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Alejandro Sanz
Sanz in concert, 2016.
Sanz in concert, 2016.
Background information
Birth nameAlejandro Sánchez Pizarro
Born (1968-12-18) December 18, 1968 (age 52)
Madrid, Spain
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer
  • composer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active1989–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitewww.alejandrosanz.com

Alejandro Sánchez Pizarro, better known as Alejandro Sanz (Spanish pronunciation: [aleˈxandɾo ˈsanθ];[1] born December 18, 1968), is a Spanish musician, singer and composer. Sanz has won 22 Latin Grammy Awards and four Grammy Awards. He has received the Latin Grammy for Album of the Year three times. The singer is notable for his flamenco-influenced ballads, and has also experimented with several other genres including pop, rock, funk, R&B and jazz.

Born in Madrid to parents from Andalusia, Sanz began playing guitar at age seven, taking influence from his family's flamenco roots. Sanz released his debut album at age nineteen, although he did not gain commercial success in Spain until his second release, Viviendo Deprisa (1991). His next two records, Si Tú Me Miras (1993) and 3 (1995) also fared well commercially, but it was his 1997 breakthrough album Más that garnered international success. El Alma al Aire followed in 2000, selling more than a million copies in its first week. In 2002, he became the first Spanish artist to record an MTV Unplugged album.

His collaboration with Shakira on the 2005 single "La Tortura" reached number one on several charts worldwide. He experimented with more diverse styles of music with the albums No Es lo Mismo (2003)[2] and El Tren de los Momentos (2006),[3][4] while his 2009 release, Paraíso Express served as a return to form for the musician. Sanz signed to Universal Music Group in 2011 and released his tenth studio album, La Música No Se Toca, in 2012, followed by Sirope in 2015.[5]

Early life[edit]

Sanz was born in Madrid, Spain, on December 18, 1968, the youngest son of María Pizarro and Jesús Sánchez.[3] He grew up in the neighborhood of Moratalaz in eastern Madrid.[6] Sanz recalled that "Back then, kids grew up on the street...I was a bit like the group troubadour; the one who played the guitar and sang. That kept me out of a lot of trouble."[6] Sanz's father, a door-to-door book salesman, played guitar professionally, which inspired seven-year-old Sanz to learn to play the instrument.[3][7] He 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.[7]

He was exposed to traditional flamenco music as a child while vacationing each summer in his parents' native Andalusia in southern Spain.[7] Originally, Sanz intended to become a flamenco performer, but he found the music teachers to be overly strict. Commenting on his early experiences, Sanz explained, "Flamenco can be very hard on beginners. If you lose the rhythm, they toss you out with, 'You're no good, boy!' They're very strict and very cruel. But it's also a marvelous education, because you either learn to play or else."[7] He felt that he could not compete with his peers, and decided to focus on creating pop music with flamenco influences, viewing flamenco to be a "lifestyle" better suited to others.[8]

Recording career[edit]

1989–96: First four albums[edit]

As a teenager, Sanz performed in various venues in his hometown. He became acquainted with Miguel Ángel Arenas, a music industry executive who had signed several popular Spanish groups such as Mecano.[3] Arenas helped Sanz find work, eventually leading to a record deal with the Spanish label Hispavox.[3] In 1989 Sanz released his debut album, Los Chulos Son Pa' Cuidarlos under the name of Alejandro Magno (Spanish for "Alexander the Great").[8] The record, which fused techno and flamenco, was met with critical and commercial indifference, and today Sanz views the record to be "insignificant".[7] However, the album is now considered to be a collector's item.[3] In an attempt to promote Los Chulos Son Pa' Cuidarlos, he performed at strip clubs, playing short sets between acts.[7] This proved to be unsuccessful and Sanz took a break from music, choosing to study business administration.[7] He also took a job at a recording studio in which he wrote material for other artists. He persuaded Arenas to send demos of his songs to record companies, which led to being signed by Warner Music Latina.[7] At this time, he began performing under his current name.[3]

Sanz's rise to fame began in 1991, when he released his first album from Warner, Viviendo Deprisa. The record and the songs "Pisando Fuerte" and "Se le Apagó la Luz" helped him gain a dedicated fan base in Spain.[9] In 1993, he released Si Tú Me Miras shortly followed by a live album, titled Básico. That same year, he recorded a song entitled "Mi Primera Canción" with flamenco pioneer Paco de Lucía, whom Sanz idolized as a child.[10] He released his third studio album since changing his stage name, 3, in 1995. In addition to Spanish, 3 was also released in Italian and Portuguese.[11] "La Fuerza del Corazón", the first single released from 3, was his first song to chart internationally.[3] All three albums proved to be successful, reaching multi-platinum status in Spain.[3]

