Alejandro Sanz Renews Recording Agreement with Universal Music Spain

Alejandro Sanz isn’t going anywhere…

The 50-year-old Spanish singer has renewed his artist recording agreement with Universal Music Spain.

Alejandro Sanz

Sanz and Universal Music’s alliance dates back to 2011 and has led to the launch of two studio album releases (La Música No Se Toca and Sirope), three live performance albums (La Música No Se Toca En VivoSirope Vivo+ES+ El Concierto) and the documentary film Sanz: Lo Que Fui Es Lo Que Soy.

“Prolonging the agreement with Universal allows me to continue growing as an artist,” said Sanz in a press release. “It allows me to create and innovate within a trusted environment. It strengthens me as a musician to stay on the same route I have been advancing for years.”

Today the renewed alliance starts a new phase of work and artistic collaboration.

“Working with Alejandro, the most successful Spanish artist of the last three decades and renewing this commitment, gives us the opportunity to continue reinventing together the new model of creation, communication, consumption and marketing of music in all its facets,” added Narcis Rebollo, President of Universal Music Spain and Portugal. “Ratifies Universal Music as the pioneering and leading entertainment company in its sector.”

Last year, Sanz released “No Tengo Nada,” the first single of his forthcoming album titled #ElDisco. He also announced his four major concerts in Spain this year as part of the #LaGira Tour.

Sanz has won 17 Latin Grammys and three Grammys. He has received the Latin Grammy for Album of the Year three times, more than any other artist.

Alejandro Sanz Notches 11th Top 10 Album on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart 

Make that 11 hit albums for Alejandro Sanz

The 49-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter’s new live effort, +ES+: El Concierto, debuts at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart (dated December 30) with 3,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending December 14, according to Nielsen Music.

Alejandro Sanz

Most of that total is driven by traditional album sales, bolstered by an edition of the album that comes with a DVD of a live concert. The arrival gives Sanz his 11th top 10-charting set.

The live album — released December 8 via Universal Music Latino — is his 13th set to chart and features a bevy of guest stars. Among them: Juan Luis GuerraJuanes and Laura Pausini.

The new live album celebrates the 20th anniversary of his fifth studio effort, Mas, which was released in 1997 and peaked at No. 5 the following year. It was his first album to reach Billboard‘s charts.

Further, Sanz collects his eighth top five on the Latin Pop Albums chart as the new set opens at No. 2. He’s notched three No. 1s on the list: Sirope (2015, one week at No. 1), La Musica No Se Toca (2012, five weeks at No. 1) and Paraíso Express (2009, one week at No. 1).

The new release follows his Latin Grammys  performance (November 16), where he was honored as person of the year 2017.

Sanz to Kick-Off World Tour in Torero Style in Cordoba, Spain

Alejandro Sanz is ready to hit the road…

The 46-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter, a 15-time Latin Grammy winner and 3-time Grammy winner, has announced the first date of his upcoming tour.

Alejandro Sanz

Sanz’s concert will feature the live debut of songs from his highly anticipated new album, which will be released this spring.

The concert is set for Cordoba, Spain on July 30. Sanz will best Madonna‘s recent display of tauromaquia style by actually performing in Cordoba’s bullring. In addition to being one of Spain’s first class bullfighting venues, the 16,000 capacity Plaza de Toros is a dramatic concert setting that will also host a performance by Sting this year.

Tickets for Sanz’s show are now available from Ticketmaster. More dates are expected to be announced in the near future.

Sanz also announced through Twitter that his new album’s first single, called “Un Zombie a la Intemperie,” will be released on March 2.

Sanz’s previous album La Música No Se Toca , the twelfth of his career, was released on September 25, 2012. It spawned the hit single “No Me Compares,” staying at No. 1 for 12 consecutive weeks.

Sanz Completes Work on His 10th Studio Album

Alejandro Sanz is ready to return to the musical spotlight…

The 46-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter has announced that he’s completed work on his new album, which follows 2012’s La Música No Se Toca.

Alejandro Sanz

The Latin Grammy– and Grammy-winner informed his 11 million followers on Twitter that his tenth studio album is “officially finished,” and that a first single has been chosen.

A release date for the single and album haven’t been announced yet. Joking that he was giving fans a “little” preview of the album on Instagram, he disappointed fans with a video that turned out to capture the sound of one random chord.

Meanwhile, tickets have gone on sale for 11 summer/fall 2015 dates in Sanz’s native Spain, part of an anticipated worldwide tour in support of the upcoming spring release.

Sanz, who rose to Latin superstardom with the release of his 1997 album Más, has won 17 Latin Grammys and three Grammys. Hepreviously revealed that he had written 40 songs in preparation for the new recording, and actually recorded 18 tracks. A reported 14 songs will make it onto the final studio effort.

Vives Leads The Pack of Latin Grammy Nominees

Carlos Vives is one of this year’s Latin Grammy darlings…

The 52-year-old Colombian singer, composer and actor leads the pack of Latin Grammy nominees with five nods.

Carlos Vives

Among his nominations, Vives’ latest album Corazon Profundo is up for Album of the Year, while his hit single “Volví a Nacer” is nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Illya Kuryaki & the Valderramas, a duo who take their name from the fictional television spy and former Colombian soccer player Carlos Valderrama tied Vives with five nominations, landing nods at Latin music’s top honors for best urban song and best alternative album.

Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz and Caetano Veloso, the 71-year-old pioneer of Brazil’s Tropicalia music genre, each earned four nominations.

Sanz’s album La Música No Se Toca was nominated for album of the year and best contemporary pop vocal album, while his song “Mi Marciana” was nominated for song of the year and record of the year.

Veloso, who earned a Latin Grammy lifetime achievement award last year, earned record of the year and song of the year nominations for the song “Um Abraçaço.”

Natalie Cole, whose first Spanish-language album debuted at No. 1 on the Latin Albums chart, and Draco Rosa, whose Vida marked a spectacular return for the artist from his battle with cancer, earned three nominations each.

Spanish singer and actor Miguel Bosé, 57, will be honored as the person of the year for lifetime achievement. His album Papitwo is also nominated for album of the year and best contemporary pop album.

The Latin Grammys will take place November 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The awards show will be broadcast live by Univision.

Click here for a complete look at this year’s nominees.

Sanz Adds Two Additional Mexico City Concert Dates

Alejandro Sanz is expanding his time south of the border…

The 44-year-old Spanish singer has announced plans to offer two more concerts in Mexico after nearly selling out the shows planned for October, according to organizers.

Alejandro Sanz

The October 1 and October 2 shows at Mexico City’s Auditorio Nacional are almost completely sold out, prompting the singer to add performances on October 4 and October 5 as part of his La musica no se toca world tour.

Sanz launched his tour on October 12, 2012 in Mexico City before traveling to cities in the United States, Latin America and Spain.

The singer plans to visit Mexico before the concerts to participate in the August 28-September 8 International Mariachi and Charreria Festival in the city of Guadalajara.

Spain is the guest country at the gathering and the singer is scheduled to perform at a concert on September 7 at Guadalajara’s Auditorio Telmex.

Sanz also plans to perform in the northern city of Monterrey on October 11.

Sanz Returning to Mexico for Two Mexico City Performances…

He previously professed his love for Mexico, while serving as a coach on La voz… Mexico… And now Alejandro Sanz is headed back to the country to show his love.

The 44-year-old Spanish singer will give two concerts this October in Mexico City as part of his international La Musica No Se Toca tour, according to the promoter of the shows.

Alejandro Sanz

Sanz will appear on October 1-2 in the Mexican capital’s National Auditorium, where he’ll sing numbers from his latest album La Musica No Se Toca, as well as some of his greatest hits like “Amiga Mia” and “Corazon Partio.”

It was in Mexico City at the Foro Sol arena last October that Sanz kicked off the tour that has taken him to cities around the United States, Latin America and Spain.

Before his concerts here, Sanz plans to visit Mexico to take part in the International Mariachi Conference to be held between Aug. 28 and Sept. 8 in the western city of Guadalajara.

Spain will be the guest country at that event and so the Spanish singer-songwriter will give a concert on Sept. 7 at Guadalajara’s Telmex Auditorium.

Taking a break from the tour, the artist is currently on a trip to the Arctic with Greenpeace to raise awareness about the importance of preserving that polar region and to try and stop its commercial exploitation, basically by unsustainable industrial fishing and drilling for oil.


Sanz’s Latest Album Certified Gold…

He only released his latest album less than two months ago, but Alejandro Sanz is already celebrating its success…

The 43-year-old Spanish singer received a gold disc from Universal Music Latin this weekend during a concert at Hollywood’s House of Blues for La musica no se toca, which only came out six weeks ago.

Alejandro Sanz
“This disc makes me really happy because it’s so tough now to get gold or platinum discs since sales have gotten so complicated,” said  Sanz after receiving the honor.

Universal Music Latin chief Victor Gonzalez, general manager Luis Estrada and executive Jesus Lopez presented Sanz with his gold disc.

The album “was going to pay homage to music, especially the great icons that women, music itself and the sentiments conveyed in little stories signify for me within poetry,” said Sanz, the winner of 15 Latin Grammys and three Grammys.

La musica no se toca, which features 13 songs, was released on September 25 for download on websites like Amazon and iTunes.

Sanz to Launch His Next Tour in Mexico

Alejandro Sanz is preparing to take his show on the calle, beginning in Mexico Lindo.

The 43-year-old Spanish singer/songwriter and former La Voz… de Mexico coach is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming tour, which he’ll premiere next month in Mexico.

Alejandro Sanz

Sanz’s monumental show is set to coincide with the release of his latest album “La Musica No Se Toca,” which resulted from his urge to compose an album “of monumental symphonic pop rock.”

“There’s a song that I think of as a tribute to The BeatlesSgt. Pepper and also a part like Queen‘s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ but it’s not something I would have planned,” Sanz told reporters.

“It’s a disc dedicated to prowling, to roaming around. I’ve been through so many things, good and bad, and I’ve learned that the journey is in the traveling, not in the destination,” said Sanz, who in the past year had his third child, lost his mother and married Raquel Perera.

Sanz and the 10 musicians joining him for his upcoming tour will take the stage on a set featuring the eye-catching designs of Luis Pastor, who has previously with Sanz, Miguel Bose and Maná.

The result, he believes, is the “most spectacular tour” he’s done to date.

And Sanz will be premiering his new show to the people of Mexico, who supported him during his stint on La Voz.

“Mexico made me so happy last year and I felt really at home there,” said Sanz..

Sanz has plans to bring the tour to Spain sometime in May or June 2013.