Juanes Launches Show on SiriusXM by latinvision media
NEW YORK–August 1, 2012–
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that Latin rocker Juanes will
host an exclusive monthly special on SiriusXM´s Caliente and La Kueva
commercial-free music channels.
Yo Soy Juanes will feature
the guitarist, singer and songwriter showcasing his favorite music, including
songs that particularly sparked his creativity, from heavy metal to rock and
everything in between, and sharing stories about artists he has worked with
during his storied career. The first broadcast will focus on Juanes’ early
influences: from traditional Colombian folk music, and growing up in Medellin,
Colombia, during a time of civil unrest, to the first time he heard metal bands
like Metallica. This special first episode will kick off SiriusXM’s Hispanic
Heritage Month programming September 16th on SiriusXM’s Caliente channel 150 and
La Kueva channel 540.
SiriusXM listeners will also
hear Juanes talk about his favorite collaborations, from Juan Luis Guerra, Nelly
Furtado and Tony Bennett to his “dream” collaboration with Alicia Keyes and his
thoughts on the current music scene. Juanes will also use his SiriusXM show to
regularly debut some of his own original new music.
"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,” said Juanes. “I am excited
to be joining the SiriusXM lineup and look forward to interacting with our
"We are proud to announce
that our first original show for the bilingual listener will feature
international superstar Juanes,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief
Content Officer, SiriusXM. "Juanes is one of the greatest Latin stars performing
today. 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
Born in Colombia, Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez is a multi-platinum GRAMMY
and seventeen-time LATIN GRAMMY winner. The critically praised musician has
already notched eight #1 singles and saw his most recent album, JUANES MTV
Unplugged, debut at #1 on Billboard’s “Top Latin Albums” chart and in 18
countries throughout Latin America. The superstar’s dedication as a global
activist also extends far beyond his passionate lyrics and is seen in his
charitable work for his own “Mi Sangre Foundation” and as a co-founder of the
"Paz sin Fronteras" (Peace Without Borders) organization - which utilizes music
as a unifying force regardless of political or geographic divides and advocate
that all people are entitled to the basic human right of peace.
Caliente plays a mix of the
biggest tropical, salsa, merengue and reggaeton hits, playing, among others,
Marc Anthony, Juan Luis Guerra, Aventura, Shakira, and Luis Miguel.
La Kueva plays Latin Rock
classics and today’s upcoming artists, including Maná, Fabulosos Cadillacs, Soda
Estéreo, Molotov, and more.
For more information on
SiriusXM, please visit