47 Facts About Alejandro Sanz


Alejandro Sanchez Pizarro, better known as Alejandro Sanz, is a Spanish singer, musician and composer.


Alejandro Sanz has won 22 Latin Grammy Awards and four Grammy Awards.


Alejandro Sanz has received the Latin Grammy for Album of the Year three times.


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


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


Alejandro Sanz signed to Universal Music Group in 2011 and released his tenth studio album, La Musica No Se Toca, in 2012, followed by Sirope in 2015.


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

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Alejandro Sanz grew up in the neighborhood of Moratalaz in eastern Madrid.


Alejandro Sanz pursued the instrument with an intensity that eventually frustrated his mother, who broke his guitar one morning after his playing kept the family from sleeping.


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


Originally, Alejandro Sanz intended to become a flamenco performer, but he found the music teachers to be overly strict.


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


Arenas helped Alejandro Sanz find work, eventually leading to a record deal with the Spanish label Hispavox.


Alejandro Sanz took a job at a recording studio in which he wrote material for other artists.


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


Alejandro Sanz's rise to fame began in 1991, when he released his first album from Warner, Viviendo Deprisa.


That same year, he recorded a song entitled "Mi Primera Cancion" with flamenco pioneer Paco de Lucia, whom Alejandro Sanz idolized as a child.


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


Alejandro Sanz spent two years in Milan, Italy to work on a follow-up for 3.


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


The album remained on the Billboard Latin Albums chart for 74 weeks, and one year after the record's release, Alejandro Sanz was granted an Ondas Award for Best Song for "Corazon Partio".


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.


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.


In 2002, Alejandro Sanz recorded MTV Unplugged at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida.


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

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At the 2002 Grammy Awards, Alejandro Sanz performed "Quisiera Ser" as a duet with Destiny's Child, with both Spanish lyrics and English lyric adaptation "I'd Like To Be Your Laughter".


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


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


Alejandro Sanz was unable to attend the event and his awards were accepted by presenters and colleagues.


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


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


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 25 September 2012.


On 21 August 2012, Alejandro Sanz released his new single "Irrepetivel ", a duet with Brazilian singer-songwriter Ana Carolina.


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.


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


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


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


In May 2020, Alejandro Sanz announced the new dates for his La Gira tour, which was originally slated to begin in June 2020 but was rescheduled to June 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


On 29 October 2020, Alejandro Sanz appeared alongside Argentine singer TINI on "Un Beso en Madrid", the eighth single from her third album Tini Tini Tini.


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.


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


Alejandro Sanz later had a son named Alexander with Valeria Rivera, a Puerto Rican fashion designer.


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


In 2016, Alejandro Sanz gave an interview to a women's magazine, where he shared his support for efforts taken against violence against women saying that the man who "beats a woman, beats the whole humanity".


Alejandro Sanz wore make-up in an expression of support for women.

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In January 2019, Alejandro Sanz expressed support for Juan Guaido during the Venezuelan presidential crisis during a livestreamed Instagram interview.


In October 2021, Alejandro Sanz had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame inaugurated corresponding to the Recording category.