If you think that all the joy and entertainment lies in the English language and English songs, you may be wrong.
The Spanish singers I’m mentioning in this list might change your mind. If you want specifics, then around 67% of music is available in the English language, followed by Spanish with around 18%, and 15% in other languages.
Spanish singers are among the most talented artists in the world, and they have contributed a lot to the prosperity of music worldwide. Let’s look at some of the best of them.
I am starting things off with this great Spanish singer, J Balvin, whose real name is José Álvaro Osorio Balvín. He is 36 years old.
His birth date is the 7th of May 1985, and he hails from Medellin, Columbia. Balvin is considered to be among the best-selling music artists globally.
J has sold around 35 million+ records in his career. His family was a typical middle-class, and his dad was a businessman and financial expert.
From a very young age, this Spanish singer was interested in music, and he wanted to become a singer. When he was seventeen, he decided to move to the USA.
While living there, he also learned English; after some time, he came back to Columbia and began working in clubs.
His performance as a singer was great, and he gained a lot of fame by doing so. He was inspired by Daddy Yankee (I will talk about him later in this article) and used to copy his style.
In 2004, when he was nineteen years old, he became a Spanish singer, and, in 2013, he gave his debut album “La Familia” after nine years of being in the industry.
After releasing his debut album, he released his second album, “Energia,” in 2016. Then, he gave out “Vibras” in 2018 and “Oasis” after that.
- Balvin’s Instagram following: 51.9 million+ at @jbalvin.
- Spotify monthly listeners: 56.2 million+ at J Balvin.
- SoundCloud following: 154,000+ at J Balvin.
Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez is his birth name. He was born on the 3rd of February 1976 in San Juan, Peurto Rico. He is 46 years old.
Yankee became the inspiration of J Balvin. This Spanish singer is pretty famous for what he does. I’m saying this because most of his personal life is kept hidden from the public.
The only information I have about Yankee is about his wife. He has said many times that he and his spouse are “friends above anything.”
It means that their relationship/marriage is strong, and nothing can break them. His wife is Mireddys González; they got married in 1995, and they have three kids.
Another lesser-known fact about this Spanish singer is that he is an active environmentalist. I can’t say much about how he became a singer or who inspired him to become one.
His musical career came into being in 1990. Ever heard about the reggaeton genre of music? Daddy Yankee is among the inventors of this genre.
Yankee’s first/debut solo album is “No Mercy,” which came out on the 2nd of April 1995, five years after becoming a singer.
He was working with White Lion and BM Records at the time his debut album was released. Eight years later, he released “El Cangri.com” in 2003. However, “Barrio Fino,” “El Cartel: The Bigg Boss,” “Talento De Barrio,” “Mundial,” “Prestige,” and “Legendaddy,” came out in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2022, respectively.
- Daddy’s Instagram following: 45.2 million+ at @daddyyankee.
- Spotify monthly listeners: 42.6 million+ at Daddy Yankee.
- SoundCloud following: 119,000+ at Daddy Yankee.
This Spanish singer is a Columbian national. He was born on the 28th of January 1994 in Medellin, Columbia. He is 28 years old.
His parents named him Juan Luis Londoño Arias. Unlike other artists on this list, he didn’t always want to be a singer but a football/soccer player.
Maluma was as great at football as he was great at singing and songwriting. This was during his school days. Music was his second priority.
Juan’s friends played an essential role in his quest to become a singer, as they used to encourage his singing skills and persuaded him to do even better.
He began taking part in many singing competitions. He and his pal created a song that gained the attention of his uncle, who offered him to record this song in a studio album.
Then he was asked to choose a memorable stage name. He chose “Maluma.” 2010 was the year he officially decided to enter the industry.
After two years, his debut album “Magia” came out in 2012 while working with Sony Music Columbia. Three years later, in 2015, “Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy” was released.
- Maluma’s Instagram following: 61.8 million+ at @maluma.
