'I'll retire in 15 years'
His father Juno might be crooning till date, but Enrique Iglesias plans to leave the spotlight before he turns 50.Updated: Mar 01, 2008 12:41 IST
Spanish pop singer Enrique Iglesias has said he plans to leave the spotlight before he turns 50 - unlike his famous father, Julio, who is still crooning romantic ballads after four decades.
"I'm not sure I want to be up on a stage when I'm 64 or 65," Iglesias told The Associated Press in a phone interview Thursday from Miami.
"In my father's case, I think he's going to die onstage and I respect that very much," the 32-year-old pop star said. "In my case, in 15 years I'll probably look ridiculous singing Bailamos ('Let's Dance')."
The Madrid-born artist - who debuted in 1995 with a self-titled album and releases the greatest hits compilation "95/08" in March - said dissatisfaction with his own work is what drives him to continue performing and recording. "When I listen to my music I think it can still continue to evolve," he said.
"After a couple of months go by, I think I could write a better song." Iglesias said he is striving to make the perfect record - "One you listen to 10, 15, 20 years from now and say, 'Oh! I wouldn't change a thing.'"
And until Iglesias makes that album, it seems nothing is set in stone. "I want to retire in the next 15 years," Iglesias said. "But that's what I say now.