Name: Juan Esteban Aristizabal
Born: Medellín, Colombia
Birthday: August 9, 1972
Musical Training: Juanes learned to play guitar from
his father and five brothers.
With seven Latin Grammy nominations for his first
solo album, some may think that Colombian singer songwriter
Juanes was an overnight success.
In truth, Juanes began his career as one of the founders
of the Colombian rock group Ekhymosis. The band recorded
together for eight years and released five CDs before
disbanding in 1998. Guitar in hand, Juanes moved to
Los Angeles to pursue his musical career. What followed
was a debut album, "Fijate Bien" that made the music
world sit up and take notice. Although the ceremony
was cancelled because of September 11th, Juanes received
two Latin Grammys in 2001. He received a third Latin
Grammy the following year for the first song "A Dios
Le Pido" off his follow-up CD "Juanes".
Juanes' heart still lies in his beloved Colombia,
and he often speaks about his wish for peace in his
country. His songs are thoughtful and clever, and
his sound is solid pop/rock that never loses touch
with its roots in Medillín.