Sure he’s won Grammys and sold millions of albums, but Alejandro Sanz’ latest honor may be his most prestigious yet. This week, the legendary Latin pop star received a gold medal in Fine Arts from Spain’s King Juan Carlos.
The honor was for Alejandro’s musical contributions throughout the past three decades. A proud Spanish citizen himself, Sanz seemed touched by the honor, happily shaking the hands of Juan Carlos and his wife Queen Sofia.
Alejandro took a break from filming La Voz Mexico to attend the event and brought his good buddy David Bisbal along with him. The timing of the honor actually seems quite fitting too. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sanz’ smash debut album, Viviendo Deprisa.
The awards ceremony took place at El Pardo Palace in Madrid and, as expected, there were tons of photographers on hand to capture the moment. We, for one, are glad the royals recognized Sanz’ music. Hopefully they’ll extend the Fine Arts medal to a few more hometown heroes in the years to come.
By Michael Lopez