36 Facts About Alejandro Sanz

1. Alejandro Sanz was raised in Cadiz, a city in the Andalusia region of Spain.

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2. Alejandro Sanz has won 14 Latin Grammy awards and won 1 regular Grammy award in 2006, but true fame in America has escaped him.

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3. Alejandro Sanz is a Spanish guitarist and singer-songwriter with three Grammy Awards and 17 Latin Grammy Awards to his name.

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4. Alejandro Sanz has renewed his artist recording agreement with Universal Music Spain.

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5. Alejandro Sanz is a Spanish guitarist and singer-songwriter with 3 Grammy Awards and 17 Latin Grammy Awards to his name.

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6. Alejandro Sanz explains that painting "teaches you that taking risks rarely leads to failure.

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7. Alejandro Sanz married his former assistant, Raquel Perera, on May 23, 2012 in a private ceremony held in Sabadell, Barcelona.

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8. Alejandro Sanz felt that having a legally recognized marriage was unnecessary: "My wife is my wife and I am her husband.

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9. Alejandro Sanz married Mexican fashion model and actress Jaydy Michel in Bali on December 30, 1999, but this marriage was never legally recognized in either of their home countries.

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10. Alejandro Sanz is known for his distinctive raspy vocals, which he attributes to his flamenco roots, crediting singer Camaron de la Isla as a major influence.

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11. Alejandro Sanz worked with producer Sebastian Krys, who helped him "enrich what was there but [not lose] the essence" of the songs.

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12. On February 15, 2011, Alejandro Sanz announced that he would be signing with Universal Music Group after twenty years with Warner.

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13. Alejandro Sanz commented that "On this album, I first composed the melody and then the lyrics.

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14. Alejandro Sanz commented on the situation, saying "You have to put things in perspective.

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15. Alejandro Sanz was the first Spanish artist to record and release an MTV Unplugged album.

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16. In October 2001, Alejandro Sanz collaborated with Michael Jackson and various other artists on the Spanish version of the charity single "What More Can I Give", which benefited the victims of the September 11 attacks.

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17. At the 2001 Latin Grammy Awards, Alejandro Sanz walked away with four awards: Best Pop Male Vocal Album and Album of the Year for El Alma al Aire, and Record of the Year and Song of the Year for the title track from the album.

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18. Alejandro Sanz released his third studio album since changing his stage name, 3, in 1995.

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19. Alejandro Sanz persuaded Arenas to send demos of his songs to record companies, which led to being signed by Warner Music Latina.

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20. Alejandro Sanz became acquainted with Miguel Angel Arenas, a music industry executive who had signed several popular Spanish groups such as Mecano.

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21. Alejandro Sanz was exposed to traditional flamenco music as a child while vacationing each summer in his parents' native Andalusia in southern Spain.

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22. Alejandro Sanz was born in Madrid, Spain, on December 18, 1968, the youngest son of Maria Pizarro and Jesus Sanchez.

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23. Alejandro Sanz experimented with more diverse styles of music with the albums No Es lo Mismo and El Tren de los Momentos (2006), while his 2009 release, Paraiso Express served as a return to form for the musician.

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24. Alejandro Sanz has received the Latin Grammy for Album of the Year three times, more than any other artist.

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25. Alejandro Sanz is a Spanish singer-songwriter and musician.

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26. Alejandro Sanz offers its support to the candidacy of Teddy Bautista in the elections of the SGAE.

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27. Alejandro Sanz was honored as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year on November 16, 2017.

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28. On November 6, 2013 Alejandro Sanz received an honorary doctor of music degree from Berklee College of Music.

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29. In 2013, Alejandro Sanz was recognized as the Pop Male Artist of the Year and was the recipient of the Excellence Award at the 26th Lo Nuestro Awards for his achievements in the music industry.

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30. Alejandro Sanz released La Musica No Se Toca, featuring the single "No Me Compares" and based on the opening theme song in the telenovela Amores Verdaderos, on September 25, 2012.

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31. In 2005, Alejandro Sanz collaborated with Shakira on her song "La Tortura".

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32. On this record, Alejandro Sanz took a more political approach than he had on previous releases.

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33. On September 2, 2003, Alejandro Sanz released his sixth studio album, No Es lo Mismo.

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34. In 1997, Alejandro Sanz released his fifth studio album, Mas, a record containing ballads strongly influenced by flamenco, pop, and tropical rhythms.

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35. In 1989 Alejandro Sanz released his debut album, Los Chulos Son Pa' Cuidarlos under the name of Alejandro Magno.

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36. Alejandro Sanz released his debut album at age nineteen, although he did not gain commercial success in Spain until his second release, Viviendo Deprisa.

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