Released: Dec 2010
Label: US Latino
Juanes is South America's golden child, a platinum artist who's had No. 1 singles in over 40 countries without resorting to singing in English. He balances his culture with his craft, stitching together soul-baring love songs, inspirational themes and political indictments with a sonic glue that's equal parts rock, pop and Latin American folk rhythms. P.A.R.C.E. (Medellin slang for "buddy" or "dude") finds him recommitted to family, love and rock 'n' roll. There are moments of transcendence and moments of despair, and possibly the most upbeat-sounding song about a massacre ever: "Segovia."