- Spotify monthly listeners: 32.7 million+ at Maluma.
- SoundCloud following: 140,000+ at Maluma.
Rosalia is the first female Spanish singer on our list. She has a pretty good fan following on many social media platforms. She is 29 years old.
She was born on the 25th of September 1992 in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain. Rosalia Vila Tobella is her birth name.
Her interaction with music happened when she was in her teens. Her mom was a businesswoman, and her dad’s profession is unknown.
Unfortunately, things went bad, and her mom and dad decided to get separated in 2019. When she was sixteen years old, she began taking music classes.
It was a six-year course. After that… wait! Haven’t I already told you that this Spanish singer was exceedingly great at studies and always used to score high scores?
Because of her high score, she had to pursue her higher studies, and until the completion of her studies, she couldn’t officially become a singer.
Eventually, the year 2013 came, and she stepped into the industry (officially). After working hard there for about four years, she released her debut album, “Los Ángeles,” in 2017.
Then the next year, in 2018, her second album came out, named “El Mal Querer.” “Motomami” was her third album, released in 2022.
- Rosalia’s Instagram following: 19.8 million+ at @rosalia.vt.
- Spotify monthly listeners: 26 million+ at ROSALÍA.
- SoundCloud following: 21,900+ at Rosalia.
“Bailando” was the first song I listened to when I was a kid, and to be honest, I didn’t much like it. But that’s purely my taste (you can call it poor taste).
Many of you, I’m sorry, almost all of you who have listened to this song would have liked it. Anyways, the creator of this song is the next estupendo Spanish singer, Enrique Iglesias.
He is currently 46 years old. His birthday falls on the 8th of May, and his birth year is 1975. He hails from Madrid, Spain.
Iglesias began singing in 1995 when he was twenty years old and had been actively singing since then. Enrique is the son of Julio Iglesias.
Yes! Julio Iglesias is also a Spanish singer who’s considered to be one of the best and most successful European singers globally. His family is full of entertainment industry artists.
Throughout his career, he has worked with Fonovisa, Universal, Interscope, Republic, Sony, and RCA Records.
While working with the Fonovisa Records, he released his 1st album, named “Enrique Iglesias,” on the 21st of November 1995.
“Vivir,” “Cosas del Amor,” “Enrique,” “Escape,” “Quizás,” “7,” “Insomniac,” “Euphoria,” “Sex And Love,” “Final (Vol. 1),” are his hit albums, which came out in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2014, and 2021, respectively.
- Enrique’s Instagram following: 16.5 million+ at @enriqueiglesias.
- Spotify monthly listeners: 19.5 million+ at Enrique Iglesias.
- SoundCloud following: No official SoundCloud account.
Ricky is 50 years old, but the way he has maintained himself, it looks like he is in his 20s or 30s. Enrique Martín Morales is his real name.
This Spanish singer was born on the 24th of December 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has been singing, songwriting, and acting since 1984.
Martin is openly gay and has been married to Jwan Yosef since 2017. Martin has four kids. You must be wondering how? The answer’s gestational surrogacy.
If you don’t know, surrogacy is a process when a man impregnates a woman under her will and a payment agreement. That’s how Martin has four kids.
Sony Mexico, Sony Latin, and Columbia Records are the labels that this Spanish singer has worked with throughout his musical career.
He gave out his first studio album in collaboration with Sony Music Mexico and CBS International, named “Ricky Martin,” which came out on the 26th of November 1991.
- Ricky’s Instagram following: 16.7 million+ at @ricky_martin.
- Spotify monthly listeners: 14.6 million+ at Ricky Martin.
- SoundCloud following: 10,600+ at Ricky Martin.
Anthony was born on the 16th of September 1968 in New York City, USA. This Spanish singer has Puerto Rican parents.
That is the reason he knows both the English and Spanish languages. He is 53 years old. Marco Antonio Muñiz Rivera is his birth name.
