Born in Colombia in 1979, Juan Fernando Fonseca Carrera chose music at an early age, studying it formally at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá and at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2002, with the publication of his album Fonseca (Universal Music Colombia), he gained great recognition within his country, due to the album’s mix of joyful and traditional rhythms. His second album, Corazón (Universal Music Colombia, 2005) explores the connections and influences between pop rock, vallenato, bullerengue and tumbara, and with it he won the award for Best Tropical Album at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. This phonogram would be followed by Gratitud (EMI Televisa Music, 2008) and then Ilusión (Handy Music, 2011).

With the song “Te mando flores”, Fonseca won the Latin Grammy for Best Tropical Song in 2006, and was also awarded Best New Tropical Artist by Premios Lo Nuestro and Premios MTV Latin America. He would later receive Latin Grammy Awards for Best Tropical Song in 2016 and 2023; Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album in 2014 and 2020; and Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album in 2016.

Fonseca has achieved Gold, Platinum and Diamond Records for his sales not only in Colombia, but in other Latin American countries and has performed on stages around the world, and has collaborated with great stars such as Willie Colón, Alejandra Guzmán, Miguel Bosé , Víctor Manuelle, Ringo Starr, Diego Torres and Juanes. His most recent album is Viajante (Sony Music Entertainment, 2022).