- Name: Carlos Santana
- Age: 70 years old
- Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Musician
- Net Worth: US $40 Million
- Status: Alive
Carlos Santana is a Grammy Award winning Mexican-American guitarist, songwriter and bandleader. He’s best known for combining rock and jazz rhythms with Latin sounds. His discography includes Abraxas (1970), Supernatural (1999), and Shaman (2002). Santana was born Carlos Augusto Alves Santana on July 20, 1947 in Autlan, Mexico. He was one of seven children. Santana learned to play both the violin and the guitar from his father, Jose. The family moved to Tijuana, Mexico in 1955 and later to San Francisco, California in the early 1960s. Santana is a graduate of Mission High School. He became a naturalized American citizen in 1965.
Santana was inspired by popular musicians like B.B. King, T-Bone Walker and Ray Charles. He formed the Santana Blues Band in 1966. The other band members were David Brown, Marcus Malone and Gregg Rolie. The band was signed to Columbia Records following a memorable performance at the Woodstock festival in 1969. Their self-titled debut studio album, Santana, was released in August 1969. It featured the top-10 hit “Evil Ways”, written by Sonny Henry. Santana’s second album, Abraxas, was released atop the Billboard chart in September 1970. It produced the singles “Oye Como Va” and “Black Magic Woman” and was certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA.
Santana won his first Grammy Award for best instrumental performance for the album, Blues for Salvador (1987). In addition to Columbia, he’s also worked with Polydor, RCA and Arista Records. His most commercially successful album, Supernatural, was released in 1999. It was led by the single “Smooth” featuring Rob Thomas. The album won 8 Grammy Awards, including album of the year. It also picked up 3 Latin Grammy Awards. Other popular albums include Shaman (2002) and All That I Am (2005). Santana and his band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2009.
Carlos Santana is 5ft 9in tall and he’s of Mexican descent. He has an estimated net worth of $40 million. Santana was married to first wife ‘Deborah’ from 1973 to 2007. They had three children, Salvador, Angelica and Stella. Santana married second and current wife ‘Cindy Blackman’ in December 2010. Blackman is a drummer. The couple currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Carlos Santana Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Carlos Augusto Alves Santana
- Birthday: July 20, 1947
- How Old : Age: 70 years old
- Place of Birth: Autlan de Navarro, Mexico
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Guitarist, Songwriter
- Years Active: 1965-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $40 Million
- Marriage(s): Deborah Santana, Cindy Blackman
- Death-O-Meter: Alive
- Official Site: santana.com