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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 8 May 1975Madrid, Spain
Birth NameEnrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler
Nicknames Quique
"E"
Kike
EI
Super Nova
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler was born in Madrid, Spain, to Spanish singer Julio Iglesias and Spanish-Filipino socialite Isabel Preysler. In 1979, his parents' marriage was annulled. He was eight years old when he moved to the U.S., and at the age of 15, secretly began writing music. He studied business administration at the University of Miami for a year before he dropped out to pursue a musical career. Five years later, on September 25, 1995, he released his first album at 18 years of age. His second album, which was recorded in Spanish, was released on January 29, 1997.

Iglesias has made 10 albums. "Insomniac" was released 2008 and he did the official song for UEFA Europa League 2008, "Can You Hear Me", which he sang at the soccer league's finale. After "Insomniac" he made "Greatest Hits" and went on tour in 2009. His album "Euphoria" was his first bilingual album, featuring Spanish and English songs. His latest album "Sex and Love" was also bilingual.

Iglesias has sold over 137 million records worldwide, making him one of the best selling Latin artists ever. He has more number-one songs on Billboard's charts, more than any other single male artist.

Iglesias has recorded advertisements or provided songs for major brands, including Salsa Doritos (2002), PepsiCo (2003), Viceroy (2004), Tommy Hilfiger (2005), Azzaro (2009) Atlantico (2011-present), Soap opera theme songs (2013, 2014), Coty (2014), and Kia Soul (2014-2015). He also had guest acting roles on Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Two and a Half Men, and How I Met Your Mother.

Iglesias has supported many charities, including City of Hope, Red Cross, Music for Relief, Habitat For Humanity, Help for Heroes, Live Earth, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Music for Relief, Special Olympics, The Salvation Army, Alex's Lemonade, and Hunger Relief.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Musica

Trade Mark (4)

Known for the mole he had on his right cheek
Athletic body
High jumping on the stage
Sexy voice

Trivia (55)

