Latin-pop singer Enrique Iglesias hit it big on the U.S. pop chart last year with the single "Bailamos."
He was born Enrique Miguel Iglesias on May 8, 1975, in Madrid, Spain. Seven years later, he was sent to Miami to live with his father, Latin singing sensation Julio Iglesias.
Iglesias began singing professionally in 1995, when his eponymous debut LP sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. Iglesias won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Latin Performer and released his second album, Vivir, in 1997.
Iglesias' first mostly English-language album, the worldwide smash Enrique (1999), featured "Bailamos" (RealAudio excerpt), which topped the Billboard Hot 100, cementing the singer's rise as an English-language pop chart contender.
After the dance club hit "Rhythm Divine," Iglesias topped the club chart last month with "Be With You."
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