Enrique Iglesias: Latin Music Is Here To Stay

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Enrique Iglesias spoke with Billboard about how he used to cringe when hearing the words “Latin explosion” when he and Ricky Martin were experiencing big success in 1999. “It always used to be mind-boggling to me, because it almost always sounded like we were a fad and that we were going to disappear, and I never saw it that way,” the 36-year-old said after announcing a U.S. tour with Pitbull and Prince Royce. “Latin music and Latin artists are here to stay – whether they’re singing in English, Spanish or changing styles.”

Enrique Iglesias On Britney Spears Tour Bailout

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Enrique Iglesias was on the phone with Johnjay and Rich of 104.7 KISS FM in Phoenix, where the singer thanked the DJs who frequently talk to him for having him on the radio during the lean years, which isn’t the case now thanks to ‘Tonight’ topping the charts. Enrique also talked about rumors of a judging job on the U.S. version of ‘The X Factor’ and the talk about how he pulled out of the Britney Spears tour as the opening act and the drama that followed. “I wish it hadn’t been announced without the deal really being closed,” Enrique said. “I read reports that my ego is too big that I didn’t want to go on first, which I thought was so unfair. Anyone that knows me, I’ve done co-headline tours before, and I’ve done a million radio shows before. I don’t care about whether I go on first, whether I go last.”

The interview audio at johnjayandrich.1047kissfm.com has since been removed.

Enrique Iglesias Pulls Out Of Britney Spears Tour

Enrique Iglesias pulled out of a tour with Britney Spears the same day it was announced. Sources say Iglesias didn’t want to play second fiddle to Spears, who is touring in support of her just released album ‘Femme Fatale’. Watch an animated report on the news from NMA World Edition below.

Watch Enrique Iglesias Close Out His Dublin Show

Enrique Iglesias performed at The O2 Dublin when his Euphoria Tour 2011 hit Ireland on Friday (March 18). Enrique posted footage from the show, where he closed with ‘I Like It’ and thanked an appreciative crowd. Their loud response prompted Enrique and his band do an encore performance of ‘Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)’. Watch it via YouTube below.

Enrique Iglesias: Ludacris Is Always Dead On With Features

Enrique Iglesias in New York

Enrique Iglesias joked MTV News joked that he got Ludacris on his racy track ‘Tonight’ to help spread some of the blame he might get from the controversial song. “I loved his work. I think he’s one of those artists that every single feature I’ve heard of his, it’s always a perfect 10. He’s always dead on,” Iglesias explained. “I played it for him, and I wanted to see what his reaction would be like, so when I played it for him he immediately called me back and was like, ‘Man, I’m on this.’ This is exactly what he said: ‘This is my kind of sh**.’ ” Read more.

Enrique Iglesias ‘Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)’ Video Ft. Ludacris

Enrique Iglesias - Tonight (I'm Lovin' You) music video

Enrique Iglesias is out with the music video to his new single ‘Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)’, featuring Ludacris, off the Miami, Florida pop singer’s latest album ‘Euphoria’, out now on Universal Republic. The video was shot in Los Cabos, Mexico and Los Angeles. Watch it via Vevo below.

Why Enrique Iglesias Likes Kissing Fans On Stage

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Enrique Iglesias tells Boston’s Kiss 108 FM that he gets so excited on stage, it inspires him to kiss girls in the audience on stage. “I just get excited when I go on stage. I don’t do it all the time,” Enrique explained. “I’ve got to be in a good mood, and I was in a good mood. There was no tongue.”

Enrique Iglesias Performs ‘I Like It’ At Z100 Jingle Ball

Enrique Iglesias posted footage from his backstage visit with the press at the Z100 Jingle Ball on Friday (December 10) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The singer is seen embracing ‘Jersey Shore’ star DJ Pauly D as the press looked on in the first brief video, while Enrique performs ‘I Like It’ in the second. Footage via MySpace has since been removed.