Enrique Iglesias

Genres: Latin R&B / Soul
Tags: pop latin spanish dance latin pop male vocalists Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, 8 May 1975, Madrid, Spain. The son of global superstar Julio Iglesias, Enrique recorded his self-titled debut album of Latin-influenced pop in 1995. The album’s release saw him catapulted to superstar status in the Spanish-speaking music world. Assured of media exposure of similar intensity to the elder Iglesias, certain sections of the media also implied a rivalry between father and progeny - his parents having divorced when Enrique was seven. Certainly Enrique’s statement to Spain’s top-selling daily newspaper, El Pais, ‘When I have children, I’ll leave work to one side for a while - something my father never did’, helped to fuel the conjecture. Although his love songs and ballads, such as ‘Experiencia Religiosa’ and ‘No Llores Por Mi’, placed him in the same stylistic area as his father, Enrique claims to have been influenced as much by rock acts such as Journey, Foreigner and...

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