62 Facts About Enrique Iglesias


Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler is a Spanish singer and songwriter.


Enrique Iglesias started his recording career in the mid-1990s on the Mexican indie label Fonovisa and became the bestselling Spanish-language act of the decade.


In 2010, Iglesias parted with Interscope Records and signed with another Universal Music Group label, Republic Records, to release bilingual albums.


Enrique Iglesias signed with Sony Music and his subsequent albums were to be released by Sony Music Latin in Spanish and RCA Records in English.


Enrique Iglesias has had five Billboard Hot 100 top five singles, including two number-ones.


Enrique Iglesias holds the record for the most number-one songs on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart with 27 songs and the Latin Pop Airplay chart with 24 songs.


Enrique Iglesias has 14 number-ones on Billboards Dance charts, more than any other male artist.


Enrique Iglesias has earned the honorific title King of Latin Pop.


Enrique Iglesias was born in Madrid, Spain, the third and youngest child of Spanish singer Julio Enrique Iglesias and Filipina socialite and magazine journalist Isabel Preysler.


Enrique Iglesias was raised with two older siblings, Chabeli and Julio Jr.


Enrique Iglesias found out later in life that he was born with a rare congenital condition known as situs inversus, where some of the body's major organs, such as the heart, are situated on the opposite side of the body from where they would normally be located.


When Enrique Iglesias was six years old he lived for a year in the Yugoslav capital of Belgrade with his mother.


Enrique Iglesias attended Gulliver Preparatory School, a private high school in Miami, where he participated in his first live performance in a school production of Hello Dolly.


Enrique Iglesias then attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, where he studied business but dropped out after a year.


Enrique Iglesias did not want his father to know about his plans for a music career and did not want his famous surname to help advance his career.


In 1997, Enrique Iglesias' stardom continued to rise with the release of Vivir, which put him up with other English-language music superstars in sales for that year.


Enrique Iglesias lost out to his father, but performed the song "Lluvia Cae" at the event.


In 1998, Enrique Iglesias released his third album Cosas del Amor.


Enrique Iglesias did a short tour of smaller venues to accompany the release of the album, with one show being televised from Acapulco, Mexico.


Enrique Iglesias won an American Music Award in the category of Favorite Latin Artist against Ricky Martin and Chayanne.


In 1999, Enrique Iglesias began a successful crossover career into the English-language music market.


On 8 June 2000, Enrique Iglesias sang the song live on Stern's show with just a guitar accompanying him.


Enrique Iglesias noted that the recording could have been him, but that it was probably a recording made during a television taping where he was required to lip sync and not sing properly.


Enrique Iglesias capitalized on the album's success with his "One-Night Stand World Tour" consisting of fifty sold-out shows in sixteen countries.


In 2002, Enrique Iglesias decided to release a fourth Spanish-language album titled Quizas.


Enrique Iglesias currently holds the record for the most number-one singles on Billboards Latin Chart.


The CD contained the song "Be Yourself", a song about independence; the chorus talks about how Enrique Iglesias' parents did not believe he'd ever succeed in his singing career.


The Seven World Tour was sponsored by Pepsi with Enrique Iglesias featuring in an commercial alongside Britney Spears, Beyonce and Pink and a second ad which featured Not In Love.


Enrique Iglesias followed up with the ballad "Somebody's Me", which was released as a single in North America.


On 4 July 2007, 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 and in the same week, he performed on Live Earth in Hamburg.


Enrique Iglesias performed the song live at the 29 June 2008 final in Vienna, Austria.


Enrique Iglesias did a tour of the US to promote the compilation.


Enrique Iglesias performed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, where he received a special award.


Enrique 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" at the ceremony held in Monaco on 9 November 2008.


On 5 July 2010, Enrique Iglesias released his ninth studio album Euphoria, his first work to be released under his new label Universal Republic.


