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Enrique Iglesias – The King of Latin Pop

Full Name Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler
Age 48 years
Birthday May 8, 1975
Birthplace Madrid, Spain
Height 6′ 2′′
Net Worth $100 Million
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

With his soulful voice, rugged good looks, and infectious dance tunes, Enrique Iglesias has won over the hearts of music lovers around the world. Since the 1990s, this Spanish pop sensation has churned out hit after hit, solidifying his status as the "King of Latin Pop".

Early Life and Music Beginnings

Born to famous Spanish singer Julio Iglesias and Filipina socialite Isabel Preysler, music was in Enrique’s blood. However, he was initially reluctant to follow in his father’s footsteps. After studying business at the University of Miami, Enrique signed with Fonovisa Records in 1995 to secretly record his first album under the name ‘Enrique Martinez’. This self-titled debut, with hits like "Si Tú Te Vas", sold over a million copies [1].

Wanting to break into the English market, Enrique moved to Toronto in 1996 to record his second studio album Vivir. It proved his crossover appeal with the global smash “Bailamos” [2]. By 1999, Enrique had established himself as a force in Latin pop with his signature style of soul-baring ballads and high energy dance tunes.

Achievements and Awards

With over 180 million records sold globally [3], Enrique is one of the best selling Latin artists ever. He has won 10 Latin Grammy Awards, 3 Grammy Awards, and 27 Billboard Latin Music Awards. His mega-hits include "Be With You", "Hero", "Do You Know?" and "I Like It" – many of which topped charts across Latin America, the United States and Europe.

Enrique holds the record for Most Number One Spanish Singles and Most Weeks at Number One on US Dance Airplay Charts [4]. In 2013, he was named the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year for his contributions to Latin music. Enrique’s concert series on Spotify called "The Greatest Hits" also broke records in 2018 with over 47 million streams globally in 24 hours [5].

Charity Work

Enrique has a deep commitment to using his fame to help others in need. He has performed repeatedly for charity concerts like ‘Save the Children‘, ‘Come Together Now‘, and ‘Teleton USA‘. According to Billboard, by 2017, Enrique had donated more money than any other international Latin music artist – over $5 million to save kids‘ lives around the world [6].

Some organizations he has supported over the years include City of Hope, Habitat for Humanity, Rebuild LA, UNICEF, Special Olympics and the American Red Cross. Enrique also donated proceeds from his single "We Are One" to Haiti earthquake relief efforts in 2010.

Personal Life

Extremely private about his personal life, Enrique began dating former tennis star Anna Kournikova in 2001 after meeting on the set of his music video “Escape”. They have three children together – twins Nicholas and Lucy born in 2017, and daughter Mary born in 2020 [7].

While Enrique has slowed down his hectic touring schedule to spend more time with his family, his passion for music remains unwavering. At 48, he continues releasing new albums and hits that resonate with fans worldwide. With his unique blend of pop, rock, R&B and flamenco sounds, the King of Latin Pop plans to keep making music for years to come.