Artist Information for Joaquín Sabina

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Name: Joaquín Sabina

Followers: 3,023,513

Monthly Listeners: 2,966,208

Top Cities:

  • Madrid, ES (227,315 listeners)
  • Buenos Aires, AR (150,635 listeners)
  • Mexico City, MX (122,317 listeners)
  • Barcelona, ES (120,058 listeners)
  • Santiago, CL (111,281 listeners)

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Biography:
A celebrated Spanish singer, songwriter, poet, and lyricist, Joaquín Sabina is known for his literate, deeply lyrical pop/rock. Emerging in the late '70s, Sabina first garnered widespread attention with 1980's Malas Companias, which featured the chart-topping hit "Pongamos Que Hablo de Madrid." As his sound evolved from rock to a more sophisticated pop style, he gained further chart success with albums like 1987's Hotel, Dulce Hotel and 1992's Fisica y Quimica, which featured the hit "Y Nos Dieron Las Diez." More platinum albums followed, including Esta Boca Es Mia, Yo, Mi, Me, Contigo, and 19 Dias y 500 Noches. Following a stroke and a four-year concert hiatus, Sabina returned to the stage with 2005's Alivio de Luto. Along with receiving several lifetime achievement honors, including a 2009 Golden medal of the city of Madrid and 2017 Favourite Son medal of Úbeda, he has continued to tour and publish books. In 2017, he released his 17th album, Lo Niego Todo. Joaquín Ramón Martínez Sabina was born in Úbeda, Spain, in February 12, 1949. At the age of 14, he started writing poems, connecting with music as a member of a teenage rockabilly band called Merry Youngs. Sabina's poetry and music skills were extended to acting while being part of Juan Panadero's theatrical company. In 1976, his book Memorias del Exilio was published and its lyrics were Sabina's inspiration to record his first album in 1978. El Inventario was followed by Malas Compañias, his first album for CBS. While the artist's popularity as a songwriter was growing, Sabina's lyrics were soon being requested by well-known Hispanic singers. In 1985, Sabina left CBS, signing to Ariola. Joaquín Sabina y Viceversa was recorded live during two successful shows performed at Salamanca Theater on February 14 and 15, 1986. The following studio record came out in 1987. Hotel, Dulce Hotel sold over 400,000 copies. In 1992, Sabina went on tour, performing almost 200 shows around the world. In 1997, the artist was recognized as the Best Spanish Rock and Pop Songwriter by the Spanish Songwriters Association (SGAE). Nos Sobran los Motivos followed three years later. In 2001 Sabina suffered a stroke but returned to the studio within a year to record 2002's Dímelo en la Calle. Alivio de Luto arrived in 2005 and two years later -- after a successful world tour with Spanish singer Joan Manuel Serrat -- the live album Dos Pájaros de un Tiro was released. Sabina returned in 2009 with Vinagre y Rosas, backed by the young duo Pereza, who helped give the album some musical punch. That same year, he was honored with the Golden medal of the city of Madrid. Sabina teamed up once again with Serrat for the release of 2012's La Orquesta del Titanic and followed it with Live at Luna Park. Sabina's partnership with Serrat was the subject of the documentary film Simbolo y el Cuate by director Francesc Relea that included appearances from writer Eduardo Galeano, musician Javier Limon, and dozens of others. The 16-song soundtrack of the same name topped the Spanish charts; the film was a smash throughout Europe. Sabina went on another tour which took him as far as Mexico City and the Royal Albert Hall in London. It resulted in the live offering 500 Noches para una Crisis: En Directo in 2015; his final album for Sony. But Sabina wasn't done. Two years later, he revealed he was still at the top of his game commercially and creatively. In March he released the album Lo Niego Todo on the S&L label. A collaboration with singer/songwriter Leiva (who also produced) and novelist Benjamin Prado, it entered the Spanish charts at number one and remained there for ten weeks, drawing rave reviews from critics in the process. Of his 26-date tour throughout the region, the first 11 shows sold out in minutes. Also in 2017, his hometown of Úbeda bestowed him with a Favourite Son Medal. ~ Matt Collar & Drago Bonacich, Rovi


