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With six solo albums to his credit and multi-platinum sales of over 16 million copies, JUANES is the world’s leading all-Spanish language rock artist. The multiple GRAMMY & LATIN GRAMMY winner is also frequently recognized as one of the Spanish-speaking world’s leading social media voices with an online following of over 14 Million fans. The Colombian superstar’s dedication as a global activist also extends far beyond his passionate lyrics and is seen in his wide ranging charitable work for his own Mi Sangre Foundation and as a co-founder of the "Paz sin Fronteras" (Peace Without Borders) organization - which utilizes music to unite populaces regardless of political or geographic divides and advocate that all people are entitled to the basic human right of peace.
Recorded during a special evening at the New World Symphony space in Miami, “JUANES MTV Unplugged” was released on May 29, 2012 and quickly debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Top Latin Albums” chart and in 18 countries throughout Latin America. The CD/DVD finds Juanes collaborating with Latin music legend Juan Luis Guerra, who acted as music director, and sharing duets with special guests Joaquín Sabina and Paula Fernándes. The album’s first single “La Señal” likewise reached #1 on the “Hot Latin Songs” chart, giving Juanes the 8th #1 song of his career. Last November, “JUANES MTV Unplugged” WON this year’s LATIN GRAMMY awards for ALBUM OF THE YEAR & BEST LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO – giving Juanes an impressive career total of 19 LATIN GRAMMYS, more than any other solo artist. The acolades for the album continued, as Juanes won this year’s GRAMMY for “Best Latin Pop Artist” and was the only Latin artist to perform on both The Grammy Award broadcast, and the MusiCares tribute to Bruce Springsteen.
After sold-out performances across Latin America and Europe, Juanes brought his critically praised “Loud & Unplugged Tour” to 28 cities in the United States. This marked both the longest North American tour of Juanes’ career, and Latin Music’s most extensive live music outing this year. Commenting on two sold-out nights at the iconic Hollywood Bowl, The Los Angeles Times declared that “the show confirms Juanes as the rare artist — in company with the likes of Bono, and Bruce Springsteen— with the power to inspire beyond the arena walls.”
Juanes is now in the midst of extensive recording sessions, working with famed producer Steve Lillywhite on a highly-anticipated new album expected early in 2014.