Julio Iglesias José de la Cueva is a Spanish singer who has sold over 300 million records and became the most commercially successful Spanish performer in history. He recorded most of his songs in Spanish, then English and French. In addition to his repertoire there are songs in Italian, Portuguese, Hebrew, German, Naples, Japanese and other languages. Once he recorded with the legendary American singer Diana Ross. He often participated at "Eurovision" and received "Grammy” Award. Some of his sons followed his father’s musical career; the most famous of them is Enrique Iglesias. He lives and works in his native city, Madrid. In addition, he periodically goes to Miami (USA). Iglesias also has a properties in France, Italy, Greece, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Venezuela, and in other cities and countries. Julio Iglesias was born on September 23, 1943 in Madrid. He is the son of the famous gynecologist, Julio Iglesias Puga, and his wife, Maria del Rosario. He studied at Sagrados Kosasones school and St. Paul college. At the age of 16, Julio played football as a goalkeeper for "Real Madrid", and after-school he wanted to become a lawyer. But his plans were broken on September 22, 1963, when he got in a car accident. Julio spent two years in the hospital. Because of the serious injures, he learned to play the guitar. At the hospital, Julio began to compose. When he left the hospital, he finished school and went to England to learn English. He graduated «Bell Educational Language School» there. In 1968, Julio won the " Benidormsky International Song Competition " with the song «La Vida Sigue Igual». After he signed a contract with the Spanish «Columbia Records». In 1970 he participated at "Eurovision 1970" where the song «Gwendolyne» took the 4th place. Speaking about his private life he was married thrice and he has 8 children.