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Alfred García

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About

Quick Facts

Name
Alfred García Castillo

Born
14 March 1997

Nationality
🇪🇸 Spanish

National Selection
Operación Triunfo 2017/18

In Eurovision
2018 Tel Aviv

Song
Tu cancíon (2018, with Amaia Romero)

Biography

Alfred García Castillo, born in El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, ​​, known as Alfred or Alfred García, is a Spanish singer, songwriter, producer and performer.

He began singing in musical bars in the summer of 2011 at the age of just 14. A year later, he released his first self produced album produced by him, entitled “Beginning” and at 17, thanks to the project musical and cultural La Capsa, recorded his first single, “She looks so beautiful”. With that song, he won the audience award at the Cara B festival.

In 2016, Alfred participated in the blind auditions of La Voz (The Voice). However he was not selected by any coach, so he could not continue. That same year, he self-published INBLACK (Volume One), an acoustic tribute album.

In 2017, Alfred appeared at Operación Triunfo. He made it to the final of the contest. As a finalist, he was also candidate to represent Spain in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with two songs: a solo song called “Que nos sigan las Luces” and a duet  with his girlfriend Amaia called “Tu canción”. Alfred and Amaia’s song won and became 23rd in the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.

In April 2018, Alfred was the winner of the Ciudad del Prat Award as an artist and singer. During his time at the Operación Triunfo academy he composed new songs in order to include these songs in his first record. On May 9, 2018, the singer-songwriter announced a “test tour”, where he would show the public some of the candidate songs to be included in his debut album.  

In June 2018, five months after the Eurovision Gala, the solo song presented by Alfred (“Que nos sigan las luces”) was number one in downloads on iTunes and exceeded 6 million listeners on Spotify. The song earned a gold disc, making it Alfred’s first solo gold record.

The first studio album after living the Operación Triunfo experience, entitled “1016”, making a nod to the number that they put in the casting of the talent show, was recorded during October 2018. The album was released on December 14, 2018. Alfred became the first Spanish male artist to record streaming on Spotify on its first day on the market and the first Spanish artist with 16 songs in the top 200 of Spotify Spain, 15 of them in the top 100, the first day of release. The album “1016” was certified gold in its fourth week on the market. Also obtaining the gold record certificate on February 12 for his first single De la tierra hasta Marte”.

His new tour, “1016”, started in February 2019. After finishing this tour, the singer continued and went on tour at the biggest festivals in the country, such as Holika or Mediterránea.

In July 2019 he has returned to the Share Festival, a solidarity festival in which he has collaborated with Nil Moliner in “Que nos sigan las Luces”, with Carlos Sadness in a more summery and festival version of soul “Don’t count on me” and with the rapper Rayden, in a song called “Comunicado oficial”.

In August, 2019, he gave his first concert for in Latin America, in Buenos Aires. 

In March 2020 he created and lead his first management company, “Salvar a los penguins, S.L.” On December 21, 2020, he announced on his social networks that he would return to music after a period of time without musical activity. On January 15, 2021, the song “”Los Espabilados was published. 

Entries

Tu Canción (Amaia & Alfred)

Country
🇪🇸 Spain

Year
2018

Language
Spanish

Lyrics
Raúl Gómez
Sylvia Santoro

Music
Raúl Gómez
Sylvia Santoro

Backings

Results Semi

Points: –
Position: –
Running order: –

Results Finals

Points: 61
Position: 23
Running order: 2

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