Enrique Iglesias retakes Billboard `dance king` crown

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2011, 08:56 AM IST

Los Angeles: Spanish pop star Enrique Iglesias retook Billboard`s No. 1 spot for most dance chart hits by a male solo artist with the success of his latest single "Dirty Dancer".

That track - sixth single from his album "Euphoria" - is the ninth by the Spanish heartthrob to top the Dance/Club Play Songs chart and puts him back on the top ahead of late pop icon Michael Jackson.

Iglesias` other No. 1 Billboard dance hits dating back to 1999 are "Bailamos", "Be With You", "Hero", "Escape", "Not In Love", "Away", "I Like It" and "Tonight (I`m Lovin` You)".

Prince ranks behind Iglesias and Jackson with the third-most No. 1 dance singles among the men, although all of them are far behind Madonna, who has racked up 40 No. 1 dance hits, and Janet Jackson, Michael`s sister, with 19.

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