Alejandro Sanz • Then • And Now ¿Quién es Alejandro Sanz? • Alejandro Sanz is a popular singer/songwriter and musician. His birth name is Alejandro SánchezPizarro. The singer is noted for his flamenco-influenced ballads, but he has also experimented with rock, salsa, and hip hop. He released his debut album at age sixteen. ¿Dónde nació Alejandro Sanz? •He was born in Madrid, Spain, on December 18, 1968, the youngest son of María Pizarro and Jesús Sanchez. •Alejandro Sanz grew up in the highcrime neighborhood of Moratalaz in eastern Madrid. He recalls 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.” ¿Es muy popular Alejandro Sanz en la comunidad latina? • Sanz has won a total of fifteen Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards. He has won the Latin Grammy for Album of the Year three times, more than any other latin artist. ¿Qué es la canción mas recien de Sanz? • Sanz’s most recent song is ……………. “No Me Compares" (Don't Compare Me) It was released as the first single from his ninth studio album La Música No Se Toca (2012) and based on the opening theme song in the telenovela Amores verdaderos ¿ Acerca de qué es la canción, “No Me Comapres?” • “No Me Compares” is a romantic song about alejandro, telling his love how he feels about her. At the beginning of the chorus he sings " Vengo del aire, Que te secaba a ti la piel, mi amor ". It means " I came from air that dried your skin, my love, ". Also at the end of the second chorus he finishes the main part of the song by singing " Yo soy tu alma, Tú eres mi aire ". It means " I'm your soul, You're my air ". ¿Acerca de qué es el video, No Me Compares? • The “No Me Compares” video portrays Alejandro's memories from the past washing up along the shore beach. It begins with displaying small objects pertinent to his life and gradually progressing to larger ones. During this time he's gets flashbacks of his childhood and a lost love. At the end of the video, as it is the end of the song, he reunites with his lost love. El video, “No me compares,” por Alejandro Sanz. ¿Cuándo empezó Sanz su interes en la música? • Sanz's father, a door-to-door book salesman, played guitar professionally, which inspired seven-year-old Sanz to learn to play the instrument. At an early age Sanz musical style was influenced by his flamenco roots. He played the guitar with such passion that one morning his frustrated mother broke his guitar after he had strummed it all night and kept his family from sleeping.