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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Aristizábal and the second or maternal family name is Vásquez.
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Birth name Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez
Also known as Juanes
Born August 9, 1972 (age 40)
Origin Medellín, Antioquia,Colombia
Genres Latin, pop, rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Guitar, keyboards, vocals
Years active 1988–present
Labels Universal Music Group
Associated acts Ekhymosis,Nelly Furtado, Laura Pausini, Colbie Caillat, Juan Luis Guerra
Website Official website
Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (born August 9, 1972), better known as Juanes (for the contraction of hisfirst and second name), is a Colombian musician who was a member of the heavy metal band Ekhymosis and is now a solo artist. In 2000, his solo debut album Fíjate Bien won three Latin Grammy Awards.According to his record label, Juanes has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.
Raised in Medellín, Colombia, Juanes began playing guitar at age seven. At age 15, He started his first band,Ekhymosis, in 1988, which experienced commercial success which published five albums achieving good recognition in the rock and metal scene of his native Colombia. The band's success skyrocketed withthe theme "Solo" found in his work Codiscos Giant Child in 1992 and the land of his latest album of the same band in 1997 Sonolux the dissolution of the band, Juanes decides to go solo and in 2000 hedebuted with the album, Fíjate Bien, which earned him three Latin Grammys. His follow-up album, Un Dia Normal, was released in 2002 and was later certified platinum in multiple countries throughoutLatin America. Juanes' third album, Mi Sangre, which becomes an international bestseller, managing to position well in a number of countries around the world, achieved success due to the single "La...
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