March 6, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Colombian rock superstar JUANES returns to airwaves & iTunes today with the release of "La Senal" (The Signal) - the first single from his upcoming MTV Unplugged album, produced by Tr3s. Detailing our continual search for clear signals and guidance in the pursuit of love, faith and happiness, this captivating track produced by legendary maestro
Juan Luis Guerra
is one of three new songs that will appear on Juanes' anticipated exploration of the famed unplugged format. Marking the GRAMMY and multiple LATIN GRAMMY winning artist's long-awaited first live album, "JUANES MTV Unplugged" will also feature engaging new interpretations of Juanes' most distinctive hit songs –including special duet performances with esteemed Spanish poet/songwriter
and skyrocketing Brazilian vocal star
Recorded in the acoustically and visually stunning New World Symphony Center in
, "La Senal" represents the first Latin single released by Universal Music Latin Entertainment specially mastered for iTunes. As with all tracks on the upcoming album, "La Senal" has been specifically tuned for higher fidelity on iTunes, giving fans the best possible audio quality on their computers and all Apple devices.
The "JUANES MTV Unplugged" will have its television premiere on
Sunday, May 27
on MTV Latin America, and
Monday, May 28
on Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas in the United States. The full CD/DVD release will soon follow on
Tuesday, May 29th
from Universal Music Latino. Prior to the album's release, look for Juanes to perform a special showcase and participate in a Q&A about the Unplugged project on
at the SXSW® Music and Media Conference in
With five solo albums to his credit and multi-platinum sales of over 15 million albums, Juanes is the world's leading all-Spanish language rock artist. Juanes is both a GRAMMY and multiple LATIN GRAMMY winner who has garnered more Top-5 hits (17) on the "Latin Pop Airplay" chart than any other artist since his chart bow in 2001. Juanes is also frequently recognized as one of the Spanish-speaking world's leading social media voices with an online following of over 7 1/2 Million fans. The Colombian superstar's dedication as a global activist also extends far beyond his passionate lyrics and is seen in his wide ranging charitable work for his own Mi Sangre Foundation and as a co-founder of the "Paz sin Fronteras" (Peace Without Borders) organization - which utilizes music to unite populaces regardless of political or geographic divides and advocate that all people are entitled to the basic human right of peace.