He has been divorced thrice from 2000 to 2017. His first relationship began in 1990; his partner was Debbie Rosado. Six years later, their relationship ended.
Then he tied the knot with Dayanara Torres in 2000, and they got divorced four years later in 2004. He married the very famous Jennifer Lopez the same year in 2004 but also got divorced in 2014.
And lastly, he married Shannon De Lima the same year in 2014, and unfortunately, indeed, they also got divorced three years later in 2017.
Marc officially became a singer in 1988 and released his 1st album in 1991, “When The Night Is Over,” and it was a hit. “Otra Nota” is his second album.
- His Instagram following: 11.9 million+ at @marcanthony.
- Spotify monthly listeners: 10 million+ at Marc Anthony.
- SoundCloud following: 30,900+ at Marc Anthony.
Fonsi has such a long name, so it is a piece of good news that he chose a short stage name. His name is Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero.
He was born on the 15th of April 1978 in San Juan, Peurto Rico. He holds the nationality of the United States. He is 43 years old.
Fonsi’s song, “Despacito,” which was released on the 13th of January 2017, has more than 7.8 billion views, and the song is the most-viewed song on YouTube (worldwide).
However, he was born in Puerto Rico; his parents came to the USA. That is where he developed his interest in music.
1998 was when he stepped into the music industry and released his first album the same year, named “Comenzaré.” “Eterno” is his 2nd album.
“Amor Secreto” was his 3rd, “Fight the Feeling” his 4th, “Abrazar la Vida” his 5th, and “Paso a Paso” was his 6th album.
- Luis’ Instagram following: 11.6 million+ at @luisfonsi.
- Spotify monthly listeners: 21.7 million+ at Luis Fonsi.
- SoundCloud following: 54,100+ at Luis Fonsi.
Sanz has been in the music industry since 1989, and he has released fourteen studio albums since then (over the span of 32 years).
Alejandro Sánchez Pizarro is his birth name. Sanz is among the very talented Spanish singers in the Spanish music industry.
His birth date is the 18th of December 1968 in Madrid, Spain. He is 53 years old. Over the course of 33 years, he has worked with Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group labels.
Pizarro’s debut album was “Los Chulos Son Pa’ Cuidarlos,” which came out in 1989, the same year he stepped into the industry.
“Viviendo Deprisa,” “Si Tú Me Miras,” “Básico,” “3,” “Más,” “El Alma al Aire,” “No Es lo Mismo,” “El Tren de los Momentos,” are some of his best albums.
- Sanz’s Instagram following: 6.2 million+ at @alejandrosanz.
- Spotify monthly listeners: 11.2 million+ at Alejandro Sanz.
- SoundCloud following: 300+ at Alejandro Sanz.
He is 32 years old. He was born on the 31st of May 1989 in Málaga, Spain. He became a singer in 2010. Pablo Moreno de Alborán Ferrándiz is his birth name.
“Pablo Alborán” was his 1st album that was released under the name of this Spanish singer on the 28th of January 2011.
Pablo is also openly gay. He announced this in 2020. “Tanto,” “Terral,” “Prometo,” and “Vértigo” are his most-famous albums, which came out in 2012, 2014, 2017, and 2020, respectively.
- Alboran’s Instagram following: 6.2 million+ at @pabloalboran.
- Spotify monthly listeners: 9.7 million+ at Pablo Alboran.
- SoundCloud following: 3,500+ at Pablo Alboran.
This Spanish singer is 49 years old. He married Karen Martinez (a famous Columbian actress) in 2004. Three years later, they got separated, and then got back together again.
Now, they are living happily together, and the couple has three kids. His dad and brother taught him how to use a guitar.
Ever heard of Pablo Escobar? Of course, you have. I mean, who hasn’t? This Spanish singer spent his early days when Escobar’s terror was at its peak.
He had to see the bloodshed, mass killing, and gang-related crimes in front of his very eyes. I can’t say whether this traumatized him or not.
