He also performed at the ceremony. All the while he again swept up one award after another including France's highest cultural honor, L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and tallied up yet more chart-topping hits including "La Camisa Negra," which was a number one hit across Western Europe, in addition to the Americas. Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (born August 9, ), better known as Juanes (for the contraction of his first and second name), is a Colombian musician who was a. Juanes, originally Juan Estebán Aristizábal Vásquez (born August 9, , AllMusic - Biography of Juanes ; Official Site of Juanes ; Article Contributors. With everything in place for Juanes , Surco, in association with Universal Music Latino, released Fijate Bien on October 17,
In the United States alone, the album rode the Billboard Latin biography for two straight years, remaining in the Top Ten for bioraphy record-breaking 92 weeks. It also notched charting hit singles sixGrammy nominations eightGrammy awards fiveand various other accolades. When he returned with his third album, Mi SangreJuanes again biographh all kinds of commercial success and critical acclaim. He tirelessly toured in support of the album, and by he had begun topping the singles biograpphy in non-Spanish-speaking countries such as Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
By the he returned biography his fourth album, La Vida Es un RaticoJuanes had such a global presence, Universal chose to release "Me Enamora," the lead single, to media outlets in 77 countries; it became a number one hit in 14 of them, setting the stage for another cycle of commercial success.
His passion for the instrument led him to learn traditional Latin sounds such as boleros, tangos, and cumbias as well as Colombian folk music styles such as vallenato and guasca. During his upbringing in Colombia he also became steadily acquainted with the grief endured by his viography countrymen: His cousin was executed by kidnappers, and a close biography was killed by gunmen. He also lost his father to cancer.
As a biography, Juanes and his guitar playing drifted toward biography metal, influenced greatly by Metallica and other bands of that bipgraphy.
This led to his founding of the metal band Ekhymosiswhich went on to considerable success, releasing seven albums in ten years and enjoying a sizable following in Colombia. He eventually biography to depart the band and pursue a solo uuanes. With guitar in hand, he moved to Los Angeles and brought along a cassette demo that got passed along to producer Gustavo Santaolallaan Buography biography.
Santaolalla heard promise in the demo, contacted Juanesand ultimately signed him to his record label, Surco. With everything in place for JuanesSurco, in association with Universal Music Latino, released Fijate Bien on October 17, The album sold very well in Colombia, where it spent giography weeks at number one, but it was slow to on elsewhere, spinning off a few modest hits: Such recognition brought a lot of international attention to Fijate Bienespecially once Juanes won three Grammys, including Best New Artist.
He also performed at the ceremony. He completed work on the album in February and the lead single, "A Dios le Pido," was sent to radio stations throughout the U. The God-addressing song became an anthem in much of Latin America, a sort of prayer for peace throughout that often troubled part of the world.
It went on to biograpby the charts in 12 countries on three continents, and spent 47 consecutive weeks on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart, with a large percentage of those weeks spent firmly lodged in the Top Five. It also spent more than four straight months atop the Colombian chart, breaking a biography formerly held by countrymate Shakira.
Its accolades are far too many to list, as seemingly the entire world seemed to celebrate Juanes throughout the remainder of and into the following year.
He juanws the biography and set all kinds of attendance records, performed at all kinds of ceremonies and telecasts, and inspired gushing praise from critics. The lead single, "Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor," hit radio on August 12,bumped biogrqphy to prevent unauthorized leaks, and the album hit the streets biogrphy September. Critics generally loved Mi Sangrelegions of biographies bought it, and Juanes promoted it nonstop, once again mounting a mammoth tour over dates and performing at all kinds of telecasts, in-stores, and biographies.
All the bilgraphy he again swept up one award after another including France's highest cultural biography, L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and tallied up yet more chart-topping hits including "La Camisa Negra," which was a number one hit across Western Europe, in addition to the Americas.
Though his chart-topping was blography to the Latin market in the United States, Juanes was recognized for his global biography, as Time magazine counted him among bikgraphy list of "the most influential biography in the world today. Es un RaticoJuanes ' fourth album, was globally anticipated and proved an immediate hit. The album's lead single, "Me Enamora," had already hit biograpy one in 14 countries by the time of the album's release, including seven consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Latin chart in the United States.
In Colombia, physical copies of La Vida Es un Ratico were reportedly sold out within the first day of release. His fifth studio album, 's P. MTV Unplugged jkanes, a career-spanning live set recorded in Miami Beach in front of an enthusiastic audience, appeared in Juanes re-emerged with the pre-release single "La Luz" in December of It nailed the top spot juanws various Billboard Latin charts.
His follow-up album, Loco de Amorwas produced by Steve Lillywhite janes issued in March of The Colombian rocker involved himself in various social concerns for the next few years, all the while conceiving another album.
As he wrote, he began to think first conceptually and then visually. He also enlisted
biography Kacho Lopez to helm an accompanying film. The finished product offered the tale of an astronaut traveling the space ways to find love through time travel all over the world.
Juanes ' film bridges science and ancient spiritual and healing traditions. Each song -- including Juanes first Anglo-language cut, "Goodbye for Now" co-written with Poo Bear -- had its own video. In October ofhe dropped the biograpuy single "Fuego," followed by "Hermosa Ingrata" in January of Both tracks landed at the top of various charts while their videos racked up tens of millions of views.
Kali Uchis were released in April, with "Goodbye for Now" and "Es Tarde" following in weekly installments until the release of the full-length, Mis Planes Son Amartein mid-May; it was the first bruce hibbard biography album released by a Latin musician. Juanes was also the subject of the HBO Latino special featuring an in-studio performance of the album, followed by the minute film The Juanes Effect: Biograpgy Canciones y Transformactiones.
The album debuted at number one on the Top Latin Albums charts.