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Julio Iglesias Jr.
|Most popular Julio Iglesias Jr. albums (see all 2 albums)|
|1||Por La Mitad ||−|
|2||Under My Eyes ||−|
Julio José Iglesias Jr. was born on February 25, 1973 in Madrid, Spain. His parents are Julio Iglesias & Isabel Preysler & his siblings are Chabeli & Enrique Iglesias. After the kidnapping of his grandfather in 1982, Julio Jr. & his siblings relocated from Madrid to Miami. The Iglesias family lived in one of Miami's most famous mansions, & were constantly hounded by paparazzi. Julio Jr. went to college near San Francisco at Menlo College in Atherton, California. He won a chance to participate in NBC's Out of the Blue, & he was contracted by the Travel Channel, where he hosted a "Mosaico" travel show that took him across Latin America.
Julio Jr. with the help of his friend & manager Darius Jordi Lassus first got into show business as a model. It was his manager that negotiated an exclusive male modeling agreement with Joey Hunter (at the time he was the president of the Male Model division) at the Ford Models Agency in New York. It was thru Joey Hunter, that Julio José got spotted by photographer Bruce Weber. He went on to campaign for Versace. Shortly after, Julio signed on with publicity executive Ruben Malaret whom began a press campaign to further gain exposure of Julio to the Anglo market. Some of the accomplishments were notable appearances on Oprah Winfrey's talk show, & was featured in an advertisement for Gap, & he modeled for designer John Bartlett 7 th on Sixth Fashion Show.
Julio Jr. was offered two soap opera jobs, one at Televisa & one in the ABC soap, All My Children. He had also received an offer from the Producers of the Broadway show Grease to star as Danny, but decided to turn those jobs down because he wanted to focus on his music, which he says he has been writing since he was little.
Julio Jr. signed a recording agreement for an unknown artist with Epic Records, reported to be worth $35 million. He returned to Miami where he began to record his first album, Under My Eyes, with Rodolfo Castillo. Released in 1999, the recording of this album took them to New York and Los Angeles : two songs released from this English language album are "One More Chance" & "Under My Eyes". Among promotional appearances for the album, he performed "One More Chance" at the Miss Universe Pageant & opened for Cher on her tour of North America. The album failed to garner public interest & after several US scheduled release dates were put off by the record company, Julio & Epic parted ways.
Julio Jr.'s second album, Tercera Dimension, was released in 2003 on the Warner Music Latina label & featured Spanish pop-rock songs with the singles "Los Demas" & "Dejame Volar". Both CDs received a lot of attention from the Hispanic media in the United States but attained neither commercial nor critical success.
More recently he has taken part in a series in Spain called Club de Flo, in which Spanish politicians & minor celebrities have to present a comedy routine. The show was unsuccessful & cancelled after a handful of episodes.
He has moved back to Spain & is living with his mother Isabel. He appeared on the Spanish version of Dancing With The Stars called ¡Mira quien baila! but was voted out in the thirteenth week.
He has played the lead role in a short narrative drama film entitled The Music Of You, directed by Lloyd DeSouza.
Julio Jr. was the winner of the CMT reality TV show Gone Country, in which artists from other genres of music lived together in a house in Nashville & competed to win a country music contract. His self-penned single "The Way I Want You" was released to country radio on March 10, 2008 & produced by Gone Country host John Rich.
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