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Juan Esteban Aristizabal Vasquez, better known as Juanes (for the contraction of his first and middle name) was born August 9, 1972 in Carolina del Principe, Antioquia, Colombia. Juanes can be said to be a Colombian fusion musician because of the combination of Colombian rhythms such as cumbia and vallenato with rock and pop. During the 1980s and 1990s, Juanes was a member of heavy metal band Ekhymosis but disbanded the group in 1998 to move to Los Angeles and pursue a solo career. In 2000 his solo debut album, Fijate Bien, had moderate commercial success and went on to win three Latin Grammy Awards.
In November 24, 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 original songs, contains two previously unreleased songs: "Falsas Palabras" (false words) and "Odio por amor" (hate for love) which is also the current single. This new re-edition also includes seven live versions of songs played during his U.S. La Vida Tour. As another bonus added, Juanes also included a duet of his song "Hoy Me Voy" (today I leave) with US singer Colbie Caillat. The DVD contains the music videos of the four singles of the cd as well as a few live video recordings of the US tour.
On December 11, 2007, Juanes performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway together with a variety of artists, which was broadcast live to over 100 countries.
"Juanes > Biography"
"Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes Top 13th Annual BMI Latin Awards"
"Ekhymosis > Biography"
"Hechos en la vida musical de Juanes"
"Latin to the core"
"Juanes on Top with 5 at Latin Grammys"
"Juanes to visit the states in early 2006"
"Juanes en medio de polemica italiana"
"Neofascistas adoptan como himno 'La camisa negra' de Juanes"
"From Colombia, Encouraging Sounds"
"Rubio, Juanes Earn Billboard Latin Awards"
"Juanes, Sanz, Bebe Win Latin Grammys"
"Final draw: TV coverage to be broadcast in 145 countries"
"Juanes invited Paul McCartney to Colombia"
"Juanes Takes Over the World!"
"Juanes's New Album Has a Title"
"Colombia sin minas Events Raise $350,000 For Children Victimized By Landmines In Colombia"
"TIME Magazine Celebrates New TIME 100 List of Most Influential People With Star-Studded Event April 19th"
"Mine Action in Colombia
"EP and Juanes say 'no' to landmines"
"After concert gave by Juanes, the European Parliament donate 2.5 million of Euros"
"Juanes To Be Knighted"
"Works Begin on Juanes Park"
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Juanes defendio concierto en Cuba
A Bridge without Borders: Efforts Underway to Turn Juanes Peace Concert in Cuba into Controversy
Juanes Receives Threats over Cuba Concert
Todo Sobre Juanes
Juanes to Twitter in Cuba Despite Exiles
Official Universal Music Latino Website
Mi Sangre Foundation website
Juanes Interview on CorrienteLatina.com
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