Juanes, the 17-time Latin Grammy winner has added a new item to his impressive list of accomplishments: The Colombian singer/songwriter is launching a new monthly SiriusXM show "Yo Soy Juanes" that will be the satellite radio station's first artist-hosted show for bilingual listeners.
The new exclusive monthly program will be featured on SiriusXM's Caliente and La Kueva commercial-free music channels.
"Yo Soy Juanes" will feature Juanes' favorite music -- from Metallica to traditional Colombian folk music to Tony Bennett. In the first episode Juanes will focus on early inspirations he heard growing up in Medellin. He will also discuss his most memorable collaborations from Juan Luis Guerra, Nelly Furtado and Tony Bennett as well as his "dream" collaboration with Alicia Keys and his take on contemporary music.
Juanes will also debut new original music on the program. "I have been influenced by many types of music and am happy to have, for the first time, a live forum where I can share them with my fans across the country," Juanes said in a statement.
This first program kicks-off SiriusXM's Hispanic Heritage Month programming on Sept.16th on the station's Caliente channel 150 and La Kueva channel 540. Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15.
"Juanes is one of the greatest Latin stars performing today," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM President and Chief Content Officer in a statement. "Juanes will be sharing his thoughts and musical tastes that span all music genres. That universality is something all of our listeners will want to hear."
Born Juan Esteban Aristizabal Vasquez, Juanes has had eight No. 1 singles on the Hot Latin Songs chart with his most recent album, Juanes MTV Unplugged, debuting at #1 on Billboard's "Top Latin Albums" chart. He is also known for his charitable work with his "Mi Sangre Foundation" and as a co-founder of the "Paz sin Fronteras" (Peace Without Borders) organization.