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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Clarence "Gatermouth" Brown, who was born in 1924; Manfred Mann guitarist Mike Vickers in 1942 (age 61); Lenny Baker of Sha Na Na, and Alexander "Skip" Spence of Jefferson Airplane as well as Moby Grape, both in 1946 (age 57); an
By United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Madonna, a music industry beacon for the past 20 years, is pointing the way toward a new cooperation between retail and online marketers.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

British blues and roots rock legend Tony DeMeur, of the Fabulous Poodles and Ronnie and the Rex, is hitting New Orleans during The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which takes place between April 23 and May 4.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Latin American economies hang on amid war

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 24 (UPI) -- Latin America's fragile emerging economies are weathering the economic shock of war in Iraq, but analysts say that a prolonged conflict could soon take a toll.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late singer Billy Stewart, who was born in 1937; War harmonica player Lee Oskar in 1946 (age 57); drummer Mike Kellie of Spooky Tooth in 1947 (age 56); April Wine bassist Steve Lang and Nick Lowe, both in 1949 (age 54); Super
By United Press International

What U.S. newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

Eminem wins four American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Eminem was the big winner at the 30th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Monday night, taking home four trophies, including two best album awards fo

American Music Award winners

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 30th American Music Awards, which were presented Monday night in Los Angeles.

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

New Orleans rockers The Radiators partied with a group of fans at the Atlantis Resort complex in the Bahamas. The "Aztec Vacation" theme party was arranged by graphic artist Kingsley Stoken, whose colorful poster designs are the calling card of his Radia
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

To celebrate the release of the box-office hit "Spider-man" on DVD and VHS, Gibson Guitars and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, in conjunction with Tower Records, are giving away Limited-Edition Spider-man Les Paul guitars.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Country Music News

Eddy Arnold conducts his first recording session, one of Nashville's earliest, 1944. Gene Autry records No. 1 single, "At Mail Call Today," 1944.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

SONY'S BIG BOX-OFFICE NUMBER
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Ashanti gets five American Music noms

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Newcomer Ashanti led the field with five nominations when nominees for the 30th American Music Awards were announced in Beverly Hills Tuesday. Eminem and Nelly

American Music Award nominees

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 30th American Music Awards, announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills:

Latin American market roundup

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Markets across Latin America were mixed this week as the beginning of a transition to a leftist president in Brazil progressed smoothly, but foreshadowings of trouble were seen.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent
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Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias celebrates with his Premio Lo Nuestro award in the media room during the 2009 Premio Lo Nuestro award show at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida on March 26, 2009. (UPI Photo/Martin Fried)
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Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (born May 8, 1975), better known as Enrique Iglesias, is a Spanish pop music singer-songwriter. Iglesias started his musical career on Mexican label Fonovisa. This helped turn him into one of the most popular artists in Latin America and in the Hispanic or Latino market in the United States, and the biggest seller of Spanish language albums of that decade. Before the turn of the millennium, he made a crossover into the mainstream English language market, signing a unique multi-album deal with Universal Music Group for an unprecedented US$48,000,000, with Universal Music Latino to release his Spanish albums and Interscope to release English albums. In 2010, he parted with Interscope and signed with another Universal Music Group label, Universal Republic.

Iglesias has had five Billboard Hot 100 top five singles including two #1s, and holds the record for producing 22 number 1 Spanish-language singles on the Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks. Up until the release of his latest album, Euphoria, in 2010, he had sold more than 55 million albums in both English and Spanish. He has also had eight #1 songs on Billboard's Dance charts, more than any other single male artist. Altogether Iglesias has amassed 52 #1 hits on the various Billboard charts.

Iglesias was born in Madrid, Spain, the third and youngest child of singer Julio Iglesias and socialite and magazine journalist Isabel Preysler. His mother is a Filipina of partial Spanish/Basque descent, and his father is of Galician Spanish ancestry and once claimed to be partially Jewish. His parents divorced in 1988, and the following year Julio moved to Miami, Florida, in the U.S. to continue with his musical career.

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