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Latin Heritage Award

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The ASCAP Latin Heritage Award honoring Alejandro Sanz
Influential Songwriter and musician...
International performer...
Groundbreaking artist...
In recognition of his unique and enduring contributions to Latin music


Alejandro Sanz is one of the most successful Latin artists worldwide, selling over 22 million records throughout his acclaimed career and becoming the only Spanish artist to garnered 18 Latin Grammys and two American Grammys. He has released eleven albums, which have all achieved Platinum status.

Sanz began his musical career in the 90s in his native Spain, where he released his debut album "Viviendo Deprisa," which reached multi-platinum status making it the biggest selling album of that year. Two chart-topping albums followed: "Si Tu Me Miras" and "Alejandro Sanz 3".

In 1997, he achieved worldwide recognition with his fourth and critically acclaimed studio album "Mas." Three equally successful albums followed "No Es Lo Mismo", "El Tren De Los Momentos," and his latest "Paraiso Express."

The album has collected several awards and has achieved significant milestones: it debuted at #1 in Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and the U.S. on its first week of release. The first single, "Looking for Paradise", a collaboration with superstar Alicia Keys, also topped the radio charts and received a 2010 Latin Billboard Award for "Hot Latin Song."

"Paraiso Express" has certified double Platinum in Spain, Platinum in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela and Colombia. It was also awarded recently with a Latin Grammy award for "Best Male Pop Vocal album," three Premios Onda for "Best Spanish Artist," "Best Album", "Best Song" for "Looking for Paradise", two 40 Principales awards for "Album of the Year" and "Best Tour," and it has been nominated for a Grammy Award 2011 in the category "Best Latin Pop Album."

The Spanish singer/songwriter received the 2010 Vision Award from The White House at the 24th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, which took place in Washington D.C. The prestigious award was given to Sanz in honor of his philanthropic contributions to improve education for children, as well as end poverty.

Throughout his career he has made important collaborations with international artists including: Shakira, Calle 13, Joaquin Sabina, The Corrs and Alicia Keys.

In 2010, he kicked off his eighth international tour of his career, PARADISE TOUR, which traveled major cities in Latin America, Spain and the United States. A total of more than 700,000 people attended the 90 concerts performed by Sanz in some of the world's most important venues: Argentina's Estadio Velez, Mexico's Auditorio Nacional, Los Angeles's Gibson Amphitheater, Madrid's Palacio de Deportes and New York's Radio City Music Hall, among others.

He just performed at the prestigious Festival Viña del Mar in Chile and offered four unique shows at Argentina's Luna Park.