Juanes got the recognition he deserved when he was inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame this week (Oct. 14) during the La Musa Awards ceremony at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL.
The honor comes as the Colombian singer-songwriter celebrates a 20-year career as one of Latin America’s most prominent musicians. As part of a segment dedicated to his induction, Juanes performed a medley of hits he penned that included “Minas Piedras,” “La Vida Es Un Ratico,” “Es Por Ti,” and “Volverte a Ver.”
In an audience of industry colleagues, Juanes thanked his parents and family for informing his love of music, as well as his fellow musician peers. Sharing his acceptance speech on Instagram, Juanes also spoke on vulnerability and persistence. “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 to 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 the songwriting recognition, Juanes has had a lot to celebrate in 2022 so far. Earlier this year, Juanes’ Origen won a Grammy and a Latin Grammy. Over the summer, Juanes’ biography 1,577,836,800 Seconds was released and recounts his journey to superstardom. He also recently released a special anniversary edition of his breakthrough album, Un Dia Normal. Juanes is currently on the road, wrapping up his Origen Tour with a string of shows in Latin America through the end of the year.
Watch Juanes’ performance at La Musa Awards below.