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Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (Juanes)

Multi-Grammy Award-Winning Musician & Founder, Fundacion Mi Sangre

Biography

With seven solo albums to his credit and multi-platinum sales of over 16 million copies, Juanes is the world’s leading all-Spanish language rock artist - both a 2-time GRAMMY and 20-time LATIN GRAMMY winner with ten #1 singles on Billboard’s Latin charts. Hailed as “The single most important figure of the past decade in Latin music” (Los Angeles Times), Juanes is also frequently recognized as one of the Spanish-speaking world’s leading social media voices with an online following of over 20 million fans. The Colombian superstar’s dedication as a global activist also extends far beyond his passionate lyrics and is seen in his wide ranging charitable work for his own Mi Sangre Foundation and as a co-founder of the "Paz sin Fronteras" (Peace Without Borders) organization. Juanes’ latest album “Loco De Amor” was released in the Spring of 2014 and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Latin Pop Albums” chart and topped iTunes sales in over a dozen countries. ‘Loco De Amor’ was hailed as “One of the Five Best Albums of 2014 so far” by PEOPLE Magazine, saying it “is one of the best records out now in any tongue… Juanes has never sounded better.” Juanes’ latest single “Juntos (Together)” also leapt to #1 in iTunes Latin sales in the United States and numerous other countries, and reached a global audience of millions with a groundbreaking performance of the track on this year’s Grammy Awards.