Enrique Iglesias recently spoke with Gulf News ahead of his upcoming show in Dubai later this week.
During the interview Enrique talks about new music, collaborations, touring and more.
Read the full interview below:
Q: You’ve performed in Dubai before, and you’ve always been quite popular in this region. What do you make of Middle Eastern fans and audiences?
A: I’m excited to bring the show back to Dubai. The fans there are amazing and have so much energy.
Q: You released two songs this year, “El Baño” with Bad Bunny and “Move To Miami” with Pitbull. Why did those two collaborations appeal to you?
A: Both Pitbull and Bad Bunny just bought something special and unique to each song. It made it feel complete, like it was the perfect touch.
Q: Who’s a current artist you would still like to collaborate with?
A: So many to choose from. I don’t want to ruin any surprises, but there’s some plans for the new year.
Q: Spanish music has been making major waves in the mainstream music scene recently. As someone who has been pushing the Latin pop industry forward for a long time, do you think Spanish-singing artists have an easier time getting their music out there in 2018?
A: I don’t feel it’s particularly easier, but I do feel people are much more embracing to hearing songs in other languages.
Q: Your latest studio album released in 2014. Will you be working on a new album in the future?
A: It’s in the works as we speak.
Q: As a public figure, is privacy something that is important to you?
A: Yes, very much. I like keeping my work life and private life separate as much as I can.
Q: What do you do when you want to unwind and relax?
A: Honestly, I just love to hang out at home in Miami. Hang out by the water, go to my favorite local restaurants and the movies when I can.
Q: Next year will mark 20 years since you released one of your most iconic songs, ‘Bailamos’. How do you reflect on that song and it’s long-lasting legacy now?
A: It takes me back to a great chapter in my life. I still love performing the song at most of my shows.
Q: Finally, it’s one month until the New Year. What are your resolutions for 2019?
A: More songs and more shows.