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Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler
May 8, 1975 (1975-05-08)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Pop, Latin pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, model, actor,
musician, record producer
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Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (born on
May 8, 1975), better known as Enrique
is a Spanish singer, songwriter,
model, and actor.
Iglesias also has
Iglesias started his musical career with
Mexican indie label Fonovisa, which helped
turn him into one of the most popular artists
in Latin America and in the Latino market in
the United States, selling more Spanish lan-
guage albums than any other artist in that
period of time.
Before the turn of the millennium he made
a crossover into the mainstream English lan-
guage market, signing a unique multi–album
deal with Universal Music for an unpreceden-
ted $48,000,000, with Universal Music Latino
to release his Spanish albums and Interscope
to release English albums.
Iglesias has sold over 60 million albums
worldwide, has had two Billboard Hot 100
#1s and one #3, and holds the record for
producing 19 number #1 Spanish–language
singles on the Billboard’s Hot Latin Tracks.
Early life and career
Iglesias was born in Madrid, the third and fi-
nal child of Spanish singer Julio Iglesias and
Filipina socialite and magazine journalist Isa-
bel Preysler. His parents divorced in
1978, and the following year their father
moved to Miami, Florida to continue with his
In 1985, Iglesias’ grandfather, Dr. Julio
Iglesias Puga was kidnapped by the terrorist
group ETA. Fearing for his grandchildren’s
safety, Enrique and his brother were sent to
live with their father in Miami.