Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes was on Monday voted Latin artist of the decade by U.S. magazine Billboard.
Billboard, a magazine which documents the music industry in the United States, nominated Juanes as the best Latin artist of the last ten years. In addition to his musical career Juanes received the award for his tireless contribution and commitment to Colombia’s social issues.
Billboard highlighted many of the musician’s achievements over the decade and declared him to be one the stars of the new Millenium.
Following the release of his debut album as a solo artist in 2001, Juanes’ three subsequent albums went straight into Top Latin Album positions and six of his singles reached number one on the Hot Latin Songs chart – ‘Me Enamora’ maintained the top spot for some 20 weeks.
Billboard further highlighted that, of the biggest selling Latin music of the decade, Juanes was the only artist with works in the Top 5 of all categories, reported entertainment site Vive.In.