1997–2002: Más, El Alma al Aire, and MTV Unplugged[edit]

Sanz spent two years in Milan, Italy to work on a follow-up for 3.[14] For the album, he wished to create a "true fusion" of many different sounds, and began studying the saxophone and piano in addition to guitar.[14] In 1997, Sanz released his fifth studio album, Más, a record containing ballads strongly influenced by flamenco, pop, and tropical rhythms.[15] Driven by the singles "Corazón Partío", "Y, ¿Si Fuera Ella?", "Amiga Mía", "Aquello Que Me Diste", and "Siempre Es de Noche", Más sold more than two million copies in Spain and was certified 22× Platinum in the country, making it the best-selling album in Spanish history.[3][8][16][17] The album remained on the Billboard Latin Albums chart for 74 weeks, and one year after the record's release, Sanz was granted an Ondas Award for Best Song for "Corazón Partío".[18][19] According to David Cazares of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the album "made Sanz an international star on the strength of the pop-salsa hit 'Corazón Partío', a song on the lips of fans from Spain to Cuba and the United States."[9] Following the success of the album, Sanz began touring in United States for the first time.[8]

This record is important because it represents me choosing what I want to do...You're always learning things about music if you want to, and you can apply it to what you want to do. It has a rhythmic complexity and a proximity to flamenco, however it's less obvious.

– Sanz, speaking about El Alma al Aire in 2001.[20]

His fifth album, El Alma al Aire, released September 26, 2000, featured Sanz exploring a wider array of musical genres, including jazz, R&B, soul and tango.[9] In Spain, the album sold more than one million copies in the first week, breaking the record of one million copies sold in four months, also set by Sanz with his previous album, Más.[21][22] At the 2001 Latin Grammy Awards, 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.[23] Later that year, El Alma al Aire was released in a special edition including Sanz's duets with Irish band The Corrs. In October 2001, 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.[21][24]

In 2002, Sanz recorded MTV Unplugged at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida.[8] He was the first Spanish artist to record and release an MTV Unplugged album.[25] For Sanz, the recording of the album "changed the way I do my music. It was a rediscovery of how to perform, and also how to record, music with live musicians. That was the spirit of the music in its pure form, though [it is ironic] that the more people who are playing, the more simple it is."[8] With the MTV Unplugged, he garnered three Latin Grammy Awards (Album of the Year, Recording of the Year and Song of the Year for "Y Sólo Se Me Ocurre Amarte").[26] At the 2002 Grammy Awards, 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".[27]

2003–07: No Es lo Mismo and El Tren de los Momentos[edit]

On September 2, 2003, Sanz released his sixth studio album, No Es lo Mismo. On this record, Sanz took a more political approach than he had on previous releases. The song "Sandy a Orilla do Mundo" discusses oil spills on the Spanish coast, while "Labana" tells the story of people fleeing from Cuba on makeshift rafts.[28] The album won four awards at the 2004 Latin Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year.[29] Sanz was unable to attend the event and his awards were accepted by presenters and colleagues.[29] Also in 2004, he became the first Spanish musician to give a lecture at Harvard University, speaking about Hispanic culture at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.[30]

Alejandro Sanz performing in Managua, Nicaragua on November 1, 2007.

In 2005, Sanz collaborated with Shakira on her song "La Tortura". Co-written by Sanz, the song became an international hit, breaking the record for the most weeks at the number one spot on the Hot Latin Songs chart.[2] The song exposed Sanz to a more diverse audience, and helped build anticipation for his next release.[3] The first single from the album El Tren de los Momentos, "A la Primera Persona", became his first song to enter the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 100 on the chart.[3][31] The record was also noted for its guest appearances, which featured Shakira, Juanes, Alex González of Maná, and Residente of Calle 13.[3]

In the spring of 2007, Sanz suffered a mental breakdown and took two months off in the middle of a world tour at the request of his doctor. The breakdown was caused by several events in his personal life, including the death of his father in 2005, his separation with Mexican model and actress Jaydy Mitchel, and his announcement that he had a three-year-old son outside of his marriage with Mitchel.[32] He commented on the situation, saying "You have to put things in perspective. It was stress, something that had never affected me, but this time, yes, it did. So I had to pay. A doctor told me to stop for a couple of months to recuperate completely."[32] Sanz spent time in therapy, a time which "helped [him] a lot" and gave him "more power" to perform.[32]

In a press conference in late 2007, he criticized Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, calling him "undemocratic" in the wake of a petition made by Venezuelan citizens to prevent Chávez from running for re-election.[9][33] Sanz further stated "If they gave me 3 million signatures to stop singing, I would stop singing immediately."[33] Supporters of Chávez subsequently gathered 230,000 signatures in response to Sanz' comments.[33]

2008–2012: Paraíso Express and La Música no se Toca[edit]

Sanz performing on May 28, 2008.

