The Spanish singing sensation has been referred to as the King of Latin Pop for some time. But the ultra-talented writer, singer, composer, and performer officially earned this title when he was presented with a Billboard award for the best Latin Artist of All Time.
The award was presented by his long-time collaborator and friend, Pitbull, who was quoted as saying, “He’s a living legend and it’s a true honor to call him my friend and my dog. He is music.”
Good looks and charm aside, the Latin hottie has staying power! Well, at least his songs do. Namely, his smash hit Bailando, which topped the charts on May 17, 2014, and didn’t budge for 41 full weeks.
Iglesias was honored with an award from the Guinness Book of World Records for most number-one singles on the “Hot Latin Songs” Billboard chart. The Latin idol said, “It feels so unreal to be included in the book with all those unbelievable facts.”
Bust With Britney
Shortly after Britney Spears announced her coming tour at the tail end of 2011 with Enrique as an opening artist, the Spanish idol pulled out of the deal. Slick-as-heck Iglesias was known as a headlining act early on in his career. So, as you would imagine, he was concerned about how it would be perceived if he were to take a back seat as a support act to the sultry songstress.
Attempts were made to reframe the tour as a “co-headlining” tour, but Iglesias had already made up his mind.
In the fall of 2021, Ricky Martin, a fellow Latin crooner of “She Bangs” fame, joined Enrique Iglesias on a co-headlining tour. Iglesias admitted to being a big fan of Ricky Martin, who recently welcomed his fourth child. Iglesias went on to say that it’s a dream come true to be on the same bill as Martin.
Coincidentally, the megastars are both fathers of twins. We’re fairly certain that the daddy duo shared dad jokes a while livin’ la vida dada!
Like the world really needs another reason to love Enrique. Iglesias has made it clear that he loves his fans, but in a video he posted, he shows us how much.
While the pop star was enjoying the sites of Puerto Rico after a show, he was approached by a few fans who requested a photo. The ever-gracious Iglesias obliged, exited his vehicle, and posed for snapshots with the lucky fans right there in the street.