If you haven’t sung this at the top of your lungs to someone you love while standing in the rain, you need to rethink your life choices. Enrique Iglesias’ much-adored hit single, Hero, reached heroic heights on release. How many copies were sold, you ask?
Eight million and counting. This ultra-tender steamy ballad is why we love Iglesias. The release of this single may have been the exact moment when the entire world fell in love with this Spanish troubadour.
Impressing Will Smith
Enrique Iglesias was not the first melodist to bring a spicy Latin flavor to global pop music. Artists such as Ricky Martin and Jenifer Lopez may have paved the way, but when Iglesias crossed over into the global English-language market, he came in swinging.
Iglesias’ fourth studio album ‘Enrique’ was released in 1999 and marked the beginning of his international success. The single ‘Bailamos’ made an impression on Will Smith, who featured it in his film, "Wild Wild West."
Super Bad Bowl
Singing at the Super Bowl brought Enrique a bit of embarrassment after Howard Stern berated the super songster for not being able to sing live. To prove Stern wrong, Iglesias later performed the song live on his show with only the help of a guitar.
Stern had no choice but to admit that Iglesias really could sing. The sloppy Super Bowl performance was supposedly due to Iglesias being forced to lip-sync. We have to give it to the man for capitalizing on what started out as bad publicity!
Falling for Anna Kournikova
Enrique and Anna met for the first time in 2001 during the shooting of his music video Escape. Honestly, it didn't even seem like they were acting during their rather steamy scenes. The couple fell for each other from the start and officially announced their relationship in 2002.
Although being world-renowned, the intensely private pair have managed to keep their romance out of the spotlight. We wish they would just let us know some of the details!
Enrique Is Good at Keeping Secrets
Over the years, the super-secretive romance between the singer and Anna Kournikova left fans speculating. Are they married, still dating, or living in Splitsville?
In 2017, the world was shocked to hear that the happy couple had welcomed not one but two babies into the world. The tennis star and king of Latin pop managed to keep the pregnancy well under wraps, and only family and a few close friends knew that the happy couple was expecting twins.