2009-11-20 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Julio Iglesias Comes To Westbury

The world renowned, Grammy nominated, singer and performer, Julio Iglesias will perform at the Theatre at Westbury on Friday, November 27 at 8 p.m.

Iglesias delights audiences with his classic songs, "Manuela," "Hey!," "El Amor," "Un canto a Galicia," and many more.

Julio Iglesias is a Spanish balladeer who has sold more than 100 million albums in 14 different languages, including Spanish, French, Italian and English.

While Iglesias rose to international prominence in the 1970's and 1980's as a performer of romantic ballads, his success has continued as he crossed musical and linguistic barriers.

Iglesias found his love for music writing songs and playing guitar while recovering from a car accident in the mid 60's. he got his start in 1968, when he won the Benidorm International Song Festival contest in Spain, and signed a contract with a Columbia Records Latin music label, Discos Columbia. During the 1970s, he toured Europe and Latin America, gaining a fan base with hits like 1975's "Manuela."

At the turn of the decade, Julio Iglesias began to pursue the American and British markets.

His efforts began to pay off in 1981, when his cover of "Begin the Beguine" became a number one hit. Iglesias' major crossover success was 1984's 1100 Bel Air Place, a collection of duets, featuring the Top Ten hits "To All The Girls I've Love Before," with Willie Nelson and "All of You," a duet with Diana Ross.

In 1996, Iglesias released the album Tango which received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin Pop Album at the Grammy Awards of 1998.

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