Kelly & Michael: Juanes “A Dios Le Pido” & “Chasing The Sun” Review

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Juanes: Live! With Kelly & Michael Debut

Juanes is a Columbian singer-songwriter and one of the most popular Latin artists in the world. The multiple Grammy winner has written a new memoir, Chasing the Sun, and he made his Live! with Kelly & Michael debut to discuss his new book, his difficult childhood and his passion for music.

Juanes: Chasing the Sun Book Review

Kelly & Michael: Juanes "A Dios Le Pido" & "Chasing The Sun" Review

Latin superstar Juanes performed “A Dios Le Pido” and discussed his new memoir Chasing the Sun with Kelly & Michael. (s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)

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Juanes grew up in a very dangerous area of Columbia, which at the time, had the highest rate of homicide in the world. Juanes began making music at the age of seven, inspired by his brothers’ and parents’ love of Latin folk music. Juanes described music as “a way to escape from reality” and a way to express his feelings. He details many stories from his childhood and beyond in Chasing the Sun.

At the age of 14, Juanes formed a rock band called Ekhymosis with his friends. He shared a picture from the band’s glory days, which was super 1980s: think long hair, deep stares and no shirts! Juanes said that all the band members keep in touch and are still friends to this day.

Juanes: Dancing With the Stars Latin Night

Michael made the very exciting announcement that Juanes will be headlining an upcoming Latin night on Dancing with the Stars. Juanes is thrilled to be sharing his music with so many people through the show. Tune in to Dancing with the Stars on April 29 2013 to see Juanes perform.

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Juanes: “A Dios Le Pido” Performance

In the meantime, Juanes took the stage to perform his song “A Dios Le Pido.” In English, “A Dios Le Pido” translates to “I Ask God.” The inspirational guitar-based rock ballad has since become one of Juanes’ biggest international hits.

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