Who is Christopher Velez?
Christopher Velez is an American-Ecuadorian musician and singer, who is best known to the world as a member of the Latin-American boy band CNCO, which was formed in 2015 following the finale of the first season of the singing competition show “La Banda”, created by Simon Cowell and produced by Ricky Martin. Since then, CNCO and Christopher himself have become stars.
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Christopher Velez Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education
Born Christopher Bryant Velez Munoz on the 23rd November 1995, in New Jersey, USA, when she was just three years old the family moved to Ecuador, which is the home country of his parents.
He finished high school there, and returned to the USA when he was 18 years of age. He wanted a better life for himself and his parents, but started by doing several menial jobs, including shoe shining, just to survive. Nevertheless, he had a dream of becoming a musician from an early age, and wanted to enroll in college to study music, but once he saw an ad for La Banda, Christopher decided to sign up for the audition.
Alongside other band members, Christopher auditioned for the first season of La Banda, and reached the finals singing with several other musicians as a part of the band.
CNCO was created on the La Banda’s finale, and Velez was joined by Richard Camacho, Zabdiel De Jesus, Joel Pimentel De Leon and Erick Brian Colon to form the band. The name comes from the abbreviation of the Spanish’ word for Cinco, which means five. Following the end of La Banda, the band signed a recording contract with Sony Music Latin which would last for the next five years. Their first song “Tan Facil” came out on the 29th January 2016, and the single reached the No. 25 on the Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay, while it topped the US iTunes Latino charts and also Latin Airplay Chart.
The following day, the band held their first concert at The Fillmore, Miami Beach. Since Ricky Martin was the producer of the La Banda, he took them under his wing and the band started touring with him during his US and South American shows. As a result, the band performed in Hollywood, Florida, San Juan, Puerto Rico, then Chile and Argentina.
Rise to Stardom
Christopher and the rest of the band continued to produce new music and the second single “Quisiera” came out on the 13th May, while the debut full-length studio album “Primera Cita” came out on the 26th August.
The album reached No. 39 on the US Billboard chart, while it topped the US Latin chart and Argentinian chart. It achieved gold status in Latin America, making the band extremely popular in Latin countries. Before the release of the second album, the band released several singles, including “Reggaeton Lento”, which reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. The group continued working on increasing their popularity with new songs, collaborating with other musicians, including Rio Roma, Becky G, and Ana Mena, among others.
The second studio album came out on the 6th April 2018, entitled “CNCO”, and it again topped the US Latin chart and the Argentinian chart, while the album reached No. 33 on the US Billboard Chart.
Furthermore, the album achieved platinum status and spawned such hits as Mamita, and “Hey DJ”, which is their most popular song. Since the release of the second album, they have also released their first EP “Que Quiénes Somos” on the 11th October 2019. Currently, the band and Christopher are preparing for their world tour, scheduled to start on the 30th May 2020 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico, in San Juan.
Christopher Velez Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Christopher has become a star, thanks to his musical talents and his wealth has increased thanks to the success of the band. According to sources, Christopher Velez’s net worth is as high as $1 million, as of early 2020.
Christopher Velez stands at 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, while he weighs approximately 156lbs ~ 71kgs – his vital statistics are unknown, but he has an athletic build. Christopher has black hair, but he often likes to highlight his hair, dying it to blonde, and he has dark brown eyes. Christopher has several tattoos on his body, including the “Feeling Lucky” on his right arm, among other minor tattoos.
Christopher Velez Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single
Christopher rarely speaks about his personal life and avoids questions about his relationship status. However, according to reports, Christophe is currently single and focused on his career, while there are no rumors of him dating anyone.
Also, his social media accounts don’t speak much about his personal life, except that he likes spending time with his friends and family, whenever he is free.
Christopher Velez Facts, News, Influence
Christopher has stated that he got inspired to pursue music after seeing the pop duo Sin Bandera and from an early age, he started uploading his music on YouTube alongside his childhood friend. He never gave up on his dreams and is now often featured in magazines, thanks to the success of the band.
Most recently, it was announced that CNCO has signed the global publishing deal with Sony/ATV. Also, the media has taken the freedom to write about Christopher and the rest of the band and their romantic lives.
Christopher has become a star on Instagram but has come a long way from a simple shoe shiner to an accomplished musician. You can find out more about the band’s work, and Christopher’s lifestyle. With his immense popularity and success, he has certainly inspired new generations of young musicians to chase their dreams, no matter how hard it gets.