Singer Julio Iglesias is Getting the Biopic Treatment with Netflix

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias performing at the Royal Albert Hall
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Another biopic is on its way. This time the focus will be on Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, one of the first Spanish artists to have his music played all over the world. Netflix is in collaboration with the 80-year-old to create a series about his life and career. Iglesias has full participation in the creative process, proving that everything will be quite accurate and focus on what he hopes to share with the world.

The series will reportedly, “tell the story of how Julio Iglesias became the first non-English artist to enter the American and Asian markets and turned into a universal star who is among the five biggest record sellers in history. Throughout his more than 55 years of artistic career, Julio Iglesias has recorded and sung in 12 languages and has connected fans from all over the world, becoming the first Spanish artist with universal reach to have his songs sung all over the planet.”

Julio Iglesias performs 'Julio Iglesias In Concert At Gran Teatre del Liceu' In Barcelona on July 4, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain

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Iglesias added, “After the many speculations, books and documentaries in which I have not been involved, for the first time I have decided to tell the truth about my life to a universal company like Netflix. After much deliberation, finally, a very touching letter sent to me by Bela Bajaria (chief content officer at Netflix) was enough to convince me that Netflix was the ideal company to develop this project. I feel grateful to a lot of people from many countries who have supported me and have boosted my life.”

Singer Julio Iglesias attends a photocall where he is honoured by Sony Music as the most successful Latin artist of all time at The Dorchester on May 12, 2014 in London, England

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While Iglesias became one of the most successful artists of all time, he originally wanted to be a football star. After an injury forced him to switch directions, he started working on his music and became a global superstar with hit songs including “To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before” and “Esa Mujer.” He has recorded songs in the most languages in the world of any artist and was honored in 2019 with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys.

Diego Ávalos, vice president of content at Netflix concluded, “Julio Iglesias has trusted us to tell his story. We are very grateful for his generosity. We all know that his talent and tenacity are unique in the world. Now, we will have the opportunity to see beyond the lights, the pictures in the magazines, the gold records and to really get to know in depth an exceptional person who has accompanied and will accompany many generations in every corner of the planet.” Stay tuned for more developments on the project. Tell us, will you watch it?

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