A man brave enough to sing music in his native tongue. Never again shall we suffer a Karaoke rendition of "Livin' La Vida Loca". Thank the Lord for Juanes. In the late 90s you might have been forgiven for thinking Latin music comprised of little more than an ass wiggle from a leather-clad Ricky Martin, but the Grammy-winning pop superstar has finally been ousted by Juanes. Juanes has long been popular in the Latin charts. His second album, "Un Día Normal", released in 2002 remained in the Top Ten for a record-breaking 92 weeks! More recently, "Mi Sangre", released in September 2004 is still going strong. Though the "Latino" sound has certainly increased in popularity thanks to artists such as Shakira and Nelly Furtado, it is Juanes' authentic use of Latin American instruments and language that have earned his place in Time magazine's list of "the 100 most influential people in the world today."
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