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Jencarlos Canela stars in NBC's comedy "Telenovela" as Xavier Castillo.

Jencarlos Canela is an award-winning singer, songwriter and musician whose most recent album "Jen" was released on Universal Music Latin and features hit singles "I Love It," "Irreparable" and "Tu Sombra." He was crowned the winning coach of the first installment of Univision's primetime music reality competition series "Va Por Ti." He has more than 100 million views on VEVO/Youtube and 8M+ followers on his social networks. He also became the first Latin artist to kick-off the Time Square new year ball drop countdown.

Canela's 2015 North American tour kicked off at the Pearson Convention Center in Toronto, Canada. He has performed more than 200 international concerts with great success in countries like Canada, Republic Dominican Republic, Panama, El Salvador, Honduras, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, United States, and the French islands of Martinique, Guyana, Guadeloupe and New Caledonia, among others.

On television, Canela is the star of multiple top-rated telenovelas, such as "Mi Corazon Insiste." In 2008, Telemundo chose him to play the lead adolescent role in the telenovela "Sins Ajenos," for which he also sang the theme song. After that, he had an appearance in another soap opera called "Doña Bárbara." Canela played the lead role in the musical "Miami Libre," about a young Cuban who goes to Miami with dreams of becoming a singer.

In 2009, Canela landed the lead role in his first feature film "Hunted by Night," in which he showed off his skills as a black belt in martial arts. In 2010, he starred in the movie "Mas Sabe el Diablo: The First Strike," which served as the introduction to the Telemundo soap opera "Mas Sabe el Diablo," in which he also starred.

In 2009, 2010 and 2011 consecutively, Canela was chosen as one of the 50 Most Beautiful for People magazine in Spanish. In 2009, he also graced the cover of the magazine for its edition of the 25 Most Handsome Men.

Inspired by his father's journey from Cuba, Canela has been volunteering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Miami for several years and visited Haiti twice, in 2011 and 2013. His voice was an important part of the Spanish version of the legendary theme "We Are the World," which raised funds for earthquake victims in Haiti.

Canela began his musical career at age 12 as the lead singer of the group Boom Boom Pop and graduated in 2006 with honors from the prestigious The New World School of the Arts.

The musical project Jencarlos Canela was a unique partnership between the label of Jencarlos, BULLSEYE MUSIC, Telemundo in the US and Latin Televisa in Mexico.

Canela's debut album, "Buscame," entered the Music Latin album charts at #1 and was certified gold within weeks of its release.
Just three weeks of its release "Find Me" was ranked first in the list of best-selling albums, according to Billboard, which made this 2010 Jencarlos, was nominated for Best New Artist Revelation in the Prizes Billboard Latin Music, where he performed his worldwide hit, "Love Stay".

He also received the Star Award as Best Young America and the prestigious FAMA Actor Award, awarded by the magazine of the same name in the category of Best Young Actor.

In this 2013 Jencarlos is signed as an exclusive artist of Universal Music Records with whom you will be working their upcoming musical projects.

I actoralmente is signed with CAA in Los Angeles which will be working all future projects in the Anglo market in this year 2013.


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Age: 28 years old
Birthday: April 21, 1988
Height: 5' 11"
Birthplace: Miami, FL

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