Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Juanes, one of the worldâ€™s biggest Latin music artists. The Colombian-born singer has won 23 Latin Grammy or Grammy awards â€” he is the most-nominated artist in Latin Grammy history â€” and his latest album, â€œMis Planes son Amarte,â€ went No. 1 in 14 countries.
â€œIâ€™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 Iâ€™ve known for years,â€ Juanes said, shouting out the companyâ€™s CEO and president of Latin America. â€œI know that they share my love and eternal passion for music.â€
â€œItâ€™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,â€ said Menendez. â€œHeâ€™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.â€
Previously a member of the rock band Ekhymosis, Juanes has released seven solo studio albums since 2000, three of whichÂ reached No. 1 onÂ Billboardâ€™s U.S. Latin Albums chart.Â In addition to earning multi-platinum status in Spain, Mexico, and Argentina, Juanesâ€™ third studio album, â€œMi Sangre,â€ was certified 8-times platinum in the United States.
Outside of music, Juanes has been a vocal activist for victims of anti-personnel mines, acting as a Goodwill Ambassador for the nonprofit organization United for Colombia and establishing the Mi Sangre Foundation. For his humanitarian work, Juanes was awarded Franceâ€™s highest cultural honor, Lâ€™Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Later this year, he will join the cast of â€œLa Voz EspaÃ±aâ€ (Spainâ€™s version of â€œThe Voiceâ€) as a coach.