Guitarist who blended rock with Latin American music and fronted Santana. He won the Best Rock Album and the Album of the Year Grammys for Supernatural, two of the eight total Grammys he won in 2000.
He began playing the guitar when he was eight and turned down an opportunity to attend Humboldt State University to pursue a career in music.
He won three Latin Grammys in 2000 and won his tenth Grammy in 2002.
He married Deborah Santana on April 21, 1973 and, after their divorce in 2007, he married Cindy Blackman on December 19, 2010. He has a son named Salvador and two daughters named Angelica and Stella.
He collaborated with Wyclef Jean on 1999's Supernatural.