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Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (/ɛnˈriːkeɪ ɪˈɡlɛsiəs/; Spanish pronunciation: [enˈrike miˈɣel iˈɣlesjas 'pɾeizleɾ]; born 8 May 1975) is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. He is widely regarded as the King of Latin Pop.[3][4] Iglesias started his career in the mid-1990s on an American Spanish-language record label Fonovisa Records under the name Enrique Martinez, before switching to the stage name Enrique Iglesias[5] and becoming one of the biggest stars in Latin America and the Hispanic market in the United States. By the turn of the millennium, he had made a successful crossover into the US mainstream market and signed a multi-album deal with Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group
for US$68 million with Universal Music Latino to release his Spanish albums and Interscope Records to release English albums. In 2010, he parted with Interscope Records and signed with another Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group
label Republic Records
Republic Records
to release bilingual albums. In 2015, Iglesias parted ways with Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group
after a decade. He signed with Sony Music; his upcoming albums will be released by Sony Music Latin
Sony Music Latin
in Spanish and RCA Records
RCA Records
in English.[6] Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias
has sold over 170 million records (albums and singles combined) worldwide, making him one of the best-selling Spanish artists ever.[7] Iglesias has scored over 150 number-one hits across all of the Billboard charts. He has had five Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
top five singles, including two number-ones, and holds the record for producing 27 number-one Spanish-language singles on the Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks. He also holds the record for most number-one hits and the longest-running number-one hit on that chart.[8] Iglesias also has 14 number-ones on Billboard's Dance charts, more than any other male artist.[9] In December 2016, Billboard magazine named him the 14th most successful and top male dance club artist of all time.[10]


1 Early life and family 2 Music career

2.1 1995–1996: Enrique Iglesias 2.2 1997–1998: Vivir and Cosas del Amor 2.3 1999–2001: Enrique and Escape 2.4 2002–2004: Quizás and 7 2.5 2007–2009: Insomniac, 95/08 Éxitos and Greatest Hits 2.6 2010–2011: Euphoria 2.7 2012–2014: Sex and Love 2.8 2017–present

3 Songwriting, producing, and acting 4 Personal life 5 Humanitarian causes 6 Discography 7 Filmography 8 Tours 9 Awards and nominations 10 See also 11 References 12 External links

Early life and family[edit] Iglesias was born in Madrid, Spain, and is the third and youngest child of Spanish singer Julio Iglesias
Julio Iglesias
and Filipina-Spanish socialite and magazine journalist Isabel Preysler. He was raised with two older siblings: Chabeli and Julio Jr.. One of his mother Preysler's aunts is actress Neile Adams, the first wife of American actor Steve McQueen, mother of actor Chad McQueen, and grandmother of actor Steven R. McQueen.[11][12][13] His father Julio Iglesias' family are from Galicia and Andalusia
- his father also claims Jewish and Puerto Rican ancestry on his mother's side.[14][15][16][17] The parents divorced in 1979.[18] At first, Iglesias and his two siblings stayed with their mother,[19] but in December 1981, Iglesias' grandfather, Dr. Julio Iglesias
Julio Iglesias
Puga, was kidnapped by the armed Basque terrorist group ETA.[20] For their safety, Enrique and his brother Julio were sent to live with their father in Miami.[21] There, they were brought up mostly by the nanny, Elvira Olivares, to whom he later dedicated his first album.[19][22] He also lived in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, for one year with his mother.[23] As his father's career kept him on the road, the young Iglesias was raised by the family nanny.[24] He attended the prestigious Gulliver Preparatory School
Gulliver Preparatory School
and later went on to study business at the University of Miami.[25] Iglesias did not want his father to know about his plans for a musical career and did not want his famous surname to help advance his career. He borrowed money from his family nanny and he recorded a demo cassette tape which consisted of a Spanish song and two English songs. Approaching his father's former publicist, Fernán Martínez, the two promoted the songs under the stage name 'Enrique Martínez' with the backstory of being an unknown singer from Guatemala.[26] Iglesias was signed on to Fonovisa Records. After dropping out of college, he traveled to Toronto to record his first album.[27] Music career[edit] 1995–1996: Enrique Iglesias[edit] On 12 July 1995, Iglesias released Enrique Iglesias, a collection of light rock ballads, including hits such as "Si Tú Te Vas". This album Vivir, along with Iglesias next two albums, was released by the Mexican label Fonovisa. The record sold half a million copies in its first week, a rare accomplishment then for an album recorded in a language other than English, going Gold in Portugal within the first week of release, and sold over a million copies in the next three months. His song "Por Amarte" was included in Televisa's telenovela Marisol, but with a twist: instead of Por amarte daría mi vida (To love you, I'd give my life), the words were Por amarte Marisol, moriría (To love you, Marisol, I'd die). The CD also yielded Italian and Portuguese editions of the album, with most of the songs translated into those languages. Five singles released from this album, such as "Por Amarte", "No Llores Por Mí", and "Trapecista" topped the Billboard's Latin charts. The album went on to win Iglesias the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Latin Pop Performance. 1997–1998: Vivir and Cosas del Amor[edit]

Iglesias with Ronald McDonald
Ronald McDonald
in 1999. His Cosas del Amor tour was sponsored by McDonald's.

