Juanes is a Colombian pop rock star and activist.
Juanes sings Colombian Pop Rock at Terminal 5 in Hell’s Kitchen on Sun, Oct 17, 2021 at 8pm. From $85. terminal5nyc.com
Juanes released his tenth studio album on May 28, 2021. It’s an album of covers (other people’s songs) that influenced him growing up. He’s 48 so there is a lot of music from the 60s through the 80s. The album’s videos are reenactments of the bands he is covering. It’s fun and interesting how we influence each other.
He is currently on his Origin Tour. It’s really a tour through his past (and ours). Sorry no New York City dates at press time.
A Dios le Pido
Juanes is praying to God during the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic on July 7, 2020.
Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez was born in the small town of Carolina del Príncipe, Antioquia, Colombia on August 9, 1972.
Juanes is short for Juan Esteban.
Juanes started his music career with Colombian rock band Ekhymosis in 1988. They were popular in Colombia and had a hit with Sólo from the heavy metal album Niño Gigante in 1993.
1997’s La Tierra has become the popular Colombian national anthem.
Juanes went solo in 2000.
Juanes the Activist
Juanes founded the Mi Sangre Foundation to help Colombian victims of mines left over from Colombia’s civil war. He is a co-founder of Paz sin Fronteras (Peace Without Borders).
Fíjate Bien (2000)
Fíjate Bien was produced by legendary Argentine two-time Academy Award winner Gustavo Alfredo Santaolalla (Bajofondo), the godfather of Rock en Español. It did well in Colombia.
The album earned Latin Grammys for Best New Artist, Best Rock Solo Vocal Album, and Best Rock Song.
Un Día Normal (2002)
Santaolalla also produced this album. It did well in Latin America and Spain, and set records on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart.
Juanes won Latin Grammys for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Album of the Year.
Mi Sangre (2004)
Juanes won Latin Grammys for Best Rock Song “Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor,” Best Rock Solo Album, and Best Music Video.
La Vida… Es Un Ratico (2007)
The album’s singles were Me Enamora, Gotas de Agua Dulce, and Tres. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album.
The album produced a #1 Billboard hit with Yerbatero and a top-ten hit with Y No Regresas.
Juanes MTV Unplugged (2012)
This was a live album produced by Dominican merengue star Juan Luis Guerra. It won a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album.
Loco de Amor (2014)
The album was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Pop/Rock Album. Juanes toured the album with Mexican pop rock star Ximena Sariñana.
Mis Planes Son Amarte (2017)
This is a visual album about a Colombian astronaut’s search for true love. It includes his first English song.
Juanes in New York City
The Juanes Amarte Tour with Mon Laferte, a Chilean rocker, comes to the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Manhattan on Friday, August 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm. From $39