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Álvaro Soler
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Soler in September 2018.
Background information
Birth nameÁlvaro Tauchert Soler
Born (1991-01-09) 9 January 1991 (age 28)[1][2]
Barcelona, Spain
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active2015–present
LabelsUniversal Music / Sony
Associated acts
Websitealvarosoler.com

Álvaro Tauchert Soler (Spanish: [ˈalβaɾo soˈleɾ], German: [ˈtaʊxɐrt], Catalan: [suˈle]; born 9 January 1991) is a Spanish-German 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.[3][4] 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.

Biography[edit]

Born in Barcelona to a German father and to a Spanish-Belgian mother,[5] he became multilingual at a young age.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
SPA
[10]
AUT
[11]
BEL
(Fl)

[12]
FRA
[13]
GER
[14]
ITA
[15]
POL
[16]
SWI
[17]
Eterno Agosto 25 6 68 79 5 1 1 1
Mar de Colores
  • Released: 7 September 2018
  • Label: Airforce 1 Records
  • Formats: CD, download, streaming
9
[23]
8 26 8 10
[24]
2 4

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Certifications Album
SPA
[10]
AUT
[11]
BEL
(Fl)

[12]
FRA
[26]
GER
[14]
ITA
[15]
NLD
[27]
POL
[28]
SWI
[17]
US Latin
[29]
"El mismo sol"
(solo or featuring Jennifer Lopez)
2015 6 6 8 31 20 1 12 1 1 11 Eterno Agosto
"Agosto" [A] 1
"Sofia" 2016 7 3 1 9 23 1 11 1 1
"Libre"
(featuring Monika Lewczuk)
26 1
"Animal" 2017 [B] 7
"Yo contigo, tú conmigo (The Gong Gong Song)"
(with Morat)
18 29 15
  • FIMI: Platinum[32]
  • 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
"Lo Mismo"[39]
(with Maître Gims)
"Loca"[40] 2019 21 16 12 95 Mar de Colores (Versión Extendida)
"La Libertad"[41] 51 28 62 78
[42]
49 18 65 [C]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Álvaro Soler
Title Year Album
"Die schnellste Maus von Mexiko" 2016 Giraffenaffen 5
"Sie lässt mich allein"
(Farzin Javadi feat. Álvaro Soler)
2017 Dein Song 2017

Songwriter[edit]

Title Year Artist Album
"Felsenfest" 2015 Wolkenfrei Wachgeküsst

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nomination Work Result
2015 Los Premios 40 Principales Best Spanish New Artist[44] Himself Won
2016 European Border Breakers Award Best Emerging Artist – Spain[45][46] Himself Won
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Spanish Act[47] Himself Nominated
Latin American Music Awards Xfinity New Artist of the Year[48] Himself Nominated
Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist[48] Himself Nominated
Favorite Pop/Rock Song[48] "El Mismo Sol" (feat. Jennifer Lopez) Nominated
2017 Die Eins der Besten Video-Hit of the Year[49] "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[50] "La Cintura" Won

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Agosto" did not enter the Ultratop 50 Flanders, but peaked at number 54 on the Ultratip chart.[12]
  2. ^ "Animal" did not enter the Ultratop 50 Flanders, but peaked at number 22 on the Ultratip chart.[12]
  3. ^ "La Libertad" did not enter the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, but peaked at number 31 on the Latin Pop Songs chart.[43]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Alvaro Soler Biography". top40-charts.com. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Who Is Jennifer Lopez's Duet Partner Alvaro Soler?". billboard.com. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Alvaro Soler". deejay.it. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Interview: Alvaro Soler". Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Alvaro Soler: "We are all under El mismo sol"". spettakolo.it. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  7. ^ Antonio Dipollina (16 September 2016). "TV X Factor, non c'è confronto. Lo show senza rivali". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Latin American Music Awards 2016: Pitbull, Sofia Reyes & More Performers Announced". Billboard. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  9. ^ Álvaro Soler, un babel con “patas” ¡español, catalán, alemán, inglés, italiano y japonés!
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  16. ^ Peak chart positions for studio albums in Poland:
  17. ^ a b "Alvaro Soler discography". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  18. ^ a b c d "Gold–/Platin-Datenbank (Álvaro Soler)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Certificazioni". FIMI.it. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
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  21. ^ a b c "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Alvaro Soler)". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  22. ^ a b c "Albums and singles certified Platinum in 2017". Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  23. ^ "Top 100 Albumes – Semana 37: del 7.9.2018 al 13.9.2018" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  24. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 37 (dal 2018-09-07 al 2018-09-13)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
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  27. ^ "Alvaro Soler discography". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  28. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Poland:
  29. ^ "Alvaro Soler Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  30. ^ "Top 100 Canciones - Semana 1: 18.12.2015 al 24.12.2015" (in Spanish). PROMUSICAE. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  31. ^ "GOUD EN PLATINA - 2015". ultratop.be. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
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  33. ^ "El Portal de Música - Last Charts" (in Spanish). Producers of Spanish Music. Archived from the original on 24 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
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  39. ^ "Lo Mismo – Single by Maître Gims & Álvaro Soler on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  40. ^ "January 25th". Retrieved 12 January 2019 – via Instagram.
  41. ^ "Alvaro Soler: Neue Musik kommt im Mai" (in German). mix1.de. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  42. ^ "Top Singoli – Classifica settimanale WK 24" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  43. ^ "Alvaro Soler Chart History (Latin Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  44. ^ "Ellie Goulding, Pablo Alborán y Alejandro Sanz triunfan en los Premios 40 Principales Ballantine's 2015" (in Spanish). Los 40. 10 December 2015. Archived from the original on 6 April 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  45. ^ "Álvaro Soler, ganador de los European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) 2016" (in Spanish). Telecinco. 30 October 2015. Archived from the original on 27 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  46. ^ "Álvaro Soler". EBBA. Archived from the original on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  47. ^ Judith Mateo (27 September 2016). "Bunbury, Amaral, Leiva, Corizonas y Álvaro Soler compiten en los MTV EMA 2016". ElDiaDigital.es (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 27 September 2016.
  48. ^ a b c Maria G. Valdez (31 August 2016). "FULL LIST: Latin American Music Awards 2016 Nominees". Latin Times. IBT. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  49. ^ Schlagerchampions – Das große Fest der Besten. ARD. 7. January 2017
  50. ^ Schlagerchampions – Das große Fest der Besten. ARD. 12. January 2019

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