Enrique's own career started when he was still attending Gulliver Private School, a very prestigious school in Miami. His singing debut was in a play called Hello Dolly, after which he started to practice his singing without his parents knowing. After a year studying business at the University of Miami, he decided to follow his passion for music. In 1995, he sang in person for his soon-to-be manager, who at Iglesias' insistence of not wanting to use his family name, first shopped his demos as an unknown Central American singer named "Enrique Martinez." It wasn't until he earned a record deal with Fonovisa that Enrique told his father and mother of his aspirations. Then he flew to Toronto where no one knew him and he could concentrate just on music, to record for five months. That first album, Enrique Iglesias (1996), sold more than a million copies in three months (it earned him his first gold record in Portugal in a mere seven days) and to date has sold more than six million worldwide. The second album, Vivir (1997), has enjoyed global sales of more than five million discs and launched his first world tour backed by sidemen for Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, and Billy Joel. In a mere three years, Enrique had sold more than 17 million Spanish-language albums, more than anyone else during that period. Then came Enrique, Enrique Iglesias' first Interscope album and first in English, bringing his global album sales to a total of more than 23 million.