Juanes got the recognition he deserved when he was inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame this week (October 14) at the La Musa Awards ceremony at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida.
The honor comes as the Colombian singer-songwriter celebrates a 20-year career as one of Latin America’s hottest musicians. As part of a segment dedicated to his induction, Juanes performed a medley of hits he wrote, including “Minas Piedras”, “La Vida Es Un Ratico”, “Es Por Ti”, and “Volverte a Ver”. .
In front of an audience of industry colleagues, Juanes thanked his parents and family for informing his love of music, as well as his fellow musicians. Sharing her acceptance speech on Instagram, Juanes also spoke about vulnerability and perseverance. “My love for music has always been stronger than the fear of being judged. And the fear also disappears when I witness something beautiful,” he wrote. “Being here tonight is really important for me, first of all, because I am a songwriter, musician and producer… Being recognized by this community fills me with immense gratitude and happiness.”
In addition to songwriting recognition, Juanes has had a lot to celebrate in 2022 so far. Earlier this year, Juanes Origin won a Grammy and a Latin Grammy. Over the summer, the biography of Juanes 1,577,836,800 seconds was released and chronicles his journey to stardom. He also recently released a special anniversary edition of his breakthrough album, A normal diameter. Juanes is currently on the road, finishing his Origen Tower with a series of shows in Latin America until the end of the year.
Watch Juanes’ performance at the La Musa Awards below.