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Top 10 Albums

Motivos De Un Sentimiento Album Image Motivos De Un Sentimiento
Label: Ariola
Release Date: 2003-06-26
Track Count: 3
Total Play Count: 0
Esta Boca Es Mia Album Image Esta Boca Es Mia
Label: Ariola
Release Date: 1994-06-01
Track Count: 13
Total Play Count: 0
Yo, Mi, Me, Contigo Album Image Yo, Mi, Me, Contigo
Label: Ariola
Release Date: 1996-06-21
Track Count: 13
Total Play Count: 0
El Hombre Del Traje Gris Album Image El Hombre Del Traje Gris
Label: Ariola
Release Date: 1988-08-29
Track Count: 12
Total Play Count: 0
Fisica Y Quimica Album Image Fisica Y Quimica
Label: Ariola
Release Date: 1992-04-10
Track Count: 11
Total Play Count: 0
Sintiéndolo Mucho (Un Viaje Musical por la Película Documental de Fernando León de Aranoa) Album Image Sintiéndolo Mucho (Un Viaje Musical por la Película Documental de Fernando León de Aranoa)
Label: Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2022-12-16
Track Count: 27
Total Play Count: 0
Yo, Mi, Me, Contigo Album Image Yo, Mi, Me, Contigo
Label: Ariola
Release Date: 1996-06-21
Track Count: 13
Total Play Count: 0
La Orquesta Del Titanic Album Image La Orquesta Del Titanic
Label: Ariola
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Track Count: 11
Total Play Count: 0
Cuenta Conmigo Album Image Cuenta Conmigo
Label: Ariola
Release Date: 2011-12-13
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Ruleta Rusa Album Image Ruleta Rusa
Label: Epic
Release Date: 1984-11-14
Track Count: 10
Total Play Count: 0

Top 10 Tracks

Y Nos Dieron las Diez Track Image Y Nos Dieron las Diez
Playcount: 110,558,027
Duration: 05:02
Y Nos Dieron las Diez Track Image Y Nos Dieron las Diez
Playcount: 110,558,027
Duration: 05:03
Y Nos Dieron las Diez Track Image Y Nos Dieron las Diez
Playcount: 110,558,027
Duration: 05:02
Y Nos Dieron Las Diez Track Image Y Nos Dieron Las Diez
Playcount: 110,558,027
Duration: 05:01
Y Nos Dieron las Diez Track Image Y Nos Dieron las Diez
Playcount: 110,558,027
Duration: 05:02
Y Nos Dieron las Diez Track Image Y Nos Dieron las Diez
Playcount: 110,558,027
Duration: 05:01
19 Dias y 500 Noches Track Image 19 Dias y 500 Noches
Playcount: 74,657,216
Duration: 04:42
19 Dias y 500 Noches Track Image 19 Dias y 500 Noches
Playcount: 74,657,216
Duration: 04:43
19 Dias y 500 Noches Track Image 19 Dias y 500 Noches
Playcount: 74,657,216
Duration: 04:43
19 Dias y 500 Noches Track Image 19 Dias y 500 Noches
Playcount: 74,657,216
Duration: 04:41

Top 10 Collaborating Artists (Tracks)

Joan Manuel Serrat Artist Image Joan Manuel Serrat
Collaborations: 88
Fito Paez Artist Image Fito Paez
Collaborations: 10
Dani Martín Artist Image Dani Martín
Collaborations: 9
Ana Belén Artist Image Ana Belén
Collaborations: 6
Alberto Pérez Artist Image Alberto Pérez
Collaborations: 5
Miguel Ríos Artist Image Miguel Ríos
Collaborations: 4
Rocío Dúrcal Artist Image Rocío Dúrcal
Collaborations: 4
Leiva Artist Image Leiva
Collaborations: 4
Chavela Vargas Artist Image Chavela Vargas
Collaborations: 3
Jarabe De Palo Artist Image Jarabe De Palo
Collaborations: 3