THE Asia Pacific Brands Foundation is pleased to confer The BrandLaureate Legendary Award to Julio Iglesias, who is truly a force to be reckoned with in the field of music and entertainment. The Grammy Award-winning Spanish singer and songwriter has sold more than 300 million records in 14 languages, released more than 80 albums, and 2,600 gold and platinum records certified, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.
IN the photo below, Iglesias proudly holds the 24K gold-plated BrandLaureate trophy and glass-framed certificate, in acceptance of the award. Just as his shining career has touched the lives of generations, this prestigious golden trophy, is artfully poised to reflect his greatness and glory for creating history in the music world.
Iglesias is best known for his early hits like “La Vida Sigue Igual”, “Gwendolyne” and perhaps his most memorable song of all time, “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before,” which has become his signature trademark to millions of fans worldwide, where he exuded his seductive smile and sex appeal. Other famous hits include: All of You (1984), Moonlight Lady (1984), Crazy (1993), En Concierto (1972), El Amor (1975), Starry Night (1990), Hey! (1980), Emociones (1978), De niña a mujer (1981), Manuela (1974), and Fragile (1993).
“People in love look into each other’s souls, and it is that feeling that I try to capture when I sing.” – Julio Iglesias
As a singer and performer, Iglesias has brought music to the forefront of the world, as “the most influential Latin music artist” in history.
Besides his singing prowess, not many people know that Iglesias has a Doctorate “Honoris Causa” from Berklee College of Music. He also made it to the Guinness World of Records twice — as an artist who sang in most languages (awarded in Paris, France -1983), and best-selling Latin artist in history (awarded Beijing, China – March 2013).
In 1982, he broke the Japanese record when he sold over 1,200,000 copies of his album “De Niña A Mujer” within six months. In 1983, he made it to the Guinness Book of World Records, by selling the most records in most languages in history. In 2010, he made history again, when he was crowned the Latin artist who sold over 300 million records. In 2013, he received the Guinness World Records award for the Best-selling Male Latin Artist. In 1970, he set another record in Spain, by giving 41 concerts in 41 cities, within 30 days. He was also the first and most popular international artist of all time in China. No wonder, he is known as the unstoppable one who sets world records.
In recognition of his achievements as a legendary music icon, Iglesias has been awarded the “Legion d’Honneur” (Legion of Honor) twice, which is the highest civil award in France, presented by François Mitterrand in the 80s, and Nicolas Sarkozy 20 years later. He was also the first Latin artist to have a Star in Hollywood Walk of Fame.
With a staggering music career which spans five decades attested by years of hard work, and having touched millions of lives, Julio Iglesias is indeed deserving of The BrandLaureate Legendary Award.
“I’m the Latin artist who has been the most successful in history at
representing the Latin culture.” – JULIO IGLESIAS