Ricky Martin

Name:
Ricky Martin
Age:
48
Date of Birth:
Dec 24, 1971
Place of Birth:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Occupation:
Singer, Actor, Author
Spouse:
Jwan Yosef (m. 2017)
Children:
2
Residence:
Los Angeles, California
Years active:
1984–present
Genres:
Pop, Reggaeton, Latin, Urban Pop
Religion:
Universalism
Labels:
Columbia, Sony Latin, Sony Mexico
Instruments:
Vocals/Instrumental

Ricky Martin - Biography Summary


Enrique José Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971), commonly known as Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican singer, actor and author. Martin began his career at age 12 with the all-boy pop group Menudo. After five years with the group, he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990s. He also acted on stage and on TV in Mexico, where he achieved modest stardom. In 1994, he appeared on the US TV soap opera General Hospital, playing a Puerto Rican singer.

In early 1999, after releasing several albums in Spanish, Martin performed "The Cup of Life" at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards show, which became a catalyst in bringing Latin pop to the forefront of the U.S. music scene. Following its success, Martin released "Livin' la Vida Loca", which helped him attain enormous success worldwide; it is generally seen as the song that began the Latin pop explosion of 1999 and made the transition easier for other Spanish-speaking artists to move into the English-speaking market. Since its release, the song has sold over 8 million copies, making it one of the best selling singles of all time. His first English-language album (also titled Ricky Martin), has sold 22 million copies and is one of the best selling albums of all time. His other studio albums include: Me Amarás (1993), A Medio Vivir (1995), Vuelve (1998), Sound Loaded (2000), Almas del Silencio (2003), Life (2005), Música + Alma + Sexo (2011), and A Quien Quiera Escuchar (2015).



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