The ever-helpful hit-maker joined forces with the Latin Grammy Foundation to create a Berklee scholarship that would be awarded to an underprivileged musician. The big-hearted pop star said most don’t get to do what they love, so it’s a privilege to help people pursue their dreams.
Enrique is not short on creative ideas when giving back to the world! A 23-year-old saxophone player was the lucky recipient of the $200,000 scholarship!
Crushing It on YouTube
While cute cat videos offer some heavy competition, we’re pretty sure this megastar isn’t concerned with how he performs on YouTube. But whatever his thoughts are on the video-sharing site, he’s still crushing it.
With the help of his fans, the pop star's hit Bailando became the first Spanish song to gain one billion views on YouTube. Enrique thanked his fans in a heartfelt Instagram video for their role in making the video a success.
Behind all the glitz, glamor, and frenzied fans, the music biz is just that: business. After a lengthy and profitable relationship with Universal Music Group, the hunk of a hit-maker left for greener pastures and signed with Sony Music.
Rumor has it that the music behemoth, Sony, offered the star one of the most significant contracts any artist had seen for a while. Enrique Iglesias would join the ranks of Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Shakira, and Marc Anthony, who are also signed to the major label.
Check Your Crib Notes!
The ballad-maker was left gobsmacked when he was accused of ripping off Christian Escuti and German Schulz’s track Quiero Bailar, which was apparently recorded in 2009. The duo claimed that Iglesias lifted his 2014 hit Bailando from their tune.
The alleged infringement of the copyright was based on the melody, chorus, and lyrics being all too similar to Schulz and Escuti’s recording. When asked to present the recording, the twosome declined the request.
The Grammy Award-winning hit-maker is no stranger to global conflict areas. In 2014 Iglesias performed in the country of the Great Pyramids of Giza. He would be the first artist to do so since Egypt’s uprisings led to the removal of President Hosni Mubarak from power.
The charitable hunk said that music is a universal language, and using it all over the world, even in areas of conflict, is the best way to help all of us stay united.