My Biography

"Stay focused, live the life you love and everyday will be like a Paid Vacation."

Carlos Hollis (born December 28, 1981), better known as Carlos Vacation, is an American Musician, Actor, Songwriter, and Event Promoter. He was born and raised in Detroit, MI, where he attended Redford and a string of other high schools during a period of severe civil unrest in the city Detroit.

During this time of tribulation, Carlos who discovered he had been blessed with the gift of musical talent at the age of 5, used his music as a tool to help those around him find of peace of mind or as an element of celebration when acknowledging an achievement or milestone.

Carlos Vacation’s, “Now That I’m Boss” has close to 2,000,000 plays on Soundcloud

As Carlos grew older he became increasingly interested in hiphop. It was this interest in both genres that, at the age of 12, inspired Carlos to experiment with the fusion of both sounds, which eventually morphed into his own unique style of writing. Carlos’s passion for music was inspired by a long list of artist from greats like Donnie Hathaway to the new legends like Bryson Tiller and August Alsina.

Assigning a genre to Carlos’s work is a difficult task due to his musical versatility. Armed with a sultry voice and an eclectic mixture of life experiences, Carlos takes you into classical emotions together with
experimental compositions and the raw energy of music.

The result? …a very minimal, elegant, but still powerful

Carlos is currently composing new songs for a follow up to
his EP entitled “4 Years Later…”.

After the release of his debut single “Now that I’m
Boss”, Carlos was recommended by the Royal Seal Ent Magazine as
“Must-to-listen artist” and
chosen by the Grand Rapids radio station 97.3 The Beat FM as “Best

Carlos Vacation is signed to Paid Vacation Entertainment LLC
located in Detroit, MI and managed by Royal Seal Ent. Carlos is
available for bookings globally to perform radio clean edits or uncut versions
of all songs. Carlos Vacation’s current release EP “4 years later…” featuring
the lead single “Now that I’m Boss” has 1.9 million views on Soundcloud.

Carlos Vacation has performed at live events such as, “The
Network Music Conference” in Detroit Michigan;
“The Touche’ Magazine Showcase Co-Sponsored by Voo Vodka” in Lansing, Michigan;
Paid in Full at LaChambre’s in Detroit, Michigan, and many others. Carlos
Vacation is a very dynamic artist who achieves crowd participation and always
demonstrates excellence through his professionalism and showmanship.

Keep in touch

Eric HighTech
Artist Manager
+1 517-258-0485

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Releases that you need

Listen to the best new music, before it hits the charts! In addition to Paid Vacation Entertainment’s official albums releases, we occasionally give our fans exclusive downloads, behind the scenes and a sneak peak at music videos and other PVE productions.

4 years later 2017
Used to be the man (Single) 2017

Featured Album

My shows

Every show that we have will be listed here. We are dedicated to bringing you excellence every time. Also sign up for our news letter to stay informed about the latest Carlos Vacation and PVE updates.

House Vibes
February 17, 2020 @ London, UK
Eternal Beats
August 17, 2018 @ London, UK