Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (English /ɛnˈriːkeɪ ɪˈɡlɛsiəs/; Spanish pronunciation: [enˈrike iˈɣlesjas]) (born May 8, 1975), simply known as Enrique Iglesias or King Of Latin Pop, is a Spanish singer-songwriter, actor, and record producer. 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 had made a successful crossover into the mainstream market and signed a multi-album deal with Universal Music Group for an unprecedented US $68,000,000 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 Republic Records to release bilingual albums.
Iglesias has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him the second best selling Latin artist of all time. He has had five Billboard Hot 100 top five singles, including two number-ones, and holds the record for producing 25 number-one Spanish-language singles on the Billboard 's Hot Latin Tracks. He has also had 13 number-one songs on Billboard's Dance charts, more than any other single male artist. Altogether, Iglesias has amassed more than 70 number-one rankings on the various Billboard charts. Billboard has called him The King of Latin Pop.
Enrique is acclaimed by the public not only because of his musical qualities, but also because of the variety of genres and languages, and the ability to successfully create numerous successful songs in all his albums, even after 20 years since he started his career.
Enrique Iglesias has won 16 Billboard Music Awards and 26 Billboard Latin Music Awards, as well as 5 American Music Awards, 2 Grammy Awards, 4 Latin Grammy and 10 World Music Awards. Named "King of Latin Pop", he has won 15 Premios Lo Nuestro awards. In 2001, he received awards for Best-Selling Pop Male Artist and European Male Artist at the World Music Awards. Iglesias also won an award for Most Successful Spanish Artist of the Decade in 2002.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license