Success Continues for Juanes
Latin star ‘Lights’ up the charts, connects with 15 million fans and performs for the President in the US
Juanes is no stranger to success with twenty Latin GRAMMY awards to his name and his latest single “La Luz” has once again lit up the Latin music world. The single, which was released in December, has notched up over two million views already on YouTube and is the singer’s first collaboration with English producer Steve Lillywhite, with whom he is working on a new album. The album will be the first Spanish language record for Lillywhite, famed for his work with The Killers, U2, The Rolling Stones and The Dave Matthews Band amongst others. The pair met in 2013 with the Englishman later flying to Colombia to see Juanes perform in his hometown of Medellin and the album is scheduled for release in the Spring of this year.
After the chart-topping success of Juanes: MTV Unplugged which went on to win a Latin GRAMMY for ‘Album of the Year’, Juanes chose to take his stripped back tour on the road, aiming to share this intimacy with as many fans as possible. The tour was a massive success with the Colombian managing to combine the acoustic and instrumental spirit of his unplugged project with his rock energy in some of North Americas largest spaces, including two sell-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl. The Los Angeles Timesdeclared “the show confirms Juanes as a rare artist – in company with the likes of Bono and Bruce Springsteen – with the power to inspire beyond the arena walls”.
December also saw Juanes gaining some well-known fans as he performed at Carlos Santana’s Kennedy Awards Presentation at The White House in front of the President and First Lady of the US. Performing “Black Magic Woman” and “Oye Como Va” with Tom Morello, the most influential couple in America can be seen enjoying the performance in the video on the left of this page.
Finally, the superstar’s social media continue to surge now exceeding a massive 15 million followers across Twitter & Facebook.
Congratulations to Juanes and all the team at Universal Music Latin America for these latest triumphs.