In 1997, Iglesias' stardom continued to rise with the release of Vivir (To Live), which put him up with other English language music superstars in sales for that year. The album also included a cover version of the Yazoo song "Only You", translated into Spanish as "Solo en Tí". Three singles released from Vivir ("Enamorado Por Primera Vez", "Sólo en Ti" and "Miente") topped the Latin singles chart as well as those in several Spanish-speaking countries. Along with his father and Luis Miguel, Iglesias was nominated for an American Music Award
American Music Award
in the first-ever awarded category of Favorite Latin Artist. It was said beforehand that the elder Iglesias would walk out if he did not win the award. Iglesias lost out to his father, but did perform the song "Lluvia Cae" at the event. Insisting on playing stadiums for his first concert tour, that summer, Iglesias, backed by sidemen for Elton John, Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
and Billy Joel, played to sold-out audiences in sixteen countries. Beginning in Odessa, Texas
Odessa, Texas
the tour went on to three consecutive nights in Mexico's Plaza de Toros, two consecutive nights at Monterrey's Auditorio Coca-Cola
Auditorio Coca-Cola
and two at the Estadio River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina to over 130,000 people as well as 19 arenas in the U.S.[28] In 1998, Iglesias released his third album, Cosas del Amor (Things of Love). Taking a more mature musical direction, the album, aided by the popular singles "Esperanza" and "Nunca Te Olvidaré", both of which topped the Latin singles chart, helped cement his status in the Latin music scene. Iglesias did a short tour of smaller venues to accompany the release of the album, with one show being televised from Acapulco, Mexico. This was followed by a larger world tour of over eighty shows in even bigger venues. The Cosas del Amor Tour was the first ever concert tour sponsored by McDonald's. He won an American Music Award
American Music Award
in the category of Favorite Latin Artist against Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin
and Chayanne. The song "Nunca te Olvidaré" was also used as the theme music for a Spanish soap opera of the same name and he sang the song himself on the last episode of the series. 1999–2001: Enrique and Escape[edit] By 1999, Iglesias had begun a successful crossover career into the English language music market. Thanks to other successful crossover acts, most notably that of Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin
and Gloria Estefan, Latino artists and music had a great surge in popularity in mainstream music. After attending one of his concerts in March 1999, Will Smith
Will Smith
asked Iglesias to contribute to the soundtrack of his movie Wild Wild West. His contribution "Bailamos" was released as a single and became a number one hit in the US. After the success of "Bailamos", several mainstream record labels were eager to sign Iglesias. Signing a multi-album deal after weeks of negotiations with Interscope, Iglesias recorded and released his first full CD in English, Enrique. The pop album, with some Latin influences, took two months to complete. It contained the song "Rhythm Divine", a duet with Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
entitled "Could I Have This Kiss Forever", and a cover of the Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
song "Sad Eyes". In 2000, Iglesias performed at the Super Bowl XXXIV
Super Bowl XXXIV
halftime show alongside Christina Aguilera, Phil Collins, and Toni Braxton. Shock jock Howard Stern
Howard Stern
repeatedly played a tape of a supposedly very off-key Iglesias on his radio show and accused the Iglesias of not being able to sing live. On 8 June 2000, Iglesias sang the song live on Stern's show with just a guitar accompanying him. After the performance, Stern remarked, "I respect you for coming in here; you really can sing".[29] Iglesias noted that the off-key recording was also him, but that it was probably a recording made during a television taping where he was required to lip sync.[30] He would remark that the controversy was the best promotion he could have. The album's single "Be With You" became Iglesias's second number one single on Billboard's Hot 100. In 2001 Iglesias released his second English language album Escape. Where most of the Latin crossover acts of the previous year experienced some difficulty matching the record sales of their first English language albums, Iglesias actually went on to sell even more. The album's first single, "Hero", became a number one hit in the United Kingdom, and in many other countries. The entire album was co-written by Iglesias. Escape is his biggest commercial success to date. The singles "Escape" and "Don't Turn Off The Lights" became radio staples, faring well and placing highly or topping various charts both in North America and elsewhere. A second edition of the album was released internationally and contained a new version of one of Iglesias's favorite tracks, "Maybe", as well as a duet with Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
called "To Love a Woman". Iglesias capitalized on the album's success with his "One-Night Stand World Tour" consisting of fifty sold-out shows in sixteen countries. Including Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall
and three consecutive nights in London's Royal Albert Hall, the tour ended with a big show at Stadium National Lia Manoliu in Bucharest, Romania. The concert launched MTV Romania, with the video for "Love to See You Cry" being the first to be shown on the channel. The second leg of the tour, "Don't Turn Off The Lights", was completed in the summer of 2002, with two sold-out nights in Madison Square Garden and another two in Mexico's National Auditorium. The tour finished with a single show in the Roberto Clemente Coliseum
Roberto Clemente Coliseum
in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2002–2004: Quizás and 7[edit]

