When he was young in Medellin he decided to organice a band called Ekhymosis, with that band he won prestige in Colombia and some Latin American countries; Ekhymosis had eight years and five albums of history. In 1995 with the band dissolved, Juanes went to los Angeles and begin a new stage of his musical carreer.
In 1998 went to live to Los Àngeles and there, he composed his first album: Fijate bien. This album was and exit in the public and critics and with it he got 3 nominations for the Latin Grammy Awards. He also change his name for Juanes, an abreviation of his real name Juan Esteban
After ‘Fijate Bien’, Juanes launch his second album: ‘Un dìa normal’ this album was more successful than ‘Fijate Bien’. Juanes was the composer of eleven of twelve songs and this album was more time in the latin top-10.
The third album of Juanes was `Mi Sangre’, with this album he surprised the world. His inspiration was the bad news, the war in Colombia and the colombian soldiers hurt in the war and the pain of the kidnapped families.
`Mi Sangre’ has a more controversial and successful song of Juanes: La Camisa Negra; sometimes the critics and the content of the song made that the song was banned, but the song was number 1 in most (latin, anglo, asian, etc).
In Oct 23rd, 2007 Juanes launch his album ‘La vida… es un ratico’, its first single was ‘Me enamora’. The album was successful and sell in more than 77 countries that not speak spanish and it was an world record.
He created “Mi Sangre” Foundation to help the victims of the mines
In September of 2009 made a concert called “Paz sin Fronteras” in the bordier between Colombia and Venezuela. Also in 2009 he made a concert in the revolution place in La Habana (Cuba) and received critics of the cuban’s exiles in Miami; his message was only the peace
P.A.R.C.E is the last album of Juanes, with this album Juanes can return to the stage. In december 7th of 2010, Juanes will present his new work and we would be able to rate the album. That is difficult, because the world is accustom to a excelent music from Juanes and he have to labor a lot