Julio Iglesias partners with Netflix on series about his life

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By LatAm Reports Editor

Julio Iglesias joins the success of Netflix and will compat the details of his life in bioseries

This fiction, in the development phase, will tell how Julio Iglesias became the first non-American artist to get into the American and Asian market.

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias will participate in the creative process of a series about his life and his musical trajectory that Netflix will produce, the platform announced Thursday.

This fiction, in the development phase, will tell how Julio Iglesias became the first non- Anglo-Saxon artist to enter the American and Asian market and how he became one of the five largest record sellers in history, as he highlighted in a statement.

Throughout his more than 55 years of career, Iglesias has recorded and sung in twelve languages and shared the stage with artists such as Frank Sinatra, Willie Nelson, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Sting, Dolly Parton, Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour or Johnny Hallyday, among others.

“After so many speculations, books and documentaries I have not participated in, for the first time I have decided to tell the truth of my life to a universal company like Netflix,” says the singer in statements collected in the statement.

“After meditating it a lot, a very exciting letter sent to me by Bela Bajaria, vice president of content at Netflix, was enough to convince me that Netflix was the ideal company to carry out this project,” adds the 80-year-old artist.

Diego valos, vice president of content of the platform, highlights the “talent” and “teson” of Julio Iglesias as “unicos in the world.”

“Now we will have the opportunity to see beyond the lights, the photos in the magazines, the gold discs and know in depth an exceptional person who has accompanied and will accompany many generations of any corner of the planet,” he emphasizes.

The series will go back to its beginnings as a law graduate and footballer in the youth categories of Real Madrid until an accident interrupted his sports career and years later he ended up becoming a world music star.

In the 1970s, Julio Iglesias forged himself as an artist but it was in the 1980s that he managed to break all the records and reach the five continents.

Among the hundreds of prizes he has in his possession are the Guinness of Records as the “Latin artist who has sold the most albums in the world” and the one awarded by the National Academy of Arts and Recording Sciences of the United States to his entire career (Lifetime Achievement).

This article has been translated from the original which first appeared in La Prensa Grafica