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Jencarlos Canela Biography

Birth Name:
Jencarlos Canela
Birth Place:
Miami, Florida, United States
Actor, singer-songwriter

Fast Facts

  • At the age of 12, began his career in music as the lead singer of the band Boom Boom Pop
  • In 2008, made his theater debut in the stage musical Miami Libre at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
  • In 2009, released his debut solo album Buscame
  • Was named in Forbes' list of 30 Under 30 in 2012
  • Has performed over 200 concerts in several countries, including the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama and Spain
  • In 2015, became the first Latino in history to press the button that activates the ball to drop in Times Square on New Year's Eve
  • Is a spokesperson for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation