Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Record breaking musician Alejandro Sanz may be adding one more Grammy to his collection after receiving a nomination for his album Paraiso Express, which features his first English single.
Company: Warner Music
What Made Him Haute: Hailing from Spain, Alejandro Sanz has been making music history with a worldwide fan base and more Grammy awards than he can count on his two hands. In 2005, he appeared on Shakira’s album in the song “La Tortura”, which spent a record breaking 25 weeks at the top of the Latin Billboard charts. His latest collaboration, “Looking for Paradise,” with Alicia Keys was Sanz’s first English single, and followed his previous endeavor straight back to the top of the Latin Billboard charts once again.
What Makes Him Haute Now: 2011 is looking to be one of the most noteworthy years for Alejandro Sanz yet. He was recently nominated for a Grammy award for Best Latin Pop Album for his album Paraiso Express and is set to be honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers on March 24 in Miami for the tremendous impact he has had on Latin Music. When he’s not expanding his ever-growing collection of honors and awards, Sanz will be headlining at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz Fest on May 1 among such remarkable musicians as John Legend, Willie Nelson, and Lauryn Hill. Just this past week, Sanz announced that he and girlfriend, Raquel Parera, are expecting a baby this summer. The newest addition to the family will be Sanz’s third child.