Julio Iglesias to serenade Sharjah on May 3

Published April 19th, 2016 - 11:08 GMT
Julio Iglesias has sold more than 300 million records in 14 languages. (Twitter)
Julio Iglesias has sold more than 300 million records in 14 languages. (Twitter)

Sharjah will host the Grammy Award-winning Spanish singer and songwriter Julio Iglesias, one of the best-selling artists of all time, on May 3.

With a career spanning nearly five decades, Iglesias, who is the father of Latin pop sensation Enrique Iglesias, came up with ‘Julio Iglesias’ Milestones’ in 1970 and has not stopped since.  He holds two Guinness World Book of Records distinctions for selling the largest number of records in most languages (1983) and the Best Selling Male Latin Artist (2013).  

He has sold more than 300 million records in 14 languages and has 80 albums to his credit.

The Julio Iglesias concert is the latest of Al Majaz Amphitheatre’s initiatives launched as part of Sharjah’s efforts to promote the appreciation of art and nourish cultural sensibilities in the Emirate.

It had earlier organised spectacular performances by popular Arab and Western singers such as Majida El Roumi, Kazem Al Sahir, Yanni and, most recently, Marcel Khalife.

From performing for the first time in Madison Square Garden in New York in 1976 to record-breaking performances in Chile, Japan, Brazil, Colombia and around the world all these years, Julio Iglesias has come a long way and has many firsts to his credit.

For instance, he sold more than 1,200,000 copies of his album “De niña a mujer”, in just six months in Japan, and he sold more than 2,000,000 copies of the same album in Brazil in 11 months.  Julio Iglesias has earned a number of prestigious awards and honours, like the coveted Grammy, acknowledging his preeminent position as one of the world’s most popular artistes and musicians.   

Like all great artistes and musicians, Julio Iglesias’ music celebrates love, peace, fellowship of men and the best of humanity.  

Tickets for the Julio Iglesias concert are available on Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.ae). They can be ordered by phone on +9714 3662289.   

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