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Carlos Rivera

Carlos Rivera
Background information
Birth name Carlos Rivera Guerra
Born (1986-03-15) March 15, 1986
Origin Huamantla, Mexico
Genres Pop, Latin
Occupation(s) Singer, actor
Years active 2004–present
Labels Sony BMG

Carlos Rivera Guerra, or better known as Carlos Rivera (born March 15, 1986 in Huamantla, Tlaxcala), is a Mexican singer who rose to fame by becoming the winner of the third generation of La Academia.


  • Biography 1
  • Telenovelas 2
  • Awards 3
  • Discography 4
    • Studio albums 4.1
    • Singles 4.2
    • Theatre 4.3
  • External links 5


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. In 2008, he starred the musical of Broadway Beauty and the Beast in Mexico for a couple of weeks, as a guest actor. Starting July 2009, Carlos played Sky in the Mexico City production of Mamma Mia! Carlos stars as Simba in the 2011 Madrid, Spain production of The Lion King / El Rey León. He is currently starring as Simba in the Mexican production of "The Lion King".


Year Telenovela Role Notes
2016 El hotel de los secretos Andrés Supporting Role


  • First place in the third generation of La Academia (USD $270,000) (2004)
  • Award from the teachers' union of Tlaxcala (2005)


Studio albums

  • 2007: Carlos Rivera
  • 2010: Mexicano
  • 2013: El Hubiera No Existe


  • 2006:"Y si tu supieras"
  • 2006:"Te me vas"
  • 2010: "La Malagueña"
  • 2011: "Amar y Vivir"
  • 2013: "Fascinación"
  • 2014: "Sólo Tú"
  • 2015: "¿Cómo Pagarte?"


  • 2006: Bésame Mucho
  • 2007: Orgasmos La Comedia
  • 2008: La Bella y la Bestia
  • 2009: Mamma Mia!
  • 2011: El Rey León (Spain)
  • 2015: El Rey León (México)

External links

  • Profile at the La Academia site (Spanish)
  • Official Site (Spanish)
  • Carlos Rivera at the Internet Movie Database
  • Official Forum (Spanish)
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