Latin Superstar JUANES to Play the Palace Theatre, 6/11
In both critical respect and global commercial success, Juanes has become the leading all-Spanish language music artist in the world. With multi-platinum worldwide sales of more than 12 million albums, a Grammy Award, and a record-setting 17 Latin Grammy Awards, it's evident that millions of fans have adopted the songs of this poetic rocker as virtual anthems for Latino pride, prayers for peace, and the strength of love. With record-setting chart runs for multiple #1 albums and singles, it's no wonder that Billboard recently declared Juanes Latin music's "Star of the Decade."
CAPA presents Juanes at the Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.) on Tuesday, June 11 19, at 8pm. Tickets are $25-$50 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. Young people aged 13-25 may purchase $5 PNC Arts Alive All Access tickets while available. For more information, visit www.GoFor5.com.
This Caliente Series performance is made possible through the generous support of series sponsors David and Mo Meuse.
At the age of 16, Juanes became a founding member, principal guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for Ekhymosis which went on to fame as Colombia's leading hard-rock band. He relocated to LA, and was signed by multiple Grammy- and Oscar-winning producer Gustavo Santaolalla. The collaboration took the international Latin rock scene by storm with the release of Juanes' solo debut album, Fíjate Bien (2000). With it's title track cited by NPR as "One of the Decade's 50 Most Important Recordings," the album went on to garner a record-setting 7 Latin Grammy nominations, winning three.
His second landmark album, Un Dia Normal ("A Normal Day") (2002), became the 2003 #1 Spanish-language album in both sales and airplay, and still holds the record for the longest Top 10 chart run (92 weeks) of any Latin album in history. The album's success lead Juanes to top six separate Billboard year-end Latin charts, including #1 album, #1 singles artist, and #1 songwriter, and resulted in his selection for the cover of Billboard's "Year In Music" special issue.
Juanes swept the 2003 Latin Grammy Awards, winning all five awards for which he was nominated. He was also winner at Univision's Premio Lo Nuestro Awards, and garnered MTV Latin America's "Artist of the Year" and "Best Rock Artist" awards.
His third album, the socially and emotionally relevant Mi Sangre ("My Blood") (2004), not only debuted at #1 throughout the Spanish speaking world (quickly reaching multi-platinum status in numerous countries), but also found Juanes continuing his Latin radio airplay dominance with three consecutive singles from the record, claiming the #1 spot on Billboard's "Hot Latin Songs" chart for a combined total of more than six months at #1 and again the top winner at the Latin Grammy Awards.
The success of Mi Sangre and its worldwide smash single "La Camisa Negra" also quickly expanded to Europe, where Juanes reached #1 in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, and more. Juanes' skyrocketing popularity inEurope also lead to high-profile performances at both The World Cup Draw & Nobel Peace Prize Concert. In total, Mi Sangre and its multiple hit singles reached #1 on album and/or singles charts in 32 countries throughout Latin America, the US, and Europe. In 2006, even the Far East embraced Mi Sangre, as Juanes achieved the highest-ever debut for a Spanish language album in Japan. In total, the album has sold well over 4 million copies, including over a million copies in the US and another million units in non-Spanish speaking countries in Europe and Asia.
La Vida... Es Un Ratico (Life... Is A Moment), Juanes' highly anticipated fourth album, was released in 77 countries in 2007, marking the largest ever world-wide release for an all-Spanish language artist. The first single, "Me Enamora," dominated the Latin music airwaves and notched 20 weeks at #1 on the "Hot Latin Songs Chart," easily making it the longest-running #1 Latin song of the year. The second single, "Gotas de Agua Dulce," took over the #1 position and went on to become the most played Latin Pop single for all 2008 according to R&R. The album saw Juanes again lead the list of winners at "Los Premios MTV" (winning Artist of the Year, Best Solo Artist, Best Rock Artist, and Best Artist - Central), the Latin Grammy awards (winning all five awards for which he was nominated-Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Album, and Best Short Form Music Video), and at the Grammy Awards (winning for Best Latin Pop Album).