To promote his new record, Paraíso Express, Sanz started a campaign in which fans could create a video about their definition of paradise and upload it to his YouTube channel.[4] Artists such as Shakira, Laura Pausini and Paulina Rubio also participated.[4] On November 10, 2009, Sanz released Paraíso Express. This record was described as a return to form for Sanz, focusing more on melody as opposed to the experimentation he pursued on his previous two albums.[34] He commented that "On this album, I first composed the melody and then the lyrics. It is more of a rock album than my past releases, with more elegant and positive lyrics and a happier and more rhythmic spirit."[35] The bilingual single "Looking for Paradise" featuring Alicia Keys reached number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.[36] At the 2010 Latin Grammy Awards, the album was nominated Album of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Album, while the single "Desde Cuándo" received both Record and Song of the Year nominations.[37]

On February 15, 2011, Sanz announced that he would be signing with Universal Music Group after twenty years with Warner.[38] In the same year, Sanz received the Latin Heritage Award by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in recognition of his contributions to Latin music.[39] On September 2, 2012, the singer unveiled the official artwork of his upcoming ninth studio album, La Música No Se Toca on his official site. Sanz released La Música 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.[40] On August 21, 2012,[41] Sanz released his new single "Irrepetível (Me Sumerjo)", a duet with Brazilian singer-songwriter Ana Carolina. The song is a Portuguese-Spanish song and it's only available in Brazil's iTunes. On September 17, he released the album's second single, "Se Vende". In 2013, 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.[42]

2013-present: Sirope and #ElDisco[edit]

On November 6, 2013 Sanz received an honorary doctor of music degree from Berklee College of Music.[43] “It is a great honor for me to receive this doctorate degree from one of the most prestigious music schools in the world,” Sanz said of the Berklee recognition. “I will continue to work every day of my life to deserve this honor.”[44] Sanz released his eleventh studio album, Sirope, featuring the single "A Que No Me Dejas", a collaboration with Alejandro Fernandez and used as the opening theme song in the telenovela A Que No Me Dejas, on May 4, 2015.[45] The album took a year and one month to record, and features an "eclectic sound" in Sanz's words, containing elements of flamenco, R&B, and folk music.[45] He worked with producer Sebastian Krys, who helped him "enrich what was there but [not lose] the essence" of the songs.[45] In November 2017, Alejandro Sanz was honored as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year.

In April 2019, he released his album #2013-present: Sirope and #ElDisco. The album was recorded in Miami and features collaborations Camila Cabello, Nicky Jam, Residente, and Catalan singer-songwriter Judit Neddermann.[46] In May 2020, 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.[47] The tour will begin on June 12, 2021 in Valencia.[47]

In July 2021, he was one of several artists singing "Imagine" as a part of the 2020 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, representing Europe.

Musical style[edit]

Early in his career, Sanz' music generally consisted of romantic ballads. However, in the late 1990s, his collaborations with other artists greatly expanded his musical style.[3] On No Es lo Mismo, he experimented with rock, salsa, and hip hop.[8] While recording the album, Sanz noted that he often entered the studio with a rough idea for a song and the guest artists would "contaminate it with their rhythms...in a good way."[28] El Tren de los Momentos continued this pattern of musical experimentation, featuring diverse genres such as funk, jazz, and country.[5] Despite this, Jason Birchmeier of Allmusic described his musical evolution by saying "Even as Sanz broadened his style over the years, he never ventured far from his strength: romantic songs, generally ballads, tinged with flamenco and sung wholeheartedly with his distinct voice."[3]

Sanz is known for his distinctive raspy vocals, which he attributes to his flamenco roots, crediting singer Camarón de la Isla as a major influence.[48][49] His song "Sí, He Cantado Mal" (Yes, I Have Sung Badly) from No Es lo Mismo references this, with Sanz saying "I'm laughing a little at myself so that I can laugh at other things. Sometimes, I'm harder on myself than any music critic can be. I'm laughing at that."[48] Throughout his youth, Sanz was heavily influenced by English-language heavy metal groups such as Iron Maiden and Dio, referring to himself as a "heavy metal radical".[48] He also feels that living in the city of Cadiz had a major impact on his musical style, where "Any 7-year-old kid you find knows how to play guitar, play the cajón, knows how to sing. When the family comes together we start to sing. In a way it's not just music, it's culture."[49]

Personal life[edit]

Sanz with Shakira and Juan Carlos I, The King of Spain during the IberoAmerican Summit of El Salvador.

