Jean carlos Canela

Jencarlos Canela

Jencarlos Canela Jencarlos Jencarlos Canela (born April 21, 1988) is an American actor and award-winning singer-songwriting musician having won the Breakout Artist of the Year award at the Premio Lo Nuestro 2011. He is best known for playing the leading roles in the telenovelas Más Sabe el Diablo and Mi Corazón Insiste and most recently Pasión Prohibida.


Canela was born in Miami, Florida to Cuban parents, Lisette and Heriberto Canela. He is the older brother of actor, Jason Canela and has two older siblings, both from his parents.
Personal Life

In September 2011, Jencarlos Canela and Gaby Espino (Venezuelan actress and model) did a live chat over social networking site Twitter, where they confirmed they were in relationship and announced that they were expecting their first child together. The godparents are going to be Cristina Saralegui and Pitbull. Espino gave birth to their son, Nickolas Canela Espino, on February 12, 2012.
Music career

At the age of 12 Jencarlos began his musical career as the lead singer of the group "Boom Boom Pop". After two years of successful participation with the group he decided to start his solo career in late 2002. Over the following five years, he appeared in several international events including the "Miss World" 2004 and 2005 beauty pageants, "The Latin Fiesta Festival" in Toronto Canada, and "The CALLE OCHO Festival" in Miami. During this period, he continued his studies of music and acting at the New World School of the Arts (USA), from which he graduated with honors in May 2006. The Ford Motor Company chose him as model and singer for its "Ride it Like a Ford" ad campaign. This commercial was broadcast on television in the U.S.A.

Jencarlos first album was produced by Rudy Pérez at his studio in Miami Beach. This project may be produced in various languages, as Jencarlos has performed songs in English, Italian, German and Portuguese.

In 2012, Canela, in collaboration with Emilio Estefan, recorded the song "Sueña" for Telemundo's coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics. It was also to be the official song of Miss America 2013, but a contract dispute with Telemundo led to the song being replaced by "Don't Stop the Party" by Pitbull. Canela, signed with Universal Music Latin Entertainment.
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