is a song"). He also made a cameo appearance in the serial Los Sánchez. On October 3, 2006, he released his first and eponymous CD/DVD.
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- Before applying to La Academia, he had considered becoming a Catholic priest.
- Carlos Rivera also is the name of Mary Camden's husband on the TV show 7th Heaven.
- Carlos Rivera is also a first baseman for the Guerreros of Oaxaca.
- First place in the third generation of La Academia (USD $270,000) (2004)
- Award from the Teacher's Union of Tlaxcala (2005).
Carlos Rivera obtain his Gold award disc for selling moren than 50,000 copies of his first album
- Profile at the La Academia site (Spanish)
- CarlosRivera.com.mxOfficial Site (Spanish)
- Carlos Rivera at the Internet Movie Database
- CarlosRivera.com.mx/foro Official Forum (Spanish)
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