August 9, 1972 in Medellín
Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez
Juan Esteban AristizÃ¡bal VÃ¡squez (born August 9, 1972), best known as Juanes, is a rock musician from MedellÃn, Colombia. When he was younger, his father started calling him Juanes, rather than Juan, a contraction of his two first names Juan and Esteban. As his friends grew to know him by this name, he chose to keep it for his musical career, which started when he, AndrÃ©s GarcÃa, Fernando "Toby" TobÃ³n and JosÃ© David Lopera, formed the rock band Ekhymosis in 1988. His politically-minded solo debut Fijate Bien (Take a good look) (2000) after Ekhymosis disbanded, earned him three Latin Grammys.