Carlos Santana to write a memoir, nominated for ALMA Award

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Carlos Santana memoir

In this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo, musician Carlos Santana arrives at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. He will be releasing his memoir in 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

Grammy-award winning artist Carlos Santana will tell his life story in a memoir scheduled for release in 2014.

Little, Brown and Co., division of Hachette Book Group, announced Thursday that Santana will write a memoir and tell stories of his peers like Miles Davis, Eric Clapton and Herbie Hancock, according to the Associated Press.

The Little, Brown and Co. published Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards’ memoir “Life,” which landed on Rolling Stones No. 3 of “The 25 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time.”

Santana has been nominated for a 2012 ALMA Award for Favorite Male Music Artist, along with Bruno Mars, Pitbull, Ricky Martin and Romeo Santos. The ALMA Awards will air on September 21 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Carlos Santana’s rock history

Mexican-American Santana rose to fame four decades ago. He pioneered Afro-Latin music, a fusion of Latin, rock and jazz that set him apart from other musicians and opened doors for those who followed.

His band’s performance at Woodstock festival in 1969 and the subsequent release of his debut albumthe album was on Billboard’s top chart for two years and included the song “Evil Ways” that made the top 10 hit listset the ground work for one of rock’s most influential musicians.

Carlos Santana’s band, Santana, was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. He has won 15 Grammys, three came from his best selling album “Supernatural” released in 1999, which sold over 25 million copies.

The 65-year-old Santana is currently touring the country sharing his greatest hits in “An Intimate Evening with Santana” and promoting his latest album, “Shape Shifter” released in May 2012.

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