Jhon Jairo Rivera Valencia, was born in Pereira-Risaralda, Colombia. At the age of 17, he left his city to travel to the capital where he had to face several struggles before becoming the star. At this time, he had his strongest love disappointment, which led him to compose his first songs, being the "El dolor de una partida", the first song he recorded, this later became a success. Since then his career has risen steeply, thanks to his talent, dedication, persistence and human quality. He is now one of best known Popular Colombian music singers.