Enrique Iglesias doesn't waste any time getting to the point on his tenth full-length album, SEX AND LOVE
Instead, he reaches right for the heart of what's on everyone's mind with the provocative title. The Grammy Award-winning international icon knows how to satisfy those universal, unanimous urges we all have, and he does so with his boldest offering yet.
In late 2012, Enrique wrapped up a two-year whirlwind supporting the double-platinum Euphoria, which itself yielded the inescapable quadruple-platinum smash "I Like It" featuring Pitbull. Instead of taking an extended break, he got right back in the studio and began working on ideas for what would eventually become his next effort. The titular ideas remained pervasive for him throughout the entire process though.
Capturing that sexual energy, the 2014 single "I'm a Freak" proved to be a major catalyst for him. Produced by The Cataracs, the song shimmies from a slippery beat into one of Enrique's wildest refrains ever. The chorus's confession, "I'm a Freak", immediately seduces before Pitbull enters with a rapid, raw, and raucous verse.
His own artistic evolution becomes clear on the likes of "Let Me Be Your Lover". With a funky swagger, the track sees the singer's dynamic voice take the spotlight as he coyly admits, "Cuz I've been spending all my money on these pretty girls and alcohol, but honey, they got nothing on you". Meanwhile, on "Loco", Enrique and longtime friend Romeo Santos get crazy, churning out another Latin massive anthem in the process. Kylie Minogue makes a stunning turn on "Beautiful", as the melody lives up to the song's name.
SEX AND LOVE also brings a dream to life for the artist as he finally gets the chance to collaborate with the legendary Marco Antonio Solis. Together, their voices entwine for one of the album's most powerful, passionate, and poignant moments.
However, he himself never fails to satisfy. His overall sales surpass 100 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling Spanish artists ever. His legacy includes five Top 5 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 with two landing at #1. He also boasts 13 number ones on the Billboard Dance Chart, which is the most for any male performer in the chart's history. In total, he's enjoyed seventy number ones across all Billboard charts. Plus, he holds the record for "Most #1 Spanish Language Singles" on the Hot Latin Tracks Chart with 23. He's not slowing down or stopping any time soon though.
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