Juanes performs onstage at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on August 19, 2015 in New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Juanes has won multiple Latin Grammys and Grammys, he's performed at sold-out venues all around the world, and is the man behind some of the hottest No. 1 hits in the charts. But nothing can compare to his upcoming gig on September 26 in Philadelphia, where he will be singing to Pope Francis at the "Festival of Families."

"It’s like I’ve been waiting my entire life to perform at an event like this. I was shocked when I received the invitation. I couldn’t believe it, and I’m very grateful. It’s a great opportunity for me, my career, and for music in general," the Colombia singer told Entertainment Weekly. He also stated that he's been rehearsing all week with his band in Miami and that they are very "emotional and excited."

Juanes has prepared a three-song set list for the Pontiff during his U.S. visit, which includes "A Dios Le Pido," "Odio Por Amor" and an untitled song he wrote about the violence in Colombia. The song, which he premiered at World Humanitarian Day in New York last month, was inspired by some shocking statistics of his native country. “It struck me, the amount of suffering there. So I wanted to write a song that would highlight the importance of love and family for people who feel abandoned.”

The "Festival of Families" will nationally broadcast its main stage program of music and spectacular visual arts performances by world renowned artists. Pope Francis will join the celebration, enjoying the showcase and listening to six families from different continents briefly describe their joys and challenges.

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