Enrique Iglesias to Perform Live as Part of NEW YORK CITY AND NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESENT 'NFL KICKOFF LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE' Thursday, September 5 International Star to Participate in Football and Music Festival

Prior to San Francisco 49ers-New York Giants Game

And NFL Kickoff Weekend 2002



    NEW YORK, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- One of today's hottest musical stars,
 ENRIQUE IGLESIAS will perform live Thursday, September 5 as part of NEW YORK
 CITY AND THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESENT "NFL KICKOFF LIVE FROM TIMES
 SQUARE," it was announced today.
     NEW YORK CITY AND THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESENT "NFL KICKOFF LIVE
 FROM TIMES SQUARE" is slated for Times Square with an unprecedented free
 football and music festival to kick off the season and celebrate the resilient
 spirit of New York and America.  The event leads up to the first-ever
 NFL season kickoff on a Thursday in primetime as the San Francisco 49ers play
 the New York Giants at Giants Stadium (ESPN, 8:30 P.M. ET)
     Iglesias, an international superstar singer and songwriter, has sold more
 than 30 million albums worldwide, including 17 million in Spanish.  His
 "Don't Turn Off The Lights Tour" kicks off September 3.  The new album, his
 first all-Spanish effort since 1998's multi-platinum "Cosas Del Amor," will be
 released September 17.  This is his third NFL appearance, having performed at
 halftime of both Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta in January 2000 and the 2001
 Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit.
     Iglesias, along with Bon Jovi and other artists to be announced at a later
 date, will lead the celebration and the countdown to the NFL's 2002 season.
     Portions of the event will be televised live or by tape by CBS, MTV,
 VH1 and ESPN as the NFL gets ready to kick off its 83rd season.  Radio
 coverage and promotions will be provided nationally by Westwood One and Clear
 Channel Entertainment.
     The day will include recognition and support of New York City's
 September 11 memorial events.
     The four presenting sponsors are Coors, Reebok, PlayStation and Verizon
 Communications.
 
     About Enrique Iglesias
     Iglesias has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, including
 17 million in Spanish.  He has produced 13 #1 singles on the Latin Chart and
 has had several #1 singles on the Billboard's Hot 100 list, creating a global
 success that has landed him a variety of awards, including:  a Grammy; 1996
 Billboard's Artist of the Year; Billboard's Album of the Year for "Vivir";
 three American Music Awards; a World Music Award and eight Premios Lo Nuestro
 awards. Iglesias' latest album, "Escape," is certified triple Platinum and has
 sold more than seven million copies worldwide.
 
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