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Carlos Santana

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Net worth 2018: $40 Million
Industry: Musicians
Residence: Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, México
Country: United States
BirthDay: 20 July 1947
Sigh: Leo
Height: 1.77 m
Education: James Lick Middle School Mission High School

Carlos Santana was bornon 20 July 1947 in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, México, American. Carlos Santana’s name has become synonymous with some of the most important genres of music today - jazz, Latin, salsa, blues and rock. From a very young age, he was taught the importance of music and how it brought together cultures, religions, and people from around the world. Apart from native music, he was also introduced to a number of musical influences, including international folk music; which is widely seen in his large repertoire of works today. He is a famous guitarist, musician, singer and band-leader, who helped form the concept of ‘world music’ by his experimentations with mixing many styles of music from a host of cultures. He shot to fame after the legendary performance at Woodstock Music and Art Festival and after the formation of the band, ‘Santana’. There has been no stopping this legendary musical hurricane ever since. His exclusive and familiar sound is fabled, through which his audiences recognize him. He is also well-known for using percussion instruments and other native instruments like the congas and the timbales; which is not very popularly used. Rolling Stone magazine has listed Santana as one of the ‘100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time’. He is also the recipient of a number of Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards.


$40 Million


In 2012, he released the album, ‘Shape Shifter’, which was the 22nd album by Santana, by a new record label, Starfaith Records


He married Cindy Blackman in 2010 and currently lives with her in Las Vegas


In 2009, he performed live at the Athens Olympic Stadium with his 10-member band as a part of his ‘Supernatural Santana - A Trip through the Hits’ tour


At the end of 2008, he was working on his solo album, ‘Acoustic Demos’, which released at the end of the year and also performed for the American Idol finale, which aired the next year


The two divorced after 34 years of marriage, in 2007


From 2002 to 2005, he released ‘Shaman’ and also contributed to albums by other artists like ‘Possibilities’, ‘Oral Fixation Vol


‘Supernatural’, the 17th album released by ‘Santana’ in 1999, went on to win 9 Grammy Awards including ‘Album of the Year’


In 1990, he left Columbia Records after twenty-two years and signed on a new record deal with Polygram


In 1988, he organized a reunion with his former band-mates and CBS records to compile the band’s accomplishments in an album titled, ‘Viva Santana!’ The same year, he formed an all-instrumental group


He also provided the soundtrack for the 1987 American film, ‘La Bamba’, based on the life of his icon, Ritchie Valens


From 1974 to 1978, he was a part of the albums, ‘Illuminations’, ‘Borboletta’, ‘Amigos’, ‘Moonflower’ and ‘Inner Secrets’


He further experimented with jazz fusion with ‘Santana’s fifth studio album, ‘Welcome’, released in 1973


He then decided to get together with a few of his old band-mates and recorded ‘Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live, which released in 1972


‘Santana III’, released in 1971, experimented more with jazz influences and the album featured two hit singles; ‘No one to Depend on’ and ‘Everybody’s Everything’


His 1969 album, ‘Santana’, which was also his debut studio album, was destined to have one of the biggest releases for a newcomer, due to the band’s pivotal performance at The Woodstock Festival


The ‘Santana Blues Band’ was formed in 1966 with other musicians, including Gregg Rolie and David Brown

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