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Álvaro Soler

Álvaro Soler

Spanish-German pop singer
Álvaro Soler
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Spanish-German pop singer
Is Singer Songwriter
From Spain Germany
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 9 January 1991, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Vallès Occidental, Barcelona Province, Spain
Age 30 years
Star sign Capricorn
Genre:
Latin american music
Folk pop
Latin pop
Instruments:
Guitar
Upright piano
Flute
Voice
Xylophone
Audio
Spotify
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Álvaro Tauchert Soler ([ˈalβaɾo soˈleɾ], [ˈtaʊxɐrt], [suˈle]; born 9 January 1991) is a Spanish singer. He rose to prominence across Europe and Latin America with his 2015 hit "El Mismo Sol", primarily hitting success in Italy, Switzerland and Mexico. A special bilingual Spanish-English version of "El mismo sol", featuring Jennifer Lopez, was also recorded for international release in the United States, in the United Kingdom, and worldwide. His follow up single "Sofia" in 2016 also achieved chart success in European countries, reaching number 1 in Poland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belgium and Switzerland. Soler has released two studio albums, Eterno Agosto in 2015 and Mar de Colores in 2018. His single "La Cintura" taken from his second album has become a pan-European hit for him.

Biography

Born in Barcelona to a German father and to a Spanish-Belgian mother, he became multilingual at a young age. He moved with his parents to Japan at age 10, staying there until age 17. He took piano lessons very early there. Returning to Barcelona, in 2010 he established the musical band Urban Lights alongside his brother and some friends. The band continued performing music described as a mixture of British pop, indie pop and electronic music building following locally. They won a university music contest and the band appeared in 2013 on the Spanish music casting contest ¡Tú sí que vales! reaching the Final 8. They released some materials and self-produced album. Soler also pursued studies in industrial design at Escuela de Grafismo Elisava, also going to a music school and working with a modeling agency based in Barcelona.

Soler decided to drop the Urban Lights band in 2014- to go solo establishing himself as a musical artist based in Germany. Based in Berlin, he released his single "El mismo sol" co-written by Soler and Ali Zuckowski and Simon Triebel (from the band Juli) and produced by Triebel. The song released on 24 April 2015 became initially a huge hit in Italy reaching number one on the Italian FIMI and certified double platinum. It also made it to number one on the Swiss Swiss Hitparade singles chart. The single became a pan-European hit for him charting also in Germany, France, Belgium, Austria and the Netherlands.

Based on this success, Soler released his debut solo album Eterno Agosto on 23 June 2015 on Universal Music. In 2016, Soler was chosen as a judge on the tenth series of Italian talent show X Factor. Alongside being nominated for awards, Soler performed his recently released single on the Latin American Music Awards on 6 October 2016 alongside Mexican actress/singer Lucero. Soler released a version of his song "Libre" with Mexican singer Paty Cantú. He has recently collaborated with Morat, performing in the song "Yo contigo, tú conmigo" for the film Despicable Me 3, or Gru, mi villano favorito 3 in Spanish. The videoclip was released on 16 June 2017.

He is a polyglot, speaking Catalan, Spanish, German, English, Italian and Japanese. He is in a long term relationship with fellow singer Sofia Ellar.

Discography

Albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
SPA
AUT
BEL(Fl)
FRA
GER
ITA
POL
SWI
Eterno Agosto
  • Released: 26 June 2015
  • Label: Airforce 1 Records
  • Formats: CD, download, streaming
25 6 68 79 5 1 1 1
  • BVMI: Gold
  • FIMI: Platinum
  • IFPI AUT: Gold
  • IFPI SWI: Gold
  • ZPAV: 3× Platinum
Mar de Colores
  • Released: 7 September 2018
  • Label: Airforce 1 Records
  • Formats: CD, download, streaming
9
8 26 8 10
2 4
  • ZPAV: Gold

Singles

Title Year Peak positions Certifications Album
SPA
AUT
BEL(Fl)
FRA
GER
ITA
NLD
POL
SWI
US Latin
"El mismo sol"
2015 6 6 8 31 20 1 12 1 1 11
  • PROMUSICAE: 2× Platinum
  • BEA: Gold
  • BVMI: Gold
  • FIMI: 6× Platinum
  • IFPI AUT: Gold
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum
  • ZPAV: 3× Platinum
Eterno Agosto
"Agosto" 1
  • ZPAV: Platinum
"Sofia" 2016 7 3 1 9 23 1 11 1 1
  • PROMUSICAE: 2× Platinum
  • BEA: Platinum
  • BVMI: Platinum
  • FIMI: 8× Platinum
  • IFPI AUT: Gold
  • IFPI SWI: 2× Platinum
  • SNEP: Gold
  • ZPAV: Diamond
"Libre"
26 1
  • FIMI: Platinum
"Animal" 2017 7
"Yo contigo, tú conmigo (The Gong Gong Song)"
18 29 15
  • FIMI: Platinum
  • PROMUSICAE: Platinum
Mar de Colores
"La Cintura"
(solo or featuring Flo Rida and TINI)
2018 3 4 3 27 7 2 7 3 4 46
  • BVMI: Gold
  • BEA: Gold
  • FIMI: 3× Platinum
  • IFPI AUT: Gold
  • PROMUSICAE: 3× Platinum
  • SNEP: Gold
"Lo Mismo"
"Loca" 2019 21 16 12 95 Mar de Colores (Versión Extendida)
"La Libertad" 51 28 62 78
49 18 65
  • FIMI: Gold
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other appearances

Álvaro Soler
Title Year Album
"Die schnellste Maus von Mexiko" 2016 Giraffenaffen 5
"Sie lässt mich allein"
2017 Dein Song 2017

Songwriter

Title Year Artist Album
"Felsenfest" 2015 Wolkenfrei Wachgeküsst

Awards and nominations

Year Award Nomination Work Result
2015 Los Premios 40 Principales Best Spanish New Artist Himself Won
2016 European Border Breakers Award Best Emerging Artist – Spain Himself Won
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Spanish Act Himself Nominated
Latin American Music Awards Xfinity New Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist Himself Nominated
Favorite Pop/Rock Song "El Mismo Sol" Nominated
2017 Die Eins der Besten Video-Hit of the Year "Sofia" Won
Swiss Music Awards Best Breaking Act International Himself Won
LOS40 Music Awards Song of the Year "Yo Contigo, Tú Conmigo" (with Morat) Won
2018 LOS40 Music Awards Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
Video of the Year "La Cintura" Nominated
2019 Die Eins der Besten Hit of the Year "La Cintura" Won
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 09 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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