Back in 2001, Alejandro Sanz's signature raspy vocals and flamenco-inspired ballads were just starting to take off internationally on the strength of his Latin Grammy award–winning Album of the Year, El Alma al Aire. His increasing popularity earned him an appearance on MTV Unplugged, where he became the first Spanish artist to perform in the storied series. The album that resulted would go on to earn Sanz his second Latin Grammy Album of the Year award, while his other albums continued to be top sellers (including his 1997 breakthrough Más, which went platinum 22 times over in Spain). His music has taken many turns across his dozen-plus LPs, ranging from the R&B and folk tones of Sirope, to the jazz-tinged tango of El Alma Al Aire, to the full-on rock of Paraíso Express, to the modern Latin pop of #ELDISCO. Now in his 50s, the artist brings this amalgam of musical forms to his live shows, delivering the same charm and intimacy of his MTV Unplugged appearance in the large arenas and theaters he plays these days.