Alex Campos

Édgar Alexánder Campos Mora, better known as Alex Campos, is a Colombian Christian singer-songwriter. He has released 11 albums during his 16-year career. He also performs on concert tours reaching more than 400,000 people each year. He has more than 8 million social media followers, and his song "Derroche de Amor" has sold over 6 million copies. His other well-known songs include "Sueño de Morir", "Al Taller del Maestro", "Me robaste el Corazon", "Tu Poeta", "Como el Color de la Sangre", "El Sonido del Silencio", "No Tiene Priza" and "Lenguaje de Amor y Amigos".

Alex Campos
Alex Campos in 2016
Background information
Birth nameÉdgar Alexánder Campos Mora
Born (1976-09-10) September 10, 1976
OriginBogotá, Colombia
Genres
Years active2001–present
LabelsCanZion Group LP
Websitealexcampos.com.co

Campos has won three Latin Grammy Awards for Best Christian Album in Spanish. He has recorded duets with Christian artists such as Marcos Witt, Jesus Adrian Romero, Marcela Gandara, Lilly Goodman, and Jorge Celedon, and the well known David Toledo. He has also produced for other Colombian artists including Fonseca, Sara Borráez and Su Presencia.

Biography

Early life

Campos, the eldest of four brothers, grew up in a dysfunctional family. At the age of twelve, he started attending the local Christian church. At the age of 14, he joined his first musical group, in which he played the recorder. Campos formed the group Misión Vida when he was 17 years old.

On March 22, 2004, Campos married Natalia Rodríguez. Together they have a daughter and a son.

Career

Throughout his music career, Campos has published eight albums. The first was a live recording in Bogotá, Colombia, titled Tiempo de la Cruz (English: Time of the Cross). Soon after, he released a studio album, Al Taller del Maestro (To the Master's Workshop). Campos dedicated this album to God because he believed that God had healed a tumor in his throat. His third album was a live version of Al Taller del Maestro, recorded in Bogotá, Colombia. He followed this with Como un Niño (Like a Child), El Sonido del Silencio (The Sound of Silence) and Cuidaré de Ti (I'll Take Care of You).

On July 18, 2007, Campos and Misión Vida went to Juncos, Puerto Rico, to take part in La Mina Music Fest. He was featured in Jesus Adrian Romero's album Ayer Te Vi... Fue Más Claro Que La Luna, singing a duet with Romero titled "Razones Pa' Vivir", and in David Toledo's album Soldados De Jesús.

Campos performed concerts to promote and raise funds for the organization Misión Child. He became the first Christian singer to sell out a concert at José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with an audience of 12,000. Campos's seventh album, Te Puedo Sentir, was a live concert recording.

His latest tour began with a series of concerts in Denver, Colorado, Elizabeth, New Jersey, and McAllen, Dallas, and Houston, Texas. He recorded an album titled Lenguaje de Amor which earned his first Latin Grammy win. In 2012, Campos recorded Regreso a Ti. In 2015, he released a live studio session album titled Derroche De Amor. Campos is currently working on a new album in Mexico that will feature Mariachi music.

Discography

Alex Campos discography
Studio albums6
Live albums3

Albums

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
Latin

[1]
US
Latin Pop

[2]
US
Christ

[3]
US
Heat

[4]
Al Taller del Maestro
  • Released: April 1, 2003
  • Label: CanZion Group LP
  • Format: CD
Como un Niño
  • Released: May 20, 2005
  • Label: CanZion Group LP
  • Format: CD, digital download
El Sonido del Silencio
  • Released: October 20, 2006
  • Label: CanZion Group LP
  • Format: CD, digital download
Cuidaré de Ti
  • Released: June 18, 2008
  • Label: CanZion Group LP
  • Format: CD, digital download
481143
Lenguaje de Amor
  • Released: August 4, 2010
  • Label: CanZion Group LP
  • Format: CD, digital download
14
Regreso a Ti
  • Released: August 7, 2012
  • Label: CanZion Group LP
  • Format: CD, digital download
2884546
Derroche De Amor
  • Released: May 28, 2015
  • Label: MV Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
3612
Momentos
  • Released:mar, 2017
  • Label: Sony MUSIC LATIN
  • Format: CD, digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums

