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Andres Cepeda

Andrés Cepeda is one of the most renowned Colombian artists of the Latin American music scene. This romantic songwriter and Latin Grammy winner has been wowing his audience with his successes year after year since he began his career in 1990. Cepeda finds in love the perfect excuse to visit different musical genres while delivering lyrics with high emotional content.

He was born on July 7, 1973 in Bogota (Colombia), surrounded by music in his family atmosphere. During his school years, Cepeda found in rock en español an invitation to start composing, and so did the idea of ​​joining with friends to make music was born.

He began his career in 1990 when he created Poligamia, a Bogota-based rock band to which he belonged for eight years releasing four successful albums.  The hits "Fade" and "Mi Generación," are remembered as classics of their repertoire.

Once dissolved the group Cepeda continued his solo career releasing a first album: I die (1999), disc that came hits like "You die," "Bewitched," "I'm leaving," among others. This album, which in just one month received platinum status, marked a new direction in his way, featuring Andrés Cepeda as a romantic artist, closer to rhythms like pop, bolero and the ballad.

In March 2001 he released his second production, El Carpintero (The Carpenter), for which he received double platinum. In 2002 he published "There is always a song," a DVD recorded live at the Teatro Colon in Bogota. This production was the first of its kind in Colombia. In 2003 he was released his third album, "Song broken."

In 2005 he presented his work To better love. This album, which received platinum for sales in Colombia, included songs that reached the top places on national radio, like "To better love you", "I miss you" "Nonsense," among others.

In 2007 he released a remake of To better Amarte in which two new songs he composed with master Jorge Luis Piloto included: "forecast" and "If you were my enemy" songs that gave him international recognition and won him Latin Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Album.

Day after day became after its launch in 2009, one of the most successful albums of his career, receiving gold and platinum discs. Simple "Kisses used", "disease you" and "Day after day" quickly rose to the top of radio listings, receiving numerous awards at national and international level.In September 2009 he was nominated in three of the most important categories Latin Grammy Awards: Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Album. Also he received the award in Spain Spanish radio "Top 40" in the category "Best Colombian Artist 2009".

In 2010 Andrew took a personal taste by publishing the CD / DVD Live Live, a project in which, with drummer Horacio "The Black" Hernandez and other renowned musicians of the Latin scene, launched a repertoire of new songs, nearby to the sounds of jazz.

In 2012 Andrés Cepeda presented to the public his seventh album The best thing in my life. Cepeda received for this album four nominations by The Latin Recording Academy, taking for the first time Latin Grammy in the category "best Traditional Pop Vocal Album." He was joined for this award three prizes that gave the Nuestra Tierra 2013 Awards in the categories Best Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Pop Performance. Additionally, he received double platinum.

In 2014 he released the second part of personal project, Live Live Two.

In 2015 Andrés Cepeda launched its latest production: MIL CITIES. An album that was released under the label of Sony Music label and was attended by important figures in the industry.

Thousand Cities was an album made under the conceptual direction of the Corporation (collectively composed of: Andrés Cepeda, Mauricio Pantoja, John Harby Ubaque "Dartagnan" and Joel Waldman) and was attended by guest vocalists as Ricardo Montaner and Kany Garcia, producers of the likes of Julio Reyes Copello (Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony), Tommy Torres (Ricky Martin, Jesse and Joy, Alejandro Sanz), Mauricio Pantoja, Dan Warner and Bernardo Ossa, important international musicians like drummers Vinnie Colaiuta (drummer of Sting, Frank Zappa, Chick Corea) and Aaron Sterling (drummer John Mayer), bassists William Vadalá (bassist Fito Paez) and Carlitos del Puerto (bassist Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Herbie Hanckock) the award-winning pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Prague.

On the technical side intervened legends sound engineering as Bob Clearmountain (The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, David Bowie), Thom Russo (Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, TOTO), Ted Jansen (Billy Joel, Norah Jones, Green Day) Mike Couzzi (Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart, Santana) and Alvaro Alencar (engineer Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento), ensuring a great leap forward in this important new stage of Andrés Cepeda as an artist.

For four consecutive seasons (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) Andrés Cepeda has participated as jury Caracol TV program THE COLOMBIA voice and Voice Kids.

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