Photo: Colombian Singer Juanes Will Perform at Bruce Springsteen Tribute Concert
Colombia’s Juanes will be the Latino voice at the concert to be held Feb. 8 in Los Angeles to pay tribute to Bruce Springsteen, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday.
Springsteen, the winner of 20 Grammys, the first in 1985 for “Dancing in the Dark,” will be recognized for his career and his philanthropic activities.
The New Jersey native will be the person of the year at the MusiCares concert, the funds collected from which each year are funneled to beneficial causes.
Juanes, who has sold 15 million albums worldwide, shared the stage last year with The Boss at a tribute in Texas to Woody Guthrie (1912-1967), an influential folk singer who particularly identified with social causes.
Also performing at the Springsteen tribute will be Sting, Elton John, Eddie Vedder, Neil Young, Tom Morello and Tim McGraw, Mumford & Sons and the Alabama Shakes, among other artists.
Juanes, who has won several Latino Grammys and is also known for his humanitarian work through his Mi Sangre Foundation, will continue his Loud & Unplugged tour in 2013.