Julio Iglesias

Julio Iglesias
Release date
01 January 1970
Julio Iglesias
01 January 1970 |

Julio Iglesias has sold more than 300 million copies of his 80 albums released worldwide, including original versions in various languages, compilations, and live albums, which makes him the Spanish-speaking artist who has sold the most albums in history.

As the 1983 Guinness Book of Records recognized, on awarding him the only Diamond Disc ever given by this institution, Julio is the artist who has sung and recorded in the most languages in the history of music: 20 in total. The most recent were in 2006, on the album “Romantic Classics”, in Mandarin Chinese, Philippine Tagalog, and Bahasa Indonesian.

In the 45 years of his unstoppable career, Julio Iglesias has received 2.600 platinum and gold records.
He has performed more than 5.000 concerts in 600 cities around the world, and more than 60 million people have seen him perform live.

Julio Iglesias has sung duets with famous artists such as Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, Art Gurfunkel, Paul Anka, Charles Aznavour, Plácido Domingo, Sting, The Beach Boys, Nana Mouskouri, Mireille Mathieu, Dalida, Lola Flores, Pedro Vargas, Alejandro Fernández, José Luis Rodríguez, Wei Wei, Zeze di Camargo and Luciano.

Julio collects awards, accolades and honors from around the globe.
He won a Grammy Award in 1988, and one year later was awarded a star with his name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He holds an American Music Award and the prestigious “ASCAP Pied Piper Award”, the highest award of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, also given to Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Barbra Streisand.

In 1989 he was named UNICEF Special Ambassador for the Performing Arts, a title he holds with much affection and respect, and which he continues to carry in great esteem until the present day.

He is the only foreign artist honoured by the Chinese Ministry of Culture, for his record-breaking sales of albums in that country.

On April 1st 2013, he received 2 historic awards, in Beijing, as the First & Most Popular International Artist of All Time in China, an award that was presented to him by the World Renowned Chinese Artist Lang Lang, and The Guinness World Records for being the Best-Selling Male Latin Artist in History.

Julio is one of the first five artists who entered the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, inaugurated in Miami, on April 23rd 2013. He received “La Musa” award, on that occasion.