Juanes has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music. The announcement follows the Colombian singer-songwriter’s appearance at the “Estamos Unidos Mexicanos” earthquake relief concert in Mexico City over the weekend, and sold-out dates on his “Mis Planes Son Amarte” tour. That album is nominated for 2017 Latin Grammy Album of the Year, one of five current Latin Grammy nominations. Juanes is the most nominated artist in the awards’ history.
“It’s an honor to have the chance to work with such an iconic songwriter like Juanes, whose music has helped shape the Latin music industry and reached people all over the world,” Gustavo Menendez, Warner/Chappell Music’s President, Latin America said in a statement. “He’s constantly pushing boundaries and reaching for new heights, and we are thrilled and humbled that he trusts us to be a part of this new stage in his songwriting career.”
Juanes had already earned his cred as a rocker in Colombia when he rode the wave broken by the Latin pop explosion to widespread success with his compelling 2000 album, Fijate Bien, putting a sharper edge on the radio-friendly Latin pop sound. Since then, the understated superstar has reaped 21 Latin Grammy Awards and 10 Latin Billboard Music Awards, 11 Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica, among his many accolades. Three of his seven albums have reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Albums chart. Mis Planes son Amarte went to No. 1 in 14 countries.
“I’m very excited to start this new stage in my songwriting career with Warner/Chappell Music, alongside Jon Platt and Gustavo Menendez, both of whom I’ve known for years,” Juanes said. I know that they share my love and eternal passion for music.”