Birthday Special: Birth Of “The King Of Latin Pop”

Born in Spain in 1975, Enrique Miguel Iglesias is the son of famous Spanish singer Julio Iglesias. He grew up in Miami [Unites Staes] and began singing as a teenager. Iglesias released his self-titled first album in 1995 and, like his consecutive studio works, proved to be a huge success. By early 2012, He had sold more than 60 million records worldwide. His most successful melodys include "Bailamos," "Rhythm Divine," "Be With You," "Escape," "Maybe," "Don't Turn Off The Lights" and "Hero.”

Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler was born in Madrid, Spain, on May 8, 1975. The youngest of three children, Iglesias is the son of famous Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, and Isabel Preysler, a notable Madrid socialite.

Ensuing the kidnapping of his grandfather, He was sent to Miami to live with his father because of security concerns. Due to his father's intense touring schedule, much of Iglesias's parenting came from his nanny, Elvira Olivares, to whom he later committed his first album.

By the time he was a youngster, Iglesias had started to follow in his father's gaits. His first live performance came in a production of Hello, Dolly! at his school, the esteemed Gulliver Private School in Miami. From there, he started writing and performing songs at different Miami restaurants with a small band of friends, all of which he kept secret from his parents.

"It's not like I was looking for a record deal then," Iglesias later said. "I did it because I loved it. I never told anyone. For me it was a getaway to sing, one of those things I didn’t want anyone to screw up."

After finishing his education from high school, He enrolled at the University of Miami, where he planned to study business. But the world of music kept calling iglesias, and after just a year of college, he dropped out.

Hard work anon paid off, and in 1995 Iglesias, much to the chagrin of his family, hired a record contract. Later that year, He self-titled debut album hit CD stores.

The record tested to be more of a blow than Iglesias had ever imagined, going gold in Portugal [Europe] in just seven days, and selling higher than 6 million copies worldwide. The following year He took home plentiful accolades, counting a 1996 Grammy Award for best Latin performer, Billboard's "Artist of the Year" and "Album of the Year" honors, and a pair of American Music Awards.

The Latin star 1997 follow-up, Vivir, went hit as well, registering more than 5 million in sales and firing the singer's first-ever world tour. In 1999, he made a career breakthrough with the melody "Bailamos" ("We Dance"); released as a single, the song soon became a No. 1 blow on the United States charts and was featured in the famous movie Wild Wild West, starring actor Will Smith. He met with even greater accomplishment  three years later, when Iglesias released his first all-English record, Enrique (2000), including the songs "Rhythm Divine" and "Be With You.”

Succeeding Escape's success, He went on to release several other recordings, including the 2003 album 7; 2007's Insomniac, including the famous song "Push"; and 2010's Euphoria, which adda the singles "I Like It" and "Ayer." By early 2012, He had sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.

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