He was planning to go to another country to study music, but his mother needed a job at the time. He shined shoes to make money to pay the rent for his family.
He used to post covers to a self-titled YouTube channel. He has over 2.7 million followers on his christopherbvelezm Instagram account.
He was raised in Loja, Ecuador by his mother Jenny Munoz.
He is joined in CNCO by fellow La Banda winner Joel Pimentel.