Romantic Latin crooner Julio Iglesias has conquered the world for over 30 years with his lush vocals. Julio Iglesias remains one of the top-selling Latin artists with over 300 million albums sold worldwide. Julio Iglesias captured the U.S. market with English-language duets with Willie Nelson, Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder in the 1980s.
In the 1990s, Julio Iglesias continued to receive praise for his Spanish-language albums including 1996’s Tango. In 2006, Julio Iglesias released an album of covers from the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Order Julio Iglesias concert tickets from OnlineTickets.com!
Julio Iglesias was born September 23, 1943, in Madrid, Spain. Julio Iglesias was on track to become a lawyer when he suffered a terrible car accident. The accident left him bedridden for three years. To fill the time Julio Iglesias learned to play guitar and wrote songs. Julio Iglesias made his singing debut at the Benidorm International Song Festival in Spain and won for his original "La Vida Sigue Igual.” Stemming from his festival win, Julio Iglesias signed with Columbia Records in 1968. Julio Iglesias released his debut Yo Canto the following year.
In the late 1970s, Julio Iglesias signed with CBS International and in 1981 released De Niña a Mujer, which featured a Spanish-language cover of the Cole Porter song “Begin the Beguine.” The song crossed over into English-speaking markets, going No. 1 in U.K. Julio Iglesias achieved even greater crossover success with his 1984 album 1100 Bel Air Place, which featured duets with Willie Nelson (“To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before”) and Diana Ross (“All of You”).
Julio Iglesias’ 1987 album Un Hombre Solo won a Grammy award for Best Latin Pop Album and spawned two No. 1 Latin singles “Que No Se Rompa La Noche” and “Lo Mejor De Tu Vida.” Julio Iglesias’s next album Non Stop featured a duet with Stevie Wonder on the No. 15 Adult Contemporary track “My Love.” Julio Iglesias returned to his native Spanish for his albums in the 1990s. In 1996, Julio Iglesias’ album Tango peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Latin Album’s chart and was nominated for Best Latin Pop Album in 1996.
In 2003, Julio Iglesias released Divorcio, which went to No. 1 in several European countries including Spain and France. In 2006, Julio Iglesias released his latest covers album Romantic Classics, featuring songs from the 1960s, 70s and 80s including the Foreigner hit "I Want To Know What Love Is", George Michael’s "Careless Whisper", and Richard Marx’s "Right Here Waiting.” Don’t miss out on this legendary Latin performer when you order Julio Iglesias tickets from OnlineTickets.com!