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. Sanz felt that having a legally recognized marriage was unnecessary: "My wife is my wife and I am her husband. For me, that has enough validity...I am married with the heart."[50] Their daughter, Manuela Sánchez Michel, was born on July 28, 2001. The couple separated in 2005.[32] Sanz later had a son named Alexander with Valeria Rivera, a Puerto Rican fashion designer.[51]

Sanz married his former assistant, Raquel Perera, on May 23, 2012 in a private ceremony held in Sabadell, Barcelona.[52] They have two children: a son, Dylan, born in 2011 in New York,[53] and a daughter, Alma, born in 2014 in Madrid. The couple separated in July 2019.[54]

The late Flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía was the godfather of Sanz's son, and Sanz and his wife are godparents to David Bisbal's daughter, Ella.[55]

In addition to music, Sanz enjoys painting, which he often does while trying to create ideas for new songs.[56] He explains that painting "teaches you that taking risks rarely leads to failure. In fact, from the moment you assume a risk, you have succeeded."[7]

In 2016, 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". He also wore make-up in an expression of support for women.[57]

In January 2019, Sanz expressed support for Juan Guaidó during the Venezuelan presidential crisis during a livestreamed Instagram interview. During the interview, Sanz recognized Guaidó as interim President of Venezuela.[58]

Alejandro Sanz can already boast of having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 52-year-old singer from Madrid inaugurated his plaque corresponding to the Recording category this Friday afternoon. The ceremony took place at 1750 Vine Street, in front of the Capitol Records building, and the musician was accompanied by his partner, the Cuban artist Rachel Valdés, to whom he dedicated some moving words in his speech: “To Rachel, a woman whose hands hold the dreams of my heart. I love you very much”. Sanz has also not forgotten his four children, Manuela, Alexander, Dylan and Alma, whom he wanted to mention.[59]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Celebridade Himself Musical Guest[60]
2015 A que no me dejas Himself Musical Guest[61]
2018 Lo Que Fui es Lo Que Soy Himself Documental[61]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Tours[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of awards and nominations
received by Alejandro Sanz
Totals
Wins 50
Nominations 131
Pending 0


Billboard Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Result
2005 Latin Single of the Year "La Tortura" (with Shakira) Won

Billboard Latin Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Result
2006 Hot Latin Song of the Year "La Tortura" (with Shakira) Won
Vocal Duet or Collaboration of the Year Won
Latin Duo or Group Pop Airplay Song of the Year Won
Latin Ringtone of the Year Won
2008 Hot Latin Vocal Duet or Collaborative Song of the Year "Te Lo Agradezco, Pero No" (with Shakira) Nominated
2008 Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event "Looking for Paradise" (with Alicia Keys) Won
2011 Latin Touring Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
2013 Latin Pop Album of the Year La Música No Se Toca Nominated
Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Solo Himself Nominated

Grammy Award[edit]

Year Category Nominated Result
2001 Best Latin Pop or Urban Album El Alma Al Aire Nominated
2004 No Es lo Mismo Won
2008 El Tren de los Momentos Won
2011 Paraíso Express Won
2016 Sirope Nominated
2020 #ElDisco Won

Latin American Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Result
2016 Favorite Pop/Rock Song "No Soy Una de Esas" (with Jesse & Joy) Nominated

Latin Grammy Award[edit]

Year Category Nominated Result
2001 Record of the Year "El Alma Al Aire" Won
Song of the Year Won
Album of the Year El Alma Al Aire Won
Best Male Pop Vocal Album Won
Best Music Video "Cuando Nadie Me Ve" Nominated
2002 Record of the Year "Y Sólo Se Me Ocurre Amarte" Won
Song of the Year Won
Album of the Year MTV Unplugged Won
2004 Record of the Year "No Es Lo Mismo" Won
Song of the Year Won
Album of the Year No Es Lo Mismo Won
Best Male Pop Vocal Album Won
2005 Record of the Year "Tu No Tienes Alma" Won
Song of the Year Won
2006 Record of the Year "La Tortura" (featuring Shakira) Won
Best Short Form Music Video Nominated
2007 Album of the Year El Tren de los Momentos Nominated
2010 Record of the Year "Desde Cuándo" (with Tommy Torres) Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Album of the Year Paraíso Express Nominated
Best Male Pop Vocal Album Won
2011 Best Long Form Music Video Canciones Para Un Paraíso Nominated
2012 Record of the Year "No Me Compares" Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
2013 Record of the Year "Mi Marciana" Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Album of the Year La Música No Se Toca Nominated
Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album Won
2015 Record of the Year "Un Zombi a la Intemperie" Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Album of the Year Sirope Nominated
Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album Won
2016 Best Long Form Music Video Sirope Vivo Won
2019 Record of the Year "Mi Persona Favorita" (with Camila Cabello) Won
Song of the Year Nominated
Best Pop Song Won
Album of the Year El Disco Nominated
Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album Nominated
Record of the Year "No Tengo Nada" Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Best Long Form Music Video Lo Que Fui Es Lo Que Soy Won
2020 Record of the Year "Contigo" Won
Song of the Year "For Sale" Nominated
"ElMundoFuera" (Improvisación) Nominated

