This Spanish singer and songwriter composed his first song when he was ten years old, and has only continued to grow in the music scene since then. Alejandro Sanz's pop sounds soothe sorrow and his romantic ballads have made him a Spanish superstar and an international hit. This Madrid native draws musical inspiration from his family and his hometown, and has won 17 Latin Grammys, setting the record for the most Grammys ever won by a Spanish musician. His music can be classified as Latin pop, although Sanz's musical influences are varied, and include flamenco and rock. Paraiso Express was released in 2009 and is one of Sanz's most optimistic albums, with powerful lyrics and soft rock melodies.