Carlos Santana rose to fame in the late 60s and early 70s with his massively popular fusion of rock and Latin music. Heavily influenced by blues, jazz, and folk, his group, Santana, took northern California by storm, and were initially signed by CBS Records. Just prior to the release of their first album, they performed at Woodstock. Their 1969 performance, which is now legendary, launched them into international stardom and fueled the success of their album. The single, "Evil Ways", reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the album itself, "Santana", rose to #4 on the charts. Throughout the next few years, his band would have an ever shifting-lineup, and the sound of the group would slowly move towards jazz fusion. Even with all the changes, Carlos Santana would churn out successful tracks, including "Black Magic Woman", "Oye Come Va", "Everybody's Everything", "No One to Depend On", "She's Not There", "Stormy", "Winning", and "Hold On". He fell out of favor in the 90s, but bounced back in a big way with the 1999 release of his album "Supernatural". "Supernatural" went on to spawn multiple hit songs, including the #1 tracks "Smooth" and "Maria Maria", and won nine Grammy Awards. He has continued to release popular tracks and albums since then, and has the excellent real estate portfolio to show for it. Recently, he purchased a brand-new, state-of-the-art home in Las Vegas.
Carlos Santana's house is actually just steps from his previous home. The massive mansion is so big, it almost looks like a hotel. High ceilings, dark hardwood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows dominate Carlos Santana's house, and a number of upscale touches add to the feeling of luxury. The home boasts a completely outfitted gym, a game room, a private movie theater with a 3D projector, a large eat-in kitchen, and of course, a specially designed surround sound stereo system. Outside of Carlos Santana's house, there is a putting green, a pool, landscaped grounds, and a 65-inch flat screen television that can be raised and lowered automatically, on the patio. He purchased the home earlier this month for $6 million. Based on the sheer number of bells and whistles the home sports, that was probably a bargain.