Singer-songwriter and guitarist

Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (born 9 August 1972), better kent as Juanes (for the contraction o his first an seicont name), is a Colombie muisicker who wis a member o the hivy metal baund Ekhymosis an is nou a solo airtist. In 2000, his solo debut album Fíjate Bien wan three Latin Grammy Awards. Accordin tae his record label, Juanes haes sauld mair nor 15 million albums warldwide.[1][2]

Juanes Unplugged Tour 2012, Cologne, 3 November 2012
Background information
Birth nameJuan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez
Forby kent asJuanes
Born (1972-08-09) 9 August 1972 (age 51)
OreiginMedellín, Antioquia, Colombie
GenresThrash metal, hivy metal,
hard rock, Rock en español
ThriftSangster-sangwriter, muisicker
InstrumentsGuitar, keybuirds, vocals
Years active1988–present
LabelsUniversal Music Group
Associate actsEkhymosis, Nelly Furtado, Laura Pausini,
Colbie Caillat, Juan Luis Guerra
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

Early life an Ekhymosis eedit

Juanes wis born in Carolina del Príncipe, Antioquia, Colombie. When he wis seiven year auld, his faither an brithers began tae teach him hou tae play guitar.[3] His passion for the graith led him tae diskiver diverse genres o muisic sic as tradeetional Laitin soonds sic as tango an bachata, as well as Colombie fowk muisic.

He grew up in Medellín durin the hicht o drog kingpin Pablo Escobar's reign, when the ceety haed the heichest homicide rate in the warld.[4] Durin his bairnheid, Juanes witnessed a ceevil war in which thoosans wur killed. He wis greatly affectit bi the violence; his cousin wis executit bi kidnappers, an his close friend wis murthert bi gunmen.[3] This period o time shapit his social consciousness, sayin "Colombie haes suffered so hintle that the anerlie wey tae go forward is tae imagine a better kintra."[4] His faither dee'd o cancer when he wis a bairn an aw, which caused him tae further retreat intae muisic.[3]

As a teenager, Juanes wis greatly influencit bi metal acts sic as Metallica. He stairtit the metal baund Ekhymosis in 1988, an it released its sel-producit debut album, Niño Gigante, that same year.[5] The baund released five studio albums durin its career an shared the stage wi acts includin Alejandro Sanz, Aterciopelados, an Ricky Martin;[6] housomeivver in Juanes' wirds, the baund "couldna get oot o Colombie" an remained "vera local an confined tae the Colombie mercat."[7] Juanes disbandit the group in 1998 sae that he coud pursue a solo career.[5]

2000–present: Solo career eedit

2000-03: Fíjate Bien an Un Día Normal eedit

In 2000, Juanes released his solo debut Fíjate Bien (Tak a Good Look), producit bi Gustavo Santaolalla. The album fared well in Colombie, spendin ten weeks at the nummer ane poseetion, but wis unsuccessful in ither kintras.[3] The album earned him three Latin Grammys for Best New Artist, Best Rock Solo Vocal Album, an Best Rock Song, an Juanes performit at the awaird shaw. Later that nicht, Juanes brocht demos for ower forty new sangs tae Santaolalla's studio, ready tae begin wirk on anither album.[3]

The follae-up, Un Día Normal (A Normal Day), producit bi Gustavo Santaolalla an aw who signed him wi his first solo album, wis released in 2002 an wis heichlie successfu in Latin Americae. The album wis certifee'd gowd in Colombie durin its first day o sales an wis certifee'd platinum an multi-platinum in kintras includin Colombie, Mexico, an Spain.[8] The album spent 92 weeks in the tap ten o Billboard's Tap Latin Albums chart,[3] settin a new record,[8] an spent a tot o twa years on the chairt.[8] The album wis released efter the eligibility deadlines for the 2002 Latin Grammy Awards, but the advance airdate for the lead single, "A Dios le Pido" ("To God I Pray"), alloued it tae be nominatit for three awairds an win Best Rock Song.[8][9]

"A Dios le Pido" toppit the singles chairts o twal kintras an spent 47 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks.[3] The album featurt "Fotografía" ("Photograph") an aw, a duet wi Portuguese Canadian pop sangster Nelly Furtado aboot the isolation atween lovers. Juanes later wirkit wi Furtado on a remix o "Powerless (Say What You Want)", the lead single frae her 2003 album Folklore, an on "Te busqué" ("I Looked for You"), a single frae her 2006 album Loose. Juanes wan the maist awairds at the 2003 Latin Grammy Awards, whaur he wan each o the 5 awairds for which he haed been nominatit, includin Song of the Year, Record of the Year, an Album of the Year.[10]

