Happy birthday, Julio Iglesias! – Air Santa Fe – The Great Radio (press Release)

The legendary Julio Iglesias, breaking the barriers of language and culture, it has been done with the triumph all over the planet. From Mexico to Argentina and from Spain to Japan, it is a number one in the music charts in the world. And is that, our artist more international has surpassed the figure of 300 million records, has recorded, in total, 79 albums and his illustrious musical career has been rewarded with 2,600 gold and platinum discs. July is July.

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The legendary Julio Iglesias, breaking the barriers of language and culture, it has been done with the triumph all over the planet. From Mexico to Argentina and from Spain to Japan, it is a number one in the music charts in the world. And is that, our artist more international has surpassed the figure of 300 million records, has recorded, in total, 79 albums and his illustrious musical career has been rewarded with 2,600 gold and platinum discs. July is July.

An accident changed his life

He was born in Madrid in the bosom of a noble family, and since he was a child, he always wanted to be an athlete: professional soccer player. When I played as a goalkeeper in the soccer team of Real Madrid, his aspirations were dashed. Your 20 years old, a car accident left him semiparalítico for almost two years. There was No hope that she would ever walk. To soothe their anguish, the nurse that watched over him gave him a guitar. He was very passionate about poetry and to accompany the verses of sad and romantic that he wrote, he learned to play this instrument.

Away from the soccer fields and once recovered, he traveled to London to study English, where some weekends she sang in a pub, the Air Port Pub, topics that were popular at the time, of Tom Jones, The Beatles… it Was in Cambridge, where he met Gwendolyne , who would be his girlfriend and, later, one of the musical success that it launched to stardom.

From songwriter to singer

A good day, led to a recording your first song with the purpose that a famous singer would like to interpret it. “Why don’t you sing it yourself?”, he was asked at the company. And this is how it happened. In 1968, presented to the music festival of Benidorm and won with the song life is still the same. During the following decade, the lyrics of their songs and romantic ballads, led him to countless performances throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America. It had already become a great singer.

With the victory, travel, and the desire to live, to Julio Iglesias only you was missing to put a love in your life: Isabel Preysler. He married in 1971 and had three children: Chabeli, Julio José and Enrique. But the relationship untenable in the last few years – plummeted. Julio Iglesias is devoted, then, to travel the world to promote their music. To become a privileged place in the musical realm. And so it was. In 1978, he signed a contract with CBS International and began to record in French, Italian and Portuguese in addition to Spanish.

In 1983, he received the first and only Diamond Disc. The award was granted by the book Guinness of world Records, after he got to sell his albums in more languages than any other artist in the history of music. In 1984, she recorded her first English-language album, 1100 Bel Air Place-managed to be Platinum – and a year later, he was awarded a star on the Walk of Fame of Hollywood. Conquered the british market, Julio Iglesias is back in the decade of the nineties to their compositions in Spanish. The singer won’t easily forget September 8th, 1997, the night in which the producer and composer of Latin Emilio Estefan handed her the award ASCAP: the most prestigious honor of the Association for the Arts. It was the first Latin artist who received an award that had been won previously by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Barbra Streisand, among others.

With his album, The road, released in 1995, became the first Spanish artist that in one day of sale gets a platinum disc. In China it has become a real phenomenon and after making a tour of Europe to perform concerts in 28 countries will travel to Beijing to receive the prestigious Golden Record Award, becoming the first foreigner to be awarded this honorable distinction.

A year later, on July don’t want to wait for his fans and releases his album Tango with the returns keep getting 35 gold albums and multi-platinum throughout the world. In the year 2000 and become a world leader, July premiere Night of four moons. The result of the fusion of Spanish music and Latin american is “an album with four phases, like the moon, and from there comes the title. You can’t say that it is tango, are guaracha, cumbia, or rumba, is a mixture of cultures”. After 33 years, treading the stage, the singer dared to interpret the song of Alejandro Sanz Corazón partío because “it is a theme that is heard even on the street. It is a song very great, and the version of Alexander, second to none. I sing worse but with much love.”

In 2001, Churches embarks on a tour of 26 Spanish cities, and once again rain down the accolades, among them receives the Prize for Latin Grammy award as Personality of the Year. Michael Greene, president of the Recording Academy and the Latin Recording Academy stated: “Julio Iglesias is the ultimate ambassador of the culture and Latin music throughout the world. It is rare to see a man with so much talent, passion and dedication to their culture and their admirers. For the Academy it is a pleasure to pay tribute to such an international treasure”.

Miranda, the great love of your life

The name of Julio Iglesias continued to resonate for the many corners of the world and after his love story failed with Isabel Preysler, found love in the arms of Miranda Rijnsburger , with whom he built a home and a great family, formed by five children, Miguel Alejandro (1997), Rodrigo (1999), the twins Victoria and Cristina (2001) and Guillermo (2007). July, who in the year 2000 fulfils his big dream to buy a house in Spain, more specifically in Marbella, has been chosen as the place of habitual residence in the idyllic enclave of dominican Punta Cana, a place that he has called as his “second homeland”. Despite the distance that separated his native Spain, July does not forget his land and whenever she can she escapes to our country. In fact, July chose our country on August 24, 2010 to give the ‘ yes I want’ to Miranda after 20 years of love in the parish Virgen del Carmen of Marbella. “I have my family life consolidated for always with Miranda. I don’t have any interest in anything that is not to be happy with my wife and my children, in what is my emotional life. I love her deeply, and all that is above everything,” confessed the singer after the ceremony, who also ensured that I would repeat every step taken to the side of his wife.

300 million albums

Julio Iglesias has sold 300 million copies of his 79 albums released worldwide, including original versions in various languages, compilations and live albums, which makes him the artist Spanish-speaker who has sold more records in history and one of the top 10 performers in the world.

As he acknowledged in 1983 the Guinness Book of world Records, to make delivery of the only Diamond Disc awarded by this institution, Julio is the artist who in more languages she has sung in all of history: 20 in total. The most recent, in 2006 with the “Romantic Classics”, were the chinese mandarin, tagalog-filipino, and bahasa-indonesian.

60 million viewers

In its more than four decades of unstoppable career, Julio Iglesias has offered more than 5000 live concerts in 600 cities around the world and have seen them live more than 60 million people.

With Julio Iglesias have sung a duet, the artists of the stature of 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 distinctions from all over the planet. In 1989, he was named Special Ambassador for the Performing Arts for UNICEF, a title that holds with much affection and respect, and who exercises total appreciation until the day of today.

source: hola.com/biografias

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