Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez is a Colombian pop rock singer and songwriter better known by the stage name Juanes. Originally a member of the heavy metal group Ekhymosis, Juanes began his solo career in the year 2000. Since then, he has sold over fifteen million albums worldwide, receiving two Grammy Awards and twenty Latin Grammy Awards. At the age of seven, Juanes began learning to play guitar. At fifteen, Juanes founded the metal band Ekhymosis which released five albums over ten years. The band had decent success, in particular the single ‘Sólo’ on the album ‘Nino Gigante.’ In 1998, after the band’s breakup, Juanes moved to Los Angeles to pursue his solo career. There, his demo gained the attention of musician and composer Gustavo Santaolalla, and he was signed to Surco Records. His first album, ‘Fijate Bien,’ was released with Universal Music Latino and was a number one hit in Columbia. By 2001, Juanes' album had received seven Latin Grammy nominations. He went on to win three Grammys, including Best New Artist. In 2002, Juanes released his second album, ‘Un Dia Normal,’ with the single ‘A Dios le Pido’ spending 47 weeks in the top 5 across 12 countries. It went certified gold in Columbia. His duet with Nelly Furtado, ‘Fotografia,’ spent 92 weeks on Latin Billboard’s Top 10. In 2003, he broke attendance records with his world tour, making ‘Un Dia Normal’ the most successful Latin album ever released. In 2004, ‘Mi Sangre’ debuted at number one and was followed by another world tour with over 200 performances. In 2005, he won three more Latin Grammys for ‘Mi Sangre.’ His highly anticipated albums ‘La Vidas Es un Ratico’ in 2007 and 2010’s ‘P.A.R.C.E’ continued to top charts across 14 different countries. His most recent album, ‘Loco De Amor’ in 2013, was produced by world renowned producer Steve Lillywhite.