Monday, May 16, 2016

Julio Iglesias wows thousands of fans in Sharjah concert debut

SHARJAH: The internationally acclaimed Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, Julio Iglesias, on Tuesday night took to the stage at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah, wowing and entertaining thousands of music lovers. In his debut concert in Sharjah, held against the spectacular backdrop of the Buheirah Corniche, Iglesias treated his audience to a number of hit songs and chartbusters from his most popular albums as well as more recent ones, leaving his thousands of fans demanding for more. Iglesias’ music is known for its celebration of love, peace, tolerance and humanity, the values that are championed and cherished by Sharjah and the UAE. The Julio Iglesias concert is part of Sharjah’s ongoing efforts to promote a culture of arts and appreciation of music in the Emirate. Al Majaz Amphitheatre, managed by Sharjah Media Centre, is at the forefront of this movement to enrich the art and cultural scene in the UAE and the region, providing quality and healthy entertainment with a moral purpose to the public. From Arab singers Majida El Roumi and Kadhim Al Sahir to Marcel Khalife and Western performers like Yanni and Julio Iglesias, Al Majaz Amphitheatre has hosted some of the biggest names in music from both the East and West to entertain music lovers in Sharjah and the UAE. Earlier, speaking to journalists from the UAE, Iglesias said that music is the perfect instrument and platform to bring people together no matter what borders, colour or creed they represent and that he was happy to be part of Sharjah’s efforts to promote understanding and dialogue between various cultures. The celebrated singer and song writer said he was "super excited" about returning to the UAE and performing at a great venue like Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah. (Source: )

Monday, March 14, 2016

"Too Many Women" Single Version

The single version of "Too Many Women" from the 1988 album "Non Stop"

 (Source: YouTube)

Friday, September 11, 2015

"Y Nos Dieron las Diez" Now Available!

Another song from Julio's upcoming release of 'Mexico" is now available on iTunes.  The song 'Y Nos Dieron las Diez' was available on September 11th for download.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

"Usted" available for download on iTunes

"Usted" from Julio's upcoming album "Mexico" is now available for download on iTunes.

Track list for "Mexico"

Julio's upcoming release "Mexico" is ready for pre-order on iTunes and features this track list:

1- Usted
2- Jurame
3- Ella
4- Fallaste Corazon
5- Sway
6- Amaneci en Tus Brazos
7- Echame a Mi la Culpa
8- Juan Charrasqueado
9- Y Nos Dieron las Diez
10- La Media Vuelta
11- Se Me Olvido Otra Vez
12- Mexico Lindo
13- Mexico Lindo (feat. Julion Alvarez)
14- Quien Sera

"Mexico" is scheduled to be released on September 25th.

(Source: iTunes)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

New Album Cover for "México"


Friday, July 17, 2015

47th Anniversary

July 17th is the 47th Anniversary of Julio Iglesias winning the Benidorm Festival.


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Info from email

Julio Iglesias Will Release NEW Single 
“Fallaste Corazón” Tomorrow, July 10th 

This Worldwide Release Unveils The First Song From The Global Music Legend’s Forthcoming New Album “MÉXICO - Julio Iglesias” 

Marking Julio Iglesias’ First New Spanish Language Recordings in Twelve Years,
The Highly-Anticipated Collection Honoring Mexico’s Greatest Songwriters Will Have A Full Album Release On September 18, 2015

It’s been 12 years since the iconic Julio Iglesias recorded an album in Spanish, his native language. This Friday, July 10, Sony Music releases “Fallaste Corazón” (You Failed, Dear), the first single from his forthcoming album MÉXICO - Julio Iglesias.  Having recorded his first tribute album to Mexico in 1976, the best-selling Latin music artist in history now once again pays homage to a country whose support was instrumental in his rise to fame. 
Julio Iglesias first performed in Mexico during the early 1970s and quickly won over the world’s largest Spanish-speaking country. Julio likewise fell in love with the nation and has continually remained well-versed in Mexican culture, history, music and customs.
While putting the finishing touches on MÉXICO - Julio Iglesias, he noted that “Mexico is a country that I love dearly. The Mexican people have given me many indelible moments in my life. I know this country as if it was my homeland, and I always carry it in my soul.
The full album, MEXICO - Julio Iglesias, is scheduled for release on September 18, 2015. In this album, Julio Iglesias renews his ties to Mexico with material from its Golden Age songbook, performed with his inimitable passion. An homage to Mexico’s greatest songwriters, the album will include twelve songs with distinctive Mexican flavor, Julio’s timeless interpretations and a 21st century sound. 
Mexican music is universal, and its composers are legendary,” Julio Iglesias observes. The album will feature a moving dedication to these songwriters, written by the artist himself. 
This record is dedicated to the outstanding composers who, generation after generation, filled our lives with love, nostalgia, memories and moments. After all these years, they remain alive in our souls. With all my respect and profound admiration." – Julio Iglesias.
With this album, Julio Iglesias’ discography surpasses 80 albums since 1968, a sterling body of work. A total of 47 years of hits and record-setting accomplishments – with over 300 million records sold – solidifying Julio as the best-selling Latino artist in history, and one of the Top-10 best-selling music artists of all-time.

MEXICO - Julio Iglesias is a return to fundamentals for an artist who has sung in over 12 languages and won a multitude of accolades around the world. Now,  Julio Iglesias ends his long absence from recording, by again embracing his beloved Mexico and its classic songwriters.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Billboard Article on "Fallaste Corazón"

Julio Iglesias Is Back With First Spanish Single in 12 Years, 'Fallaste Corazón':

The nostalgia sentiment has really paid off for many artists recently, whether it’s releasing an album of their own hits with a new spin, (á la Juan Gabriel with Los Dúo), or paying tribute to the classics of others (a la Cristian Castro with his three albums in homage to José José).

Now Julio Iglesias, also known as the most successful Latin singer of all time, is entering the nostalgia business with his upcoming album, Mexico – Julio Iglesias, in which he’ll interpret 12 standards from the country’s golden-era songbook.

For his first single, Iglesias offers up “Fallaste Corazón” (You Failed, Dear), by the prolific Mexican songwriter Cuco Sánchez. Many icons have done their own interpretation of the classic, including Rocio Durcal and Pedro Infante. Here, Iglesias reclaims his title as the world's smoothest balladeer.
Iglesias’ forthcoming album, due Sept. 18, is his first Spanish-language recording in 12 years. The Madrid-born crooner first performed in Mexico in the ‘70s, conquering the largest Spanish-speaking market and then going on to sell more than 300 million records worldwide by recording in as many as 12 languages. Still, Mexico holds a special place in his heart. In fact, this is his second tribute album to a country that was instrumental to his career, the first of which came in 1976. 

“Mexico is a country that I love dearly,” said Iglesias in a statement. “The Mexican people have given me many indelible moments in my life. I know this country as if it was my homeland, and I always carry it in my soul. This record is dedicated to the outstanding composers who, generation after generation, filled our lives with love, nostalgia, memories and moments. After all these years, they remain alive in our souls.”

(Source: Billboard)