Juan Luis Guerra is a musician, composer, arranger, producer, and songwriter from the Dominican Republic. He is one of the most internationally recognized Latin artists in recent decades. His popular style of merengue has garnered him considerable success around the world. He is also credited for popularizing bachata music on a global level and is often associated with the genre. A 23-time Latin GRAMMY® and three-time GRAMMY® winner, Guerra has recorded more than 15 albums and won numerous awards.
With some 30 million albums sold around the world, Guerra is a Latin music pioneer whose early international successes included the classic “Ojalá Que Llueva Café." The track, which foreshadowed the global impact of current tropical urban stars is still instantly recognizable from its first notes.
Throughout his prolific career, Guerra has been reinventing the joyful rhythms of his native Dominican Republic with his band 4.40 and writing wonderful lyrics mined from the everyday lives of people in Latin America and beyond, empowering listeners at the same time as they dance their troubles away to his messages of “peace, harmony and love.”
He recently completed the U.S. leg of his “Literal Juan Luis Guerra and 4.40 Grandes Éxitos” world tour, supporting his latest album of the same name. Guerra’s 11-track LP traverses genres beyond his typical repertoire, including salsa, son and even electronic — flaunting the Berklee graduate’s boundary-pushing approach to Caribbean roots music. Literal was honored with two Latin GRAMMY® Awards in the categories “Best Tropical/Contemporary Album” and “Best Tropical Song” for Kitipun, and is nominated for a 2020 GRAMMY® for “Best Tropical Latin Album."
At the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards he received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Juan Luis Guerra is a living legend beloved and admired by his fellow musicians and the music industry, as well as by millions of fans around the world who proclaimed to feel the purest joy through his music.