Gifted singer/songwriter Inés Gaviria worked her way up in the music industry, singing backup vocals for a variety of artists before she signed to Respek Records and debuted in 2005 with A Mi Manera, an album impressive enough to earn her a couple of Latin Grammy nominations. Though Gaviria is Colombian and enjoyed her initial success there, she was born in New York and later settled in Miami; moreover, she lived in Chile for a while when she was a teenager, around the time she began playing guitar. Throughout her childhood, Gaviria moved from place to place because her father was a diplomat for the Colombian government. She has two brothers, José and Carlos, who also work in the world of entertainment. Before she became a recording artist, Gaviria was a law student, albeit one who had a knack for occasionally winning talent shows with her songs. When she did finally complete her law degree, she decided not to follow in her father's footsteps, choosing instead those of her brothers. And so she moved to Miami in hopes of breaking into the Latin music industry. She didn't break into the industry right away, though; rather, she found herself working in the city's restaurant industry.