Juanes — Colombian Musician born on August 09, 1972,

Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez, better known as Juanes, is a Colombian musician who was a member of the Acoustic Rock 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... (wikipedia)

When I get 13 or 14 years old, I get crazy with rock music, like, like, deeply crazy. And one of my favorite bands at that moment was, for example, like - bands like Metallica or Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Santana, you know? And then I start to play metal, actually, when I was - at the age of 15.
Singing in Spanish is much more honest, much closer to my roots. For me, Spanish is essential. I still think in Spanish, dream in Spanish. It's the melodies and arrangements that transmit meaning.
I respect religion in general. I respect a lot, but I don't follow any religion. You know, I just follow my personal connection with God. For me, God is inside my heart and is inside everyone's heart.
I'm not more than a musician that enjoys what he does and a Colombian that dreams and fights for peace in his country.
You have to learn to balance work, family, a personal life; it is a part of life.

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