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Well he must be "big in Europe" because you all know who he is, while I have never heard of him.  Not that I pay too close attention to anything here either...

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:05:38 PM EST
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I think he was bigger in the US than Europe (minus Spain?), but maybe not a musical style you care about.

Oh, and you're definitely right, Hasselhoff's foray into music is Europop/trash, German version...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:09:39 PM EST
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Look at his wiki page.  He seems to be confined to the Latin music niche within the US.  

He's hot in the UK, Australia, France, ... Bulgaria.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:15:39 PM EST
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Miami, I'm telling you.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:17:54 PM EST
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Bulgaria!  His fans are in Bulgaria!  

On a serious note, here in the middle of America, you don't hear Spanish language music unless you listen to the Spanish language stations & channels.  I generally do not.  I know of people like, say, Christina Aguilera, because the media is plastered with them.  The media -I swear- is not plastered with Enrique Iglesias.  

Miami hardly representative of America.  But there appears to be widespread knowledge of this guy throughout Europe.  

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:24:03 PM EST
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Well, we know about him because he has the connections to get himself plastered all over the media. Sort of like Paris Hilton.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:27:39 PM EST
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I quoted Wikipedia and posted a video evidencing that he made the crossover into English.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:28:56 PM EST
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We only know him because we know his fellow/rival American star... Ricky Martin :-)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:30:19 PM EST
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He was a big pop star here for a few years at the beginning of the decade.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:35:35 PM EST
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HA! So will you help us to shove him on you Americans? ;-)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:36:49 PM EST
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This all started because you knew who he was and I did not.  

Now you're acting out to divert attention from the fact!

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:38:57 PM EST
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Well, DoDo is the king of trivia around these parts.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:40:52 PM EST
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Note my use of the word "was."

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:45:14 PM EST
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And note that "at the begining of the decade" some of us were in too much complete freaking shock, followed by anger and outrage, to be paying much attention to pop stars.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:48:25 PM EST
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But soon after...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:51:47 PM EST
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What does that have to do with anything, DoDo?

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:55:15 PM EST
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There's always room for obscenity scandals in the US national attention span.  And I heard that Janet Jackson's breast hates us for our freedoms.
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 07:02:58 PM EST
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Poor Enrique, nobody wants him.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:48:44 PM EST
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Except the producers of European sporting events.

And possibly DoDo. ;)

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:52:47 PM EST
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I only want him to go back to Chicago ...and you may want to include him in an Odds & Ends for his ex-wife :-)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 07:01:04 PM EST
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On Friday June 27, 2008 Iglesias revealed to a British newspaper that he and Anna Kournikova were married last year but are now divorced and he is currently single.

What?

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 07:05:31 PM EST
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And that's nothing compared to what goes on in Malta.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 07:11:37 PM EST
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Well, in Spain we can be forgiven for knowing who he is since we've had him showed down our throats since he decided he was going to be as famous as his dad.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:09:55 PM EST
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You provoked it...

(E. I. and Whitney Houston)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:12:12 PM EST
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<shudder>

DoDo, are you a fan?

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:15:51 PM EST
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Hell no, I'm just taking revenge on poemless! ;-)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:22:10 PM EST
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What the hell did I do?  Commit the terrible offense of never having heard of your favorite recording artist?

</ducks, runs!>

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:25:59 PM EST
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