Carlos Eduardo López Avila, better known under his stage name Jeremías, is a British-Venezuelan singer-songwriter who was born in London, England on September 19, 1973, of Venezuelan parents. He moved to Venezuela at the age of 2, although he still maintains a British passport. Encouraged musically from an early age, he began writing songs at age 8, and at age 11 took the name Jeremías. He later signed with the record label Universal, in 2000 several Venezuelan record companies were interested in his project and after some failed attempts, he created his own label, Avila Records, and recorded an album that helped him gain notice in the national and international scenes. In October 2002, he sent his album to Spain, and made appearances in important television programs such as: Música Sí, Musical 3 and Crónicas Marcianas, among others. During 2003, he appeared live in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Cordova, Bilbao, Zaragoza, Salamanca, Canary Islands, among others, having received a great acclamation from the Spanish public as well as music critics in Spain.
In January 2003 his song "Poco a Poco" was selected as the main theme of the popular telenovela Mi Gorda Bella of RCTV. He then made an album in Venezuela, which became a hit in the national market. Between September and December 2003, he carried out an intense promotional activity in Venezuela having participated in many television programs: Aprieta y gana, Ají Picante, Especial de mi gorda bella, Cita Con, El 2 de oro, Sálvese quien pueda, Camino a la fama and Mañana Viva, in addition to interviews and programs on several radio stations in Caracas and Venezuela. On June 5, 2004 Jeremías commenced a concert tour: "Tour La Cita 2004", with appearances in the Aula Magna of the Central University of Venezuela, in Caracas, and International, in Argentina, Chile, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, and Central America.
In 2006 he released his debut album, Ese que va por ahí. The first single, "Uno y uno es igual a tres", became a hit throughout the Spanish-speaking world. He refuses to surrender his British passport, despite considering himself 100% Venezuelan, thereby making him a "Brit of convenience".
In the late spring and summer of 2007 he opened shows for Mexican entertainer Paulina Rubio on her Love, Light and Sound tour.