Juanes and Celia Cruz have been named two of the twenty “most iconic” global musicians of the last fifty years by CNN.
The Latin artists join an illustrious group of music legends including The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Youssou N’Dour and more.
Get this, Juanes is the youngest musician selected to the list! HUGE accomplishment!
We feel such pride right now!
CLICK HERE to read the quick bios CNN wrote on both of our Latino artists!
Hero to working-class Latin America and its global diaspora, Juanes is very much the Bruce Springsteen of the Latin world. He was hailed by TIME as one of 2005′s most influential people for his social activism and campaign against land mines.
Regarded as the most influential and flamboyant Latin singer of her generation, Havana-born Cruz, the “Queen of Salsa,” wooed audiences for over five decades. A powerful voice, larger-than-life persona, outrageous outfits and peroxide blonde hair were all part of her signature style.