Enrique Iglesias, Vilnius, Lithuania

In 2002, Iglesias decided to release a fourth Spanish-language album titled Quizás (Perhaps). A more polished musical production than his previous Spanish albums and containing more introspective songs, the album's title track is a song about the strained relationship Iglesias has with his famous father. The album debuted at number twelve on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
albums chart, the highest placement of a Spanish language album on the chart at that period. Quizás sold a million copies in a week, making it the fastest-selling album in Spanish in five years. The three singles released from the album all ended up topping the Latin chart, giving Iglesias a total of sixteen number ones on the chart. He currently holds the record for the most number one singles on Billboard's Latin Chart. His last single from the album, "Para Qué La Vida", reached a million spins on U.S. radio, the only Spanish language song to do so. The video to the song "Quizás" was the first Spanish language music video to be added to the selection on one of MTV's popular shows, Total Request Live. Iglesias performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, becoming the first to sing a Spanish song on the show, and opening doors for other artists such as Ricky Martin, Juanes
and Jorge Drexler
Jorge Drexler
to perform their Spanish material. Iglesias included songs from Quizás in his " Don't Turn Off the Lights
Don't Turn Off the Lights
Tour", and the album went on to win the Latin Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Pop Vocal Album. By 2003 Iglesias released his seventh album, which he called 7, the second to be co-written by Iglesias. Among its more 1980s-inspired material, it features the song "Roamer", which he wrote with his friend and longtime guitarist, Tony Bruno. The CD also contained the song "Be Yourself", a song about independence (the chorus talks about how Iglesias' own parents did not believe he'd ever succeed in his singing career). The first single was the song "Addicted", and was followed closely by a remix of the song "Not in Love", featuring Kelis. With this album, Iglesias went on his biggest world tour to date. The highly publicised tour started with twelve shows in the United States ending with Iglesias playing at Houston Rodeo
Houston Rodeo
and continued on to several countries, most of which he'd never previously visited playing to sold-out arenas and stadiums in Australia, India, Egypt and Singapore before ending his tour in South Africa. 2007–2009: Insomniac, 95/08 Éxitos and Greatest Hits[edit] After a two-year hiatus Iglesias released his new album Insomniac on 12 June 2007. The album was so named due to it being recorded mainly at night. The album contained a more contemporary pop style than that of previous albums. The album's highlights include "Push", with rapper Lil Wayne, as well as "Ring My Bells", and a cover of Ringside's "Tired of Being Sorry". The first single, "Do You Know?", was released on 10 April 2007. It was Iglesias's highest charting song on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
since "Escape". The song was also a hit throughout Europe, peaking in the top 10 in many countries. The Spanish version of the song, entitled "Dímelo", was number one the Billboard Hot Latin Songs
Hot Latin Songs
chart for eleven weeks, becoming his second best performing song on that chart at the time. Iglesias followed up with the ballad "Somebody's Me", which was released as a single in the American continent. The song was played extensively on AC radio and peaked high on Billboard' Hot AC. In Europe, the second single was "Tired of Being Sorry", which performed well in many countries; he recorded a version of the song with French singer Nâdiya
which was number one in France for eleven weeks. On 4 July 2007 Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias
became the first Western artist to play a concert in Syria in three decades when he performed for a sold-out crowd of ten thousand in the capital Damascus[citation needed] and in the same week he performed on Live Earth in Hamburg. The Insomniac World Tour was launched at the Coca-Cola Dome
Coca-Cola Dome
in Johannesburg, South Africa, the same venue he ended his last world Tour and took him to sold out arenas throughout Europe. It was his first arena tour of the UK with him playing venues such as Manchester's MEN Arena
MEN Arena
and Wembley Arena. The tour ended with Iglesias performing at the newly opened L.A. Live. A second leg of the tour took him throughout Latin America, from Mexico to Argentina. A solo version of "Push" was added to the soundtrack of the movie Step Up 2 the Streets. The song was regarded as the third single from the album. A music video was shot which features the film's lead actors. Despite never being officially added to radio the song has charted in several countries and is one of his most highly rated songs amongst fans. Iglesias's song "Can You Hear Me" was chosen as the official song of the UEFA Euro 2008
UEFA Euro 2008
football tournament.[31] He performed the song live at the June 29, 2008 final in Vienna, Austria.[32] The song featured on a re-issue of the Insomniac album being released in certain countries.

Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias
performing on 29 November 2007

Iglesias released a Spanish greatest hits album named 95/08 Éxitos on 25 March 2008 which included his seventeen number one songs on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs
Hot Latin Songs
chart plus two new songs. The first single was the song "¿Dónde Están Corazón?", which was written by Argentine star Coti and became Iglesias's eighteenth number one single on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs. The album debuted at number one on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart and number eighteen on the overall Billboard 200
Billboard 200
albums chart. It was Iglesias's second Spanish album to debut in the top 20 of the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
(Quizás debuted at number twelve in 2002). The album was certified double Platinum (Latin field) in the U.S. and in some Latin American countries. The album's second single "Lloro Por Ti" also reached number one on the Hot Latin Songs
Hot Latin Songs
chart and had an official remix featuring Wisin & Yandel. Iglesias did a tour of the US to promote the compilation. Beginning in Laredo, Texas, Texas and ending at the Izod Center in New Jersey, he was accompanied through most of the tour with bachata band Aventura who also performed "Lloro Por Ti" with him at the 2008 Premios Juventud. Iglesias was a surprise performer at the 2008 Lo Nuestro
Lo Nuestro
Awards, opening the show with a medley of "¿Dónde Están Corazón?" and "Dímelo". He also performed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, where he received a special award. After the success of his Spanish greatest hits compilation, Iglesias released a compilation of his English language hits on 11 November. The album includes "Can You Hear Me" as well as two new songs. The first single is entitled "Away", which featured Sean Garrett and was followed by "Takin' Back My Love" featuring Ciara.[33] The album debuted at number three on the official UK Albums Chart and sold over 80,000 copies in its first two weeks of release alone. Iglesias was the winner of two World Music Awards in the categories of "World's Best Selling Latin Performer" and "World's Best Selling Spanish Artist", in the ceremony held in Monaco on 9 November 2008. 2010–2011: Euphoria[edit] On 5 July 2010, Iglesias released his ninth studio album, Euphoria, his first work to be released under his new label, Universal Republic. The album is Iglesias's first bilingual album with seven original English songs and six original Spanish songs.[34] The album won the Billboard Music Award for Top Latin Album, the Billboard Latin Awards for Latin Album of the Year and Latin Pop Album of the Year and was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Album of the Year. Iglesias worked with three producers whom he had collaborated with before; RedOne, Mark Taylor and Carlos Paucer. The album features collaborations with Akon, Usher, Nicole Scherzinger, Sunidhi Chauhan, Ludacris, DJ Frank E, Pitbull, Juan Luis Guerra
Juan Luis Guerra
and his third duet with Wisin & Yandel. In a joint venture with Universal Latino, Iglesias released different singles in both English and Spanish simultaneously to different formats. The first English single from the album, "I Like It", which features the rapper Pitbull, was released on 3 May 2010 in the U.S. and became a success, reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was also featured in the MTV
reality series, Jersey Shore. "Cuando Me Enamoro" was released as the lead Spanish single from the album, and became the theme song of the Mexican telenovela of the same title, produced by Televisa. The song debuted at number eight and number twenty-five on the U.S. Latin Pop Songs chart and the U.S. Hot Latin Songs
Hot Latin Songs
chart, respectively. The song became his twenty-fifth top ten single on the U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Songs
Hot Latin Songs
chart and after four weeks of its release date it became his twenty-first No.1 song on this chart.[35][36] In January 2011, the album's third English single "Tonight (I'm F**kin' You)" broke into the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100, also reaching No. 4.[37] The song was released only for digital download in the United States but was featured on some editions of Euphoria in Europe and some Asian areas. The song became Iglesias' first number one on the U.S. Pop Songs and Radio Songs airplay charts.[38] A remix version of the album track "Dirty Dancer" was released as the fourth English single and became his ninth Hot Dance Club Play chart topper, tying with Prince and Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
as the male with the most No. 1 dance singles.[39][40] Further, "Ayer" served as the album's third Spanish single and seventh single overall. The Euphoria Tour took Iglesias across the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and several European countries. One of the tour's legs took him to Australia while fellow artist Pitbull joined him as an opening act. Prince Royce
Prince Royce
also served as opening act during the tour's second leg across North America. In August 2011, he released the single "I Like How It Feels" to radio. This was planned to serve as the lead single from the Euphoria album's proposed re-issue that never came to fruition, Euphoria Reloaded. 2012–2014: Sex and Love[edit] On 25 August 2012, Iglesias unveiled his brand new single, "Finally Found You", a collaboration with American rapper Sammy Adams.[41] It was released to the US iTunes Store on 25 September 2012. The song was released in UK on 9 December 2012. On 8 December 2012, Iglesias performed at Z100 Jingle Ball in Miami
and the iHeartRadio Festival interview session before the shows Iglesias stated he's working on some new music and – when asked about his time in the studio – Iglesias said, "It's kind of like going fishing, you never know when you're going to catch a big one." Continuing on to tell what fans can expect to hear, he said he's ready to try something new saying, "I come out with so many albums and I want to make sure that if I come out with an album it sounds new. At least to me." It has been confirmed that Iglesias will be working with Mark Taylor, The Cataracs, and Carlos Paucar for his new album. On 31 May 2013, Iglesias performed at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco. The show broke the highest attendance record as more than one hundred twenty thousand fans gathered to watch the concert which is considered as the highest as of yet.[42] On 29 June 2013, Republic Records
Republic Records
confirmed that Enrique's first single from his upcoming album is titled "Turn the Night Up". The single was released in the middle of July. Iglesias released a special video which featured photos and videos that fans had sent in; fans could also make their own version using media from their personal Facebook albums. The song was released to US Top 40 radio on 22 July 2013.[43] On 18 July 2013 Iglesias uploaded the single's cover art on his official website.[44] On 24 August 2013, "Loco" was released on iTunes as the lead Spanish single from his upcoming album. The smooth bachata track features vocals from urban bachata superstar Romeo Santos.[45] The single released worldwide on 26 August 2013. It became Iglesias' 24th No. 1 on the Billboard's Hot Latin Songs
Hot Latin Songs
chart.[46] On 17 September 2013, Z100 Radio played Enrique's third single from his upcoming bilingual studio album. The single titled "Heart Attack" was released in October 2013.[47] It officially impacted Top 40/Mainstream radio in the U.S. on 1 October 2013. Iglesias confirmed "I'm a Freak" as the third English single from his tenth studio album. The single features Pitbull and was released in January 2014. Iglesias recorded a song with Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue
called "Beautiful", which appears on her twelfth studio album, Kiss Me Once.[48] On 29 January 2014, Iglesias announced the title of his tenth studio album would be Sex and Love.The album was released on 14 March 2014. The album features guest vocals from Pitbull, Romeo Santos, Marco Antonio Solís, Flo Rida, Kylie Minogue, Yandel, Jennifer Lopez, Gente de Zona
Gente de Zona
and India Martínez.[49]

Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias
performing with Pitbull at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, 2015

His latest hit is "Bailando" ft. Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno, and Gente De Zona. "Bailando" got him 3 Latin Grammys ten years after his album, Euphoria received a nomination. "Bailando" helped him match Shakira's previous record on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs
Hot Latin Songs
chart. "Bailando" spent 41 weeks at No. 1 on that chart. "Bailando" was also YouTube's second most watched music video of 2014, behind Katy Perry's hit single, "Dark Horse". "Bailando" currently has over 2.4 billion views. "Bailando" was included on the Just Dance 2015
Just Dance 2015
soundtrack. Sex and Love
Sex and Love
was Spotify's 7th most-streamed album worldwide in 2014, and "Bailando" was the most-streamed song in both Mexico and Spain. Iglesias was also called the King of 2014, due to his tenth album, Sex And Love, and his hit single, Bailando. Billboard called him "The Crowd Pleaser" of 2014. After more than a decade with Universal Music, Iglesias left the record label in 2015 and signed on with Sony Music.[50] 2017–present[edit] On 11 January 2017, Iglesias went to Cuba to film a music video for his song, Súbeme la Radio
Súbeme la Radio
which features Descemer Bueno, and Zion y Lennox. The artists filmed several scenes atop a bus in the center of Old Havana and in other areas of the country for the video that was centered around showcasing the liveliness of the Cuban people. The video also tells the love story of Iglesias and a Cuban woman. The video was broadcast internationally on 24 February 2017.[51] Enrique has filed a lawsuit in a Miami
federal court against his former record label for systematically underpaying his streaming royalties. The lawsuit claims that he has only been given 50 percent royalty rate, which is just a small fraction, for streaming from Universal Music Group. He sought to inspect Universal’s bookkeeping, according to the suit. His legal team and the artist believe that improper accounting has led to the shortfall of millions of dollars. He is now demanding the court to enforce his streaming rate and force the label to pay lost royalties.[52] Songwriting, producing, and acting[edit]

