Enrique Iglesias’s new album goes double platinum

February 9th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS  

Miami, Feb 9 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias Tuesday received a double platinum certification in the US and Puerto Rico for his album “Euphoria”, which has been one of the top-selling releases ever since it hit store shelves.The album, the ninth that Iglesias has released in his musical career, went on sale July 6, 2010, and was in first place on the charts for 11 non-consecutive weeks, according to Billboard magazine.

In addition, according to his label, Universal Music, this new work by the Spanish singer became the year’s top-selling Latino album.

Also, the first single in Spanish on the album - “Cuando me enamoro” - was in first place on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs list for 17 non-consecutive weeks.

Iglesias also has had great success with numbers like “I Like It”, a duet with rapper Pitbull, which went triple platinum upon having sold more than three million online copies, and “Tonight”, the second single in English, which went platinum with more than a million digital sales.

Currently, the performer is on his “Euphoria Tour” in the US, kicking the project off Jan 29 by filling the Jose Miguel Agrelot Colosseum in Puerto Rico and being joined onstage by the Puerto Rican duet Wisin & Yandel and by Pitbull.

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