About Joaquín Sabina
Spanish singer-songwriter and poet Joaquín Sabina began composing music at age 14, when he formed a rock band called Los Merry Youngs with some school friends.
∙ “Pongamos Que Hablo de Madrid,” a wistful acoustic ballad from 1980’s Malas Compañías, gave him his first No. 1 hit in Spain.
∙ Sabina’s 1992 album, Física y Química, sold more than 1 million copies, thanks to the popularity of the romantic waltz “Y Nos Dieron las Diez.”
∙ In 1999, he received Spain’s Ondas Award for Best Spanish Artist, while his confessional epic “19 Días y 500 Noches” won Best Song.
∙ Spain’s Ministry of Culture awarded him the country’s Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts in 2005.
∙ Vinagre y Rosas, his 2009 album, spent 122 weeks on Spain’s Top 100 Albums chart, including eight weeks at No. 1.
∙ GQ España ranked Sabina No. 1 on their list of the 10 Best Spanish Singer-Songwriters in 2013.
BORNFebruary 12, 1949