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Juan Vélez

Juan Vélez
Birth name Juan Antonio Vélez Rivera
Born (1983-08-02) August 2, 1983 (age 30)
Origin Puerto Rico
Genres Latin Pop
Occupations Singer Songwriter
Years active 2007 – present
Labels Univision Records

Juan Antonio Vélez (born August 2, 1983 in Ponce, Puerto Rico and raised in Coamo, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican singer, musician and songwriter, better known for being the winner of the fourth season of Objetivo Fama, a Puerto Rican television singing talent contest in the form of a reality show, broadcast by Telefutura in USA and by Univision in Puerto Rico.

Artistic career

In 2007, Vélez held four successful concerts at the Centro de Bellas Artes. Juan recently released his first single. His debut album Con Mi Soledad, was released on December 11, 2007. It was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Best Pop Album from New Generation.[1] On April 25, 2008, he presented his first concert at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in Puerto Rico. On June 3, 2008, Velez received an homage as part of a celebration organized by the Office of Youth Matters of Puerto Rico.[2] A single has already been released Te Tengo o Te Perdi and can be heard on a Latin novela El Clon. He will signing autographs from his second album on different places in Puerto Rico on 3 dates of September. He is planning to go on tour to the US and other places as part of the promotion of his second album.

Discography

Con mi Soledad (2007) [3]

Te Tengo O Te Perdi EP(2010) [4]

Personal life

During the auditions of Objetivo Fama in Los Angeles, Juan met fellow contestant Erica Gonzaba, from San Antonio, Texas. Since they were both selected, they started a friendship which later developed into a formal relationship. This was announced at the sixth Gala (March 17, 2007) when Vélez and Gonzaba confessed they had fallen in love with each other. The couple broke up in September, 2007. After ending their relationship, Gonzaba was cast as a model for Juan's video "Buscando Tu Sombra", which was the second single off his album.

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Preceded by
Marlon Fernández
Objetivo Fama
Winner

Season 4 (2007)
Succeeded by
Cristina Eustace


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