By Mariela Rosario | 11/06/2009 - 09:37
The stars came out last night to celebrate the Latin Grammy Awards in Sin City, and the show was an interesting combination of circus freakery, casino gaudiness and Latin love.
The two highlight performances of the evening had to be Calle 13's rousing performance with Rubén Blades of their socially conscious hit, "La Perla," and Alejandro Sanz’s duet with Alicia Keys for their single, "Looking for Paradise."
In case you missed it, here are videos of their performances. Whose do you like best?
By Grace Bastidas | 10/15/2009 - 13:00
As if you needed a push to watch the 10th Annual Latin Grammy Awards on November 5, The Latin Recording Academy has just announced some of the musicians expected to perform at this year’s ceremony. The list includes David Bisbal, Shaila Dúrcal, Luz Ríos and Puerto Rican act Calle 13 singing “La Perla” with Panamanian Ruben Blades. But the highlight is bound to be Spanish crooner Alejandro Sanz, who is letting you choose the tune he will belt out.
By Grace Bastidas | 09/23/2009 - 13:02
Juanes will have to wait. We hear the Colombian rocker has always wanted to duet with Alicia Keys but the in-demand songstress chose Alejandro Sanz for her first Latin collaboration. The track is called “Looking for Paradise” and it’s the lead single from the Spanish pop singer’s upcoming Paraíso Express album (out November 10). “The song is so beautiful. It’s touching. It’s uplifting. It’s worldwide. It really talks about the way we’re all looking for something and how we can all find it,” said Keys last month.
By Grace Bastidas | 07/22/2009 - 12:00
Good news: Singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz is working on a new album slated for release in mid-November. Even better news: Alicia Keys is collaborating with the Spanish pop star on the track “Looking for Paradise.” She recently Tweeted photos from the Brooklyn set where the single’s video was shot and recorded a video diary sharing her excitement for the upcoming production:
By Monica Herrera | 01/09/2009 - 09:48
The Latino Inaugural Gala is shaping up to be one mega-starstudded affair! Jennifer Lopez is now set to ring in Barack Obama's presidency along with her husband Marc Anthony, who was confirmed with Paulina Rubio as a headlining performer earlier this week.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/22/2008 - 17:03
In response to the snubbing of Alejandro Sanz by Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, as many as 80 Latino artists signed a petition in support of the Spanish singer, stating that they "believe in a Latin America where we are all free to express our views." Sanz made some disparaging comments about Chávez during a press conference in 2007. "I don't like him," Sanz told the local press in reference to the Venezuelan leader.
By Cameron T. Moore | 02/07/2008 - 11:17
¡Eso! Alejandro Sanz came out and publicly condemned the vicious, racially-motivated beating of a young Ecuadoran girl in his home country of Spain. "I am repulsed, ashamed and completely furious," Alejandro told El Nuevo Diario, a Managua newspaper. His statements may not seem like such a big deal, but considering the anti-immigrant climate in Spain, this is akin to Brad Pitt making a pro-Mexican statement in the U.S.: pretty chevere. Gracias, Alejandro!