Enrique Iglesias has left his longtime home at Universal and signed with Sony Music, Billboard has learned. His albums will likely be released by Sony Music Latin in Spanish and RCA in English.
Iglesias has had a long and very positive relationship with Universal, which released his albums in English and Spanish for over a decade. But Sony offered major international support and, according to inside sources, one of the biggest contracts offered to any artist in recent years in terms of advances and royalties.
Sex and Love, which was released in 2014 and includes the hit ‘Bailando’, was Iglesias’ last album under his Universal contract.
Earlier this year, as a free agent, he recorded the single ‘El Perdon’ with Nicky Jam, who is signed to Sony. The track was released by Sony Music U.S. Latin in Spanish, and rose to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart (supplanting long-running ‘Bailando’). An English version was released in July as is being worked jointly with RCA.
There is no word of a new album yet.