Pablo Alborán

Pablo Moreno de Alborán Ferrándiz[a] (born 31 May 1989) popularly known as Pablo Alborán,[1][2] is a Spanish musician and singer-songwriter.[3] Throughout his career, Alborán has released five studio albums, two live albums, and various musical collaborations. His records are distributed by Warner Music which he was signed to in 2010. That year he released "Solamente Tú", the lead single from his 2011 self-titled debut album. The track topped the charts in his home country for two consecutive weeks. The album peaked at number one 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.[4] Alborán was nominated for Best New Artist at the 12th Latin Grammy Awards.[5]

Pablo Alborán
Premios Goya 2020 - Pablo Alborán (cropped).jpg
Alborán in 2020
Born
Pablo Moreno de Alborán Ferrándiz

(1989-05-31) 31 May 1989 (age 32)
Occupation
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2010–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
LabelsEMI Music Spain (2010-2012)
Warner Music (2013-present)
Associated acts
Websitepabloalboran.es

Alborán's sophomore record Tanto (2012) spawned the number one singles "Quién" and "El Beso". It received a Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year. His third studio album Terral (2014) spawned the chart topping singles "Por Fin" and "Pasos de Cero" and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin Pop Album. Alborán embarked on a huge concert tour Tour Terral, which visited Europe, North, and South America. Its respective live album Tres Noches en Las Ventas marked Alborán's second Album of the Year nomination. In 2017, Alborán released his fourth studio album Prometo to critical and commercial success. It spawned the singles "Saturno" and "No Vaya a Ser" among others. Three years later, he released his fifth record Vértigo.

Throughout his career, Alborán has won a Goya Award for Best Original Song, nine LOS40 Music Awards, two Gaviota de Oro and two Premios Dial, among others. Throughout the years, Alborán has been nominated for two Grammy Awards as well as twenty-two Latin Grammy Awards.[5]

Music careerEdit

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.[6] 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.[7]

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!".[8] His videos have since received millions of views.

 
Alborán in 2016

"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.[9][10] The album won multiple awards, including RTVE's Album of the Year for 2011,[11] and became Spain's best-selling album of that year.[12]

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.[13] 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,[14] peaking at number one on the Spanish singles chart on 13 November 2011,[15] thus helping En Acústico to debut also at number one on the albums chart one week later, on 20 November 2011,[16] 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, at number 1 and number 6, respectively,[12] and singles "Solamente Tú" and "Perdóname" were the respective third and nineteenth best-selling songs in Spain in 2011.[17]

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.

On 8 September 2017, after a two-year break, Alborán announced on his social networks that he was finishing preparing what would be his fourth studio album, Prometo. He released two singles ("Saturno" and "No Vaya a Ser") on the same day. "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 17 November 2017 and debuted at number 1 in Spain.

Personal lifeEdit

Alborán is the son of Spanish architect Salvador Moreno de Alborán Peralta and Helena Ferrándiz Martínez.[18]

On 17 June 2020, Alborán came out as gay.[19]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
SPA
[20]
MEX
[21]
POR
[22]
US
Latin

[23]
US
Latin Pop

[24]
Pablo Alborán 1 50 6 55 14
Tanto
  • Released: 6 November 2012
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 1 46 11
Terral
  • Released: 11 November 2014
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 2 2 1
Prometo
  • Released: 17 November 2017
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 2 11 3
  • AMPROFON: Gold[34]
  • IFPI CHL: Gold[35]
  • PROMUSICAE: 6× Platinum[36]
Vértigo
  • Released: 11 December 2020
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 19
"—" indicates the album was not released in that country, or was unable to chart there.

