Álex Ubago is a Spanish singer-songwriter. He is known for his heartfelt voice and his ballads, he was able to record his debut album "Que Pides Tu" when manager Iñigo Argomaniz that used to go to Alex's cousin's bar heard a demo that Alex made for his girlfriend, his first cd contain songs from this first demo, the songs are "Sabes" and "Hay Que Ver". Alex started to tour national radios with his guitar to be interviewed; this strategy worked and his album hit the charts. But he reached absolute fame with the publication of the song "Sin Miedo A Nada", featuring Amaia Montero, his biggest hit to date; when he was four years old, his parents moved to San Sebastián. He wrote his first song at the age of 15. Álex Ubago taught himself to sing, at the age of 22 released his debut album ¿Qué pides tú?, which sold 900,000 units in Spain and was certified 2X platinum in Mexico. Ubago received a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist in 2003, but the award was won by fellow Spanish performer David Bisbal.
Ubago's album Fantasía o realidad was released in 2004, was as successful as his first album. Ubago was nominated again for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Album for his album Calle Ilusión which peaked at number three in the Spanish Albums Charts. In 2019, he collaborated in the CD edited by La Marató de TV3, a telethon devoted to raise funds for the research of incurable diseases, with a version in Catalan of his song "Sin miedo a nada". Alex Ubago Official Site Alex Ubago Official Site in English Alex Ubago's Official Label Site
William Nicholls was an English clergyman and theologian, known as an author on the Book of Common Prayer. He was the son of John Nicholls of Donington, now Dunton, Buckinghamshire, he was educated at St Paul's School under Thomas Gale, went up with an exhibition to Magdalen Hall, where he matriculated as a commoner on 26 March 1680. He migrated to Wadham College, graduated B. A. on 27 November 1683. On 6 October 1684 he was chosen a probationary fellow of Merton College, proceeded M. A. 19 June 1688, B. D. 2 July 1692, D. D. 29 November 1695. Having taken holy orders about 1688, he became chaplain to Ralph Montagu, in September 1691 rector of Selsey, near Chichester, he was rector of Bushey, from 1691 to 1693, in 1707 a canon of Chichester. He suffered from poverty in life, he was buried in the centre aisle of St Swithin's Church in London. Much of his life was spent in literary work. In 1711 he was editing John Selden's output. Nicholls's major work was the Comment on the Book of Common Prayer, Administration of the Sacraments, London, 1710, with a Supplement published separately in 1711.
This book was published by subscription, dedicated to Queen Anne. He did it unassisted and it cost him his health. Another of Nicholls's publications, the Defensio Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ, London, 1707 and 1708, was written and published in Latin. An English translation by the author appeared in 1715; the book was meant to attract attention of foreigners to the formularies of the English church, Latin copies were sent to the King of Prussia and to scholars on the continent. Correspondence resulted including letters from Daniel Jablonski, Benedict Pictet, Jean le Clerc, Johann Jacob Wettstein and others. Nicholls's views were answered by James Peirce in Vindication of the Dissenters. Nicholls's other works included: An Answer to an Heretical Book, called the Naked Gospel, 1691, against Arthur Bury. Printed with ‘A Short History of Socinianism.’ A Practical Essay on the Contempt of the World, inscribed to his schoolfellow, Sir John Trevor, 1694. A Conference with a Theist, in five parts, 1696; the Duty of Inferiours towards their Superiours, in five Practical Discourses, 1701.
A Treatise of Consolation to Parents for the Death of their Children, 1701. The Religion of a Prince, 1704. A Paraphrase on the Common Prayer …, 1708. Historiæ Sacræ Libri vii. opus ex Antonii Socceii Sabellici Eneadibus concinnatum, 1710, 1711. A Commentary on the first fifteen and part of the sixteenth Articles of the Church of England, 1712. A Defence of the Doctrine and Discipline of the Church of England, 1715; these last two were posthumously published. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lee, Sidney, ed.. "Nicholls, William". Dictionary of National Biography. 40. London: Smith, Elder & Co