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Enrique Iglesias (8.5.1975) Enrique Iglesias is a Spanish singer-songwriter, also known for acting and working as a record producer.

Net Worth: Celebrity Net Worth claimed in 2013 that Enrique Iglesias had a net worth of 85 million USD.

Childhood: Enrique Iglesias is the third child of singer Julio Iglesias and journalist Isabel Preysler, born in Madrid, Spain. In 1979, Iglesias' parents divorced and Enrique moved to stay with his mother. When his grandfather was kidnapped in 1986, Enrique was sent to live with his father in Miami. Due to his father's prestige in the musical world, Iglesias wanted to keep his desired to perform a secret. Once he had finished his time at Gulliver Preparatory School in Florida, Enrique recorded a tape of three songs which he gave to his father's publicist under the stage name Enrique Martinez. The tape was a hit, and in 1995 Iglesias dropped out of his business class at the University of Miami and recorded his first album.

Career: Enrique Iglesias released his first album, Enrique Iglesias, on the 12th July, 1995 which went on to sell over one million copies in its first three months. His subsequent two albums in 1997 and 1998 brought him onto the front line of the Latin music scene. His tour in 1999, Cosas del Amor, was the first concert tour to be sponsored by fast-food juggernaut McDonalds. 1999 marked the year that Iglesias crossed over fully into English spoken music. Will Smith asked Iglesias to contribute to his new film, Wild Wild West after seeing him perform on tour. The song, Bailamos, became a number one hit in the US. The song appeared in his first English spoken album, Enrique, in the same year. In 2001, Iglesias released a second English album entitled Escape, before returning to his native language for the album Quizas in 2002. His 7th studio album, 7, was released in 2003, also in English. Iglesias released his next album, Insomnia, in 2007, as well as acting in the Robert Rodriguez film Once Upon a Time in Mexico, alongside Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Johnny Depp. Hi ninth album, Euphoria, was released in 2010 and won the Billboard Music Award for Top Latin Album. It contained songs in both Spanish and English. In March, 2014, Iglesias released the album Sex and Love, containing three singles which all reached the number one spot on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs list.

Personal life: In 1997, Iglesias dated Playmate Samantha Torres, before staring a relationship with the tennis player Anna Kournikova in 2001. This relationship lasted 12 years, until separating in 2013.



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Enrique Iglesias Wins Big At Billboard Latin Music Awards


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The duo shared many of the honours for their hit El Perdon, but Iglesias was also named Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year and Jam walked away with the Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year prize.

Romeo Santos, who led the nominations with 12 nods, picked up five gongs including Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

It was also a huge night for veteran Juan Gabriel, who claimed six awards including the Star Award, Latin Pop Album of the Year for Los Duo and Tour of the Year.

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Nerve Pain Forces Julio Iglesias To Postpone Florida Concert


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The 72-year-old father of Enrique Iglesias is battling an inflamed sciatic nerve.

In March (16), Julio postponed shows in California, Chile and Mexico due to the same issue, and he has since pulled the plug on several other concerts.

Last year (Aug15) Julio had to scrap his only 2015 concert in his native Spain, while he was recovering from back surgery. The Begin the Beguine singer had "a small medical procedure in the lumbar portion of his back" in June (15), following a routine check-up in New York.

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J-Lo, Sting & Enrique Iglesias Perform At Lavish '$1 Billion' Wedding Of Russian Oligarch's Son


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There’s splashing out on your wedding day, and then there’s this. In what’s rumoured to be the most lavish wedding ceremony in history, serious stars such as Sting, Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias performed for the son of a Russian billionaire and his bride in a day of celebrations in Moscow rumoured to have cost over $1 billion.

Said Gutseriev, 28, the son of energy tycoon Mikhail Gutseriev, and his 20 year old bride Khadija Uzhakhova, tied the knot in the Russian capital on Saturday (March 26th). At the subsequent ceremony, rumoured to have been attended by 600 guests, the three pop stars performed their famous hits while attendees enjoyed a nine-tier wedding cake and a huge fireworks display.

Wedding guests took numerous pictures and videos at the ceremony, which appear to feature the venue’s walls completely covered with floral displays.

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Jennifer Lopez And Sting Perform At Russian Billionaire Son's Wedding


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Oil tycoon Mikhail Gutseriev spared no expense on Saturday (26Mar16), when his son, Said Gutseriev, exchanged vows with his fiancee, Khadija Uzhakhovs.

Mikhail, who has a net worth of $6.2 billion, according to Forbes, recruited Jennifer, Sting and Enrique as the entertainers for the reception in Moscow, and photos and videos of their performances were subsequently posted on social media by invited guests.

In clips posted on Instagram, Sting appears onstage with a group of women and young girls who are swaying along to his song Desert Rose, while Enrique invited young boys dressed in tuxedos to dance with him during his performance of Bailando.

