Name Enrique Iglesias (Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler) Age: 35 Height: 6' 3" (190 cm) Build: Athletic Eye Color: Brown - Light Hair Color: Brown - Dark Date of Birth: May 8, 1975 Birthplace: Madrid Star Sign: Taurus Nationality: Spanish Ethnicity :Multiracial Religion: Roman Catholic High School: Gulliver Preparatory School, Pinecrest, Florida University University of Miami Florida Occupation: Singer Celebrity Index: En Birth Parents:Julio Iglesias, And Isabel Preysler Languages knone by Enrique:Italian, Portugese, English, And His Native Spanish Profession : Song Writer, Actor, Musician
Singles "Si Tú Te Vas" · "Experiencia Religiosa" · "Por Amarte" · "No Llores Por Mí" · "Trapecista" · "Enamorado Por Primera Vez" · "Sólo En Ti" · "Al Despertar" · "Lluvia Cae" · "Miente" · "Revolución" · "Esperanza" · "Nunca Te Olvidaré" · "Bailamos" · "Rhythm Divine/Ritmo Total" · "Be With You/Sólo Me Importas Tú" · "Sad Eyes" · "Could I Have This Kiss Forever" · "Hero/Héroe" · "Escape/Escapar" · "Love to See You Cry" · "Don't Turn Off The Lights/No Apagues La Luz" · "Maybe" · "Mentiroso" · "La Chica de Ayer" · "To Love a Woman" · "Quizás" · "Para Qué La Vida" · "Addicted/Adicto" · "Not in Love/No Es Amor" · "Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song)/Dímelo" · "Somebody's Me/Alguien Soy Yo" · "Tired of Being Sorry/Amigo Vulnerable" · "Push" · "¿Dónde Están Corazón?" · "Can You Hear Me" · "Lloro Por Ti" · "Away" · "Takin' Back My Love"
Other songs "Muñeca Cruel" · "Viviré y Moriré" · "Volveré" · "Ruleta Rusa"
Other songs Discography · Fonovisa · Interscope · Universal Music Latino
List of awards received by Enrique Iglesias 1996 Premio Lo Nuestro: Best Interpretation (Si Tú Te Vas) Premio Lo Nuestro: Best Composer (Si Tú Te Vas) Premio Lo Nuestro: Best New Artist Premios Eres: Best Song Premios Eres: Best Video Premios Eres: Best Launch Ace Award: Vocalist of the Year Premio TV Novelas: Best Male Vocalist Billboard Award: Album of the Year - New Artist World Music Award: Hispanic Artist of the Year World Music Award: Revelación of the Year 1997 Grammy: Best Latin Performer ASCAP Award: Si Tú Te Vas ASCAP Award: No Llores Por Mí ASCAP Award: Por Amarte ACE Award: Performer of the Year Radio Music Awards : Best Artist Contemporary Format 1998 Billboard Award: Best Latin Pop Artist 1999 American Music Award: Favorite Latin Artist 2001 World Music Award: Best Selling Pop Male Artist World Music Award: Best Selling European Pop Artist World Music Award: Best Latin Artist American Music Award: Favorite Latin Artist 2002 Premio Ondas: Most Successful Spanish Artist of the Last Decade American Music Award: Favorite Latin Artist National Music Award: Favorite Album (Escape) 2003 Latin Grammy: Best Male Pop Album (Quizás) 2004 MTV India Awards: Best Male Pop Act International 2005 Premio Lo Nuestro : Not in Love/No Es Amor Club Remixes 2007 TMF Award : Best International Video (Do You Know) 2008 Best International Artist: Radio Regenbogen Awards in Germany International Male Artist 2007: Bulgaria's Fan Tv. World Music Awards: Best Selling Latin Performer World Music Awards: Best Selling Spanish Artist American Music Award: Favorite Latin Artist 2009 NRJ Music Award: Best International Artist Of The Year ASCAP Award Compositor: Best song "¿Dónde están corazón?" Premio Lo Nuestro: Best Pop Album(95/08 Éxitos) Premio Lo Nuestro: Best Pop Song (Lloro por ti) Billboard Award: Hot Latin Songs "Artist of the year" Billboard Award: Top Latin Album "95/08" Billboard Award: Top Male Latin Album "95/08" Billboard Award: Pop Theme Airplay "¿Dónde están corazón?" Billboard Award: Best Pop Solitaire Album "95/08" Billboard Award: Best Greatest Hits Album "95/08" Urban Music Award: Best International Act Premios Juventud: Mi Concierto Favorito Enrique Iglesias con Aventura(“Tour 2008”) Telehit Award : Álbum del Año 95/08 Unofficially adopted the title "King of Latin Pop"
Public Image From the beginning of his career Iglesias's public image has been that of a heartthrob with a lot of his early music videos portrayed him as a Boy next door. This image proved instantly popular with fans, and after Iglesias's first television performance he was mobbed by crowds of young girls and he had to resort to lying on the floor of a taxi to leave the studio undetected.
