Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez, also known as Juanes, is a Colombian musician who started off playing guitar at a young age. From obtaining the talent of playing guitar he then proceeded in joining a band. After about a decade of being in a band, he continued independently in the music industry.
In 2000, he won 3 Latin Grammys for the album “Fíjate Bien” (translated in English as “Pay close attention”). Besides being an “international best-seller” and an award winner, he is recognized for “his humanitarian work, especially with aid for Colombian victims of anti-personnel mines” and a novelist of the autobiography titled: “Chasing The Sun” according to Wikipedia.
To learn more about him be sure to check out his website – which is mostly in Spanish but can be translated to English…thanks to Google Chrome.
One great song by him and actually his first international bestselling single is: “La Camisa Negra” (translated in English as “The Black Shirt). Take a listen:
Another great song by him is: “A Dios Le Pido” (translated into English as “To God I Pray/Beg”). This song won Best Rock Song Award in 2002. Jam out to it here:
Additionally, a recent yet not so recent jam by Juanes [that is also catchy] is: “Me Enamora” (translated into “Makes me fall in love”). Listen to it here:
If you are a Juanes fan then you might already know that his new song “Juntos” (Together) has been on the Billboard of Latin Songs for 6 weeks already. It has the “Biggest gain in digital sales” in addition to having “Gains in performance” according to Billboard.com. Furthermore, besides being at “Peak Position 11”, this song was performed at the 57th Grammy Award show.
Be sure to enjoy the new song and performance!