Enrique Iglesias, known as the King of Latin Pop, is a Spanish-Filipino singer-songwriter, actor, and record producer with a net worth of $100 million USD.
Both the Latin and English-language music businesses have embraced Enrique Iglesias. Over 130 million recordings have been sold worldwide. Julio Iglesias, the great Spanish singer, is his father.
On July 12, 1995, Iglesias released his self-titled album, Enrique Iglesias. It’s a collection of soft rock ballads issued by the Mexican record company Fonovisa, along with his next two albums. The album sold half a million copies in its first week, reaching gold in Portugal the same week, and selling over a million copies in the next three months.
For an album recorded in a language other than English, this is a remarkable achievement. Five songs from the album were released, including “Por Amarte,” “No Llores Por M,” and “Trapecista,” which all charted at the top of Billboard’s Latin charts. Iglesias won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance for the album.
With the release of his second album, Vivir, in 1997, Iglesias’ star continued to increase (To Live). Iglesias was nominated for an American Music Award in the category of Favorite Latin Artist for the first time.
Iglesias was defeated by his father. Iglesias’ third album, Cosa del Amor, was released the next year, in 1998. (Things of Love). His prominence in the Latin music world was cemented by the release of the record.
Enrique, Iglesias’ first full-length English-language album, was recorded and published in 1999. The Latin-influenced pop album has a duet with Whitney Houston called “Could I Have This Kiss Forever.”
Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, and Phil Collins performed at the Super Bowl XXXIV halftime show in 2000. Escape, Iglesias’ second English-language album, was released in 2001. His most commercially successful film to date is Escape.
In 2002, Iglesias chose to release Quizás, his fourth Spanish-language album (Perhaps). On the Billboard 200 albums chart, the album debuted at number twelve. Iglesias released his seventh album, titled 7, in 2003. Iglesias’ new album Insomniac was released in June 2007 after a two-year absence.
In March 2008, Iglesias released 95/08 Éxitos, a Spanish greatest hits album that contained seventeen number-one songs on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart as well as two new songs. In November of the same year, he issued an English compilation of his biggest hits. In 2010, he released Euphoria, and in 2014, he released Sex and Love.
Iglesias has also appeared as a guest star in a number of television episodes, including Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother.
Songwriting, Producing And Acting
“Un Nuovo Giorno,” the lead single from Andrea Bocelli‘s first pop album, was co-written by Iglesias and lyricist Guy Chambers. The song was eventually renamed “First Day of My Life” and recorded by Spice Girl Melanie C.
It has since gone on to become a massive hit throughout Europe, peaking at number one in a number of countries. Iglesias also co-wrote Clay Aiken’s American Idol runner-up hit “The Way.” On the UK band The Hollies’ 2006 album Staying Power, Iglesias co-wrote four songs.
The song “All I Need Is You,” co-written by Iglesias with Andreas Carlsson, Kalle Engström, and Kristian Lundin, was released by Idol Allstars (Swedish Idol Series) in 2010. He also co-wrote Jennifer Lopez’s song “Dance Again,” which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart in 2012.
In 2000, Iglesias co-produced Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria, an off-Broadway musical. In the musical, four Latino Americans meet and decide to put on a play because they share a shared interest in music.
Many classic and contemporary Latin and pop songs like Carmen Miranda, Selena, Ritchie Valens, Chayanne, Ricky Martin, and Iglesias himself were referenced and alluded to throughout the program.
In the Robert Rodriguez film Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Iglesias played the well-spoken gun-wielding Lorenzo opposite Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and Johnny Depp. He made a cameo as a carpenter/handyman in the TV sitcom Two and a Half Men in 2007.
In season 3 of How I Met Your Mother, he guest-starred as Gael, an Argentinean guitarist, surfer, and massage therapist who is Robin’s love interest.
In 2004, Iglesias starred in a Pepsi commercial as an evil Roman emperor, as well as advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger, Doritos, and Viceroy watches.