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Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull: Music's rare pair on tour again

Enrique Iglesias performs at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented

Enrique Iglesias performs at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Credit: Getty Images / Dimitrios Kambouris

The Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull collaboration is a rare bit of successful music industry symbiosis.

Iglesias' breakthrough success in 1999 with the chart-topping Spanglish hit "Bailamos" helped open the door to the English-speaking pop world to a new generation of Latin artists, including Pitbull. When that fame started to flicker out, it was "I Like It" -- Iglesias' 2010 collaboration with Pitbull, which became his biggest hit since the 2001, post-9/11 anthem "Hero" -- that reignited the flames.

Since then, Iglesias, also known as "Mr. 305," and Pitbull, aka "Mr. Worldwide," have been teaming up regularly, including their second arena tour together, which stops at Nassau Coliseum on Sunday.

"It's great to work with artists who have no ego," Iglesias told Billboard recently. "He sees the bigger picture, which is the way I was brought up."

Pitbull said in a statement that he is excited about touring with Iglesias again. "He's a talented music star, and also a close friend who I respect and have learned a lot from," Pitbull said of Iglesias. "Together we are going to give fans great music, energy and what they really deserve -- to enjoy life and forget the rest for three hours."

That will no doubt include doing some of their biggest collaborations together. Here's a look:

'I Like It' (2010)

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CREDITED TO: Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull


SUCCESS SECRETS: It features a sample from Lionel Richie's "All Night Long," and it was part of the soundtrack to "Jersey Shore."

'I Like How It Feels' (2011)

CREDITED TO: Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull & The WAV.s

CHART PEAK: No. 74; No. 1 on the dance charts

SUCCESS SECRETS: The whistling! And a video that features cameos from Serena Williams, Eva Longoria and "The Hangover's" Ken Jeong.

'I'm a Freak' (2014)

CREDITED TO: Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull

CHART PEAK: No. 3 on the dance charts

SUCCESS SECRETS: The woo-ooh-wooh sound! The video filled with bikini-clad ravers.

'Let Me Be Your Lover' (2014)

CREDITED TO: Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull


SUCCESS SECRETS: Not yet released as a single due to Iglesias' long-running hit "Bailando," the song features Iglesias adopting a Prince-like falsetto.

'Come N Go' (2011)

CREDITED TO: Pitbull feat. Enrique Iglesias


SUCCESS SECRETS: The opera sample.

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