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Pablo Alborán



Pablo Moreno de Alborán Ferrándiz}} (born 31 May 1989 in Málaga) popularly known as Pablo Alborán, is a Spanish musician, singer, and songwriter. In 2011, he was nominated for three Latin Grammy Awards. Alborán has released three studio albums, two live albums, and various musical collaborations. His records are distributed by Warner Music which debuted in 2010 with their first official release, "Solamente Tú", the first single from his debut album Pablo Alboran (2011), released in February 2011. The album ranked No. 1 in its first week of sales, making Alborán the first solo artist to sign a complete debut album to rank to the top since 1998 in Spain.

A few months after releasing his first album, it was published in acoustic as the first recorded live concert by the singer. Several weeks after it debuted to the top in Spain, it was launched in Portugal, getting to be No. 1 for several weeks. Of all his singles, two stand out in terms of popularity: "Solamente tú" and "Perdóname" which he sang together with singer Carminho, being number one in sales, both in Spain and in Portugal.

Music career

From a very young age, he was interested in learning to play various musical instruments such as piano, classical guitar, flamenco guitar, and acoustic guitar, and attended singing lessons with professional artists in Málaga and Madrid. In 2002, at the age of 12, he composed his first songs, "Amor de Barrio" (Neighbourhood Love) and "Desencuentro" (Disagreement) which would be featured 10 years later on his debut album. In Málaga he performed for the first time with a Flamenco band in a restaurant, and he was nicknamed El Blanco Moreno (The White Moreno), because he "was very pale-skinned and Moreno was my family name", as he stated in an interview in early 2011. Later, Pablo met producer Manuel Illán and recorded a demo, which included a cover of "Deja de Volverme Loca" (Stop Driving Me Crazy) by Diana Navarro. Upon hearing this recording, Navarro expressed great interest in Alborán and became his musical mentor.

In preparation for his first album, Alborán composed a total of 40 songs from which the playlist would be selected. During the recording of this studio album, Pablo Alborán, he uploaded a few songs on YouTube, which gained the attention of many, including singer Kelly Rowland who was amazed by his voice, as far as saying "I'm in love with Pablo Alboran!". His videos have since received millions of views.

"Solamente Tú" (Only You) was digitally released in Spain in October 2010 as the first single of his debut album, which was released in February 2011. Both the single and the album were a huge success, managing to top the Spanish music charts for several consecutive weeks. The album won multiple awards . including 2011 RTVE's Album of the Year, and became Spain's best-selling album in 2011.

Alborán began his first world tour on 27 May 2011 in Madrid at the Palacio Vistalegre, and has since performed in many Latin American countries, among which are Argentina, Chile and Mexico. Following his success, he released his first live album, En Acústico, in November of the same year. It included acoustic versions of most of the tracks in his debut album, as well as two new songs and four bonus tracks. The song "Perdóname" (Forgive Me) was re-recorded featuring Portuguese singer Carminho, and was released as the first single of the album, peaking at number one on the Spanish singles chart on 13 November 2011, thus helping En Acústico to debut also at number one on the albums chart one week later, on 20 November 2011, and to top the Portuguese Albums Chart in January 2012.

On 19 December 2011, Alborán received the 2011 Best New Act award in Los Premios 40 Principales. Both his albums Pablo Alborán and En Acústico were featured in Spain's official list of top-selling albums of 2011, in numbers 1 and 6 respectively, and singles "Solamente Tú" and "Perdóname" were the third and nineteenth best-selling songs in Spain in 2011.

In January 2012, Alborán collaborated on the charity single, "Cuestión de Prioridades por el Cuerno de África" (A matter of priorities for the horn of Africa).

In September 2012, Alborán released the lead single "Tanto" from his forthcoming album Tanto which was released in November 2012. The album was certified 10× Platinum in Spain and was the highest selling album in Spain in 2012 and 2013. The album included two number one singles in Spain, "El Beso" (The Kiss) and "Quién" (Who). The album received Latin Grammy Awards.

Alborán released his third studio album Terral in November 2014. The album became his fourth straight number 1 album in Spain and has been certified 8× Platinum. It was the highest selling album in Spain in 2014.

In April 2016, "Se Puede Amar" was released, which is the first single of the forthcoming fourth studio album. Throughout 2016, Alborán toured central America. In August, Alboran re-released ""Dónde está el Amor" with Brazilian singer Tiê. It was included in the telenovela soundtrack Haja Coração.

After a two year break, Alborán announced on his social networks that he was finishing preparing what will be his fourth studio album: Prometo. He released two singles ("Saturno" and "No Vaya a Ser") on the same day, on September 8, 2017. "Saturno" is a ballad, reminiscent of his beginnings as a singer, while "No Vaya a Ser" is a different style flirting with electronics and African rhythms. Prometo was released on the 17 of November, 2017 and debuted at number 1 in Spain.

Discography

Studio albums

Live albums

Extended plays

Singles

As main artist

As featured artist

Other charting songs

Awards

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the United States. Alborán has received one nomination.

!scope="col"| |- !scope="row" rowspan="1"| 2016 | Terral |rowspan="2"| Best Latin Pop Album | | style="text-align:center;" rowspan="1"| |- !scope="row" rowspan="1"| 2019 | Prometo | | style="text-align:center;" rowspan="1"| |-

Latin Grammy Awards

The Latin Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in the United States. Alborán has received seventeen nominations.

!scope="col"| |- !scope="row" rowspan="3"| 2011 | Pablo Alborán | Best New Artist | | style="text-align:center;" rowspan="3"| |- | "Solamente Tú" || Song of the Year | |- | Pablo Alborán || Best Male Pop Vocal Album | |- !scope="row" rowspan="1"| 2012 | En Acústico | Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album | | style="text-align:center;" rowspan="1"| |- !scope="row" rowspan="3"| 2013 | "Tanto" | Record of the Year | | style="text-align:center;" rowspan="3"| |- |scope="row" rowspan="2"| Tanto | Album of the Year | |- | Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album | |- !scope="row" rowspan="1"| 2014 | "Dónde está el Amor" | Record of the Year | | style="text-align:center;" rowspan="1"| |- !scope="row" rowspan="3"| 2015 |scope="row" rowspan="2"| Terral | Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album | | style="text-align:center;" rowspan="3"| |- | Best Long Form Music Video | |- | "Por Fin" | Song of the Year | |- !scope="row" rowspan="3"| 2016 |scope="row" rowspan="2"| Tour Terral | Album of the Year | | style="text-align:center;" rowspan="3"| |- | Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album | |- | "Se Puede Amar" | Record of the Year | |- !scope="row" rowspan="3"| 2018 |scope="row" rowspan="2"| Prometo | Album of the Year | | style="text-align:center;" rowspan="3"| |- | Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album | |- | "No Vaya a Ser" | Record of the Year | |-

TVyNovelas Awards

The TVyNovelas Awards, are presented annually by Televisa and the magazine TVyNovelas to honor the best Mexican television productions, including telenovelas.

!scope="col"| |- |2017 | "Se Puede Amar" |rowspan="2"| Best Musical Theme | | |- |2018 | "Saturno" | | |-

Goya Awards

The Goya Awards, known in Spanish as los Premios Goya, are awarded annually by the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España (Spanish Academy of Cinematic Art and Science) in Spain. Alborán has received one award.

!scope="col"| |- !scope="row" rowspan="1"| 2016 | Palmeras en la nieve (with Lucas Vidal) | Best Original Song | | style="text-align:center;" rowspan="7"| |-