Julio Iglesias partners with Netflix on series about his life

Julio Iglesias and Netflix are developing a new series about the Spanish singer's life and career. File Photo by Roger Williams/UPI

Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Julio Iglesias is partnering with Netflix on a new series about his life.

Netflix announced in a press release Thursday that it is developing the production with Iglesias, 80, a Grammy-winning Spanish singer.

The series "will tell the story of how Julio Iglesias became the first non-English artist to enter the American and Asian markets and turned into a universal star who is among the five biggest record sellers in history," an official synopsis reads.

"Throughout his more than 55 years of artistic career, Julio Iglesias has recorded and sung in 12 languages and has connected with fans from all over the world, becoming the first Spanish artist with universal reach to have his songs sung all over the planet."

Iglesias has released more than 35 albums during his career and won a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album for his album Un hombre solo in 1988. He was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.

"After that many speculations, books and documentaries in which I have not been involved, for the first time I have decided to tell the truth about my life to a universal company like Netflix. After much deliberation, finally, a very touching letter sent to me by Bela Bajaria (Chief Content Officer at Netflix) was enough to convince me that Netflix was the ideal company to develop this project. I feel grateful to a lot of people from many countries who have supported me and have boosted my life," Iglesias said in the press release.

The series is currently in development at Netflix, which has yet to announce a release date.