Alejandro Sanz is one of the world’s most internationally renowned Latino artists. A singer, songwriter and the composer of all his songs, he has sold more than 22 million albums, and he is the most Grammy-Award-winning Spanish artist in the world (16 Latin Grammys and 3 American Grammys). He has published 15 albums, including 11 studio recordings, and all of his works have gone platinum in Spain, Latin America and the United States.
Alejandro is moreover one of the Latino artists with the largest followings in the social media, with nearly 7 million followers on Twitter and more than 2 million on Facebook.
Throughout his career, he has come together and created major hits with artists including Shakira, Alicia Keys, The Corrs, René de Calle 13, Joaquín Sabina, Dani Martin, Ivete Sangalo and the legendary Tony Bennett, among others.
Alejandro’s career in music began in Spain in the 1990s, with his first disc Viviendo Deprisa (1991), which became the top selling album of the year. This record was followed by two other hit albums: Si tú me miras (1993) and Alejandro Sanz 3 (1995). Yet it was his 1997 album Más that launched him to international fame, selling over 5 million copies. Next came El alma al aire (2000), No es lo mismo (2003) and El tren de los momentos (2006). Later, his Paraíso Express (2009), brought him major recognition, giving rise to one of the biggest concert tours of 2010: more than 800,000 viewers enjoyed the concerts of his TOUR PARAÍSO, which took him to the main venues of Latin America, Spain and the United States.
In 2011, he was honoured with prestigious awards, including the Spanish Ministry of Culture’s Medal of Merit in Fine Arts, the White House Vision Award for his philanthropic work through the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and the ASCAP Award (given by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) in recognition of his great contributions to Latin music. Alejandro was also recognized for his direct involvement with organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, Save The Children and Greenpeace, among others. The same year, he was the driving force behind the Positive Generation CD for Doctors Without Borders, which aimed to help fight paediatric AIDS in Zimbabwe.
His latest album, La música no se toca, was released on 25 September 2012. This record was produced by Alejandro himself, along with the famous producer and arranger Julio Reyes Copello, a winner of 2 Grammys and 9 ASCAP Awards. Before its release, La música no se toca was already reaping huge success with its first single, “No Me Compares”, which debuted in the number 1 slot on the iTunes charts in 18 countries around the world and hit the top of the radio charts in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Ecuador, among others.
“Se vende”, his second single, has also been extremely well received, positioning itself at the top of the radio, television and digital download lists in a number of different countries.
After releasing "La música no se toca," Alejandro Sanz achieved jaw-dropping record sales with unprecedented figures in recent years: the album has been certified 5x Platinum in Spain, Double Platinum in Mexico, Double Platinum in Colombia, Platinum in Venezuela, Platinum in Argentina, Gold in the US and Puerto Rico, Gold in Chile and Gold in Central America, standing as the top-selling Spanish language album for 2012 both in Spain and abroad.
"Mi marciana,” the third single off the album, has already posted up at #1 on the 40 Principales chart in Spain. The chart-topping single is one of the most popular songs on Spanish radio. The single is also going strong on Spanish digital download charts.
Alejandro took "La música no se toca" on the road in October 2012, starting his international tour in Mexico. The singer spent an intense month performing 10 shows to sold-out audiences in large-capacity venues. Sanz also performed at the legendary Foro Sol (Mexico DF) for 50,000 fans.
The artist recently nabbed 3 accolades at the 2012 40 Principales awards: Best Video for ‘No me Compares,’ Best Album for ‘La Música no se Toca’ and the special award to the Best Spanish Artist of the 21st Century. He also picked up nominations for the 24th edition of the Billboard Latin Music Awards: “Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo” and “Latin Pop Album of the Year” with “La música no se toca.” The ceremony takes place on April 25 in Miami.
Alejandro Sanz received the “Premio a la Excelencia,” a lifetime achievement award saluting his career, and the Pop Male Artist of the Year award, at the 25th edition of the Lo Nuestro awards, voted by Univision viewers.
He recently picked up 4 nominations for the 2013 Premios Oye! Awards, the most important music awards in Mexico. Sanz is up for “Best Spanish Album,” “Best Spanish Song” for No me compares, “Best Male Solo Artist" and “Best Soundtrack Theme" for No me compares.
His international tour landed in Lima on February 26 and kicked off to an amazing start, performing for 25,000 fans at the sold-out Estadio Nacional. After his performance in Montevideo, the tour will be touching down in Argentina, Chile and Brazil in March. In April, Alejandro Sanz’s "La música no se toca” will be travelling to Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Spain, among other countries.