But it took many close things away from him, like his cousins and friends. Then cancer played his part and took away his dad.
“Fíjate Bien” was his 1st album, which came out on the 17th of October 2000. “Un Día Normal,” “Mi Sangre,” “La Vida… Es Un Ratico,” are also some of his famous albums.
- Juanes’ Instagram following: 4.4 million+ at @juanes.
- Spotify monthly listeners: 12.3 million+ at Juanes.
- SoundCloud following: 11,800+ at JUANES_.
Those who listen to this Spanish singer’s songs describe that his songs fill their soul with peace, and one can’t help but sway at his song and music.
His birthday falls on the 25th of August, and his birth year is San Fernando, Cádiz, Spain. He is 23 years old.
Mateo entered the industry in 2009, and he has given six studio albums since then. Those albums are “Abraham Mateo,” “AM,” “Who I Am,” “Are You Ready?” “A Cámara Lenta,” and “Sigo a Lo Mío.”
- Abraham’s Instagram following: 3.1 million+ at @abrahammateo.
- Spotify monthly listeners: 2.9 million+ at Abraham Mateo.
- SoundCloud following: 6,100+ at Abraham Mateo.
Álvaro Tauchert Soler’s birth date is the 9th of January 1991, and he hails from Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain. He is 31 years old.
When he was ten, his parents went to Japan and lived there for seven years. They came back to Spain and became serious about his musical career.
Then, in 2015, he became a singer and gave his first album, “Eterno Agosto,” the same year (in 2015). The exact release date is the 26th of June 2015.
“Mar de Colores” and “Magia” are his second and third albums. Some of his hit songs are “El mismo sol,” “Agosto,” “Sofia,” “Libre,” and some others.
- Soler’s Instagram following: 1.1 million+ at @alvarosolermusic.
- Spotify monthly listeners: 6.8 million+ at Alvaro Soler.
- SoundCloud following: 2,400+ at Alvaro Soler Music.
This female Spanish singer is 64 years old, and perhaps, she is one of the most aged Spanish singers on this list. Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García is her birth name.
Estefan landed in this world on the 1st of September 1957 in Havana, Cuba. Besides singing, she also excels at acting, songwriting, and business.
Gloria had to go through some hardships as a kid. It is reported that when she was nine, her music teacher sexually assaulted her.
When she couldn’t tolerate it anymore, she let her mom know everything, and her mom reported the incident to the police.
Anything she has done throughout her career, she has done it exceedingly well. An example of that is the CIA itself, which offered her a job because she knew how to speak multiple languages.
- Gloria’s Instagram following: 686,000+ at @gloriaestefan.
- Spotify monthly listeners: 6.1 million+ at Gloria Estefan.
- SoundCloud following: 2,300+ at Gloria Estefan.
And last but not least, I present to you the father of the famous Spanish singer, Enrique Iglesias, Julio Iglesias, who’s 78 years old.
His birth date is the 23rd of September 1943, and he hails from Madrid, Spain. His dad was among the first gynecologists in Spain.
At the time of his birth, World War 2 was at its peak, and he was two when it ended. Anyways, he decided to become one of the first Spanish singers in the world in 1958.
It has been 64 years since he has been a singer. During this time, he has given out more than 30 studio albums.
Some of them are “Yo Canto (his debut album),” “Gwendolyne,” “Un canto a Galicia,” “Soy,” “A flor de piel,” “A México,” “El amor,” and others.
- Julio’s Instagram following: 355,000+ at @julioiglesias.
- Spotify monthly listeners: 3 million+ at Julio Iglesias.
- SoundCloud following: 6,000+ at Julio Iglesias.
There are a lot of Spanish singers in the world. The singers that I have mentioned in this list are pretty few, but they are some of the best.
Among them, Luis Fonsi is my favorite Spanish singer. Let me know in the comments who’s your favorite among them. I’ll wait. Thank You.