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Alex Campos in 2020
Background information
Birth name Édgar Alexánder Campos Mora
Born September 10, 1976 (1976-09-10) (age 45)
Origin Bogotá, Colombia
Genres
Years active 2001–present
Labels CanZion Group LP

Édgar Alexánder Campos Mora, better known as Alex Campos, is a Colombian Christian singer-songwriter.

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.

Career

Campos formed the group Misión Vida when he was 17 years old.

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 [es] (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.

He recorded an album titled Lenguaje de Amor [es] which earned his first Latin Grammy win. In 2012, Campos recorded Regreso a Ti [es]. In 2015, he released a live studio session album titled Derroche De Amor [es].

Personal life

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

Discography

Alex Campos discography
Releases
Studio albums 6
Live albums 3

Albums

Studio albums

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

US
Christ
US
Heat

Al Taller del Maestro
  • Released: April 1, 2003
  • Label: CanZion Group LP
  • Format: CD
  • ASINCOL: Platinum
Como un Niño
  • Released: May 20, 2005
  • Label: CanZion Group LP
  • Format: CD, digital download
El Sonido del Silencio [es]
  • 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
48 11 43
Lenguaje de Amor [es]
  • Released: August 4, 2010
  • Label: CanZion Group LP
  • Format: CD, digital download
14
Regreso a Ti [es]
  • Released: August 7, 2012
  • Label: CanZion Group LP
  • Format: CD, digital download
28 8 45 46
Derroche De Amor [es]
  • Released: May 28, 2015
  • Label: MV Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
36 12
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 Nominated work Award Result
2013 Hillsong: Global Project Español (as featured artist) Spanish Album of the Year Won

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.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2008 Cuidaré de Ti Best Christian Album (Spanish Language) Nominated
2010 Te Puedo Sentir Best Christian Album (Spanish Language) Nominated
2011 Lenguage De Amor Best Christian Album (Spanish Language) Won
2013 Regreso A Ti Best Christian Album (Spanish Language) Won
2015 Derroche de Amor Best Christian Album (Spanish Language) Won

Premios Arpa

A Premio ARPA[expand acronym] 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.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2004 Himself Composer of the Year Won
Al Taller del Maestro Best Album for a Group or Duo Nominated
Al Taller del Maestro Best Pop/Rock Album Nominated
Al Taller del Maestro Album of the Year Nominated
2006 "Sueño de Morir" Song of the Year Won
Como un Niño Best Masculine Vocal Album Nominated
Como un Niño Best Pop/Rock Album Won
"Sueño de Morir" Best Music Video Nominated
2007 "El Sonido del Silencio" Song of the Year Nominated
El Sonido del Silencio Best Masculine Vocal Album Won
Himself Producer of the Year Nominated
El Sonido del Silencio Best Live Album Nominated
2009 "Como el Color de la Sangre" Best Music Video Nominated
"Dímelo" Best Collaboration Nominated
2011 Te Puedo Sentir Best Masculine Vocal Album Nominated
Te Puedo Sentir Best Pop/Rock Album Won
Te Puedo Sentir Album of the Year Nominated
Te Puedo Sentir Best Long Form Music Video Nominated
Te Puedo Sentir Best Live Album Nominated
Te Puedo Sentir Best Singer-Songwriter Album Nominated
2012 Lenguaje de Amor Best Pop/Rock Album Nominated
2013 "No Tiene Prisa" Song of the Year Nominated
Himself Composer of the Year Won
Regreso a Ti Best Masculine Vocal Album Nominated
Himself Producer of the Year Won
Regreso a Ti Album of the Year Nominated
"No Tiene Prisa" Best Music Video Won
Regreso a Ti Best Pop/Fusion Album Nominated
"Me Amas" (with Lilly Goodman) Best Collaboration Nominated
"Suave Voz" Best Collaboration Nominated

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.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2014 Himself Best Christian Artist Won
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