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Iglesias has collaborated with songwriter Guy Chambers to write "Un Nuovo Giorno", the lead single from Andrea Bocelli's first pop album.[53] The song was later translated into English as "First Day of My Life" and recorded by Spice Girl Melanie C. The song has since gone to become a huge hit throughout Europe, and peaked in the number one spot in numerous countries. Iglesias also co-wrote the single "The Way" for American Idol
American Idol
runner up Clay Aiken.[54] Four songs co-written by Iglesias appear on the UK band The Hollies' current album.[55] In 2010 Idol Allstars 2010 (Swedish Idol Series) released a song "All I Need Is You" co-written by Iglesias with Andreas Carlsson, Kalle Engström and Kristian Lundin.[56] He also co-wrote Jennifer Lopez's song Dance Again
Dance Again
released in 2012,[57] which reached number-one position in the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs. In 2000, Iglesias co-produced an off Broadway musical called Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria. In the musical, four Americans of Latin heritage possess a common interest in music and meet and decide to put on a show. The show contained many references and allusions to many classic and contemporary Latin and pop songs by the likes of Carmen Miranda, Selena, Ritchie Valens, Chayanne, Ricky Martin and Iglesias himself. Iglesias starred alongside Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
and Johnny Depp in the Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez
film Once Upon a Time in Mexico, in which he played the well-spoken gun-wielding Lorenzo. In 2007, he had a guest appearance in the TV comedy Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
as a carpenter/handyman. He also guest starred as Gael, an Argentinean guitar playing/surfer/massage therapist love interest of Robin in season 3 of the CBS hit TV show How I Met Your Mother. Iglesias also played the part of an evil Roman emperor in a Pepsi advertising in 2004. He's also starred in commercials for Tommy Hilfiger, Doritos and for Viceroy watches. Personal life[edit]

Anna Kournikova

In late 2001, Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias
started a relationship with Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova. They reportedly split in October 2013 but have since reconciled.[58] The couple welcomed twins, Nicholas and Lucy, on Saturday, 16 December 2017, at South Miami
Hospital.[59] He had a new mansion built for himself and his family on the beaches of Miami, estimated to be worth approximately $26 million.[60] In 2003, Iglesias received surgery to remove a circular mole from the right side of his face, citing concerns that over time it could become cancerous.[61] He has a rare medical condition – usually innocuous – called Situs inversus, whereby the orientation of several internal organs is reversed compared with the regular anatomy.[62] Humanitarian causes[edit] In 2010, Iglesias was included in the project Download to Donate started by an organization Music for Relief started by American rock band Linkin Park. He was co-producer of the album Download to Donate for Haiti, a charity album for the 2010 Haiti earthquake, with the co-vocalist of the band Mike Shinoda. Both of them promoted the album at various venues, one of them being Larry King Live, where he and Shinoda explained the project.[63] In 2013, Iglesias has urged his followers to donate money through the American Red Cross
American Red Cross
to help the victims of the deadly Typhoon Haiyan
Typhoon Haiyan
in the Philippines.[64][65][66] The typhoon struck one month after the Philippines
was hit by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake which destroyed homes and livelihoods of around 350,000 people.[67][68] Iglesias has supported City of Hope, Habitat For Humanity, Help for Heroes, Live Earth, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Music for Relief, Special
Olympics, The Salvation Army, and charitable causes like Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation[69] and hunger relief.[70] Discography[edit] Main article: Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias
discography Studio albums

Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias
(1995) Vivir (1997) Cosas del Amor (1998) Enrique (1999) Escape (2001) Quizás (2002) 7 (2003) Insomniac (2007) Euphoria (2010) Sex and Love
Sex and Love


Year Film Role Notes

1997 Fools Rush In "Si Tu Te Vas" Soundtrack

1999 Wild Wild West "Bailamos" Soundtrack Nominated – Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Song from a Movie

2000 2000 Teen Choice Awards Himself Host

2001 I Love the New Millennium "Hero" Soundtrack

Smallville: "Craving"

2003 Scrubs: "My Friend the Doctor"

Once Upon a Time in Mexico Lorenzo Debut in Hollywood

2004 Pepsi Music 2004: Britney Exclusive Evil emperor TV advert

2005 Premios Juventud 2005 Himself Host

2006 Zoom "Hero" Soundtrack

2007 America's Next Top Model, Cycle 9: "The Girls Who Crawl" Himself Special

Live with Regis and Kelly Co-host

Dancing with the Stars Musical guest (Performing live of "Hero" and "Do You Know?" Songs)

How I Met Your Mother "Gael" TV guest; 2 episodes: S03E01 – "Wait for It" and S03E02 – "We're Not from Here"

Two and a Half Men "Fernando" TV guest: 1 episode: S04E23 - "Anteaters. They're Just Crazy-Lookin'"

2008 Step Up 2: The Streets "Push" Soundtrack

Rob & Big: "Poop in the Pool" "Do You Know?"

