But at the end of the 20th Century, a Latin-pop track buried away on a largely forgotten Will Smith movie soundtrack became a surprise international smash and then… it just continued. Today we celebrate his birthday 8 May and pick 20 of the best Enrique Iglesias songs, demonstrating just how that story unfolded. Kelis added her vocals to an expanded version of the track and the urban-flavoured romp surpassed expectation when it made it all the way to the UK Top 5. Enrique also co-wrote the track, which was the first time one of his English-language co-compositions was chosen for single release.
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. In , he parted ways with Universal Music Group after being there for over a decade. Iglesias 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. Iglesias found out later in life that he was born with a rare congenital condition known as situs inversus where some of the body's major organs, such as the heart, are situated on the opposite side of the body from normal. At first, Iglesias and his two siblings stayed with their mother,  but in December , Iglesias' grandfather, Dr. Iglesias 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 recorded a demo cassette tape which consisted of a Spanish song and two English songs.
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The multi-platinum pop icon, Enrique Iglesias is a global superstar recognized for his musical versatility across pop and urban genres in Spanish and English. He has sold more than million albums worldwide, released 10 studio albums and 3 greatest hits compilations. For more information visit: www. Download Hi-Res Version. Enrique Iglesias www. Artist Bio The multi-platinum pop icon, Enrique Iglesias is a global superstar recognized for his musical versatility across pop and urban genres in Spanish and English. Contact Management Fernando Giaccardi. Agency - Domestic Darryl Eaton. Agency - Int'l Chris Dalston.
He was once president of the Inter-American Development Bank , an international institution dedicated to furthering economic development in the Western Hemisphere through investment and policy formulation. His parents emigrated to Uruguay in and Enrique was naturalized as a Uruguayan citizen. After graduation, he went on to private-sector banking, which led to a term as the president of Uruguay's Central Bank Iglesias is an honorary member in The Club of Rome , promoting a one world government.