Juan Luis Guerra sitting on couch and guitar next to him

Juan Luis Guerra

Juan Luis Guerra Seijas (born June 7, 1957) is a Dominican singer, songwriter, and self-producer who has sold 20 million records, and won numerous awards including nine Latin Grammy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Latin Billboard Music Awards. His 5 Latin Grammy awards in 2007 tied the record for the most Latin Grammy Awards won in one night (Juanes). 

Juan Luis Guerra is one of the most internationally recognized Dominican artists in decades past. Mr. Guerra's music is sometimes associated with the popular Dominican music called bachata, and while this association is partially true, he does not limit himself to one style of music. Instead, he incorporates diverse rhythms like merengue, bolero-bachata, balada, salsa, rock and roll, and even gospel as in the song La Gallera. Ojalá Que Llueva Café ("If Only It Rained Coffee") is one of his most critically acclaimed self-written and composed pieces. A remix of La Llave de mi Corazón ("The key to my heart") with Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas is also an example of his fusing of different genres. With multiple Grammy Awards and over twenty albums recorded, Juan Luis Guerra is one of the most popular superstars in Latin music.