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Carlos Roberto Baute Jiménez

(1974-03-08) March 8, 1974 (age 49)
Caracas, Venezuela
Occupation Singer-songwriter, television host, actor
Spouse(s) Astrid Klisans
Musical career
Genres Latin pop
Years active 1987–present
Labels Warner Music Spain

Carlos Roberto Baute Jiménez (born March 8, 1974, in Caracas, Venezuela), best known simply as Carlos Baute, is a Venezuelan singer-songwriter and television host. His music is mostly in the Latin pop genre, with some ballads and Bachata.

Early life

He is the son of Alfonso Baute and Clara Jiménez and he is of Spanish (his father is from Tenerife and his maternal great-grandparents are from Galicia), Cuban (his maternal grandmother) and Venezuelan descent. Baute's surname is of Guanches origin, the indigenous Berber peoples of the Canary Islands in Spain.


In 1987 At age 13, he joined Los Chamos, which released an album entitled Con un poco de Amor in 1990. He worked as a model and released his first solo album titled Orígenes I in 1994. He acted in the Venezuelan telenovela, Destino de Mujer (1997), as Pedro José, a swimming instructor.

With the album Yo nací para querer... (1999), he moved to Spain and had much success with all his albums. He acted in the television series Aladinna (TVE), Mis Adorables Vecinos (Antena 3) and was the host of Gala Miss España, Gala IB3, and Gala Fin de Año de TVE1.

Baute has released six albums, including a greatest hits album. On April 1, 2008, he released De Mi Puño y Letra, which included "Colgando en tus manos". He released two versions, one solo and one with Marta Sánchez. The duet rose to the top of the charts in many Spanish-speaking countries worldwide.

Although well known in many Hispanic countries, he has not crossed over into many other markets.

In October 2012, he released a duet with Laura Pausini, "Las cosas que no me espero".

He now lives in Spain and has Spanish citizenship.

By March 2014, during the Venezuelan riots, he released a music video asking for "Respect" amongst citizens of different political sides. In the video "Que tu voz sea mi voz", Baute appears with the national flag painted on his face.

Personal life

By June 2012 Carlos Baute married the Venezuelan model Astrid Klisans.

Carlos Baute has a son called José Daniel Arellán. Baute was urged to recognize the legal paternity of José Daniel in November 2012 in the event that a Spanish court rules against Baute's claims of not being the father of José Daniel. José Daniel Arellán is son of Carlos Baute and a Venezuelan girl called Náyera and he was born when Baute was 15 years-old.

Astrid had a son named Markuss on July 22, 2016, in Madrid.

During the Venezuelan presidential crisis, Baute stated his position of support for Juan Guaidó, saying he has not visited Venezuela for eight years after being blacklisted by the Maduro government.



Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
1994 Orígenes
1997 Orígenes II: Tambores
1999 Yo Nací para Querer
2001 Dame de Eso
2004 Peligroso
2005 Baute 11
2006 Grandes Éxitos (compilation) 16
2008 De Mi Puño y Letra 2
2009 Directo En Tus Manos (live) 6
2010 Amarte Bien 3
2013 En el Buzón de tu Corazón 8
2019 De Amor y Dolor 8


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2008 "Colgando en tus manos"
(featuring Marta Sánchez)
1 De Mi Puño y Letra
2009 "Tu No Sabes que Tanto"
"Nada se compara a ti"
(featuring Franco de Vita)
2010 "Quien te quiere como yo" 2 Amarte Bien
2011 "Amarte bien" 18
"Tu Cuerpo Bailando en mi Cuerpo"
2016 "Amor & dolor"
(featuring Alexis & Fido)
14 N/A
"Ando buscando"
(featuring PISO 21)

Featured in

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2012 "Cuestión de Príoridades por el Cuerno de África"
(Melendi feat. Dani Martín, Pablo Alborán, La Dama, Rasel, Malu & Carlos Baute)
36 N/A
"Me pones tierno"
(Rasel feat. Baute)
"Las cosas que no me espero"
(Laura Pausini duet with Carlos Baute)
41 Inedito
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