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.
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!
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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.
Life flashed before the eyes of the Spanish stud while in Egypt in 2015. After playing a show in Alexandria, Iglesias and his tour manager were being driven to the airport when a reckless juggernaut driver cut them off. Thanks to the catlike reflexes of their driver, the star and his manager escaped unscathed.
A shaken but not stirred Iglesias posted a video showing his appreciation of the driver who managed to swerve out of harm's way.
The bilingual balladeer was delighted to release his album "Sex and Love" as it is only his second album that features both Spanish and English lyrics. The star of many accolades said that singing in both languages keeps him on his toes.
His eclectic stage shows are known to shift gears rapidly, from Spanish ballads to his well-loved English hits. We’re glad to see that the Spanish pop star is still well in touch with his roots!