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Biography

Claudia de Colombia is a Colombian singer.

She was born Gladis Caldas Méndez in Bogotá, on 21st January 1950, and started her musical career very early. As a teenager she was part of the 1960s musical youth programme "El Club del Clan", together with such figures as Emilce, Maryluz, Billy Pontoni, Óscar Golden, and Vicky.

At the beginning of the 1970s she started her career as a professional singer, recording her first album in 1970. She also did some acting. Her career was most productive between1970 and 1980; she was the first Colombian to gain success internationally in the field of popular music.

Today Claudia de Colombia has retired from her musical career, and is part of the Colombian political party The Independent Movement of Absolute Renovation (in Spanish, MIRA).

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