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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Enrique Iglesias

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Enrique Iglesias[/lastfm] has been making ladies swoon for years with his Spanish charm and hit songs, but how much do you really know about him? Here’s 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Enrique Iglesias.

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20. His birth name is Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler

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19. Enrique was born May 8, 1975 (36 years old) in Madrid, Spain.

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18. Enrique’s grandfather, Dr. Julio Iglesias Puga, was kidnapped in 1985 by terrorist group ETA.

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17. Enrique fled the danger from his grandfather’s kidnapping to live with his father and brother in Miami, Fl.

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16. Enrique lived in Belgrade, Serbia for one year with his journalist mother.

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15. Enrique co-produced an off Broadway musical entitled Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria.

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14. Enrique studied business at the University of Miami.

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13. Enrique has sold more than 55 million albums world wide.

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12. Enrique has been on and off with Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova since 2001.

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11. Enrique starred alongside Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderes in Once Upon A Time In Mexico.

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10. Enrique dropped out of college to record his first album in Toronto.

9. Enrique’s “Bailamos” was in [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Will Smith[/lastfm]’s movie “Wild, Wild West” and began his rise to fame in the United States. “Bailamos” was his first #1 single in the U.S.

8. Enrique has had 8 #1 singles on Billboard’s dance chart. More than any other single male artist (tied with Michael Jackson).

7. Enrique has guest starred on Two and a Half Men.

6. Enrique is involved in a campaign for Azzaro fragrance.

5. Enrique has worked with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pitbull[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Usher[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lionel Richie[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ciara[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicole Scherzinger[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ludacris[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Akon[/lastfm] and more.

4. Enrique wrote “The Way” for American Idol runner-up [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Clay Aiken[/lastfm].

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3. Enrique Iglesias, in total, has amassed 52 #1 hit singles across the various Billboard charts.

2. Enrique Iglesias is the youngest son of Spanish singer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Julio Iglesias[/lastfm], who has sold over 250 million albums worldwide.

1. Enrique just released a new music video for “Ayer”

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