Juanes is getting more and more international recognition every day. While still celebrating the world record-breaking single “Me enamora”– which sold six million copies online in one month– from his latest album La vida…es un ratico, the 34-year-old singer is getting ready to perform at the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize concert on Dec. 11 in Oslo, Norway.
This year, the event will honor former U.S. President Al Gore and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change,” according to a press release from the event’s committee organizer.
The Colombian artist will share the stage with an impressive group of artists: U.S. musicians Alicia Keys and Melissa Ethridge; Scottish artists Annie Lenox and KT Tunstall; the U.S. band Earth, Wind & Fire; and the Pakistani group Junoon. The show will be aired in more than 100 countries worldwide.
The Nobel Peace Prize is an immensely prestigious award that annually honors individuals whose humanitarian efforts, generosity and leadership send a positive message to the international community. In the past, figures such as Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter and Kofi Annan have been awarded the prize.