Juan Esteban Aristizabal doesn't smoke. He's afraid of
flying and to fall into oblivion. Juanes, born in Medellin,
Colombia, started getting seriously involved in music
after joining a Latin rock band called Ekhymosis as its
leading singer and guitarist. After releasing five
records, the singer/songwriter and producer decided to
go on his own, starting a solo career. In Los Angeles,
CA, he met "rock en español" successful producer
Gustavo Santaolalla, deciding to work together on his
first album, called "Fíjate Bien", featuring a blend of
Latin American traditional rhythms and contemporary
sounds. Juanes debut album became one of the most
acclaimed records out of the new Latin rock scene.
Influenced by
Pink Floyd, Metallica, U2, Led Zeppelin
and Silvio Rodríguez, Juanes revitalized the essence of
Latin rock. Back in the late 1960s that genre took over
the U.S. West Coast after Santana became a major
number in the San Francisco area with its peculiar
"Chicano" style.
In 2002, along with Gustavo Santaolalla and having
contributions from Anibal Kerpel Juanes made his
second album, "Un Día Normal", combining once again
traditional Latin rhythms, pop/rock and inspiring lyrics.
A major tour followed soon after. In August, 2004 "Nada
Valgo Sin Tu Amor" becomes the first  single from "Mi
Sangre", also featuring the hit songs "Volverte A Ver"
and "
La Camisa Negra" (video). In September of 2007
Juanes returns with "
Me Enamora" (video), from the
Latin Grammy-winning "La Vida...Es Un Ratico",
followed by "
Gotas De Agua Dulce" (video) and "Tres"
video). In 2010 "Yerbatero" (video) becomes the first
single out of "P.A.R.C.E.", followed by "
Y No Regresas"
video) and "Regalito" (video). In March 2012 "La
Señal" (video) became the first single from his "MTV
Unplugged" album, followed by "Hoy Me Voy" and "Me
Enamora", achieving a Grammy Award for best Latin
pop album in February, 2013. In 2014 Juanes returns
with "Loco De Amor" featuring the hit singles "
La Luz"
video) and "Mil Pedazos" (video). In early 2015 he
releases "
Juntos" (video) and later "Querida" (video)
recorded along with Juan Gabriel. In 2016 Juanes
returns with "
Fuego" (video). In Juanuary of 2017 he
releases "
Hermosa Ingrata" (video), followed by "Angel"
video), "El Ratico" (video), "Goodbye For Now" (video)
and "
Es Tarde" (video). In febrruary of 2018 Juanes
joined the tribute to Mexican icon Marco Antonio Solis
with "
Más Que Tu Amigo" (video).