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Juanes

Juanes
Juanes performing at Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, February 2, 2006
Personal information
Birth nameJuan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez
Also known asJuanes
OriginMedellín, Antioquia, Colombia
GenresRock music, Heavy Metal
OccupationSinger-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsGuitar, keyboards, vocals
Years active1988 present
LabelsUniversalGeffen
Associated actsEkhymosis, Nelly Furtado, Laura Pausini, Colbie Caillat, Juan Luis Guerra

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Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (born August 9, 1972), better known as Juanes (for the contraction of his first and second name) is a Colombian musician who was a member of heavy metal band Ekhymosis and is now a solo artist. In 2000, his solo debut album Fíjate Bien won three Latin Grammy Awards.

Juanes has sold more than 13 million albums. He has won seventeen Latin Grammy Awards, winning more than any other artist. He has also won one Grammy Award. Juanes received the BMI President’s Award at the 2010 BMI Latin Awards. Juanes is also known for his humanitarian work, especially with aid for Colombian victims of anti-personnel mines.


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