Enrique Iglesias, born May 8, 1975, has been dubbed the ‘King of Latin Pop.’ He has several chart-topping singles to his name, including ‘Ay Vamos’ and ‘Bailamos.’ He has been nominated for multiple awards and has won close to 200 awards during his musical career. Join us to celebrate this pop sensation on his birthday.
History of Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, professionally known as Enrique Iglesias, is a Spanish actor, singer, and songwriter who has an impressive discography. The son of Julio Iglesias and Isabel Preysler, Iglesias is loved and cherished by millions and is arguably the best-selling Latin artist of all time.
Iglesias studied business at the University of Miami but dropped out of college to pursue his music career. He was signed to Fonovisa Records and released “Enrique Iglesias” in 1995, a collection of soft rock ballads. The record sold half a million copies in its first week and was certified gold in Portugal. His fame continued to spread, especially with the release of “Vivir,” his second Spanish studio album, in 1997. Iglesias released his third album, “Cosas Del Amor,” in 1998. In 1999, Iglesias contributed a track (‘Bailamos’) to Will Smith’s blockbuster film “Wild Wild West,” which ended up being released as a single in the United States and became a chart-topping hit.
He went on to sign a multi-album deal with Interscope after the success of his song. In 2000, Iglesias performed at the Superbowl XXXIV halftime show. In 2001, he released an album, “Escape,” which sold over 10 million copies, and the first song on the album, ‘Hero,’ became a hit in the U.K. He has won more than a hundred awards during his lifetime, including one Grammy Award, five Latin Grammy Awards, 10 World Music Awards, and six MTV awards. Iglesias is a family man and has been in a relationship with Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova for many years. The couple has three beautiful children named Nicholas, Lucy, and Mary.
Enrique Iglesias timeline
Iglesias wins the award category for ‘Best Latin Performer.’
His second album, "Vivir," puts him on the same stage as English-language artists.
The song ‘Bailamos’ is featured in the film "Wild Wild West" and hits number one on U.S. charts.
Iglesias performs alongside American superstars such as Christiana Aguilera at the Superbowl XXXIV halftime show.
Iglesias makes a guest appearance as a handyman in the popular T.V. comedy "Two and A Half Men."
Enrique Iglesias FAQs
Did Enrique Iglesias quit music?
Although he once went on a three-year hiatus, Iglesias is not dropping the mic anytime soon.
Did Enrique Iglesias remove his mole?
Yes, he had to remove the mole because it was cancerous.
How old are Enrique Iglesias’ twins?
His twins, Nicholas and Lucy, will be five on December 16, 2022.
5 Surprising Facts
Iglesias has a song with Whitney Houston
He has a song with the famous singer titled ‘Could I Have This Kiss Forever.’
His first album was self-named
The self-named album, "Enrique Iglesias," sold over half a million copies in the first week of its release.
Iglesias is a dog lover
He once said he had the best moments with his dogs.
Iglesias's most embarrassing moment was when he farted on his first date at a movie theater.
He detests photoshoots
Iglesias does not like posing for the camera.
Why We Love Enrique Iglesias
He is a humanitarian
Iglesias has supported charitable causes such as the City of Hope, Help for Heroes, and the Special Olympics. We love a man who loves doing good.
Iglesias is not afraid to learn
He believes that lessons are learned from mistakes. Rather than sulk or wish to erase those mistakes from the past, he prefers to learn and progress from them.
He is a multiple award winner
Iglesias has won nearly 200 awards, including a Grammy award. That's quite an impressive feat.
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