(PRESS RELEASE) -- Julio Iglesias has sold more than 300 million copies of his 80 albums released worldwide, including original versions in various languages, compilations and live albums, which make him the Latin artist who has sold the most albums in history. Don’t miss Julio Iglesias live on Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m. in Silver Legacy Resort Casino's Grande Exposition Hall.
The 1983 Guinness Book of Records recognized and awarded Julio the only Diamond Disc ever given by this institution, Julio being the artist who has sung and recorded in the most languages in the history of music.
In the 45 years of his unstoppable career, Julio Iglesias has received 2,600 platinum and gold records. He has performed more than 5,000 concerts in 600 cities around the world, and more than 60 million people have seen him perform live. Julio Iglesias has sung duets with famous artists such as Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, Art Gurfunkel, Paul Anka, Charles Aznavour, Sting, The Beach Boys, Alejandro Fernández and Spanish artists like Plácido Domingo, Lola Flores. Julio collects awards, accolades and honors from around the globe. He won a Grammy Award in 1988, and one year later was awarded a star with his name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He holds an American Music Award and the prestigious “ASCAP Pied Piper Award”, the highest award of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, also awarded to Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Barbra Streisand.
In 1989 he was named UNICEF Special Ambassador for the Performing Arts, a title he holds with much affection and respect. He is the only foreign artist honored by the Chinese Ministry of Culture. Rafael Nadal handed over both awards to him, in a very emotional ceremony, at the Cervantes Institute in Madrid. On May 2nd 2012, he received a Gold Medal from the Community of Madrid, the city where he was born.
His album “1” exceeded 1 million copies sold with his 2013 world tour taking him to all the continents, with performances in many countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, South Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Guatemala, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Israel, Jordan, Latvia, Romania, Indonesia and Japan.
In April, 2013, he received 2 historic awards, in Beijing, as the First & Most Popular
International Artist of All Time in China, an award that was presented to him by the World
Renowned Chinese Artist Lang Lang, and The Guinness World Records for being the Best-
Selling Male Latin Artist in History. Julio is one of the first five artists who entered the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame , inaugurated in Miami, in April, 2013, receiving “La Musa” award, on that occasion.
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