Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler ;
or better known for his stage name Enrique Iglesias (English /ɛnˈriːkeɪ ɪˈɡlɛsiəs/; Spanish pronunciation: [enˈrike iˈɣlesjas], born May 8, 1975) is a Spanish singer-songwriter, actor, and record producer based in America. Iglesias started his career in the mid-1990s on an American Spanish Language record label Fonovisa which helped turn him into one of the biggest stars in Latin America and the Hispanic Market in the United States becoming the biggest seller of Spanish-language albums of that decade. By the turn of the millennium he made a successful crossover into the mainstream market and signed a multi-album deal with Universal Music Group for an unprecedented US $48,000,000 with Universal Music Latino to release his Spanish albums and Interscope to release English albums. In 2010, he parted with Interscope and signed with another Universal Music Group label, Universal Republic.
Iglesias has sold over 100 million units worldwide, making him one of the best selling Spanish language artists of all time. He has had five Billboard Hot 100 top five singles, including two number-ones, and holds the record for producing 23 number-one Spanish-language singles on the Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks. He has also had 12 number-one songs on Billboard's Dance charts, more than any other single male artist.Altogether, Iglesias has amassed 70 number-one rankings on the various Billboard charts.Billboard has called him The King of Latin Pop and The King of Dance.
2013: Tenth studio album
On August 25, 2012, Iglesias unveiled his brand new single, "Finally Found You", a collaboration with American rapper Sammy Adams. It was released to the US iTunes Store on September 25, 2012. The song was released in UK on December 9, 2012. On December 8, 2012, Iglesias performed at Y100 Jingle Ball in Miami and the iHeartRadio Festival interview session before the shows Iglesias stated he's working on some new music and - when asked about his time in the studio - Iglesias said, “It’s kind of like going fishing, you never know when you’re going to catch a big one.” Continuing on to tell what fans can expect to hear, he said he’s ready to try something new saying, “I come out with so many albums and I want to make sure that if I come out with an album it sounds new. At least to me.” It has been confirmed that Iglesias will be working with Mark Taylor, The Cataracs, and Carlos Paucar for his new album.
On May 31, 2013 Iglesias performed at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco. The show broke the highest attendance record as more than 120,000 fans gathered to watch the concert which is considered as the highest as of yet.
On June 29, 2013 Republic Records confirmed that Enrique's first single from his upcoming album is titled "Turn the Night Up". The single is set to release in the middle of July. Iglesias released a special video which featured photos and videos that fans had sent in, fans could also make their own version using media from their personal Facebook albums. The song was be released to US Top 40 radio on July 22, 2013. On July 18, 2013 Iglesias uploaded the single's cover art on his official website.
On August 24, 2013, "Loco" was released on iTunes as the lead Spanish single from his upcoming album. The smooth bachata track features vocals from urban bachata superstar Romeo Santos.The single released worldwide on August 26, 2013. The official music video premiered on the same day. Billboard released an article stating that the new album would also include collaborations with Latin stars Marco Antonio Solís and Pitbull, in addition to Romeo Santos. The album is set to be released sometime in January 2014.
On September 17, 2013 Y100 Radio played Enrique's third single from his upcoming bilingual studio album. The single is titled Heart Attack and is set for release in October 2013. It officially impacted Top 40/Mainstream radio in the U.S. on October 1, 2013. It was made available for purchase as a digital download on October 8, 2013.
Enrique and Marco Antonio Solis recently recorded a song together titled El Perdedor, which will be an opening theme for a Mexican Telenova Lo Que La Vida Me Robo. This is the third time that Enrique's song is chosen as an opening theme of a telenova after Nunca Te Olvidaré and Cuando Me Enamoro. The song will be aired on October 28, 2013 and will served as the 2nd spanish single and overall 4th single from Enrique's upcoming studio album in 2014.
Main article: Enrique Iglesias discography;
Enrique Iglesias (1995)
Cosas del Amor (1998)