This would become the norm for Iglesias when promoting his music but reached fever pitch In 1999 in support of the Cosas Del Amor album Iglesias visited Chile to perform at Viña del Mar International Song Festival. His visit to the country was highly publicised for the Beatlemania-esque reaction it caused, with thousands of young girls packing the streets of the airport and outside Iglesias's hotel. Iglesias drew record crowds to the event and received much praise for his set.
His visit to the festival the following year however would be remembered for much different reasons. When presented with the award called La Gaviota, Iglesias lightly tossed the award into the first few rows of the audience. At first this evoked no visible reaction from the audience but when the presenter expressed offense and demanded that the award be passed back the crowd reacted negatively. The next day the media reacted negatively to what was seen as a slight by Iglesias, at a press conference Iglesias explained that he meant to show that the award was for his fans. Despite continued strong sales in Latin America Iglesias has never been invited back to the Festival and the incident is often brought up when he visits Chile.
In June 2000, radio personality Howard Stern received a tape of a supposedly off-key MP3 of Iglesias singing, along to the track "Rhythm Divine". Stern played this humorous clip throughout the week on his radio show insinuating that Iglesias lip synched and couldn't sing well outside the studio, even suggesting that Iglesias himself did not sing on his albums, comparing him to Milli Vanilli. Iglesias flew straight in to New York from Italy where he had just performed with Pavarotti, and appeared on Stern's show, singing acoustic versions of "Rhythm Divine" and "Be with You", after which Stern told Iglesias he had silenced his critics. Iglesias would go on to say that controversy and his appearance on the show was the best promotion he could have.
At the dawn of the new millennium, Enrique Iglesias was the best-selling Latin recording artist in the world. The son of multi-million-selling singer Julio Iglesias, Enrique was born in Madrid, Spain, where he lived with his mother, his brother Julio, and his sister Chabeli. In 1982, his mother sent them to live in Miami with their father. While there, Enrique was exposed to three different cultures and musical influences: Hispanic, European, and American.
Iglesias' own career started when he was still attending Gulliver Private School, a very prestigious school in Miami. He made his singing debut in a production of 'Hello, Dolly,' after which he began practicing his singing without his parents knowing. After a year studying business at the University of Miami, he decided to follow his passion for music. In 1995, he sang in person for his soon-to-be manager, who at Iglesias' insistence of not wanting to use his family name, first shopped his demos as an unknown Central American singer named Enrique Martinez. It wasn't until he earned a record deal with Fonovisa that Enrique told his father and mother of his aspirations. Then he flew to Toronto, where no one knew him and he could concentrate just on music, to record for five months.
That first album, Enrique Iglesias (1995), sold more than a million copies in three months (it earned him his first gold record in Portugal in a mere seven days) and to date has sold more than six million worldwide. The second album, Vivir (1997), enjoyed global sales of more than five million discs and launched his first world tour, backed by sidemen for Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, and Billy Joel. In a mere three years, Iglesias had sold more than 17 million Spanish-language albums, more than anyone else during that period. (The U.S. was his biggest market.) He also won the 1996 Grammy for Best Latin Performer, 1996's Billboard Artist of the Year, Billboard's Album of the Year for Vivir, two American Music Awards, a World Music Award, eight Premio Lo Nuestro awards, two ACE Performer of the Year awards, and ASCAP prizes for Best Composer of 1996 and 1997, in addition to countless accolades around the world.
With 1998's Cosas del Amor, Iglesias moved to more mature content; his earlier material had been written when he was 17 years old. Then came Enrique, his first Interscope album and first in English. It achieved gold or platinum status in 32 countries and brought his global album sales to a total of more than 23 million. In 2001 he released the follow-up, Escape. Iglesias alternated Spanish- and English-language albums during the next two years, first offering the ballad collection Quizás in 2002, then the mainstream English record 7 in 2003. Four years later the single "Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song)" announced the coming of his 2007 album Insomniac. ~ Ed Nimmervoll, All Music Guide
January 17, Iglesias was named Best International Male Artist at the 2009 NRJ Music Award in France. The same week Iglesias entered in the French top 3 of singles chart with his song "Takin' Back My Love". On February 6, Enrique's latest songs ("Takin' Back My Love") music video was released.
Personal life Since the beginning of his career the media have linked Iglesias to many women, though due to his generally private nature it is difficult to know which claims are true and which are fabrications. Most notably Iglesias has been linked with Sofia Vergara, Alexandra Cheron, Samantha Torres, and allegedly dated Alicia Machado for a brief period. After crossing over into English he was strongly linked in the media to Jennifer Love Hewitt, with whom he remained friends and who co–starred in the music video for Hero a year later.
For more than six years now he publicly has dated tennis star Anna Kournikova, whom he met on the set of his music video Escape. Many reports showed up since 2007 of their splitting. In 2008, after Enrique made a publicity joke, there were reports of the couple's having been married formerly and now divorced. Enrique has stated subsequently in interviews that it was simply a joke, and that they are still very much together.But divorced, together but divorced.
Iglesias has publicly stated he suffers from insomnia, and that even heavy-duty sleep aids often do not work for him.
In 2003, Iglesias had his trademark facial mole removed