Jorge Celedón

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Jorge Celedón
Jorge Celedón in DC.JPG
Jorge Celedón singing at Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. during the Colombian Independence Day celebration in 2008.
Background information
Also known as Jorgito Celedon
Born (1968-03-04) March 4, 1968 (age 46)
Origin Villanueva, La Guajira, Colombia
Genres Vallenato
Instruments singing
Years active 1993–Present
Labels Sony Music
Associated acts Binomio de Oro de America
Website www.jorgeceledon.net
www.jimmyzambrano.com

Jorge Celedón also known as Jorgito Celedón is a Colombian musician, singer of vallenato music. Celedón was one of the backup singers for the vallenato group Binomio de Oro de America who joined after the death of Rafael Orozco Maestre. In 1998, he decided to create his own vallenato group and teamed with accordionist Jimmy Zambrano.[1]

As a child[edit]

Celedon grew up singing vallenato making him a very good singer. His first performance was with his uncle Daniel Celedón, in his own group called Doble Poder (Double Power). This helped him to become a great star of vallenato by the time he was an adult.

Latin Grammy[edit]

Celedon and his vallenato group were nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards on 29 August 2007 in Miami. At the 8th Annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony held on 8 November 2007 in Las Vegas, United States, Celedón and accordionist Jimmy Zambrano received the award in the category Cumbia/Vallenato for their album Son... Para El Mundo (Sony BMG Music/North) .[2] In July 2008, he performed in front of president George W. Bush at an event at the White House in celebration of Colombian independence day.

Jorge Celedon's Work With Son De Cali[edit]

On Friday 6 June 2008, it was confirmed that Celedon Was working on a new song along Salsa group Son De Cali. The song is to be named "De lo nuevo... lo mejor"

Discography[edit]

Binomio de Oro de América

Jorge Celedon, Jimmy Zambrano, and their performance group perform during the celebration of Colombian Independence Day Tuesday, 22 July 2008, in the East Room of the White House.

Jean Carlos Centeno and Jorgito Celedon became lead singers

With Jimmy Zambrano[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Latin Grammy Awards[edit]

A Latin Grammy Award is an accolade by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. Jorge Celedón has received an award from four nominations.

Year Recipient Award Result
2006 Grandes Exitos En Vivo Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album Nominated
2007 Son...Para El Mundo Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album Won
2008 "Me Vio Llorar" Best Tropical Song Nominated
2012 Lo Que Tú Necesitas Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album Nominated
2014 Celedón Sin Fronteras, Vol. 1 Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album Won

Premios Nuestra Tierra[edit]

A Premio Nuestra Tierra is an accolade that recognize outstanding achievement in the Colombian music industry. Jorge Celedón has received four nominations.[3]

Year Recipient Award Result
2014 Celedón Sin Fronteras, Vol.1 Album of the Year Nominated
Himself Best Vallenato Artist or Group Nominated
"La Candela Viva" (with Totó la Momposina) Best Folk Performance of the Year Nominated
Himself Tweeter of the Year Nominated

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