2004-05: Mi Sangre eedit

Mi Sangre (My Blood), wis released in September 2004 an debuted at nummer ane on the Billboard Top Latin Albums.[11] The album producit three consecutive nummer ane singles, which held the tap chairt poseetion for a combined 6 month. The album's third single, "La Camisa Negra" ("The Black Shirt"), wis uised in Italy in support o neo-fascism bi relatin it tae the uniform uised unner the regime o Benito Mussolini.[12] In response, left-wing media netwirk Indymedia cried for a boycott o the sang.[13] Juanes later statit that "'La Camisa Negra' haes got naething tae dae wi fascism or Mussolini... Fowk can interpret muisic in aw kynds o weys I guess."[14][15]

Juanes performin on the 'Unplugged' tour

At the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards, Juanes wan three additional awairds tae his nine previous Grammy awairds. He teuk the awaird for Best Rock Song for "Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor" ("I am Worthless Without Your Love"), Best Rock Solo Album for Mi Sangre an Best Music Video for "Volverte a Ver" ("To See You Again").[16] On 9 Dizember 2005, Juanes performit "La camisa negra" at an internaitional gala in Germany celebratin the 2006 FIFA World Cup Final Draw forenicht.[17] In 2006, he recordit a duet o "The Shadow of Your Smile" wi Tony Bennett for Bennett's Duets: an American Classic.

2006-09: La Vida... Es Un Ratico eedit

In Juin 2006, Juanes began a year-lang sabbatical tae spend time wi his wife, model Karen Martínez, an thair dochters Luna an Paloma.[18] He wis wirkin on an album that wis released on October 23, 2007.[18] When askit aboot the possibility o recordin an album in Inglis, Juanes respondit, "singin in Spainyie is vera important acause it's the leid in which A think an feel. I respect fowk that sing in Inglis, but for nou A'll keep ma Spainyie."[18] Juanes planned tae launch his awn muisic label, namit 4J, in October 2007, tae be distributit bi the Universal Music Group.[19] He wis wirkin on a new album an aw, titled La Vida... Es Un Ratico (Life is a Little Moment).[20]

La Vida... Es Un Ratico wis released on 23 October 2007 wi the first single bein "Me Enamora" (I faw in luve). The seicont single wis "Gotas de Agua Dulce" (drops of sweet watter), an the third single became the vallenato fusion o "Tres" (three).

On 11 Dizember 2007, Juanes performit at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norawa thegither wi a variety o airtists, which wis broadcast live tae ower 100 kintras.[21]

On 24 November 2008, Juanes re-released the album as "La vida... es un ratico (en vivo)" [Deluxe Edition][2 CD/DVD Combo]". The album aside the 14 oreeginal sangs, contains twa previously unreleased sangs: "Falsas Palabras" (false words) an "Odio Por Amor" (hate for luve) which is the current single. This new re-edeetion includes seiven live versions o sangs played durin his U.S. La Vida Tour an aw. As anither bonus addit, Juanes includit a duet o his sang "Hoy Me Voy" (the day I leave) wi American sangster Colbie Caillat. The DVD contains the muisic videos o the fower singles o the CD as well as a few live video recordins o the US tour.

2010-present: P.A.R.C.E an his Juanes MTV Unplugged eedit

In 2010, Juanes performit in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Kickoff Concert, as well as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. In addeetion, he released his album P.A.R.C.E. which featurt the #1 Billboard hit Yerbatero an the tap-ten hit Y No Regresas. On 17 Februar, Juanes performit live on the third single frae thair fift studio album Regalito in the delivery o the Premios Lo Nuestro. The album haes sauld 1 million copies warldwide.[22] In Februar 2012, the Colombie sangster Juanes teuk the stage at Juanes MTV Unplugged tae record a live album at the direction o Juan Luis Guerra.[23] In 6 Mairch, Juanes will release "La Señal" as an unreleased sang frae his Unplugged.

Personal life eedit

Juanes met model/actress Karen Martínez durin the filmin o his video "Podemos Hacernos Daño". On 6 August 2004 thay wur marriet. The couple separated in Mey 2007 efter three years o marriage due tae unresolvit differences, but reconciled fower month later.[24][25] Thay hae twa dochters (Paloma Aristizábal Martínez an Luna Aristizábal Martínez) an a son namit Dante Aristizábal Martínez.[26]

Juanes is o Basque strynd, an currently lives in Key Biscayne, Florida.[27]

Discografie eedit

See an aw eedit

References eedit

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