Beverly Hills Chihuahua "Hero"

Lady Godiva

2010 Hot Tub Time Machine

Jersey Shore "I Like It"

EuroVoice Music Contest 2010 Himself Special

2011 The X Factor (U.S.) Himself Guest judge along with Nicole Scherzinger

2013 The Voice "Bailamos"

2014 So You Think You Can Dance (U.S.) Himself Musical guest (Performing live of Bailando Song featuring Sean Paul)

2015 57th Annual Grammy Awards Himself Presenter


Vivir World Tour (1997)[71] Cosas Del Amor (1998) Enrique World Tour (2000) One Night Stand Tour (2002) Don't Turn Off The Lights
Don't Turn Off The Lights
Tour (2002) Seven World Tour (2004) Insomniac World Tour (2007) Greatest Hits Tour (2009) Euphoria Tour (2010–12) Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias
And Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez
Tour (2012) Sex and Love
Sex and Love
Tour (2014–17) Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias
And Pitbull Live! (2017) Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias
Live! (2018)

Awards and nominations[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Enrique Iglesias He has won more than 200 awards from various ceremonies including 23 Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
(with 9 times nomination) and 36 Billboard Latin Music Awards (with 45 times nomination), as well as 8 American Music Awards (with 6 times nomination), 1 Grammy (with 3 times nomination), 5 Latin Grammy (with 4 times nomination), 10 World Music Awards (with 2 times nomination), 6 MTV
awards, 19 Premios Lo Nuestro Awards (with 24 times nomination) and 15 Premios Juventud Awards (with 21 times nomination) etc. He has been nominated over 465 times from various Awards. He also won an award for Best International Pop Act at the MTV
India Awards. As well as being named "King of Latin Pop". In 2000, he was also awarded Most Fashionable Artist at the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards. In 2001, for the release of his second English studio album Escape, he received awards for Best-Selling Pop Male Artist and European Male Artist at the World Music Awards.[72] See also[edit]

Biography portal Latin music portal Spain

List of best-selling Latin artists List of best-selling music artists


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External links[edit]

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Universal Music Latin Entertainment
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Enrique Iglesias

Discography Awards and nominations

Studio albums

Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias
(1995) Vivir (1997) Cosas del Amor (1998) Enrique (1999) Escape (2001) Quizás (2002) 7 (2003) Insomniac (2007) Euphoria (2010) Sex and Love
Sex and Love

Compilation albums

Remixes Bailamos: Greatest Hits The Best Hits 95/08 Éxitos Greatest Hits

Video albums

95/08 Éxitos Greatest Hits

Concert tours

Euphoria Tour Dance Again
Dance Again
World Tour Sex and Love
Sex and Love

Related topics

Julio Iglesias Isabel Preysler Once Upon a Time in Mexico


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Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias

"Si Tú Te Vas" "Experiencia Religiosa" "Por Amarte" "No Llores Por Mí" "Trapecista"


"Enamorado Por Primera Vez" "Sólo En Ti" "Miente" "Revolución" "Lluvia Cae" "Al Despertar"

Cosas del Amor

"Esperanza" "Nunca Te Olvidaré"


"Bailamos" "Rhythm Divine" "Be with You" "Could I Have This Kiss Forever" "Sad Eyes"


"Hero" "Escape" "Love to See You Cry" "Don't Turn Off the Lights" "Maybe"


"Mentiroso" "Quizás" "Para Qué La Vida"


"Addicted" "Not In Love"


"Do You Know?" "Somebody's Me" "Tired of Being Sorry" "Push"

95/08 Éxitos

"¿Dónde Están Corazón?" "Lloro Por Ti"

Greatest Hits

"Can You Hear Me?" "Away" "Takin' Back My Love"


"Cuando Me Enamoro" "I Like It" "Heartbeat" "No Me Digas Que No" "Tonight (I'm Fuckin' You)" "Dirty Dancer" "Ayer"

Sex and Love

"I Like How It Feels" "Finally Found You" "Turn the Night Up" "Loco" "Heart Attack" "El Perdedor" "I'm a Freak" "Bailando" "Noche y De Día"

Other singles

"Naked" "El Perdón" "Duele el Corazón" "Súbeme La Radio" "El Baño"

Featured singles

"To Love a Woman" "Gracias a Ti" " We Are the World
We Are the World
25 for Haiti" "I Like (The Remix)" "Messin' Around" "Don't You Need Somebody"

