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Fonseca is a Latin/pop artist whose style is a fusion of traditional rhythms with contemporary pop & rock. A singer who cares about the community is also a social activist.

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Early years Born in Colombia's capital city Bogota, Juan Fernando Fonseca was captivated by its sprawling music scene; it cemented his love of music. Thrilled to receive his first guitar, he put his passion into learning the instrument. Among Juan's influencers was singer Carlos Vives. Aged twelve, he started writing songs; and his confidence grew as he performed at local events. As an adult, he studied at "Javeriana University" before going to "Berklee College of Music in the U.S. Once back in Colombia, he recorded a self-made album called "Bomba de Tiempo" Following a stint with the rock group "Baroja," he went solo and was signed by "Líderes Entertainment Group," a label affiliated with EMI. In 2002 the self-titled album "Fonseca" was published in Colombia and, in 2005, was republished internationally. The album's success opened doors and led Fonseca to tour with Shakira on her Tour of the Mongoose. After "Corazon" was released, the singer toured across South & North America, Colombia, & Spain, and "Te Mando Flores" became the single that received a Latin Grammy Award. Upon release of "Gratitud" in 2008, the singles Arroyito" and "Enredame entered the Latin pop charts. In 2011, following the album "Illusion's" success, Fonseca toured with Marc Anthony. His album gained a double victory with "Best Latin Pop Album." and "Best Tropical Fusion album." Working with various artists on his 2018 album "Agustin," he collaborated with artists such as Anna Torroja, Cali Y El Dandee, and Spencer Ludwig, to name a few. An artist who continues to push the boundaries with music once again achieved recognition by winning a "Latin Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal." Known for his diverse rhythmical approach, Fonseca is also an inspirational artist and a social activist and has put his time in for many good causes.