The same writing team that wrote singer Cher's "Believe" wrote his hit "Bailamos.".
Considers himself a songwriter first, and singer second.
Younger brother of Julio Iglesias Jr. and Chabeli Iglesias.
Number #1 Spanish album: Quizas (Latin Billboard Charts)
Has five younger half siblings on his father's side, Miguel, Rodrigo, twins Victoria & Christina and Guillermo. On his mother's side he has two younger half sisters, Tamara Falcó and Ana Boyer.
Appeared on the cover of the Spanish edition of 'Rolling Stone', December 15th, 2002.
Number #3 Spanish Song: "Para Que La Vida" (Latin Billboard Charts).
Number #1 song "Para Que La Vida" on Latin Billboard Music Charts.
Has had 16 number #1 songs.
Is the first Latin artist to have the most #1 singles on Latin Billboard Charts history.
Had a mole on his right cheek removed. [April 2003]
His song "Quizás" ("Maybe") is about his dad, Julio Iglesias.
"Quizás" received a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Album (2003).
"Be With You" received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording (2001).
Decided to part with his trademark mole after a doctor told him it could become cancerous.
Won The Latin Grammy For "Best Male Pop Vocal Album" [September 3rd, 2003]
His new single, "Addicted," is from his [new] 4th English album titled "7" Enrique's album is due out November 25th, 2003.
Born in Madrid, Spain, but grew up in Miami, Florida.
His song "Addicted" debuted on Casey Kasem's AT40 on November 16th, 2003 at #38.
Song "Addicted" is #37 on Casey Kasem's AT40 [November 23rd, 2003]
His song "Addicted" only went up to #26 on Casey Kasem's American Top 40.
Was Ryan Seacrest's first musical guest on his new show On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (2004) on 12 January 2004.
Co-wrote Clay Aiken's song "The Way".
His father is of Spanish descent. His mother, who is from the Philippines, has Spanish, as well as Asian-Filipino, ancestry.
In Spanish, his song "Bailamos" means "we dance" and "Para Que La Vida" means "why there's life".
Was the executive producer on his albums, "Escape", "Quizás", and "Seven".
Wrote all the songs on his "Escape", "Quizás" and "Seven" albums.
When he was about 9 years old, his grandfather was kidnapped but later found safe and well.
Appeared on On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (2004) on 19 May 2004. He was interviewed by a fan of the show named "Super Enrique Fan". He was interviewed before his performance at the Wango Tango Concert, held on 15 May 2004. He sang "Addicted", "Hero" and "Bailamos".
At the Wango Tango Concert held 15 May 2004. He sang "Addicted," "Hero" and "Bailamos."
August 2004; chosen as a renowned songwriter to sit on the executive committee to choose the Maxell Song of the Year.
15 September 2004: In the 7th Annual In Style Magazine's "What's Hot Now" Poll, he almost beat out Clay Aiken for the title of Sexiest Singer.
Including both his English and Spanish albums, Enrique named his album "Seven" because it was his 7th album all together.
November 2004; Enrique will be on the board of advisory in the project "International Year of Microcredit." The project offers small loans to business people in impoverished countries.
December 2004: His song "Not In Love" was voted #3 Best Dance Track/Song by Billboard Magazine for the year 2004.
2005; Presented the new Viceroy watch collection 'Señas de Identidad' at Munreco Building in Madrid, Spain.
Spokesman for the fragrance, "Blue Star Men", by Tommy Hilfiger. The fragrance line is set to launch in Fall 2005 (Beyoncé Knowles is the spokeswoman for "Blue Star Women" by Tommy Hilfiger) [2005].
Has two dogs; Grammy [Golden Retriver] and Lucas [German Shepherd]
His on-screen debut in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) was the last footage of him with his trademark mole.
Ranked #44 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Has one nephew Alejandro, from his sister, Chabeli Iglesias.
In a long-term relationship with Anna Kournikova. Since late 2001.
No relation to Gabriel Iglesias.
Will not be releasing any more songs/singles from his album "Seven," but is working on his next album. [July 2004]
Is working on 2nd English album, due fall 2003. [April 2003]
His new single from his 4th album will be "Addicted". His 4th album is due out November 25th, 2003. [September 2003]
Played an evil Roman emperor in a Pepsi ad with Pink, 'Beyonce Knowles' and Britney Spears. The girls star as gladiators, while singing to Queen's hit, "We will rock you". [January 2004]
Released "Not In Love" from his album 'Seven' [January 2004]
Is filming his [new] video, "Addicted", in Los Angeles, along-side The O.C. (2003)'s 'Misha Barton'. [October 2003]
In the studio working on his 3rd English album. [February 2005]
Is on tour in Australia. [March 2004]
Has his own brand of rum, called "Antico".
In 2000, after performing at the Viña del Mar International Music Festival, he was given an award shaped as a seagull with open wings. In order to indulge his fans, but shockingly to the Festival's hostess, he threw the award to the audience. The hostess of the festival, shocked, urged the people to return the award, and one of the fans went on stage to give it back. However, one of its wing's sharp edges had hurt a young woman in her head, and she later received medical attention.
He is a half-second cousin of American actor 'Steven R. McQueen'. Enrique's maternal great-grandfather, José Salgado Arrastia, was also one of Steven's paternal great-grandfathers. Enrique is also a half-first cousin, once removed, of Steven's father Chad McQueen, and of Chad's sister Terry McQueen, and a great-nephew of Steven's paternal grandmother Neile Adams.

Personal Quotes (12)

If you're buying an album because of the face on it, you're stupid.
I don't consider myself a sex symbol.
I know it sounds corny, but when you follow your dreams, it happens. And if it's music, take it seriously.
I don't care what people say. My music's, my music.
The power of music in Spanish is so strong that I couldn't stay away from it any longer
Touring is my favorite thing to do! I love the adrenaline I feel when I'm on stage and the energy I get from my fans.
We grow from experience. My music is always changing and in constant evolution. My first album is completely different to the last album. I just follow my own taste on music.
I like being underestimated. That's what pushes me, drives me to make a great album. I keep having to prove myself. This [music/song writing] is the only thing I know how to do, the only thing I really love.
What won't change is always striving for that great song and that great album. That's the challenge, that's the fun, and that's what will always drive me.
The song "Hero" is a very deep and personal song. All my songs I write come from something that's happened to me, in my life or someone I've met. But, I'll never tell what they are about. It's a secret.
At the end of the day a great melody is great - but the lyrics are what make a song timeless.
Creating a fragrance will be an exciting way to reach new fans while connecting with those people who already enjoy my music. I have always admired Tommy Hilfiger and am very excited about this new venture with Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries. [Response to his 2005 Fragrance line, 'Blue Star Men']

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