Enrique Iglesias Wraps Spanish Album
Latin star Enrique Iglesias will release his first all-Spanish album in four years Sept. 17 via Interscope. The set, which is still untitled, will be preceded by the single "Mentiroso," due to hit U.SLatin star Enrique Iglesias will release his first all-Spanish album in four years Sept. 17 via Interscope. The set, which is still untitled, will be preceded by the single "Mentiroso," due to hit U.S. radio outlets July 22. Iglesias produced the album in tandem with Lester Mendez and Rafael Perez Botija, and wrote or co-wrote all but one tune.
"The power of music in Spanish is so strong, that I couldn't stay away from it any longer," Iglesias said in a statement. "The language and imagery is less direct, the melodies and rhythms are intricate; it has been great to record an entire record in Spanish again. My fans have been by side throughout my journey, and I hope they will enjoy taking this step with me."
The artist is still enjoying success with his latest English album, "Escape," which is No. 36 in its 35th week on The Billboard 200 and has been certified triple platinum for U.S. shipments of 3 million units by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album has spawned crossover hits with its title track and "Hero."
The upcoming set is Iglesias' first all-Spanish album since 1998's "Cosas Del Amor," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums tally and at No. 64 on The Billboard 200.