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Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, also regarded as the King of Latin Pop, is one of the biggest stars in Latin America and has been the best selling Latin recording artist worldwide. He was born to the famous Latin singer Julio Iglesias. After his parents divorced in 1979, Enrique’s mother sent the 7-year old Enrique to live with his father, where he developed an interest in music.
At the young age of 18, Enrique released his first album in 1995 (Enrique Iglesias), which marked the beginning of his musical career. The album included superhit numbers from the Latin charts Si Tú Te Vas & Experiencia Religiosa and was later recorded in Portuguese and Italian. The album won the 39th Annual Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album, and sold over one million copies within the first three months of its release. In 1997, Enrique released his second Spanish studio album Vivir. The album was certified gold and platinum in the United states and the singles Enamorado Por Primera Vez, Solo En Tí ( Only You) and Miente from the album were number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks charts. Iglesias’s crossover career in the English music industry commenced in 1999 with the single, Bailamos (Wild Wild West/Soundtrack Version) for the movie Wild Wild West, which became a number one hit in the United States. After the success of Bailamos, Enrique released his first full album in English, Enrique (International Version) which included superhits like Rhythm Divine and Be With You which ensured his chance to dance up the ladder of success. Enrique’s biggest commercial success was his album Escape in 2011. The tracks Escape and Hero topped many charts and the album was awarded diamond certification for selling over 10 million copies. The artist approached a more contemporary pop style with his next english album Insomniac (International Version) in 2007. The single Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song) from the album was the highest charting song on Billboard Hot 100 and in the top 10 charts in many countries. Other highlights of the album included songs like Push, Tired of Being Sorry and Somebody’s Me.