Pablo Alboran Wins Goya Award for Best Original Song

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Pablo Alboran performs at the 2015 Latin Grammy Awards on Nov. 19, 2015 in Las Vegas.

Spanish pop star Pablo Alborán won the 2016 Goya Award for best original song at Saturday’s celebration of the awards frequently referred to as Spain’s equivalent of the Oscars.

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Alborán is also nominated for a Grammy in the Latin Pop category for his album Terral. He was on tour in the United States and Canada before returning to Spain to attend the Goya ceremonies in Madrid. He was the top-selling artist in Spain in 2014.

The 26-year-old sensation sings the track “Palmeras en la Nieve” (“Palm Trees in the Snow”), a collaboration with Lucas Vidal, who composed the soundtrack for the movie of the same name.

Vidal, who lives in Los Angeles, also took home the prize for best original score for another movie, Nadie Quiere la Noche (Nobody Wants the Night), directed by Isabel Cloixet and starring Juliette Binoche.

The Spanish composer, a Berklee grad who has written scores for Fast & Furious 6, The Raven, and other Hollywood films, said in his acceptance speech that he hoped that his and Alborán’s wins would inspire young people to enter the music field.


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