Enrique Iglesias facts for kids
Iglesias at a 2015 concert
|Birth name||Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler|
|Born||8 May 1975
|Genres||Pop, Latin pop, R&B, dance-pop, soft rock, rap|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, actor, record producer, model|
|Labels||Fonovisa, Interscope, Universal Music Latino, Universal Republic, Polydor|
Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (born 8 May 1975) is a Spanish pop singer-songwriter. He was born in Madrid. His parents are Spanish singer Julio Iglesias (born 1943) and Filipina journalist Isabel Preysler (born 1951).
His career started on Mexican label Fonovisa. They helped turn him into one of the most popular artists in Latin America and in the Latin market in the United States. He sold more Spanish albums than any other artists in the 1990s. Before 2000, he made a crossover into the mainstream English market. He signed a unique multi-album deal with Universal Music for $48,000,000. Universal Music Latino would release his Spanish albums and Interscope would release English albums. In 2010 he signed to Universal Republic and released his first full bilingual album.
Enrique Iglesias has sold over 100 million records worldwide and has had two Billboard Hot 100 #1s and one #3. He holds the record for producing twenty-two number #1 Spanish language singles on the Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks. Altogether, Iglesias has 69 number-one rankings on the various Billboard charts.
- Spanish-language studio albums
- Enrique Iglesias (1995)
- Vivir (1997)
- Cosas del Amor (1998)
- Quizás (2002)
- English-language studio albums
- Enrique (1999)
- Escape (2001)
- 7 (2003)
- Insomniac (2007)
- Bilingual studio albums
- Euphoria (2010)
- Reloaded (TBA)
|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|
|2003||Scrubs: "My Friend the Doctor"|
|Once Upon a Time in Mexico||Lorenzo||Debut in Hollywood|
|2005||Premios Juventud 2005||Himself||Host|
|2007||America's Next Top Model, Cycle 9: "The Girls Who Crawl"||Himself||Special guest|
|Live with Regis and Kelly||Co-host|
|Dancing with the Stars||Musical guest|
|How I Met Your Mother||"Gael"||TV guest; 2 episodes: "Wait for It" and "We're Not from Here"|
|Two and a Half Men||"Fernando"||TV guest|
|2008||Step Up 2: The Streets||"Push"||Soundtrack|
|Rob & Big: "Poop in the Pool"||"Do You Know?"|
|Beverly Hills Chihuahua||"Hero"|
|2010||Hot Tub Time Machine|
|Jersey Shore||"I Like It"|
|2011||The X Factor (U.S.)||Himself||Guest judge along with Nicole Scherzinger|
|2012||Glee: "The Spanish Teacher"||"Hero"||The song "Hero" was covered by Sam Evans and New Direction males.|
Awards and nominations
Enrique Iglesias is one of the most celebrated Latin musical artists of all time. He has won 16 Billboard Music Awards and 23 Billboard Latin Music Awards. He has also won 5 American Music Awards, a Grammy, a Latin Grammy and 7 World Music Awards. He won an award for Best International Pop Act at the MTV India Awards.
As well as being named "King of Latin Pop", he has won 15 Premios Lo Nuestro awards. In 2000, he was 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. Iglesias won an award for Most Successful Spanish Artist of the Decade at Premios Ondas in 2002.
Images for kids
Enrique Iglesias performing with Pitbull at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, 2015
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