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Enrique Iglesias
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Iglesias at a 2015 concert
Background information
Birth name Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler
Born 8 May 1975 (1975-05-08) (age 45)
Madrid, Spain
Genres Pop, Latin pop, R&B, dance-pop, soft rock, rap
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actor, record producer, model
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1994–present
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.

He is dating tennis player Anna Kournikova.


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)


Year Movie 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
2005 Premios Juventud 2005 Himself Host
2006 Zoom "Hero" Soundtrack
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"
Lady Godiva
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.

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