Enrique Iglesias, (Title TBD) (Label TBD)
Release Date: Third/fourth quarter
Enrique Iglesias, the Latin artist who has most consistently released hit albums and singles in both English and Spanish and the artist with the most No. 1s on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart (20), is putting the finishing touches on an album split evenly between both languages. "It's the first album I've ever released that's 50-50," says Iglesias, who, as usual, wrote or co-wrote most of the material. "I thought that when it came down to it artistically, it would help me because it would pit the Spanish songs against the English. I've created a little competition inside my head." Iglesias says the still-untitled set, which should be out in the second or third quarter, varies between uptempo tracks and ballads, with at least four collaborations, including one with Wisin & Yandel and another with Akon. The album, produced with RedOne, Mark Taylor and longtime collaborator Carlos Jaucar, will feature between 14 and 17 tracks. Of these, only the first single is currently slated to be a translation. "I don't want to do a double album, and I've been writing this album for a year-and-a-half," Iglesias says. "So I want to make sure it's the very best I can give fans."