Monday, March 5, 2012
Enrique Iglesias: Love songs appeal to all
Enrique Iglesias chooses love as a recurring theme to sing about because everyone 'knows those feelings'.
The Spanish singer-songwriter is famed for his romantic ballads and sexy love songs. Enrique chooses to sing about love because it's something everyone can relate to.
'It's the thing we all have in common. Ninety per cent of music tackles that subject because everyone - no matter how old, what religion, or what nationality - knows those feelings,' he told Parade magazine.
Enrique spent much of last year on an international tour. The star has revealed what precious keepsakes he took with him to remind him of home.
'I have a picture of my two dogs, Lucas and Grammy,' he admitted. 'Grammy passed away in 2010. That dog was like a human - he would get sad when I packed my bags. It was like losing one of my best friends.'
Enrique is admired by women across the globe for his brooding good looks and sultry singing voice. The 36-year-old hunk has revealed how fans have tried to get his attention at concerts.
'Sometimes you'll see a shirt fly off. That will get not only my attention, but the whole band's,' he jokingly added.
Despite his flirty on-stage nature, the star is in a relationship with Anna Kournikova. He introduced his long-time love as his wife at a concert in Russia last year.
Enrique has explained his motives behind doing so.
'It was just meant to be sweet in the moment. I honestly didn't mean to confuse people. I thought it'd be easier for the audience to understand than if I said 'my girl,'' he explained.
'I've never really thought marriage would make a difference. Maybe it's because I come from divorced parents, but I don't think you love someone more because of a piece of paper. And nowadays, it's not taboo to have kids and not be married.
'What makes a difference is that you're a good parent, period.'