Juan Luis Guerra is a beloved Dominican merengue and bachata star who is a 3x Grammy and 21x Latin Grammy winner. Guerra is one of the artists who popularized bachata internationally. He is a huge star, but a good person. Fans love and respect him for that in addition to his music.
Juan Luis Guerra in New York City
He plays here regularly.
Juan Luis Guerra: Entra Mar y Palmeras
During the pandemic, Guerra recorded an HBO Latino concert special on the beaches of the Dominican Republic. The special debuts Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 9pm ET.
“Literal” Wins a Latin Grammy
Guerra released “Literal,” his 14th studio album on May 31, 2019. It won Best Contemporary Tropical/Tropical Fusion Album at the 20th Latin Grammy Awards on November 14, 2019.
Guerra plays Prudential Center
Saturday, September 28, 2019 ~ Guerra brings his Literal Tour to Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey at 8pm. From $59
Juan Luis Guerra
Guerra was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on June 7, 1957. He earned a degree in jazz composition from the legendary Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1982.
These are some of Guerra’s award-winning albums.
1984 ~ Back in the DR, he put together a band called the 440 (that’s the frequency of a tuning fork A used to tune string instruments) and released his first album Soplando (I’m Blowing).
After that he began playing more merengue.
Ojalá Que Llueva Café
1988 ~ The album (I hope it rains coffee) was Guerra’s international breakthrough.
1992 ~ Guerra won a Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album.
La Llave de Mi Corazon
2008 ~ Guerra won another Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album.
Learn more about the artist at juanluisguerra.com