Julio Iglesias is the most celebrated artist in Spanish and Latin music history. He is the Best-Selling Latin Artist and one of the top 10 Best-Selling Artists with more than 300 million records sold in 14 languages.
Born in Madrid, in 1943, Julio Iglesias studied law and played football in the Real Madrid. But a fatal accident in 1962 left him partially paralyzed and unable to walk for nearly two years. He helped pass the time by playing a guitar which made him discovered a new passion that would change his life.
Having had more than 60 million spectators in the 5 continents and 2,600 albums of gold and platinum, over the course of his extraordinary music career Julio Iglesias has received numerous awards: Grammys, Hollywood Walk of Fame, ASCAP Pied Piper Award, Billboard, Guinness World Records, Personality of The Year by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (LARAS), etc.
He has been the recipient the highest distinctions in most countries, including the Medal of the Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic in his homeland, Spain, and the French Legion of Honor in France. In addition to being the first foreign artist to be honored by the Chinese Ministry of Culture, as the artist who has sold most records in that country.