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Blonde Music Tip #1: Juanes

Blonde Music Tip: Juanes (Juan Esteban Aristizabal Vasquez)

That’s a bit obvious, isn’t it? Nah, you could argue fellow blonde Shakira was more obvious – but let’s begin with Medellin’s finest, ex-Ekhymosis singer Juanes, one of Latin America’s biggest sellers…

Why do we love him? Apart from hits such as La Camisa Negra (2004) and this year’s Todo En Mi Vida Eres Tu, Juanes is unafraid of controversial issues, such as drugs and land mines. He also refuses to sing in English – it wouldn’t be ‘from the heart’.

What else should we know? Besides the fact Kylie Minogue is a big fan? Juanes, 40, has scooped dozens of Latin Grammies and is not just popular here. La Camisa Negra hit number one in seven European countries.

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