Alejandro Sanz Splits From Longtime Manager After 25 Years Of Professional Relationship

Alejandro Sanz
Alejandro Sanz accepts the award for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album for "Sirope" during the 2015 Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada November 19, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

After two decades of being the ultimate team in the music industry, Alejandro Sanz and his manager, Rosa Lagarrigue, have decided to part ways. 

The sudden news was confirmed by Billboard Tuesday morning, who revealed that "one of the closest, most successful and, by all accounts, friendly client/management relationships in the Latin music world" has split after 25 years of professional business. 

The Spanish businesswoman, CEO of Rosa Lagarrigue Management (RLM), is considered one of the most powerful managers in Spain, having formed part of the careers of renowned artists such as Mecano and Miguel Bosé. Lagarrigue and Sanz embarked their professional relationship in the early '90s when Sanz released his debut album in 1991. She also made the connection with the "A Que No Me Dejas" singer and mainstream acts such as Alicia Keys and The Corrs, reports Billboard. 

Sanz's current venture as coach on "The Voice Mexico," his upcoming tour in Spain and a possible return as coach on "The Voice Spain," are all deals that were negotiated by RLM. 

In an email obtained by Billboard, Lagarrigue explained the reason she and Sanz are parting ways with the following message:

“Alejandro Sanz (through his company, Gazul Producciones S.L.) has unilaterally ‘broken’ his current agreement with RLM S.A., recently renewed on September 2014 and lasting until approximately mid 2019 (pending the release of Sanz’s next album with Universal). I can confirm there has been no audit (at least not by independent experts)." 

Despite their differences, we hope the two remain great friends. Just three months ago, Sanz posted a photo next to Lagarrifgue before going on stage. 

In other news, the Spanish singer recently caused a big controversy with fans of "The Voice Mexico" after humiliating coach J Balvin on live television. 

"It appears that the dye has transferred to your scalp and has affected you a little," said Sanz to Balvin. Sanz did not stop there, as he then continued to target the Latin Grammy winner's talent. "You can't even sing, you shouldn't have anyone singing for you," insinuating that no one should be on Team J Balvin. Balvin, on the other hand, was taken by surprise with Sanz's mean comments.

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Jessica Lucia Roiz

Jessica L. Roiz is a Miami-based bilingual journalist of Nicaraguan descent. In addition to Latin Times, she's published in VOXXI, The Miami Herald, Huffington Post, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, The Latin Kitchen and more. With over 10-years experience in digital media, she's nothing but passionate and creative with her work. When she's not writing or editing videos, she can be found listening to rock en Español, dancing bachata, reading Paulo Coelho, missing Selena Quintanilla or relaxing in Nicaragua. She's also the founder of ALoNica con la Roiz and PulsoPOP