Enrique Iglesias Biography
Enrique Iglesias ( born Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler ) is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor and record producer who is widely regarded as the King of Latin Pop. Iglesias started his career in the
mid-1990s on an American Spanish-language record label Fonovisa Records under the stage name Enrique Martinez, before switching to his notable surname Iglesias.
Enrique Iglesias Age
He was born into a socially elite family well rooted in one way or the other in the media. His surname sure rings a loud bell in the media world. He was born on May 8, 1975, in Madrid Spain and was named Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler. He is 45 years old as of 2019.
Enrique Iglesias Height
Have you been wondering how tall is the Spanish singer, songwriter, actor and record producer who is widely regarded as the King of Latin Pop, well, according to our research, he is 186.7 cm tall.
Enrique Iglesias Family/Siblings
He was born in Madrid, Spain, and is the third and youngest child of Spanish singer Julio Iglesias and Filipina socialite and magazine journalist Isabel Preysler. He was raised with two older siblings, Chábeli and Julio Jr. One of his mother’s aunts is actress Neile Adams, the first wife of American actor Steve McQueen, mother of actor Chad McQueen, and grandmother of actor Steven R. McQueen. His father Julio Iglesias’ family is from Galicia and Andalusia – his father also claims some Jewish and Puerto Rican ancestry on his mother’s side. The parents divorced in 1979.
At first, Iglesias and his two siblings stayed with their mother, but in December 1981, Iglesias’ grandfather, Dr. Julio Iglesias Puga, was kidnapped by the armed Basque terrorist group ETA.] For their safety, Enrique and his brother Julio were sent to live with their father and his girlfriend at the moment, Venezuelan top model Virginia Sipli, in Miami. There, they were brought up mostly by the nanny, Elvira Olivares, to whom he later dedicated his first album. He also lived in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, for one year with his mother. As his father’s career kept him on the road, the young Iglesias was raised by the family nanny. He attended the prestigious Gulliver Preparatory School and later went on to study business at the University of Miami.
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He did not want his father to know about his plans for a musical career and did not want his famous surname to help advance his career. He borrowed money from his family nanny and he recorded a demo cassette tape which consisted of a Spanish song and two English songs. Approaching his father’s former publicist, Fernán Martínez, the two promoted the songs under the stage name ‘Enrique Martínez’ with the backstory of being a singer from Guatemala. Iglesias was signed on to Fonovisa Records. After dropping out of college, he traveled to Toronto to record his first album.
Enrique Iglesias Wife
Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova started dating in late 2001 (she appeared in his video, “Escape”). She has consistently refused to directly confirm or deny the status of her personal relationships. In June 2008, Iglesias was quoted by the Daily Star as having married Kournikova the previous year and subsequently separated. The couple has invested in a $20 million home to be built on a private island in Miami. They had twins, Nicholas and Lucy, on Saturday, 16 December 2017, at South Miami Hospital.
Enrique Iglesias Education
After graduating from high school, Iglesias enrolled at the University of Miami, where he intended to study business. But the world of music kept calling to him, and after just a year of college, he dropped out.
Enrique Iglesias Career
He started his career in the mid-1990s on an American Spanish-language record label Fonovisa Records under the stage name Enrique Martinez, before switching to his notable surname Iglesias. By the turn of the millennium, after becoming one of the biggest stars in Latin America and the Hispanic market in the United States, he made a successful crossover into the US mainstream market. He signed a multi-album deal with Universal Music Group for US$68 million with Universal Music Latino to release his Spanish albums and Interscope Records to release English albums. In 2010, he parted with Interscope Records and signed with another Universal Music Group label Republic Records to release bilingual albums.
In 2015, Iglesias parted ways with Universal Music Group after being there for over a decade. He signed with Sony Music and his subsequent albums to be released by Sony Music Latin in Spanish and RCA Records in English. He has sold over 170 million records (albums and singles combined) worldwide, making him one of the best-selling Spanish speaking artists ever. Iglesias has scored over 150 number-one songs across all of the Billboard charts. He has had five Billboard Hot 100 top five singles, including two number-ones, and holds the record for producing 27 number-one Spanish-language singles on the Billboard’s Hot Latin Tracks.
He also holds the record for most number-one hits and the longest-running number-one hit on that chart. Iglesias also has 14 number-ones on Billboard’s Dance charts, more than any other male artist. In December 2016, Billboard magazine named him the 14th most successful and top male dance club artist of all time.
Enrique Iglesias Net Worth
Enrique a Spanish singer-songwriter, actor and record producer based in America who has an estimated net worth of $100 million dollars. He has been hugely popular in both the Latin and English-language music markets. He has sold over 130 million records worldwide.
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Away (Enrique Iglesias song)
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Be with You (Enrique Iglesias song)
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Beautiful (Enrique Iglesias song)
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Seasoned diplomat appointed EU’s special envoy for Venezuela
MADRID — The European Union stepped up its push for a new presidential election in Venezuela as a way out of the crisis by appointing a former international banker and seasoned diplomat Tuesday as the bloc’s special envoy for the country.Enrique Iglesias is a former Uruguayan foreign minister who went on to head the Inter-American Development Bank and SEGIB, a Madrid-based international organization representing Latin American countries as well as Spain and Portugal.He was appointed as the EU’s special envoy for Venezuela by the bloc’s foreign affairs chief, Federica Mogherini.
With Iglesias’ dual Uruguayan-Spanish nationality and long experience in Latin American affairs, European diplomats believe he is well positioned to talk to both the government of Nicolás Maduro and the opposition. The goal for his appointment is “to contribute to a peaceful and democratic solution to the Venezuelan crisis and as a follow-up to discussions held in the context of the International Contact Group,” an EU statement said. Eight European countries, including Germany, Spain, and Britain, as well as Bolivia, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Uruguay in Latin America, are part of the group. Its mission to Caracas earlier this month met separately with both Maduro and Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader recognized as the interim president of Venezuela by dozens of countries, including the United States.
The International Contact Group says that rather than mediating, it is working to set conditions for a fair and transparent presidential election and safe delivery of humanitarian aid. It has come out as a strong supporter of talks that representatives of Maduro and Guaidó have been holding in Oslo. A senior EU official told The Associated Press that the bloc saw talks in the Norwegian capital as “complementary” and “aligned” with the work of the ICG. The official, who was not authorized to be named in media reports, added that the EU is open to provide support to possible accords that may emerge from the Oslo process. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.