Leroy Sanchez

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Leroy Sanchez (born 1 September 1991, in Abetxuko, Spain) is a Spanish singer-songwriter.

Early life[edit]

Leroy Sanchez was born in Abetxuko, Vitoria, Spain, where he taught himself to play guitar. At the age of 15, Sanchez uploaded his first cover song on YouTube, and his videos have since received more than 600 million views and he has over 4.35 million subscribers.[1] In 2010, Sanchez met producer Jim Jonsin, who brought him to Miami. Sanchez is currently based in Los Angeles, California.

Career[edit]

Leroy released two singles in 2014, "By My Side" and "Little Dancer".

In 2016, he was nominated for a Premios Juventud Award,[2] and a Teen Choice Award.[3]

Sanchez is an independent artist. He headlined the Man of the Year Tour, his first international run, from January to March 2017 and his Elevated Tour, from September to November 2017.[4] Sanchez released his debut EP, Elevated, on August 4, 2017. He also released the Christmas song "It Ain't Christmas Without You".

Leroy's most viewed video on his YouTube channel is his cover of Adele's "Hello" with over 54 million views.

In 2018, he released his a single called "Preacher". Following Preacher in 2020, he released his first Spanish single "Miedo" along with an official acoustic version. On November 11, 2020, he released a Christmas EP called The Greatest Gift.

He composed the song "Voy a quedarme" alongside Blas Cantó, Dangelo and Dan Hammond for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, which was sung by Blas Cantó representing Spain. Following this, he released an English version of the song called "I'll Stay".

On 24th September 2021, Leroy released a song called "Out My Way" and a few weeks later he released "Proud", one of his most personal songs. On 19th November 2021, Leroy released an EP called Standby with five songs: "Out My Way", "Proud", "River Lie", "Save This Love" and "Stay for A While".

In 2021, Sanchez was one of the songwriters for the song "SloMo", sang by Chanel, which represented Spain for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.[5]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • 2017: Elevated
  • 2020: The Greatest Gift
  • 2021: STANDBY
  • 2022: STANDBY (Español)

Singles[edit]

  • 2014: Little Dancer
  • 2015: By My Side
  • 2017: Beauty and the Beast (with Lorea Turner)
  • 2017: Perfect
  • 2017: Man of the Year
  • 2017: Love In The Dark
  • 2018: Preacher
  • 2019: Until I Reach You
  • 2019: Bridges
  • 2020: Miedo
  • 2021: Afterglow
  • 2021: I'll Stay
  • 2021: Voy a quedarme
  • 2021: Lofis
  • 2021: Calm
  • 2021: Out My Way
  • 2021: Proud
  • 2022: Til Death Do Us Part
  • 2022: Unchained Melody
  • 2022: Bla, Bla, Bla

Songwriting credits[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album
"SloMo" 2021 Chanel Non-album single

Awards and nominations[edit]

Results[edit]

Year Award Nomination Work Result Ref.
2016 Premios Juventud Awards De Cover A Cover Himself Nominated [6]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Next Big Thing Nominated [7]

Tours[edit]

Headlining[edit]

  • 2017: Man Of The Year Tour[8]
  • 2017: Elevated Tour[9]
  • 2022: STANDBY - Live In Concert[10]

Supporting Act[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leroy Sanchez".
  2. ^ "Premios Juventud 2016: Lista completa de ganadores".
  3. ^ "All the Winners at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards!".
  4. ^ "Man of the Year Tour // 2017".
  5. ^ SloMo, December 24, 2021, retrieved May 20, 2022
  6. ^ Univision. "Premios Juventud 2016: Lista completa de ganadores". Univision (in Spanish). Retrieved May 20, 2022.
  7. ^ "All the Winners at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards!". Us Weekly. August 1, 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2022.
  8. ^ "Leroy Sanchez Announces 2017 Tour Dates". The Scenestar. Retrieved May 20, 2022.
  9. ^ Twitter https://twitter.com/iamleroysanchez/status/892036733558239232. Retrieved May 20, 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Leroy Sanchez Tour 2022, Official Concert Tickets from MyTicket.co.uk". MyTicket. Retrieved May 20, 2022.
  11. ^ Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/iamleroysanchez/status/768572258738507777. Retrieved May 20, 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)