- 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.
- Erick Canela — Brother
- Heriberto Canela — Father
- Nickolas Canela Espino — Son
- Lisette Canela — Mother
- Gaby Espino — Ex-significant Other
- Jason Canela — Brother
- Annette Canela — Sister
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