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Julio Iglesias Postpones Tour


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The 72-year-old father of Enrique Iglesias is battling an inflamed sciatic nerve, which typically causes a shooting pain from the lower back down to the leg, and doctors have ordered him to take it easy for the next few weeks.

As a result, the Begin the Beguine crooner has rescheduled all gigs for the rest of the month.

Among the shows affected include a concert in Indio, California on Saturday (05Mar16), and a gig in Mexico City, Mexico next week (11Mar16).

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Ricky Martin And Marc Anthony Among Premio Lo Nuestro 2016 Winners


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The She Bangs singer scored three trophies at the Latin music ceremony in Miami, Florida including Pop Album of the Year for A Quien Quiera Escuchar, Pop Song of the Year for Disparo al Corazon, and Video of the Year for La Mordidita, his collaboration with Yotuel.

Anthony took home the Male Tropical Artist of the Year and Tropical Artist of the Year awards, and posed with them on his Twitter.com page after the show. He writes, "Thank you #MiGente (my people) my fans & @PremioLoNuestro."

Iglesias was named Male Pop Artist of the Year and won two further awards for his duet with Nicky Jam. Their song El Perdon was awarded Collaboration of the Year and Urban Song of the Year.

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Romeo Santos And Enrique Iglesias Lead Billboard Latin Music Nominations


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The Latin heartthrob leads the way with 12 nods ahead of the glitzy prizegiving, with Enrique on 11, and the pair will face off against each other for the coveted Artist of the Year prize along with Juan Gabriel and Nicky Jam.

Nicky Jam is also a big contender at this year's (16) show will 11 nods, along with Marc Anthony and Ricky Martin, who both have six.

Ricky has scored a mention in the Top Latin Album of the Year category for A Quien Quiera Escuchar, and will face Gerardo Ortiz (Hoy Mas Fuerte), Juan Gabriel (Los Duo), and Mana (Cama Incendiada) for the prize.

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Liam Payne Keen For Enrique Iglesias Duet


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The Story of My Life singer and his boy bandmates have just released their fifth studio album, Made in the A.M., and although they're planning an extended hiatus in 2016, they've already got their sights set on who they'd like to work with in the future.

When asked by E! News Latino which Latin artists they'd like to collaborate with, Harry Styles gave the diplomatic answer of "all of them", agreeing he'd work with anyone including Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull.

But Liam had more of a definitive answer, saying, "Enrique's got a new album which is quite cool; I like that he has a lot of dancing in it, it's quite sick. He's a cool guy."

Writer Mario Vargas Llosa Files For Divorce


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The 2010 Nobel Prize winner for Literature separated from his partner Patricia earlier this year (15), and now the 79 year old has lodged divorce papers in Spain to make their split official.

Llosa went public with his romance with Julio Iglesias' ex-wife, Isabel Preysler, in October (15), when they attended an event in New York together.

Former model and TV host Preysler, 64, was married to Julio from 1971 to 1979 and they are parents to singers Enrique and Julio Iglesias, Jr., and daughter Chabeli Iglesias.

Enrique Iglesias Selling Charity Shirt Featuring Bloodied Image


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The Hero singer suffered nasty cuts to his hand while performing in Tijuana, Mexico after reaching out to grab a flying drone, which he uses to capture video footage at his shows. The device sliced into his fingers, but he refused to end the concert early and was photographed with blood dripping from a makeshift bandage onto his white T-shirt, on which he drew a heart.

He has now teamed up with organisers at Save the Children to sell T-shirts, featuring the bloodied, heart image, on his website.

"I'm extremely excited to partner with Save the Children to help kids who need it the most," a statement from Iglesias reads. "My heart goes out to the kids around the world who have lived through a humanitarian crisis and have to rebuild their lives from scratch."

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2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards

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Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation Award

Silviana Itzel Salinas-Reyna and Enrique Iglesias - Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation award for a $200,000 scholarship to a Berklee College of music student at The Ritz-Carlton Miami Beach, Grammy - Miami Beach, Florida, United States - Wednesday 29th April 2015

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Enrique Iglesias Performs Live At Manchester Arena

Shots of Spanish pop star Enrique Iglesias as he gave a live performance at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom - Saturday 29th November 2014

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Enrique Iglesias Performs Live At London's O2 Arena

Enrique Iglesias - Enrique Iglesias performs live at London's O2 Arena during his first UK arena tour in 3 years at The O2 - London, United Kingdom - Friday 28th November 2014

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Enrique Iglesias Performs At The SSE Hydro

Photographs of Spanish pop star Enrique Iglesias as he gave a live performance at The SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Tuesday 25th November 2014

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Enrique Iglesias

Date of birth

8th May, 1975

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

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