Alvaro Soler Gets Real About His Spanish Family Traditions in 'Growing Up Latino': Watch

Fresh off of closing the 2018 Latin American Music Awards with his hit “La Cintura,” Alvaro Soler takes the hot seat in this week’s Growing Up Latino.

The Spanish singer, who was born in Barcelona to a Belgian father and a Spanish-Belgian mother, had a childhood filled with many family traditions.

Going to La Costa Brava, just north of Barcelona, was his best memory growing up. “We had a big house where all the family used to fit in and I remember all these breakfasts with like 20 people, and that’s something very special that I don’t have now, and I still think about those moments,” he says, adding that his family is so important because of those traditions.

He also opened up about Christmas traditions in his grandparents' home in Barcelona. “All the family is there, so it’s very loud,” he says. “And my grandfather, he always cooks a pudding and makes it flambé during the night, after dinner, and he flambés it with rum and he lights it up on fire and it’s like my grandpa’s moment,” he adds.

Soler, who also talked about his first favorite home-cooked meal, favorite quote and first date in Japan, wrapped up his session with the best thing about being a Latin artist. “The best thing is singing in the mother tongue,” he says.

Watch Alvaro Soler’s episode above.

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