Latin Grammy Special Awards

Year Category Nominated Result
2017 Person of the Year Alejandro Sanz Honored

LOS40 Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Result
2007 Best Song "Para Que Tu No Llores" (with Antonio Carmona) Nominated
Best Artist Himself Nominated
2010 Best Song "Looking for Paradise" (with Alicia Keys) Nominated
Best Video "Nuestro Amor Será Leyenda" Nominated
Best Album Paraíso Express Won
Best Solo Artist Himself Nominated
Best Tour Paraíso Express Tour Won
2012 Best Song "Se Vende" Nominated
Best Video "No Me Compares" Won
Best Album La Música No Se Toca Won
Best Solo Artist Himself Nominated
21st Century's Spanish Artist Won
2013 Best Spanish Song "Mi marciana" Nominated
Best Spanish Festival, Tour or Concert Gira. La música no se toca! Won
2014 Best Spanish Language Act Himself Nominated
2015 Best Spanish Song "Un zombie a la intemperie" Nominated
Best Spanish Video Nominated
Best Spanish Album Sirope Won
Best Festival, Tour or Concert in Spain Gira Sirope Won
Best Spanish Act Himself Nominated
2017 Golden Music Awards Himself Won
2018 Video of the Year "Déjala que baile" (with Melendi) Won
2019 Song of the Year "Mi Persona Favorita" (with Camila Cabello) Nominated
Festival, Tour or Concert of the Year #LaGiraTour Nominated

MTV Awards[edit]

Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica[edit]

Year Category Nominated Result
2002 Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
Best Male Artist Nominated
Best Pop Artist Nominated
2004 Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
Best Solo Artist Nominated
Best Pop Artist Won
Video of the Year "No Es Lo Mismo" Nominated
2005 Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
Video of the Year "La Tortura" (with Shakira) Won
2007 Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
Best Solo Artist Nominated
Best Pop Artist Nominated
Video of the Year "Te Lo Agradezco, Pero No" (with Shakira) Nominated
2009 Best Live Performance "Looking for Paradise" Nominated

MTV European Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Result
2001 Best Spanish Act Himself Nominated
2015 Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Result
2001 Viewer's Choice Awards "El Alma al Aire" Won
2005 Best Female Video "La Tortura" (with Shakira) Nominated
Best Dance Video Nominated
Viewer's Choice Nominated
2013 Best Latino Artist Himself Nominated

Premio Lo Nuestro[edit]

Year Category Nominated Result
1998 Video of the Year "Corazón Partío" Nominated
1999 Pop Song of the Year Nominated
Male Artist of the Year, Pop Himself Nominated
2003 Pop Album MTV Unplugged Nominated
2005 Video of the Year "Try to Save Your S’ong" Nominated
2006 Song of the Year "La Tortura" (with Shakira) Won
Male Artist Himself Nominated
Group or Duo Himself with Shakira Won
2008 Album of the Year El Tren de los Momentos Nominated
2011 Collaborative Video of the Year "Looking for Paradise" (with Alicia Keys) Nominated
Pop Album of the Year Paraíso Express Nominated
2013 Video of the Year "No Me Compares" Nominated
Pop Album La Música No Se Toca Nominated
Pop Male Artist Himself Nominated
2014 Pop Song "No Me Compares" Nominated
"Mi Marciana" Nominated
Video of the Year Nominated
Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
Pop Male Artist Nominated
2016 Video of the Year "Un Zombie a la Intemperie" Nominated
Pop/Rock Album Sirope Nominated
2017 Video of the Year "No Soy Una de Esas" (with Jesse & Joy) Nominated
2020 Tour of the Year #LaGiraTour Nominated

World Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Result
1999 Best-Selling Spanish Artist Himself Won
2005 Won

See also[edit]

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