Enrique Iglesias worked with three producers whom he had collaborated with before: RedOne, Mark Taylor, and Carlos Paucar.


Enrique Iglesias would perform the track alongside Tonight and I Like It and the 2011 American Music Awards and the Dallas Cowboys vs Miami Dolphins Thanksgiving halftime show along Ludacris and Pitbull.


On 25 August 2012, Enrique Iglesias unveiled his brand new single, "Finally Found You", a collaboration with American rapper Sammy Adams.


On 8 December 2012, Enrique Iglesias performed at the second annual iHeartRadio Festival were he confirmed he was working on a new album,.


Enrique Iglesias continued to tour during this period returning to India in October 2012 to perform another series of shows called Tri-City tour in Pune, Delhi, and Bangalore playing to sold-out arenas and stadiums.


On 31 May 2013, Enrique Iglesias performed at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco.


Enrique Iglesias released a number of singles prior to the album release, the first of which was "Turn the Night Up" followed by "Heart Attack" which was released to US Top 40 radio stations.


In 2016 Enrique Iglesias released his first single under Sony: "Duele el Corazon" featuring Wisin, which topped the charts in several countries including the US Latin charts and has over 1 billion views on YouTube.


In 2018, Enrique Iglesias released two songs, one called "El Bano" with Bad Bunny and the other called "Move to Miami" with Pitbull.


In March 2020, it was announced that Enrique Iglesias would embark on a tour with Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin.


Enrique Iglesias claimed, "it's something that I have been thinking about for the past few years" but insisted, "I'm never going to stop writing songs because I love writing songs, but I'm going to do it in a different way, meaning they don't necessarily have to be packaged as an album, so this project to me is important".


Enrique Iglesias has collaborated with songwriter Guy Chambers to write "Un Nuovo Giorno", the lead single from Andrea Bocelli's first pop album Andrea.


Enrique Iglesias co-wrote the single "The Way" for American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken.


Four songs co-written by Enrique Iglesias appear on the UK band The Hollies' 2006 album Staying Power.


Enrique Iglesias co-wrote Jennifer Lopez's song "Dance Again", which was released in 2012, and reached the number one position in the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs.


In 2000, Enrique Iglesias co-produced an off-Broadway musical called Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria.


Enrique Iglesias starred alongside Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and Johnny Depp in the Robert Rodriguez film Once Upon a Time in Mexico, in which he played the well-spoken gun-wielding Lorenzo.


Enrique Iglesias played the part of an evil Roman emperor in a Pepsi ad in 2004, as well as appearing in commercials for Tommy Hilfiger, Doritos, and Viceroy watches.


In late 2001, Enrique Iglesias started a relationship with Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova.


In 2003, Enrique Iglesias had surgery to remove a circular mole from the right side of his face, citing concerns that over time it could become cancerous.


In 2010, Enrique Iglesias was included in the project Download to Donate, run by Music for Relief, an organization started by American rock band Linkin Park.


Enrique Iglesias co-produced Download to Donate for Haiti, a charity album for the 2010 Haiti earthquake, with the co-vocalist of the band Mike Shinoda.


In 2013, Enrique Iglesias urged his followers to donate money through the American Red Cross to help the victims of the deadly Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.


Enrique Iglesias has supported City of Hope, Habitat for Humanity, Help for Heroes, Live Earth, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Special Olympics, Save the Children, The Salvation Army, and charitable causes like Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and hunger relief.


Enrique Iglesias has won more than 200 awards from various ceremonies including 23 Billboard Music Awards and 36 Billboard Latin Music Awards, as well as 8 American Music Awards, 1 Grammy, 5 Latin Grammy Awards, 10 World Music Awards, 6 MTV awards, 19 Premios Lo Nuestro Awards and 15 Premios Juventud Awards etc.


Enrique Iglesias has been nominated over 465 times for various awards.


Enrique Iglesias won an award for Best International Pop Act at the MTV India Awards, as well as being named "King of Latin Pop".