Spanish singers, Julio Iglesias and Enrique Iglesias, Álvaro Soler, Alejandro Sanz and Pau Donés, who, with their songs, have also had great success in Italy.
Spanish singers who have also enjoyed great success in Italy: we dedicate this article to 5 of them, giving space to their careers that we retrace through the notes of their most famous songs.
Among these 5 Spanish singers are a father and a son, Julio Iglesias and Enrique Iglesias.
The songs that made them famous are characterized by different and personal styles that allow them to be considered among the most popular singers of their respective generations.
And then we will dedicate space to an artist who for several years has been giving us songs that are real catchphrases; we are talking about the songwriter Álvaro Soler.
And if Soler was born in Barcelona, let’s now go back to Madrid, where Julio and Enrique Iglesias were born, to present another artist born here, in the capital city of Spain, namely Alejandro Sanz.
Finally, we will dedicate space to the career of Pau Donés, an artist born in Barcelona who was the frontman of the band Jarabe de Palo from 1996 until his death, which took place in June 2020.
Julio Iglesias and Enrique Iglesias
Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva, known as Julio Iglesias, was born in Madrid on September 23, 1943. Among the awards obtained during his career was a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Among the singing competitions in which he took part, there is the Eurovision Song Contest of 1970, with the song ” Gwendolyne” (that year, for Italy, Gianni Morandi competed with ” Occhi di ragazza” ).
To determine his great success in Italy, in particular, the songs he recorded in Italian, such as “ If you leave me is not valid” and ” Pensami.”
A career full of successes that of Iglesias, within which the collaborations with Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder also stand out. But when it comes to music and Iglesias, it is good to specify which Iglesias you are talking about.
Because if we have talked about Julio Iglesias, it is true that among the very famous Spanish singers in Italy there is also one of his sons, Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, known as Enrique Iglesias and also born in Madrid, precisely May 8, 1975.
Perhaps the first song by Enrique Iglesias to which you remember dancing is ” Bailamos,” a song from the 1999 album Enrique, but this is already the artist’s fourth album: his debut album, Enrique Iglesias, is from 1995.
The rest is history: let’s think of the 2017 song ” Súbeme la Radio” by Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno and Zion & Lennox.
Also, in Madrid, on December 18, 1968, the next singer we present to you was born, Alejandro Sanz, aka Alejandro Sánchez Pizarro.
The song ” Sono” is from 2022, in which Sanz duets with Eros Ramazzotti.
And in Alejandro Sanz’s career, there are many collaborations with other artists, many of which feature Italian singers such as, in addition to Ramazzotti, Zucchero, and Laura Pausini (with whom he duetted in the Spanish version of the song ” Vivimi” by the singer of the song ” La solitudine,” or ” Vìveme“).
And then, to give a few more examples: winner of several Grammy Awards, Sanz sang with Shakira in “ La Tortura,” a 2005 song, and Camila Cabello in the 2019 song ” Mi persona favorita.”
Among the current Spanish singers currently in business, one was born in Barcelona on January 9, 1991.
His great success in Italy exploded thanks to the song “ El Mismo sol,” which will then be re-proposed as a duet with Jennifer Lopez: he is Álvaro Soler, and ” El Mismo sol” is just the first of his songs that have made him extremely popular.
There is also ” Sofia,” with her catchy rhythm refrain. To follow, we mention ” The belt, “the first single from the 2018 album Mar de colores.
Finally, to conclude our short trip to Spain, among the most famous songs of some of the singers who were born in Spain, we are talking about an artist who was also born in Barcelona and died in June 2020, leaving a great void in the hearts of his fans: we are talking about Pau Donés, frontman of Jarabe de Palo.
The song that marks the band’s great success in Italy is ” La flaca,” contained in the 1996 album of the same name.
Another unforgettable song, ” Depende,” will consolidate the group’s popularity.
And it is precise because we still remember these songs that we consider Pau Donés a name to be included in the list of modern Spanish singers, or rather that with their modernity, they have been able to leave a mark in the world of music.
Donés, during his career, has collaborated with numerous Italian artists, such as Jovanotti and the Nomads, the Modà, and Ermal Meta.
Recall that he also walked the stage of the Sanremo Festival in 2010, a duet with Fabrizio Moro in the song presented in the competition by the latter in the Champions section, or ” It is not a song.”