Tuesday, February 04, 2014

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Alejandro Sanz

Artist:Alejandro Sanz
Song:Corazon Partio
Album:Grandes Exitos 97_04

Singer songwriter Alejandro Sanz started out in the early 90s as the best selling recording artist in his native Spain. But by the late 90s he expanded his reach to other Spanish speaking countries especially in Latin America. The 1997 single Corazon Partio was the key that opened that door. He's still a big star today. He was born Alejandro Sanchez Pizzaro Dec. 18, 1968 in Madrid, Spain. His father was a salesman who played guitar as a hobby. Though Sanz learned to play traditional flamenco on the guitar, he soon found that he wanted to write and perform pop music. While performing locally as a teen, manager Miguel Angel Arenas got him a record deal with Hispavox. His 1989 debut album went nowhere. But demos got him a deal with Warner Music Latina in 1991. His albums did very well in Spain. But with his 1997 album Mas, Sanz wanted to expand his appeal. The album was a mix of flamenco, pop and tropical rhythms. Corazon Partio not only topped the Spanish charts but it also reached #3 on the Billboard Latin Pop Airplay chart. Mas was the best selling album of all time in Spain. But it also did well in the US, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. Since then Sanz has been very successful and has won several Latin Grammy awards. In 2002, he was the first Spanish speaking artist to record MTV Unplugged. This budget comp is part of a 3CD box set and is a good intro to Sanz' music. In 2005, Sanz had an international smash with La Tortura, a duet with Shakira. In 2009 he recorded Trouble In Paradise with Alicia Keys and that was an international hit. Sanz left Warners for Universal in 2011. His 2012 CD La Musica No Se Toca topped the charts internationally. Keep in mind that Sanz is still unknown to English speaking audiences. He probably doesn't need them at this point. Here's the video for Corazon Partio by Alejandro Sanz. This video is not on Youtube.
Alejandro Sanz - Corazon Partio by soraya198989

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