Alejandro Sanz, a Spanish singer-songwriter, was born Alejandro Sánchez Pizarro on April 7, 1968. Alejandro Sanz began playing guitar as a teenager and aspired to be as successful as his idol, Bruce Springsteen. In 1991 he won the first prize in an international contest that brought his talent to the attention of Warner Music, which offered him a recording contract.
After moving to Madrid to work on his first album, Alejandro Sanz met Emilio Estefan and Gloria Estefan who helped him produce his debut disc in 1993 entitled “Viviendo Deprisa”. The lead single from this album was a song called “Más”. Alejandro Sanz gained instant popularity not only in the United States but also throughout Europe and Latin America.
Alejandro Sanz’s second disc, “Un Sábado en la Frontera” was released in September of 1995. The album went gold with little effort as Alejandro Sanz convinced a large number of fans to purchase his album with the hit single “Corazón Partío”. Alejandro Sanz wrote this song inspired by his own sorrow after a painful breakup. At first Alejandro Sanz did not like the idea of recording the song but changed his mind after he realized it had special meaning for him. This second album helped Alejandro Sanz’s popularity grow immensely. Alejandro Sanz received a Grammy nomination for “Best Latin Pop Album of the Year”. Alejandro Sanz won his first Grammy Award in 1996 for “Corazón Partío” which he wrote. Alejandro Sanz was also nominated that year for Song of the Year and Record of the Year, both for “Corazón Partío”.
After Alejandro Sanz’s huge success with his second album he decided to take a break. Alejandro Sanz didn’t release another studio set until 1999 when he recorded “Más”. Alejandro Sanz had also changed his personal life by becoming an engaged man in 1998 and marrying the next year.