Zona Spotlight: Little-Known Facts About Juanes!

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    We’ve already covered Juanes’ bio details, so let’s get to the good stuff. Here are some interesting, funny, little-known facts about the singer/songwriter:

    • Juanes grew up in Medellín during the height of a civil war in which thousands were killed. Both a friend and a cousin were murdered during this period, which shaped his musical career and his social consciousness.
    • He was named one of Time‘s 100 “Most Influential People in the World” in 2005.
    • In 2006, the French Culture Minister declared Juanes a “Knight in the order of Arts and Letters”  for his work in social activism.
    • Juanes has won 20 Latin Grammy Awards, two Grammy Awards, nine MTV Awards, and two NRJ Music Awards (among others).
    • In 2009, he was awarded the National Prize for Peace in Colombia.
    • Juanes is the co-founder of Paz Sin Fronteras (Peace Without Borders) concerts, which advocates for non-violent conflict resolution.

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