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A Brief Biography Of Enrique Iglesias

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Justin Freer
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Spanish II
3 March 2014
At the beginning of the 2000s Enrique Iglesias was known as the bestselling Latin-American singer in the world. Enrique was born in Madrid, Spain, he lived there with his his brother Julio and mother, and his sister Chabeli. In 1982, his mom sent them to live in Miami with their father. And in Miami Enrique was exposed to three different cultures and musical influences: Hispanic, European, and American. He made his singing debut while still in school when he he was featured in the production of ‘Hello’.
After a long year of at the University of Miami studying business, he decided to follow his passion for music. In 1995 he performed in person for his soon to be future manager, using a fake name Enrique Martinez, because he did not want to use his family name, and made many demos under this fake name. He didn’t tell his mother or father about his dreams until he managed to land a record deal with Fonovisa, and after he told them he flew to Toronto where he would spend the next five months focused solely on recording his album.
Enrique’s first album, respectably named Enrique Iglesia,s did not waste much time topping the charts at all. It sold a million copies in the first five months alone, which is really, really something impressive. In Portugal alone it sold him enough to get his first gold record in only a week. Light rock tunes and soft pop ballads marked Enrique Iglesias's 1995 debut, but what obviously propelled him to the top of the charts was his young good looks and his father, the most famous troubadour in the music world, whis obviously helped. The fact that Iglesias scored five consecutive number one singles on Billboard from this CD may say alot more about the...

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...ound the world. In 1998, Iglesias released his third album, Cosas del Amor (Things of Love). Deciding to mature his musical style, the album, spearheaded by the popular singles "Esperanza" and "Nunca Te Olvidaré", both peaked the Latin singles chart, helped mollify his status in the Latin music.
Iglesias has sold over 100 million worldwide, deeming he one of the bestselling Spanish language stars of all time. He has five Billboard Hot 100 top five singles, including two number-ones, and holds the record for producing 24 number-one Spanish-language singles on the Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks. He has had 13 number-one songs on Billboard's Dance charts, which is more than any other single male artist. Altogether, Iglesias has gained more than 70 number-one rankings on the various Billboard charts. Billboard has called him The King of Latin Pop and The King of Dance.
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