Julio Iglesias to Be Honored as Most Popular International Artist of All-Time

Julio Iglesias to Be Honored as Most Popular International Artist of All-Time

Julio Iglesias, a living legend and one of the top ten best-selling artists worldwide of all time, returns to China after almost 20 years away to receive two historic awards presented by World Renowned Chinese Artist Lang Lang.

To honor his extraordinary career in music, marked by success in every country and with global Nº1 hits in a record number of languages, Julio Iglesias will receive not only the First & Most Popular International Artist in China Award from Sony Music Entertainment but the Guinness World Record for the Best-selling Male Latin Artist with over 300 million global record sales.

There is no one more fitting than Lang Lang to present these two prizes to Julio Iglesias. Lang Lang, internationally acclaimed and one of the most influential young artists in the world, has been praised internationally for his record of sold-out concerts, prestigious awards and innumerable achievements. This event will witness the first meeting of these two champions from two generations, who have had an incredible impact on music not only in China but throughout the world.

The award ceremony kicks off Julio Iglesias's 3-show tour in China and further promotes the release of his already worldwide multiplatinum CD, Julio Iglesias 1. On the album, the singer-songwriter performs many of the tracks that made him one of the most outstanding artists of our time and proves once again why he is listed among the names of eternal stars like Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson as one of the best-selling artists worldwide of all time.

This will be Julio Iglesias's first return to Beijing since he came to receive one of the greatest honors ever bestowed on a foreign artist. In 1995, Julio Iglesias became the only foreign musician to have officially sold the most records in China and then became the first and only artist to ever receive an award from China's Ministry of Culture to celebrate this achievement.

One of the secrets to Julio Iglesias's unique global success over the generations is his ability to sing in more than 12 languages and connect with so many different cultures around the world. He was awarded the Diamond Disc Award from Guinness World Records in 1983 for selling more records in more languages than anyone else. Even today, no one else can boast a discography of 80 albums in so many languages.

Julio Iglesias invites audiences to "Top of the Romance - Julio Iglesias China Live Tour" this month. The concert tour will include performances on April 14th at the Shanghai Grand Stage, on the 18th at the Shenzhen Concert Hall, and on the 21st at the Beijing Exhibition Centre Theater. At the shows, Julio Iglesias will perform songs like "La Paloma," "Wo Bist Du," and "Hey" along with other global hits beloved by fans in China and around the world.

Julio Iglesias Live Tour Performance Schedule:
1) April 14, Shanghai Grand Stage
2) April 18, Shenzhen Concert Hall
3) April 21, Beijing Exhibition Centre Theater

Julio Iglesias Award Ceremony and 2013 Chinese Tour
Award for the First & Most Popular International Artist of All Time in China
Guinness World Record for the Global Best-selling Male Latin Artist
(more than 300 million albums)
Speech and Press Conference
Hotel REGENT, Beijing
Monday, April 1st 1.30 pm