The popular Columbian singer Juan Fonseca was born in Bogotá in 1979 and after studying music in his native city continued his musical education in the USA attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After returning to Columbia, Fonseca began singing in a rock band called Baroja who built up a small following in the club scene around Bogotá. After his brief foray into rock music Fonseca adopted a more mainstream 'tropipop' style for his debut self-titled solo album released in 2002. The new formula went down well with the Columbian public and as Fonseca's popularity grew the Latin record industry began to take notice resulting in a Grammy Award for the track 'Te Mando Flores' lifted from the 2006 album 'Corazón'. The album also received a Latin Grammy nomination for 'Best Tropical Album'. His third album 'Gratitud' released in 2008 made the top ten in Billboard's US Tropical Albums Chart and demonstrated that Fonseca had made the important transition from being primarily a South American artist to a performer whose appeal extended to the lucrative North American market. His best known album to date is his critically-acclaimed 2012 release 'Ilusión' which topped the Columbian charts and was certified platinum in the process.