Carmela y Rafael

Carmela y Rafael (Carmela and Rafael) was a Mexican bolero duet, consisting of singer and actress Carmela Rey (1931–2018) and singer and songwriter Rafael Vázquez (b. 1929).[1] Known as "The Romantic Couple of Mexico", Rey and Vázquez first performed together in 1959 and married that same year.[2] They first recorded for RCA Records and then signed with Musart Records. Carmela y Rafael recorded a total of 121 records and 1,198 songs, and won numerous accolades, including gold and platinum records[1] and two Record World Awards.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Mendoza de Lira, Alejandra (10 April 2000). "Rehuyen Carmela y Rafael a revivir su pasado amoroso". El Universal (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 1 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Álvarez, José Rogelio (1998). Enciclopedia de México, Volume 14. Enciclopedia de México. p. 7965. ISBN 9781564090249.
  3. ^ "Record World Mexican Annual Awards 1972". Record World. 29 July 1972.
  4. ^ "Record World Awards-Mexico". Record World: 13. 27 August 1977.

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