Jorge Celedón singing at Lafayette Park during the Colombian Independence Day celebration in 2008.
|Also known as||Jorgito Celedon|
|Born||March 4, 1968|
|Origin||Villanueva, La Guajira, Colombia|
|Associated acts||Binomio de Oro de America|
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.
As a child
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.
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) . 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
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"
Jean Carlos Centeno and Jorgito Celedon became lead singers
With Jimmy Zambrano
- 2001 - Romántico Como Yo
- 2002 - Llevame en Tus Sueños
- 2003 - Canto Vallenato
- 2004 - Nuevas Canciones del Alma
- 2004 - ¡Juepa je!
- 2006 - Son Para el Mundo
- 2009 - La invitacion
- 2011 - "Lo que tú necesitas"
Awards and nominations
Latin Grammy Awards
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.
|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|