Born and raised in Medellín, Colombia, Juan Esteban Aristizábal - better known to most of the world as JUANES, has become Latin Rock’s leading global ambassador. Hailed by TIME as “one of the 100 Most-Influential People in the World,” and The New York Times as “Latin America's hottest singer-songwriter… a soulful poet with electric guitar,” Juanes has built a distinctive sound that fuses his love of rock & pop music with smartly crafted, multi-layered songwriting and a deep reverence for the traditional folk and other indigenous rhythms of Colombia and Latin America. With seven multi-platinum studio albums, a critically-praised MTV Unplugged release, and Disney soundtrack work to his credit, Juanes has sold millions of albums around the world, notched ELEVEN #1 Billboard singles, holds multiple records for Latin rock chart duration, and has been recognized with numerous awards, including a staggering TWENTY-THREE combined GRAMMY & Latin Grammy Awards.
2017 has seen Juanes continue to break new ground for Latin Music with the release of the genre’s first full visual concept album – Mis Planes Son Amarte, a new 12-song collection and accompanying live-action film that details an astronaut’s search for true love across time and space. Debuting at #1 on the Billboard Latin Album chart, the album’s first single, the propulsive “Fuego” quickly vaulted to #1 on charts in 17 countries, and“El Ratico ft. Kali Uchis” followed the same trajectory to the top of the charts in multiple countries as one of Latin Music’s hottest summer songs.
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