Enrique Iglesias was one of the biggest heartthrobs of the early aughts. Though the latin singer is now 40 years old, he’s no less of a stud than he was 10 years ago. However, despite the fact that Iglesias has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Enrique Iglesias. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: He Wasn’t Always Iglesias. In fact, Iglesias began performing under the stage name of Enrique Martinez! He switched to Iglesias soon after, and then he hit it big.
Number Fourteen: Fame Runs in His Blood. Iglesias’ father is none other than Julio Iglesias. Julio is a very famous Spanish singer. Iglesias’ mother is also quite famous – she is the journalist Isabel Preysler.
Number Thirteen: He’s a Baby. Well, sort of. Iglesias is the youngest of three children, which may explain some of his personality traits. His two older siblings are named Chabeli and Julio (presumably, the latter is named after his father).
Number Twelve: He Dedicated an Album to His Nanny. This might sound sweet, but there’s a sad backstory to it. Iglesias was brought up mostly by his nanny in Miami. He was sent to Miami after his grandfather was kidnapped, and his life may have been in danger. Iglesias dedicated his first album to his nanny, Elvira.
Number Eleven: He Is a College Dropout. It’s true! Iglesias studied business at the University of Miami, but he dropped out after he got a record deal with Fonovisa Records. He recorded his very first album in Toronto, Canada.
Number Ten: He Wrote a Song for Andrea Bocelli. Iglesias collaborated with songwriter Guy Chambers to write the lead single from Andrea Bocelli‘s very first pop album. The song is called “Un Nuovo Giorno” and was also recorded by former spice girl Melanie C in English.
Number Nine: He Also Wrote a Song for Clay Aiken. Iglesias wrote “The Way” for American Idol‘s very own Clay Aiken. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Enrique Iglesias, coming soon!