A fine wine that gets better with age perfectly describes Enrique Iglesias. Enrique Iglesias latest song is a testament to this statement. He sings with the same zeal and zest like his initial days and the music he churns out just keeps on getting better and better.
The Latin music prodigy who left the world awestruck with his first single ‘Bailamos’, has not looked back ever since. He has been around for more than 2 decades and is still the same.
Enrique Iglesias – How it all started
Enrique Iglesias was born as Enrique Miguel Iglesias on May 8 1975 in Madrid, Spain. He is a renowned singer, songwriter, philanthropist. He is also known as the King of Latin pop. Born to a successful Latin singer Julio Iglesias, Enrique was bound to follow the footsteps of his famous dad.
Enrique started his career as a singer and went on to sign up with Fonovisa Records. He also managed to sign multi-million dollar deals with Universal Music Latino and Interscope records to release his albums in English and Spanish respectively. He won an American Music Award for favorite Latin artist against Ricky Martin and Chayanne, two of the most famous singers.
In 1999, Enrique decided to make a successful crossover into American mainstream music market. He had been hugely inspired by Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan.
‘Bailamos’ became one of the most famous party songs after Enrique released it as his first single from the album Enrique. There was no looking back from there, and mainstream record labels were more than eager to sign a contract with Iglesias. He signed with record label Interscope and continued to top the charts with his groovy songs like ‘Rhythm divine’, ‘Sad eyes’ and a much-acclaimed duet with Whitney Houston, ‘Could I have this kiss forever’.
Enrique Iglesias’s second English album Escape earned him accolades from everywhere around the world. This album’s first single HERO topped the music charts for a record number of weeks in the USA, the UK and many other countries simultaneously.
Iglesias has been actively releasing singles and duets with many renowned artists across the world. ‘Bailando’, a song from his 10th album, was the most streamed song in Spain and Mexico likewise. Billboard labelled him as The Crowd Pleaser in 2014.
He has also tried his luck in acting and acted successfully in both English and Spanish ventures. He debuted in Hollywood with the movie Once Upon a Time in Mexico in 2003, but reverted back to explore new genres in his craft, i.e., music.
Enrique Iglesias – Personal life
Enrique Iglesias had been in a relationship with Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova since 2001. They met on the sets of his music video ‘Escape’. They got married in 2008 and have a son, Nicholas, and a daughter, Lucy. The couple welcomed their third child, Mary on January 30, 2020.
Iglesias leads a healthy lifestyle which revolves around sports, surfing, swimming and other exercises. He follows a strict healthy diet regime.
He has won many awards and accolades for producing trendy songs. From Billboard Music Awards to Grammy Awards, he has won them all. He was even awarded the most fashionable artist at the Vogue Fashion Awards.
Enrique Iglesias latest song is a Spanish song, ‘Despues Que Te Perdi’ – After I lost you – in collaboration with Jon Z. it was released in 2019 and was nominated for the Lo Nuestro Award in the urban song of the year category.
Enrique Iglesias is a global star. He is the one who introduced many Spanish followers to English music. He is also known to actively participate in humanitarian causes. Most notably, he worked in collaboration with different artists, including Ricky Martin and Mike Shinoda to release a charity album for the ‘Download to Donate’ project.