The Colombian Superstar’s Critically-Praised & Chart-Topping Unplugged Performance Will Be Nationally Broadcast By UNIVISION As A Music Special On Sunday, July 8 at 4pm ET/PT.
With Legendary Maestro Juan Luis Guerra Acting As Producer and Featuring Duets With Special Guests Joaquín Sabina and Paula Fernándes, “JUANES MTV UNPLUGGED” Has Already Topped Music Charts In 18 Countries – Including The United States Where It Recently Debuted As The Rock Superstar’s Fourth #1 Album On Billboard’s “Top Latin Albums” Chart.
The Album’s First Single “La Señal” Has Likewise Already Reached #1 On The “Hot Latin Songs” Chart, With Just Released Second Single “Me Enamora” Now Climbing Quickly As Well.
· The Second Episode Of “123:POV Juanes” Has Recently Premiered:
123UnoDosTres, is a revolutionary Channel targeted at young, bilingual U.S. Latinos. The Channel launched on YouTube June 15th with the premiere of the new docu-series,“123:POV Juanes”.
· On July 26th, Juanes Will Headline The Beat Goes On IV Concert At The Warner Theatre in Washington D.C. The Event Is A Rare/Intimate Theatre Concert For Lifebeat During The International AIDS
· Juanes Will Also Headline Two Nights (August 17 & 18) At The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The Special Shows Are Part Of Gustavo Dudamel’s “Americas & Americans” Concert Festival
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“Unplugged and Fully Recharged: A Colombian singer-songwriter is looking for more than just a hit song …an intention he signaled by turning to the singer-songwriters Juan Luis Guerra and Joaquín Sabina as collaborators. For the Hispanic market, this is a real meeting of titans.
Juanes [is] energized and inspired”
- NEW YORK TIMES – Sunday Arts & Leisure
“*****/Five solid stars. – Juanes has delivered one of the best Latin music albums of the year. …Juanes has met and exceeded the expectations that have surrounded this project from the very beginning. JUANES MTV Unplugged offers an innovative and unique sound where we can see the evolution of one of today’s most popular Latin music artists. …Musically speaking, there are just so many good things about JUANES MTV Unplugged – an album that touches many different Latin music genres… you can listen to Cumbia beats in “Me Enamora” just like you can be seduced by the Bolero melody that defines “Para Tu Amor” …and the brass sessions on this album are fantastic. …every single track on this album incorporates a good amount of musical innovation. …”Azul Sabina” – featuring the legendary Spanish singer Joaquín Sabina, is the Best Surprise. I was blown away when I first listened to this amazing track – A fantastic New Orleans style blues. If this is the kind of stuff Juanes is planning to produce in the future, I am definitely looking forward to the next album.”
-About.com: Latin Music
“Unplugged disc reveals an inspired Juanes: The success of Juanes, the Colombian rock star who is one of the most popular musicians in Latin music of the last decade, can obscure his integrity. His popularity has enabled him to open up Latin pop music to rock’s energy and authenticity — but he would not have been able to do that if he had not been the kind of songwriter who goes with his gut and means what he says. With ‘JUANES MTV Unplugged”…you see him up close and quiet, pouring himself into the songs. …Some tracks are lush with horns and strings, with a touch of classic Latin big band; others are stripped down. Some have a folkloric feel that harks back to Juanes’ roots. Todo En Mi Vida Eres Tu, one of three new songs, is an intimate, plaintive, jazzy ballad sung with just piano and cello, unlike anything Juanes had done. He’s growly, syncopated and free on Me Enamora, another hit. A standout moment is a duet with the rakish veteran Spanish singer-songwriter Joaquin Sabina on Sabina’s jaunty New Orleans style blues, Azul Sabina. They grin and play vocally, and Juanes finds an unexpected new lightness.…Juanes seems to have found his inspiration again.”
– Miami Herald