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 asJorgito Celedon
Born (1968-03-04) March 4, 1968 (age 51)
OriginVillanueva, La Guajira, Colombia
Years active1993–Present
LabelsSony Music
Associated actsBinomio de Oro de America

Jorge Celedón also known as Jorgito Celedón is a Colombian musician and 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]

Early life[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.


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]

With Gustavo García[edit]

With Sergio Luis Rodríguez[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 the award four times from six nominations.

Year Nominee / work 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
2015 Sencillamente Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album Won
2017 Ni Un Paso Atrás Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album Won

Premios Nuestra Tierra[edit]

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

Year Nominee / work 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in Spanish) elvallenato: Jorge Celedeon biography
  2. ^ grammy awards: Cumbia/Vallenato - Jorge Celedon & Jimmy Zambrano Archived 2008-02-07 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Premios Nuestra Tierra received to Jorge Celedón:
    • "Nominados a los Premios Nuestra Tierra 2014" (in Spanish). La Mega. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-12-01.

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