Latin crooner adds life to Joburg dome

Gugu Sibiya

World-renowned singer Julio Iglesias, pictured, is going to perform at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg on November 10.

Taking time off from his world tour schedule, the legendary singer remains a sophisticated balladeer with a huge following.

A former Real Madrid soccer player, Iglesias remains in the premier league.

Spirit, class and sensuality are some of the words that have been used to describe him, a title he wears with pride considering the many albums he has sold. The true ambassador of Latin music, he has more than 2600 platinum and gold albums and he has sold in excess of 250million records.

The singer made history by becoming the first and only performer to receive the Diamond Record Award from the Guinness Book of World Records for selling more records in more languages than any other artist in history.

With each new release, Iglesias has topped his previous successes, making him the most recognisable star in the world of popular music.

He is passionate about collaborations and has performed with Frank Sinatra and Willie Nelson.

He is a special representative for the performing arts of the UN children's fund.

"The world has given me so much that it is important for me to give something back," he says.

Tickets will cost between R220 and R555.