List of albums, with selected details
Title Album details
Tiempo de la Cruz
  • Released: March 1, 2001
  • Label: canZion Group LP
  • Format: CD/DVD
En Vivo
  • Released: 2004
  • Label:CanZion Group LP
  • Format: CD/DVD
Te Puedo Sentir
  • Released: November 3, 2009
  • Label: CanZion Group LP
  • Format: CD/DVD, digital download

Awards and nominations

GMA Dove Awards

A Dove Award is an accolade by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) of the United States to recognise outstanding achievement in the Christian music industry. Alex Campos has received one award.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2013Hillsong: Global Project Español (as featured artist)Spanish Album of the YearWon

Latin Grammy Awards

A Latin Grammy Award is an accolade by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to recognise outstanding achievement in the music industry. Campos has received three awards from five nominations.[6][7]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2008Cuidaré de TiBest Christian Album (Spanish Language)Nominated
2010Te Puedo SentirBest Christian Album (Spanish Language)Nominated
2011Lenguage De AmorBest Christian Album (Spanish Language)Won
2013Regreso A TiBest Christian Album (Spanish Language)Won
2015Derroche de AmorBest Christian Album (Spanish Language)Won

Premios ARPA

A Premio ARPA is an accolade from the Academia Nacional de la Música y las Artes Cristianas of Mexico to recognise outstanding achievement in the Latin Christian music industry. Alex Campos has received eight awards from thirty nominations.[8]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2004HimselfComposer of the YearWon
Al Taller del MaestroBest Album for a Group or DuoNominated
Al Taller del MaestroBest Pop/Rock AlbumNominated
Al Taller del MaestroAlbum of the YearNominated
2006"Sueño de Morir"Song of the YearWon
Como un NiñoBest Masculine Vocal AlbumNominated
Como un NiñoBest Pop/Rock AlbumWon
"Sueño de Morir"Best Music VideoNominated
2007"El Sonido del Silencio"Song of the YearNominated
El Sonido del SilencioBest Masculine Vocal AlbumWon
HimselfProducer of the YearNominated
El Sonido del SilencioBest Live AlbumNominated
2009"Como el Color de la Sangre"Best Music VideoNominated
"Dímelo"Best CollaborationNominated
2011Te Puedo SentirBest Masculine Vocal AlbumNominated
Te Puedo SentirBest Pop/Rock AlbumWon
Te Puedo SentirAlbum of the YearNominated
Te Puedo SentirBest Long Form Music VideoNominated
Te Puedo SentirBest Live AlbumNominated
Te Puedo SentirBest Singer-Songwriter AlbumNominated
2012Lenguaje de AmorBest Pop/Rock AlbumNominated
2013"No Tiene Prisa"Song of the YearNominated
HimselfComposer of the YearWon
Regreso a TiBest Masculine Vocal AlbumNominated
HimselfProducer of the YearWon
Regreso a TiAlbum of the YearNominated
"No Tiene Prisa"Best Music VideoWon
Regreso a TiBest Pop/Fusion AlbumNominated
"Me Amas" (with Lilly Goodman)Best CollaborationNominated
"Suave Voz"Best CollaborationNominated

Premios Nuestra Tierra

A Premio Nuestra Tierra is an accolade that recognises outstanding achievement in the Colombian music industry. Campos has received one award from one nomination.[9]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2014HimselfBest Christian ArtistWon

References

  1. Latin Albums for Alex Campos Billboard.com
  2. Latin Pop Albums for Alex Campos Billboard.com
  3. Christian Albums for Alex Campos Billboard.com
  4. Heatseekers Albums for Alex Campos Billboard.com
  5. "Crece el comercio de a música de la fe" (in Spanish). El Tiempo Colombia. July 11, 2003. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  6. 11th Latin GRAMMY Awards Nominees Announced Grammy.com
  7. "12TH ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY® AWARDS TO AIR LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS ON NOV. 10, 2011, ON THE UNIVISION NETWORK". grammy.org. May 19, 2011. Retrieved July 24, 2011.
  8. Premios ARPA received to Alex Campos:
  9. Premios Nuestra Tierra received to Alex Campos:
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