Carlos Rivera Guerra, or better known as Carlos Rivera (born March 15, 1986, Huamantla, Tlaxcala), is a Mexican singer who rose to fame by becoming the winner of the third generation of La Academia.


He was born to José Gonzalo Gilberto Rivera Ramírez and María de Lourdes Guerra Martínez Antonio, on March 15, 1986. Rivera became a local celebrity while still a child, winning several singing contests and hosting a radio show on Radio Huamantla. He rose to fame when he won the third generation of La Academia in 2004 at the age of 18. In 2005 he finally signed with Sony BMG and began plans to record his first album. While doing that he also entered Desafio de Estrellas 2 in which he placed 5th. He also played the role of "Fausto" in the TV Azteca series La vida es una canción ("Life is a song"). He also made a cameo appearance in the serial Los Sánchez. On October 3, 2006, he released his first and eponymous CD/DVD. At 2008, he starring the musical of Broadway Beauty and the Beast in Mexico for a couple of weeks, like a guest acotr. Starting July 2009, Carlos is playing Sky in the Mexico City production of "Mamma Mia!"


First place in the third generation of La Academia (USD $270,000) (2004),

Award from the teachers' union of Tlaxcala (2005).