Carmen was born in Verissimo, in the Minas Triangle. He began his career at a young age. Participated in several talent shows. Won the contest "A singer for a Million, One Million by a Song", Rede Record. His first success was "Adeus Solidão" in his first album by Philips label, a double compact. He has won several awards and trophies, as Roquette Pinto and Chico Viola. Early in his career suffered pressure from the music industry to record sambas, pace at which did not identify and for which not want to be stigmatized, since prefer romantic interpretations, which created controversy among many critics.
His main achievements are: "Adeus Solidão", "fofurinha", "sapequinha", "Espinho na Cama", "Fotografia," "Amor Com Amor Se Paga" and "Ser Tua Namorada".
Before the artistic success, was nanny and maid; currently, Carmen Silva is gospel singer and part of the casting of Graça Music label.
Died victim of a cardiac arrest caused by thromboembolism.