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Spanish singer Julio Iglesias receives an award for his best-selling career

Singer Julio Iglesias, the biggest-selling Latin American male artist of all time, has been honoured for his long-running musical career.

Julio Iglesias performing in Dominican Republic in 2012 Credit: REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas

Iglesias was presented with an award at London's Dorchester Hotel ahead of two concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.

The singer has racked up sales of more than 300 million records and has duetted with stars including Willie Nelson, Diana Ross and Frank Sinatra.

Julio Iglesias was honoured for his best-selling career in a ceremony at London's Dorchester Hotel Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Upon receiving his award, Iglesias said: "I'm so glad to be receiving this award, and especially in London - a place that has so many memories for me."

"I would like to take this opportunity and say a big thank you to all the people who have bought my albums over the years, as well as to all those who have come to see me in concert. They made this award possible."

Julio Iglesias's son, Enrique, has also become a world famous singer Credit: PBG/PBG/Empics Entertainment

Iglesias has sung in 14 different languages and represented Spain in the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest.