Jhonny Rivera. (Jhon Jairo Rivera Valencia) was born in Pereira (Risaralda) a February 23, and spent most of his life in the village Pérez jurisdiction of the district of Arabia - Pereira, a region that recalls with much affection, for there in the work proper field next to his father made friends that will last in your heart. His poor family is made up of his parents Maria and Jose Oscar Valencia Mabel Rivera, in addition to his three brothers Juliet and Oscar Mario Luz Piedad.
His artistic talent was noticed at an early age, showed the facility to compose ballads, songs and poems, with which encouraged family reunions.
At age 17, left his village to travel to the capital. With the hope of getting ahead, started studying Civil Engineering and simultaneously was a messenger in a company of engineers, their economic situation prevented him from completing his studies, leaving the university to the fifth semester, too, he worked as a carpenter.
The economic situation at this time, had its strongest heartbreak, which led him to compose his first songs, being the "El dolor de una partida," the first song he recorded, later became a success, since then his career has risen dramatically, thanks to his talent, dedication, persistence and human quality.