SXSW 2012 Interview Recap: Juanes

Written by Bobby Nall | Thursday, Jan 3, 2013
<iframe src="" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe><br> SXSW 2012 featured interviews with some of the biggest names in music, and no name is bigger in Latin Rock than [Juanes]( Interviewer Dave Marsh ([Rock & Rap Confidential]( delved into the passion and motivation behind Juanes' unique and powerful songs. Hear a live performance, as well as some insightful and surprising details about what's driven his music, and his influences from the past and present. Who knew Juanes was such a Slayer fan? With five solo albums to his credit and multi-platinum sales of over 15 million albums, Juanes is the world’s leading Latin Rock artist. Named Latin Music’s “Star of The Decade” by Billboard, Juanes is both a GRAMMY and 17-time Latin GRAMMY winner who has garnered more Top 5 hits (17) on the “Latin Pop Airplay” chart than any other artist since his chart bow in 2001. Juanes is also frequently recognized as one of the Latin world’s leading social media voices with an online following of over 7 ½ million fans.