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Jorge Celedon

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Jorge Celedón also known as Jorgito Celedón (born March 4, 1968 in Villanueva, La Guajira) is a Colombian musician, singer of vallenato music. Celedón was one of the backup singers for the vallenato group Binomio de Oro de America who joined after the death of Rafael Orozco Maestre. In 1998, he decided to create his own vallenato group and teamed with accordionist Jimmy Zambrano.[1]

As a child

Celedon grew up singing vallenato making him a very good singer. His first performance was with his uncle Daniel Celedón, in his own group called Doble Poder (Double Power). This helped him to become a great star of vallenato by the time he was an adult


Latin Grammy

Celedon and his vallenato group were nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards on August 29, 2007 in Miami. At the 8th Annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony held on November 8, 2007 in Las Vegas, United States, Celedón and accordionist Jimmy Zambrano received the award in the category Cumbia/Vallenato for their album Son… Para El Mundo (Sony BMG Music/North) .[2] In July 2008, he performed in front of president George W. Bush at an event at the White House in celebration of Colombian independence day.

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