Biography

Having sold in excess of 90 million records worldwide, performed to over 100 million people globally and having ten Grammy Awards under his belt - including a record-tying nine for a single project, 1999’s Supernatural - Santana are now into their fourth decade of recording and performing their own fusion of rock, jazz, Latin and blues.

Among many other honours, Carlos Santana has received Billboard Latin Music Awards’ 2009 Lifetime Achievement honour, and has been cited by Rolling Stone as number 20 on the magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. With the release of 2010’s Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time, Santana joined the Rolling Stones as one of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one top ten album in each decade from the 1960s on.

Santana’s last album, Shape Shifter was the first for his new label, Starfaith Records and debuted at number 16 on the Billboard charts. The 13-song set is an instrumental tour de force long awaited by fans (only one song features vocals, by Santana’s lead vocalists Andy Vargas and Tony Lindsay).