In the interview -- which is part of the new “Extra” segment “The Lista,” profiling powerful and influential Latinos -- Juanes talks about his dream Latin Grammy performance with Carlos Santana, his upcoming Hurricane Sandy relief concert in Brooklyn, the duets he hopes to record someday and life at home with his family.
Juanes holds the record for most Latin Grammys won by a solo artist, including Album of the Year and Best Long Form Music Video at this year’s awards.
This year was particularly special for Juanes, who performed with his childhood guitar hero, Carlos Santana. Juanes said, “I was like, ‘I can't believe I'm here with this guy, man!’ That was a great moment.”
Juanes, who has also worked with fellow musicians Nelly Furtado, Tony Bennett and John Legend, has a few artists left on his collaboration wish list. “Bono, for example I would like to someday do something with him or with Metallica.”
At home, Juanes and wife Karen are happily married with three children, two girls and one boy. When asked if there would be a fourth, Juanes responded quickly, “No, no, no, no, that's it.”
Juanes is also giving back to the victims of Hurricane Sandy with a special show in Brooklyn. Juanes said of the benefit, “It just is part of my heart, you know? We are all the same; we are humans and need to be connected.”
The Colombian superstar will embark on a US tour in 2013.