Julio Iglesias, Spanish singer. Photo: Getty.
Julio Iglesias is an iconic Spanish singer. Photo: Getty.

Julio Iglesias is writing his memoirs

The Spanish singer confirmed that he's writing his book of memoirs.


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“I'm finally starting to write my memoirs, I hope I don't stop, and without realizing it I'm gradually filling myself with nostalgia, I always tell myself that nostalgia is a bit of going back, but without going back you can't write your life. I strongly want these memories to make you laugh and cry, the two emotions together are actually life itself. When I hear this song I smile and I am filled with memories, what a great luck it is to know the two feelings to learn to live,” said the artist on Instagram.

This is how Julio Iglesias announced that he is writing a book that will highlight the most relevant events of his personal and professional life in the music industry.

The release of the book has not been confirmed, but the news has generated great expectations among his fans in Spain, Latin America and also the United States.

A man of records

Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva is a man of records. In 1976, he was the first artist in Spain to perform 41 concerts in 41 different cities in just 30 days.

In 1983, he also entered the Guinness Book of Records for having sold the most records in the most languages in history and again in 2013 as the best-selling male Latin artist of all time, having sold more than 300 million records.

In the U.S.

The beginnings of his relationship with United States were not easy, as the same singer confessed a couple of years ago.

"My first time in North America was very hard. Instructive, enriching, but very hard. I arrived there too old, at thirty-five years old, when I already had a stronghold on the taste, smell and color of my land. The shock was very strong and I had a terrible time," he remembered a long time ago. 

But little by little, with his charisma, artistry, contacts, and powerful public relations and marketing campaigns, he earned the appreciation of the American people. In 1976, he arrived at New York's Madison Square Garden and achieved a box office record by selling out tickets in the shortest amount of time ever.

Among his most legendary concerts in the U.S. are: one in 1988, when 45,000 fans saw him play at the Houston Rodeo and another in 2010 when he gave two sell-out performances in Las Vegas.

An honorary Grammy

In 2019, Iglesias received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys for his career. His name was added to a list that includes Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra, among other legends.


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