Julio Iglesias was born in Madrid, Spain on September 23, 1943. He beat records in Spain in 1970, where he gave 41 concerts in 41 cities, in only 30 days. In 1976, He performed for the first time in the emblematic Madison Square Gardens in New York, where he set a box-office record, selling out tickets in the shortest space of time ever registered for an artist at this venue. In 1977, he beat the record in Chile for an audience where more than 100,000 people gathered for his concert held at the National Stadium in Santiago, a performance that was considered the largest musical event in history.
1982 was the year he broke a record in Japan, where he sold 1,200,000 copies of his album “De Nina A Mujer”, in only six months. He also broke a record in Brasil, where his album “De Nina A Mujer” went multiple-platinum, with more than 2,000,000 copies sold in eleven months. In 1983, Julio entered the Guinness book of World Records, for having sold the most records in the most languages in history. He sang for 45,000 people at the Houston Rodeo in 1986 and in 1988 he became the first international artist to have a live television special on Chinese National Television in Beijing, with an audience of 400,000,000 spectators. Julio sang the duet “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before” with the program’s host.
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