Enrique Iglesias is a Spanish-Filipino singer-songwriter, actor, and record producer regarded as the King of Latin Pop.
Enrique Iglesias has been hugely popular in both the Latin and English-language music markets.
He has sold over 130 million records worldwide. He is the son of legendary Spanish singer Julio Iglesias.
Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler was born on May 8, 1975, in Madrid. He celebrated his 48th birthday in 2023.
Enrique Iglesias was born to Spanish singer Julio Iglesias and Filipina socialite and magazine journalist Isabel Preysler. Enrique’s parents got divorced in 1979.
His father Julio is recognized as the most commercially successful continental European singer in the world.
His father’s family is from Galicia and Andalusia, and his father also claims some Jewish and Puerto Rican ancestry on his mother’s side.
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.
Enrique Iglesias has two older siblings, Chábeli and Julio Jr. In his early life, Enrique and his siblings lived with their mother until December 1981 when Enrique’s grandfather was kidnapped.
For their safety, Enrique and his brother were sent to Miami to live with their father. They were mostly raised by the nanny, and Enrique dedicated his first album to her.
Enrique attended Gulliver Preparatory School and the University of Miami, where he majored in business. He dropped out of college to pursue his career in music.
Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova have been together since 2001. Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova is a Russian former professional tennis player and American television personality.
Her appearance and celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis stars worldwide. At the peak of her fame, fans looking for images of Kournikova made her name one of the most common search strings on Google Search.
Despite never winning a singles title, she reached No. 8 in the world in 2000. She achieved greater success playing doubles, where she was at times the world No. 1 player.
With Martina Hingis as her partner, she won Grand Slam titles in Australia in 1999 and 2002, and the WTA Championships in 1999 and 2000. They referred to themselves as the “Spice Girls of Tennis”.
Kournikova retired from professional tennis in 2003 due to serious back and spinal problems, including a herniated disk
Their chemistry translated well off-screen and they became an official couple shortly after. They have since welcomed three children together, but have never married.
Iglesias and Kournikova have kept their two-decade-long relationship out of the spotlight for the most part, but on occasion, they will share rare glimpses into their family life on social media.
Enrique Iglesias is not only an internationally renowned singer — he’s also a father of three! The 48-year-old performer shares his children with tennis player Anna Kournikova, 42.
Lucy Iglesias is one of Enrique and Anna’s two twins. Born on December 16, 2017, the six-year-old and her brother are the couple’s oldest children.
Nicholas Iglesias was born on December 16, 2017, and is Lucy’s twin brother.
Mary Iglesias, also lovingly nicknamed Masha by her parents, is the baby of the family. The almost-4-year-old was born on January 30, 2020, and is still her parents’ little bundle of joy.
As of February 2024, Enrique Iglesias’ net worth is estimated to be roughly $100 Million.
More About Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias started his recording career in the mid-1990s on the Mexican label Fonovisa and became the bestselling Spanish-language act of the decade. By the turn of the millennium, he made a successful crossover into the mainstream English-language 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, Iglesias parted with Interscope Records and signed with another Universal Music Group label, Republic Records, to release bilingual albums. In 2015, he parted ways with Universal Music Group after being there for over a decade. He signed with Sony Music and his subsequent albums were to be released by Sony Music Latin in Spanish and RCA Records in English.
Iglesias is one of the best-selling Latin music artists with estimated sales of over 70 million records worldwide. He has had five Billboard Hot 100 top five singles, including two number-ones. Iglesias holds the record for the most number-one songs on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart with 27 songs and the Latin Pop Airplay chart with 24 songs.
Iglesias holds the number-one position on the Greatest of All-Latin Artists charts and in October 2022 he was honored with the Top Latin Artist of All Time at the Latin Billboard Awards.
Iglesias also has 14 number-ones on Billboard’s Dance charts, more than any other male artist. He has earned the honorific title King of Latin Pop. In December 2016, Billboard magazine named him the 14th most successful and top male dance club artist of all time.
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