Juan Fernando Fonseca, (born May 29, 1979), better known as Fonseca (for his surname) is a Colombian singer, songwriter, record producer, and activist. Born and raised in Bogotá, he primarily studied at the Colegio Los Nogales, then studied music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston before withdrawing to focus on his musical career. He began recording some demos and performing in the rock music scene of Bogotá with a rock band "Baroja" and was signed with Líderes Entertainment Group, an EMI label to produce his first three studio albums.
He debuted in 2002 with his first album, Fonseca, which was popular in his home country. His follow-up album, was Corazón (2005) and included hits such as "Te Mando Flores" and "Hace Tiempo". Fonseca's third album, Gratitud (2008) included the singles Enrédame and Arroyito. After breaking with the label EMI Capitol he decided release his fourth album Ilusión (2011) under the label Sony Music Latin with the hit Eres Mi Sueño.
Influenced heavily by Carlos Vives, his style is a blend of vallenato and cumbia, two traditional and popular forms of Colombian music. His achievements include three Latin Grammy Awards and one Billboard Latin Music Awards.