Promotional singles

"La Chica de Ayer" "Beautiful" "There Goes My Baby"


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Studio albums

Yo canto (1969) Un canto a Galicia
Un canto a Galicia
(1972) Soy (1973) A flor de piel (1974) A México
A México
(1975) El amor (1975) America (1976) A mis 33 años
A mis 33 años
(1977) Emociones (1978) Sono un pirata, sono un signore
Sono un pirata, sono un signore
(1978) À vous les femmes
À vous les femmes
(1979) Hey! (1980) De niña a mujer
De niña a mujer
(1981) Zartlichkeiten
(1981) Momentos (1982) Momenti
(1982) Et l'amour crea la femme (1982) 1100 Bel Air Place
1100 Bel Air Place
(1984) Libra (1985) Un hombre solo (1987) Tutto l'amore che ti manca
Tutto l'amore che ti manca
(1987) Non Stop (1988) Raíces (1989) Starry Night (1990) Calor (1992) Crazy (1994) La carretera (1995) Tango (1996) Noche de cuatro lunas
Noche de cuatro lunas
(2000) Ao Meu Brasil
Ao Meu Brasil
(2001) Divorcio
(2003) Romantic Classics
Romantic Classics
(2006) 1 (2011) México (2015)

Live albums

En concierto (1983)

Compilation albums

Da Manuela a Pensami
Da Manuela a Pensami
(1978) Minhas canções preferidas
Minhas canções preferidas
(1981) Julio (1983) My Life: The Greatest Hits (1998) Mi vida: Grandes éxitos (1998) Love Songs (2003) 1: The Collection (2014)


"Chiquilla" (1970) "Gwendolyne" (1970) "Cucurrucucú paloma" (1975) "Pauvres Diables" (1979) "Begin the Beguine" (1981) "Yours (Quiéreme Mucho)" (1981) "Amor" (1984) "All of You" (1984) "The Air That I Breathe" (1984) "To All the Girls I've Loved Before" (1984) "I've Got You Under My Skin" (1985) "We Are the World" (1985) "Lo Mejor de Tu Vida" (1987) "Que No Se Rompa la Noche" (1987) "Bamboléo" (1989) "Vincent" (1990) "Can't Help Falling in Love" (1990) "Crazy" (1994) "Oye Como Va" (1994) "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" (1994) "El Choclo" (1996) "La Gota Fría" (1998) "Everybody's Talkin'" (2006)

Non-single covers

"¡Ay, Jalisco, no te rajes!" "Feelings" "Grande grande grande" "Guantanamera" "Hier Encore" "Historia de un Amor" "If" "La Flor de la Canela" "La Vie en rose" "Mamy Blue" "Mi Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
querido" "My Sweet Lord" "Puedes Llegar" "Quando m'innamoro" "Something" "When I Fall in Love" "You Belong to My Heart" "Dulce Carolina" (1972) "La Mer" (1976) "Obsesión" (1976) "Ron y Coca-Cola" (1980) "Moon Over Naples" (1988) "And I Love Her" (1990) "If You Go Away" (1990) "99 Miles from L.A." (1990) "Caruso" (1994) "Crazy in Love" (1998) "Mi Manera" (1998) "Corazón Partío" (2000) "Quizás, Quizás, Quizás" (2004) "Careless Whisper" (2006) "Right Here Waiting" (2006) "Somos Novios" (2006) "This Guy's in Love with You" (2006)


"It Never Rains in Southern California" in "Moonlight Lady" "Dark Eyes" in "Nostalgie (Nathalie)"


Julio Iglesias
Julio Iglesias
Sr. (father) Julio Iglesias
Julio Iglesias
Jr. (son) Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias
(son) Chabeli Iglesias (daughter) Isabel Preysler
Isabel Preysler
(first wife)

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Latin Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Song of the Year (2010s)

"Mientes" - Mario Domm
Mario Domm
& Mónica Vélez (2010) "Latinoamérica" - Rafa Arcaute & Calle 13 (2011) "¡Corre!" - Jesse & Joy & Tommy Torres
Tommy Torres
(2012) "Volví a Nacer" - Andrés Castro & Carlos Vives
Carlos Vives
(2013) "Bailando" - Descemer Bueno, Gente de Zona
Gente de Zona
& Enrique Iglesias (2014) "Hasta la Raíz" - Leonel García & Natalia Lafourcade
Natalia Lafourcade
(2015) "La Bicicleta" - Andrés Castro, Shakira
& Carlos Vives
Carlos Vives
(2016) "Despacito" - Daddy Yankee, Erika Ender
Erika Ender
and Luis Fonsi
Luis Fonsi

Complete list (2000s) (2010s)

Authority control

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