Arriving in 1996 after several years of alternating English-language adult contemporary pop albums with contemporary Latin pop albums, Tango was a back to basics move of sorts for Julio Iglesias. Back to basics might be stretching it a little, because Iglesias always was a contemporary pop singer, so this was more of a roots move, finding Iglesias tackling 12 of the most famous tangos, many of which date back to the '30s and '40s, if not earlier. If the production did not exactly sound timeless – it was a contemporary big-budget recording, so it was very clean and polished – it nevertheless wasn't nearly as slick as his English language records, and the execution of these tangos modernized these classic songs, bringing them to new audiences. Iglesias responded in kind, giving them some of his most passionate performances in years, and the result was one of the highlights of his '90s work.
It had taken CBS rather by surprise when their Latin star signed for the world market suddenly broke in the U.K.. Consequently, the album schedule was thrown into disarray, the album out at that time being a Spanish-language selection of songs called De Niña a Mujer which was not very friendly for the army of new British fans. So quickly out of the blocks came Begin the Beguine, a very similar album, but more Anglo-centric. Two years later the dust settled and CBS was ready to promote Julio Iglesias as a star in his own right, rather than an accident of fortune. So the album Julio was released, consisting of ten ultra-romantic songs and specifically put together at the time by CBS as a TV compilation…
Blessed with good looks, a powerful voice, and a gift for communicating with an audience, Julio Iglesias is one of the most popular and enduring figures in the history of Latin music, a true international superstar who has sold over 300 million albums worldwide and remains a popular concert draw and chart-topping recording artist in a career that has spanned six decades. Raíces is a studio album by Julio Iglesias, released in 1989. It is a collection of classic love songs from different countries. Raíces was nominated for a Lo Nuestro Award for Pop Album of the Year. Enjoy romantic love medleys from Latin America, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Italy and France.
1100 Bel Air Place is a 1984 album of love songs performed by Julio Iglesias, and released by Columbia Records. The album features Julio's only Pop Top 40 hits, "To All the Girls I've Loved Before", with Willie Nelson, and "All Of You" with Diana Ross. The Beach Boys sang back-up on "The Air That I Breathe", a tune that the British band The Hollies previously made famous. The album sold 8 million copies worldwide, including 4 million copies sold in the United States alone.