Live albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
SPA
[20]
POR
[22]
En Acústico
  • Released: 15 November 2011
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 1
  • PROMUSICAE: 8× Platinum[37]
Tour Terral: Tres noches en Las Ventas
  • Released: 6 November 2015
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
6

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Tabú EP
  • Released: January 24, 2020
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Format: Digital download

SinglesEdit

As main artistEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
SPA
[38]
US
Latin

[39]
US Latin Pop Airplay
[40]
2010 "Solamente Tú" 1 35 13 Pablo Alborán
2011 "Miedo" 40
"Perdóname" (featuring Carminho) 1 En Acústico
2012 "Te He Echado de Menos" 2
"Tanto" 2 49 29 Tanto
"El Beso" 1
2013 "Quién" 1
"Éxtasis" 16
"Dónde está el Amor" (featuring Jesse & Joy) 32 16 8
2014 "Por Fin" 1 20 Terral
2015 "Pasos de cero" 1
"Recuérdame" / "Ne M'oublie Pas" 5 34 29
"Inséparables" (featuring Zaz) 37
"Vívela" 1 Tour Terral (Tres Noches en Las Ventas)
"La Escalera" 27 Terral
"Palmeras en la nieve" 28 Palm Trees in the Snow (soundtrack)
2016 "Se Puede Amar" 6 Non-album single
"Dónde está el Amor" (featuring Tiê) 24 Haja Coração (soundtrack)
2017 "Saturno" 16
[41]
Prometo
"No Vaya a Ser" 9
[42]
2018 "Prometo" 35
"La llave" (featuring Piso 21) 42
"Tu refugio" 93
2019 "Tabú" (with Ava Max)[43] 13
[44]
Tabú EP
2020 "Cuando estés aquí" 69
[45]
Non-album singles
"El mismo aire" (with Camilo) 28
[46]
"Si hubieras querido" 51
[47]
Vértigo
"Hablemos de amor" 89
[48]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory

As featured artistEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
SPA
[38]
2012 "Cuestión de Príoridades por el Cuerno de África"
(Melendi feat. Dani Martín, Pablo Alborán, La Dama, Rasel, Malú & Carlos Baute)
36
"Vuelvo a verte"
(Malú feat. Pablo Alborán)
1 Dual
2013 "La de la Mala Suerte"
(Jesse & Joy feat. Pablo Alborán)
17 ¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro?
2014 "Solamente Tù"
(Damien Sargue feat. Pablo Alborán)
Latin Lovers
2016 "Tu frialdad"
(José Mercé feat. Pablo Alborán)
Doy La Cara
2019 "Rayando El Sol"
(Maná feat. Pablo Alborán)
Non-album single

Other charting songsEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
SPA
[38]
2012 "No te olvidaré" 37 En Acústico
2014 "Quimera"
(featuring Ricky Martin)
30 Terral
"Gracias" 37
2015 "Sous le ciel de Paris"
(Zaz feat. Pablo Alborán)
42 Paris

AwardsEdit

Grammy AwardsEdit

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

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2016 Terral Best Latin Pop Album Nominated [49]
2019 Prometo Nominated [50]

Latin Grammy AwardsEdit

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

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2011 Pablo Alborán Best New Artist Nominated [51]
"Solamente Tú" Song of the Year Nominated
Pablo Alborán Best Male Pop Vocal Album Nominated
2012 En Acústico Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album Nominated [52]
2013 "Tanto" Record of the Year Nominated [53]
Tanto Album of the Year Nominated
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Nominated
2014 "Dónde está el Amor" Record of the Year Nominated [54]
2015 Terral Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album Nominated [55]
Best Long Form Music Video Nominated
"Por Fin" Song of the Year Nominated
2016 Tour Terral Album of the Year Nominated [56]
Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album Nominated
"Se Puede Amar" Record of the Year Nominated
2018 Prometo Album of the Year Nominated [57]
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Nominated
"No Vaya a Ser" Record of the Year Nominated
2020 "Cuando Estés Aquí" Record of the Year Nominated [58]
Best Pop Song Nominated
2021 "Si Hubieras Querido" Record of the Year Pending [59]
Song of the Year Pending
Vértigo Album of the Year Pending
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Pending

TVyNovelas AwardsEdit

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

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2017 "Se Puede Amar" Best Musical Theme Won [60]
2018 "Saturno" Won

Goya AwardsEdit

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.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2016 Palmeras en la nieve (with Lucas Vidal) Best Original Song Won [61]

NotesEdit

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