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08/07/2013 04:35 pm ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

5 Things Carlos Vives Has Taught You About Life (SLIDESHOW)

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Carlos Vives!

He's beloved by millions of Colombians for exporting pop anthems infused with the country's native genres -- Vallenato and Cumbia -- but the singer has also reached international success in the United States. His 2012 single "Volví A Nacer" was his first in almost ten years and it reached #1 on Billboard. The Grammy-winning artist released his latest studio album "Corazón Profundo" earlier this year but to celebrate his 52 years on earth we took a look back at some of his classics.

Check out 5 things Carlos Vives has taught you about life through his music below.

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