International singer/songwriter Julio Iglesias has had a truly astonishing 45-year career.
With more than 300 million copies of his albums sold worldwide, and more than 5,000 concerts in 600 cities, the man has lived a dream life.
And it's included plenty of women! "I was making love every day," says Iglesias of his "rock and roll" days in the '70s. "Imagine 41 concerts and 41 girlfriends. That was a great time."
It's that passion: for women, music and his audience, which he credits for his success.
"Whatever happens to me is because I never lost the passion for anything," he says, "and if you don’t lose the passion, you can survive for generations."
The star is getting ready to kick off the U.S. leg of his 2014 tour on February 22 in South Beach, Miami, and he loves performing in the town he's called home since 1971!
"Miami is an amazing place," says the father-of-eight. "I discovered Miami in 1971. It was 43 years ago, and it was love at first sight."
The Latin singer shares that he tries to be home as much as he can, but gets "bored" when he's not singing. "But I take time with my kids," he explains, the youngest of whom is six-years-old.
"I travel with my kids, with my wife, with my family. I try to be really close to them."
That includes world-famous son, Enrique Iglesias, who is one of the best-selling Spanish language artists of all time.
"The guy is a champion; you cannot advise a champion," the proud father says of his 38-year-old son.
"But he knows which is his good side—the left side—he knows the music he has to sing, he knows the video he has to do, he respects the people, he respects everybody in the audience, he’s a professional..." continues the 70-year-old.
So how would the entertainer characterize his life now? "Oh, I am happy," he tells Ocean Drive magazine before changing his tune.
"I'm grateful -- happy doesn't mean anything. Happy is something that passes and goes. No, I'm grateful."
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