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The Latin world has produced many famous stars over the years and Enrique Iglesias is one of them. Born in Madrid, Spain, the El Perdón singer ruled the first part of the 21st century by capturing the American markets with mega hits like, Hero and Bailamos.
Iglesias made his presence felt early on as he went on to chart fourteen number-one singles on the Billboard’s Dance Chart. He has also been called ‘The King of Dance’ and ‘The King of Latin Pop’ by Billboard.
Enrique Iglesias has achieved many milestones throughout his amazing career. He has amassed global record sales of over one hundred and forty million and has also won forty seven Latin Billboard Music Awards. In addition, he has also contributed songs to many television series including, ‘I Love the New Millennium,’ ‘Smallville’ and ‘Scrubs.’ He now has plans to perform live shows for you, so get your Enrique Iglesias tickets from here if you want to party with him live.
Dominating the Latin Music Industry
Enrique Iglesias is the son of the famous Spanish singer-songwriter, Julio Iglesias. Growing up in Miami, he studied business at the University of Miami and soon began to take interest in singing, which ultimately led him to follow in his father’s footsteps. Iglesias didn’t want to take the advantage of his famous surname to excel in the industry, so he changed it to Martinez and recorded a demo tape which comprised of two English and one Spanish song. He then gave the tape to his father’s former publicist, Fernán Martínez and before long, Iglesias was signed by Fonovisa Records.
On November 21, 1995, Enrique Iglesias debut self-titled record came out. Produced by Rafael Pérez-Botija, it made a significant impact in the European countries and was certified quadruple time platinum in Spain. The album contained ten light rock ballads including, Si Tú Te Vas, Por Amarte, No Llores Por Mí and Experiencia Religiosa, all of which climbed to the top spot on the Hot Latin Songs. Moreover, it won him his first Grammy Award for ‘Best Latin Pop Album.’
Enrique Iglesias popularity continued to soar with the release of his sophomore record, ‘Vivir’, which hit the markets on January 28, 1997. This album helped him get noticed in the United States where it went on to sell more than one million copies. It received 5/5 stars from AllMusic and earned him a Premio Lo Nuestro award for ‘Pop Album of the Year.’
One year later, Iglesias dropped his third consecutive Spanish studio effort, ‘Cosas del Amor.’ The record couldn’t get as much success as his previous two albums and landed at the sixty fourth spot on the Billboard 200. It spawned two hit singles, Nunca Te Olvidaré and Esperanza out of which the latter spent fifteen weeks on the top ten on the Hot Latin Tracks chart.
Conquering the World
In 1999, Enrique Iglesias crossed over into the English language music market and was soon approached by the veteran actor, Will Smith who asked him to record a song for his film, ‘Wild Wild West.’ Bailamos was the result. The song peaked at the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and got the attention of the Island Records who signed him to the label. Iglesias then began to record his fourth studio LP and in November of the same year, he released, ‘Enrique.’ The record sold in excess of ten million copies globally and was supported by six singles including, Could I Have This Kiss Forever, which featured the legendary R&B singer, Whitney Houston.
Enrique Iglesias later kicked off the new millennium in a big way by performing at the Super Bowl XXXIV Halftime Show along with Toni Braxton, Christina Aguilera and Phil Collins. On October 30, 2001, he churned out his fifth studio and second English-language record titled, ‘Escape.’ This LP was loaded with hits and included singles like, Escape and Don’t Turn Off the Lights. It turned out to be his highest charting album to date in the United States as it peaked at the second spot on the Billboard 200 and was certified triple platinum in the country.
A year later, Iglesias returned to his roots and put out his fourth Spanish record, ‘Quizás.’ The album did exceptionally well in Spain where it topped the charts and was awarded platinum certification by the PROMUSICAE. It also got him the Latin Grammy Award and was approved by the critics. The following year, Iglesias came out with another record, ‘7’ before he went on a hiatus. It recorded gold level sales in Russia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom and yielded two hit singles, Addicted and Not in Love.
Returning From Hiatus
On June 11, 2007, Enrique Iglesias returned with a bang by putting out his eighth studio record, ‘Insomniac.’ The record was different from his previous works and was influenced by the elements of synthpop, R&B, pop and Latin pop. It featured one collaborative track with Lil Wayne titled, Push, which Iglesias later performed on, ‘The Tonight Show’ and ‘Live with Regis and Kelly.’ Plus, it appeared in the film, ‘Step Up 2: The Streets.’
After a couple of years, Iglesias began to work on his next studio project and in 2010, ‘Euphoria’ hit the shelves. It became a huge commercial hit and won him two Billboard Music Awards under the categories of ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Latin Pop Album of the Year.’ It was also certified double platinum by the RIAA and spawned seven hit singles out of which, I Like It and Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You) sold over three million copies each in the United States. Moreover, the former song earned him a Billboard Latin Music Award nomination for ‘Hot Latin Song of the Year.’
In 2011, Enrique Iglesias then began to create hype for this tenth studio LP by churning out a single with Pitbull and The WAV.s. called, I Like How It Feels. He dropped six more songs from his then upcoming record throughout 2012 and 2013 and finally on March 18, 2014, his album, ‘Sex and Love’ came out. It consisted of guest appearances by stars like, Jennifer Lopez, Flo Rida, Kylie Minogue, Marco Antonio Solis, Descemer Bueno, Yandel and Sean Paul and received three stars out of five from AllMusic. In addition, it went multi-platinum in Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Spain and the United States.
Enrique Iglesias Tour Tickets
Enrique Iglesias have dropped two new songs in 2017 and 2018, Súbeme la Radio and El Baño respectively. The former rocked the airwaves and was certified four times platinum in the United States and Italy. This Latino superstar is now ready to make his return to the concert stage and will start his road trip soon. So, if you want to sing along with him in person then grab a pair of Enrique Iglesias tour tickets now.