Enrique Iglesias is a Spanish singer and songwriter who has won international acclaim for his work. He has succeeded in both the Spanish and the English-language markets.
Enrique Iglesias is the youngest son of Julio Iglesias, a famous Spanish singer. Julio Iglesias is one of the most successful European singers. He is related through an aunt’s marriage to the actors Steve McQueen and Steven R. McQueen. He has been on and off with Anna Kournikova, a Russian tennis player, since 2001. He has three kids with her, the youngest daughter being born in 2020.
Enrique Iglesias released his first album in 1995 with Fonovisa, a Mexican independent music label, and it hit big with songs like Si Tu Te Vas and Experiencia Religiosa. It sold exceptionally well, especially for a Spanish-language record.
He quickly reached the Latin Billboard charts, hitting the first spots on the lists. It also earned him a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop. While he was first especially popular in Spanish-language countries and then transitioned to U.S. and English-language success by the 2000s.
He signed with Universal Music Group and Interscope Records to release Spanish and English albums, respectively. In 2010, he moved to Republic Records and then left Universal Music entirely to go to Sony Music and RCA Records.
Enrique Iglesias has sold over 70 million records worldwide, so he is among the top best-selling artists overall and Latin music artists. He is on the number 1 All-Latin Artists Chart and has the most number-one hits on the Hot Latin Songs chart out of all artists.
He has been called the King of Latin Pop. In 2020, he received the award as Top Latin Artist of All Time.
He has over 200 awards, including 23 Billboard and 36 Billboard Latin Music Awards, 8 American Music Awards, a Grammy and three nominations, 5 Latin Grammy Awards, 6 MTV Awards, and more. In addition, he has received over 465 nominations for various awards.
Enrique Iglesias has a rare condition where his organs are on the opposite side than most people. For example, his heart is on the right and not on the left.
Enrique Iglesias did not want to rely on his father to reach fame and started with the name Enrique Martinez.
He has appeared in roles in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (as well as in a small cameo in Desperado), How I Met Your Mother, and Two and a Half Men. Another memorable role was in a commercial for Pepsi, where he served as a Roman emperor alongside Pink, Beyonce, and Britney Spears in the roles of gladiators.
In 2000, Enrique Iglesias produced a musical titled Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria with popular Latin songs.
He has written songs for other artists, like Clay Aiken, Jennifer Lopez, Andrea Bocelli, The Hollies, and former Spice Girl Melanie C. He served as main songwriter and co-writer as well.
He did a live in concert tour with Ricky Martin in 2021 which was a huge success. It was called The Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin Live in Concert and was held from September to November 2021.
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