Universal Republic Records and Enrique Iglesias have confirmed his eagerly anticipated new album will be titled EUPHORIA– the perfect name for a collection of songs all about setting your problems aside and having some fun – it boasts guest appearances from artists such as Akon, Nicole Scherzinger, Pitbull, Puerto Rican Reggaeton duo Wisin and Yandel and the legendary Lionel Richie.
His most diverse, eclectic collection to date, Euphoria is the first Enrique album to feature songs sung in both Spanish and English, and – says Enrique – “is like nothing I’ve ever done before. It taps into so many different styles of music – it’s been really exciting for me to experiment and explore new territory”.
‘I Like It’, the first international single from EUPHORIA, debut at #1 on iTunes Latin chart. Produced by Red One, it features a vocal cameo from Lionel Richie, reprising the chorus of his timeless hit ‘All Night Long’. The track is an up beat, floor- filler that features a collaboration with #1 selling rapper Pitbull (‘I Know You Want Me’). ‘I Like It’ is also the first single off of the highly anticipated soundtrack to MTV’s ‘The Jersey Shore’ in stores July 20th.
Other tracks on Euphoria include Enrique’s current Spanish-language smash ‘Cuando Me Enamoro’, featuring Latin superstar Juan Luis Guerra, which crash landed in top 10s across Latin America and Spain on its release last week.
Born in Madrid, raised in Miami, not only is Enrique an international superstar in his own right, but he has become a one-man ambassador of global culture with his distinctive fusion of pop beats, r&b hooks, Latin rhythms and rock bombast.
For over a decade Enrique Iglesias’ Latin-flavoured pop has carved its way into the hearts of music fans across the globe, selling over 55 million albums in both English and Spanish.
Enrique burst on to the music scene in 1995 winning a Grammy for his first ever Spanish release (Enrique Iglesias) and in 1999 his eponymous English language debut went on to sell six million albums, go double-platinum in the US, and achieve gold or platinum status in 32 countries. Since then he has had a string of successful albums, from Escape (2001), 7 (2003) and Insomniac (2007) to his Greatest Hits album (2008), while his sold-out world tours have established him as a captivating live performer.
In the US he is one of the biggest-selling Spanish artists of all time, with over 12 million albums sold and 19 #1 Billboard Latin hits across the Americas. Meanwhile, in the UK Enrique has sold 2.2 million albums and 1.6 million singles, the biggest of which – the inimitable ‘Hero’ – spent four weeks at #1 and is now a staple of teary X Factor scenes. Enrique has had 12 top 20 singles, and six Top 10 singles in the UK, including ‘Bailamos’, ‘Could I Have This Kiss Forever’, ‘Escape’, ‘Not In Love’ (ft Kelis), and ‘Do You Know’.