Friday, 18 July 2008

Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (born May 8, 1975) is a Spanish pop singer-songwriter. His career started in Mexico on Indie label Fonovisa who helped turn him into one of the most popular artists in Latin America and in the Latin market in the United States, selling more Spanish albums than any other artists in that period of time.


Before the turn of the millennium he made a crossover into the mainstream English market and signed a unique multi-album deal with Universal Music for an unprecedented $48,000,000, with Universal Music Latino to release his Spanish albums and Interscope to release English albums, Enrique Iglesias has so far sold over 47 million albums worldwide. Iglesias has had two Billboard Hot 100 #1s and one #3, and he holds the record for producing eighteen number #1 Spanish-language singles on the Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks.


In 2002, Enrique began filming the music video for his single "Escape". While filming, he would meet his long time companion and significant other, Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova. Many reports started showing up in 2007 of them splitting, and in 2008, after Enrique making a publicity joke, people made accusations of the couple being formerly married and now divorced. Enrique has stated in interviews after that that it was simply a joke, and they are still very much together.


As of August 2003, Iglesias confirmed that his trademark facial mole was surgically removed, due to the fact it could become cancerous.

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