Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias


5/8/1975, Madrid, Spain

Birth Name

Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler



Also Known As

Enrique, Enrique Iglesias
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Enrique Iglesias is the son of the famous Spanish singer, Julio Iglesias and Isabel Preysler. He was born in Madrid, Spain in May 08, 1975.

To date, Enrique is consider one of the world's best-loved Spanish language singers. He has sold over forty million albums globally and…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Enrique: (revealing some problems in his relationship with Anna Kournikova) We were living together for six months, but she kicked me out. We had a fight. We did make up, but she didn't let me move back in. It was a stupid fight - something about my dogs. I'll move back in when she lets me.

    • Enrique: I think it must be harder to be female than male. Apart from having to deal with period pains, pregnancy and child birth, I think women are more emotional than men. It's not just that they find it easier to talk about emotions, I think they actually feel emotions more deeply.

    • Enrique: (asked if he misses his mole) [Laughs] No. I can't believe having a mole removed turned into such a big deal. Basically, all that happened was I went to the doctor, he told me it had the potential to become cancerous and said he could remove it in 30 seconds, so I told him to go for it. It's that simple.

    • Enrique: (asked what his favorite story he's read that was written about him was) I like the story about me and Anna getting married and divorced [laughs]. I think we're still together. I've been away for two weeks, so I'll have to check we're still together when I go back home, you know how things change!

    • Enrique: (asked what the biggest misconception about him was) Probably that one about me having a small penis. I think people believe I take myself more seriously than I actually do.

    • Enrique: (revealing he has split from Anna Kournikova) We've split. I'm single now and it's OK. I don't mind being single. I'm not ready for children. I don't feel like taking on such a responsibility yet. But in the future I'd like two children.

    • Enrique Iglesias: You should do whatever language you feel is the perfect language for you to sing in and then try to strive to do the best.

    • Enrique Iglesias: Yes, I have made a woman cry.

    • Enrique Iglesias: Yes, and I hope that day I get married, it is forever.

    • Enrique Iglesias: Yeah, exactly, you can talk about politics in music, you can talk about something else, but that's always going to change, and love is never going to change.

    • Enrique Iglesias: With the press, if it's a professional interview and I feel comfortable, I don't mind talking about my personal life.

    • Enrique Iglesias: When you find the perfect person you shouldn't feel any insecurity.

    • Enrique Iglesias: When there's love there's good sex.

    • Enrique Iglesias: When I'm in love, I wake up happy.

    • Enrique Iglesias: We're the same blood but the singing style is different.

    • Enrique Iglesias: We all feel love, and that might sound kind of corny, but I really feel that's what joins musicians together around the world.

    • Enrique Iglesias: The weirdest show I ever played was in Russia, in the Kremlin. That was weird, because I think the Kremlin seats 6,000 people, and you couldn't even bring a production. You couldn't even touch anything.

    • Enrique Iglesias: The video for Addicted was an idea of mine, and it all came together with the genius direction of Peter Berg.

    • Enrique Iglesias: The one thing about music is that there are no rules.

    • Enrique Iglesias: The music promotion is what makes your face a pretty face.

    • Enrique Iglesias: Realistically, English is a universal language; it's the number one language for music and for communicating with the rest of the world.

    • Enrique Iglesias: Not that I don't like the other songs, but I love ballads, and I think it's always a risk-taker when you come up with a ballad.

    • Enrique Iglesias: My inspiration are the woman, friendship, and loneliness.

    • Enrique Iglesias: My friends support me a lot.

    • Enrique Iglesias: My first record contract was for three records in Spanish, and right when that was over, that was a perfect time for me to release an English album, and that's when it all happened.

    • Enrique Iglesias: Love is one of my main inspirations.

    • Enrique Iglesias: It surprises me what the girls are capable of doing for me.

    • Enrique Iglesias: In school, kids never really looked at me a different way because I think it was a different generation; they didn't really know who my father was.

    • Enrique Iglesias: If permanent happiness comes with someone, I'd leave everything.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I've gone over a million in a half miles flying.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I'm very romantic.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I'm so proud of who I am and where I come from and who my father is.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I'm so much into the melody.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I'm a person that knows what he wants.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I'm a good person, but with many defects.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I'd never pay for sex.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I'd just finished my album and Robert Rodriguez's people called me and asked if I want to do this movie. It was a short role, a small role in Once Upon A Time In Mexico.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I was happier before, when I lead a normal life.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I used to travel to so many different countries with my Spanish albums, and some of them would listen to my music and some of them wouldn't, just because it was in Spanish.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I started singing with poor musicians but they were very talented.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I say that when you sing in English, it's easier and it does open a lot more markets, but there's exceptions, and there are artists out there that have done it in Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I really want to fall in love.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I prefer love over sex.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I mean, you need a good production, but the essence, what makes a song timeless, is the melody, the lyric, and of course the production.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I mean, when you do the same thing as your father... I always want it to be better than my father as a singer.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I mean, lyrics are crucial, but melody - it's so much about that.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I mean, if you turn on the radio, love is 90 percent of the music.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I mean, I do consider that my music is pop because I've been influenced by pop music my whole life; I grew up in the States and '80s pop music was my biggest influence.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I just want my albums to do something different; I don't want the prior one to sound like the new one.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I had a normal childhood. There were women, but it wasn't like Hefner's Playboy Mansion. If it was, I'd still be living at home!

    • Enrique Iglesias: I don't think I would be a good producer, but I would like to compose for other singers, give them ideas for other projects, the problem is that I don't compose often and I don't have songs to give to others.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I don't really like revealing everything about my private life.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I don't actually think about what kind of an album I'm going to make when I go into the studio, because that kind of limits me.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I can say that I got hooked into pop music, English-speaking pop music, the first time I went to camp.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I always respect a woman.

    • Enrique Iglesias: For me, it all starts with if I can sing a song with a guitar and it still sounds good acoustically, then I'll stick it on the album.

    • Enrique Iglesias: I'm never going to deny where I come from. I'm Latino, and that's obvious.

    • Enrique Iglesias: At age 13, I fell in love with my teacher.

    • Enrique Iglesias: And that's why for artists, no matter what your background is, no matter what religion, what nationality, or what class you come from, no matter if you're rich or poor, no matter what, that's where we all join together and where we're all similar.

    • Enrique Iglesias: And people coming up asking for autographs, there's only one time when it kind of bothers me: when I'm eating.