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Alvaro Alencar: Change Is Not Something That We Can Control

13-Time Latin Grammy Award Winner

Photo Credit: Shefik

Alvaro Alencar has over 140 records in his career spanning 20+ years. In this time, he has won 13 Latin Grammy Awards, over 25 Latin Grammy nominations, and over 30 platinum or gold certificates for CD and DVD sales, which total approximately 10 million.


Hi, my name is Alvaro Alencar, I'm a music producer, mixer, sound recording engineer, 13 time Latin Grammy Award winner, was lucky to work with many different talents from all over the world. One thing that comes around with every new project is, every artist wants to create something new. Change is not something that we can control in the world, but the visionaries always want to bring it on. Change is not bad or good, it's just inevitable. The point is, when you want to bring change into the world, you really need to believe that you're gonna be doing something better. Nostalgia sometimes makes us want to think about, oh, I wish we could go back to listening to music like we used to, I wish we could go back to hanging around campfires and just playing guitars. On the other hand, the availability of music nowadays makes it possible for music to be appreciated by so many more people. And an artist can touch so many more hearts. When he writes this song, I really believe, and I saw this in the artists I worked with, biggest intention is to touch all those hearts. The real artist is not there for the money, of course money is good, but the true reward comes from the smiles and that look in people when they listen to a new song and that song allows them to bring change into their lives, brings in a revelation.

Last Updated: October 17, 2021

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