Juan Magán

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Juan Magán
Juan Magan Bilbao Arena.jpg
Juan Magan, 2012
Background information
Birth nameJuan Manuel Magán González
Also known asF.A.O.
Born (1978-09-30) 30 September 1978 (age 40)
Badalona, Spain
GenresHouse[1]
Occupation(s)DJ, record producer, remixer, singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2003–present
LabelsUniversal Music Latin
Websitewww.juanmagan.es

Juan Manuel Magán González (born 30 September 1978) is a Spanish producer, singer, remixer and DJ of electronic dance music, recognized internationally for his contributions to the "Electro Latino" category of music.

As a remixer, he has worked with the following artists, among others: Selena, Don Omar, Paulina Rubio, Juanes, Nelly Furtado, Dulce María, Pitbull, Michael Gray, Milk & Sugar, Bob Sinclar, Gary Nesta Pine, Ian Oliver, Azzido da Bass, Jerry Ropero, E Smoove, Barbara Muñoz, Pier Bucci, Tara McDonald and INNA.

Biography[edit]

Juan Magán became interested in music in 1994, when he began to frequent the discothèques. It started with a computer, a sampler and an analog synthesizer. In 2004, he launched his own music in the Latin register and with experience, he formed a group called Guajiros del Puerto two years later. Their hit Veo Veo became a real success all over Latin America.

Between 2007 and 2009, he formed a duet with Marcos Rodríguez called Magán & Rodríguez. His debut album, Suave, premiered with Marcos Rodríguez in 2009, included Suck My - Suave, Bora Bora, The Rising Mano, El Globo, El Otro Yo Soy, Loco, and Merenguito. In 2009, he released a compilation to Vale Music / Universal Music Spain, featuring Mariah (You Know I Want You) featuring Lumidee, "Yolanda (Tú no)" feat. Irmãos Verdades, Verano Azul, and as well as "Bailando Por Ahí", a tube of electronic merengue. His singles "Bora Bora" and "Verano Azul" are double platinum certified.

In 2010, he made a feature on the single made by Inna, called "Un Momento". In 2011, a new version of "Bailando Por Ahi" is released, renamed 'Bailando Por el Mundo" with Pitbull and El Cata.[2] He also featured in a Don Omar single, Ella No Sigue Modas. In 2013, the artist Farruko recorded a song with Magan.

In 2015, he designed a summer hit entitled "He llorado" with Gente de Zona. In that same year, he became a naturalized Dominican citizen. In March 2016, he released a new song called "Baila Conmigo", In October 2016, he released a new song called "Quiero Que Sepas."[3]

Magan & Rodriguez[edit]

His early discography includes "Suave", created with Marcos Rodríguez, which included the greatest electronic and Latin successes of the time on a global level: "Suck My - Suave", "Bora Bora", "Que levante la mano mi gente", "El Globo", "El otro soy yo", "Loco", "Merenguito" were all supported by the most influential DJs and in style in the global House scene, and on top of the official sales list in Spain and on the global level has become the second in the world in total digital sales by Beatport with "Bora Bora".

They went double platinum[where?] with the singles "Bora Bora" and album Suave.

Career[edit]

His most recent work is the single "Love Me" featuring the UK "queen of dance" Tara McDonald & Mexican boy band Urband 5. The music video was directed by Pedro Torres and shot in different locations in Mexico. He also released a compilation of works produced by artists frequently associated with Juan and in collaboration with Vale Music / Universal Music Spain, which includes many of the successes that in 2009 are the most played out of all dance music. Themes such as "Mariah", "Yolanda", "Verano Azul" or "Bailando por ahí" are among these, to name a few of the most commercially successful and publicly recognized. Magan also featured on Inna's singles "Un Momento" and "Be My Lover", and has had more recent success in 2012 and 2013 with hit singles such as "Tu y Yo", "Mal de Amores" and "Como el Viento" (in collaboration with Puerto Rican singer Farruko).

Legacy[edit]

He was nominated the Best House Artist in the World by the Beatport Awards. He went double platinum with "Verano Azul". Magán received a Latin Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 2012.

Discography[edit]

  • The King of Dance (2012)
  • The King Is Back - #LatinIBIZAte (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Juan Magan Bio", Allmusic
  2. ^ Fell, Grace (24 August 2018), "Juan Magán, Pitbull, & Rich the Kid Collab on 'Echa Pa Aca'", Relentless Beats, retrieved 8 November 2018
  3. ^ "MC Fioti enlists Future, J Balvin, and Stefflon Don for a new "Bum Bum Tam Tam" remix". The FADER. Retrieved 2018-11-08.

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