Madrid, Spain, raised in Miami, Florida
Birthdate: May 8, 1975
Heartthrob singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias started
out his career determined to make it without using
his famous father Julio as an easy ticket to fame.
He submitted his first demos under the name Enrique
Martinez without his parent's knowledge. After landing
a record deal with the Fonovisa label, Enrique released
his first album "Enrique Iglesias" (1996) selling
more than a million copies in three months. In 1997
he released "Vivir" which quickly went multi-platinum.
Enrique was part of the wave of Spanish language artists
crossing over to the general market at the close of
the century, signing a lucrative deal with Interscope
records. His first English album, "Enrique" was a
huge success. In 2001 he released "Escape" which contained
"Hero" which became a post 9/11 anthem. In 2002 he
released "Quizás," his first Spanish album
in five years. To date Enrique has sold more than
30 million records.
Living up to his sexy image, Enrique has romanced
some of the world's most beautiful women including
most recently Anna Kournikova. He's also well-known
as a practical joker.