Ricky Martin Biography

Ricky Martin (born Enrique Jos� Mart�n Morales in San Juan, Puerto Rico on December 24, 1971) is a popular music singer, who rose to fame, first as a member of the Latin boy band Menudo, then as a solo artist since 1990.

He has sold over 40 million records since the start of his career. Martin has achieved worldwide success, starting with his selection to substitute Ricky Melendez in Latin boy band Menudo from 1984 until 1989. He signed with Sony in 1990. His career continued after he left Menudo. He participated in soap operas like Alcanzar Una Estrella II and performed in the music group Munecos De Papel. Later, in Hollywood he played Miguel Morez on General Hospital.

It was in Mexico where he met Rebecca de Alba, a Mexican model turned TV presenter with whom he has had an on-and-off relationship for several years. Ricky established himself in Miami and connected with music creator Desmond Child and Puerto Rican agent Angelo Medina.

With these 2 in tow, Ricky created hits like "Maria," "The Cup Of Life," and "Livin' La Vida Loca." He sang "The Cup Of Life" during a World Cup broadcast that gave him worldwide exposure, but it was "Livin' La Vida Loca" which became a massive crossover summer hit, made him popular around the world.

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Emmy Award-winning choreographer joins DID season 6

    Updated On : Dec 08,2017   5:32 pm
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels has become a part of "Dance India Dance Season 6" and will be challenging contestants of the dance reality TV show. View More..

Jennifer Aniston donates $1 mn to charity

    Updated On : Oct 13,2017   1:00 pm
Los Angeles, Oct 13 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston has donated $1 million to charity working towards the relief efforts of deadly hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. View More..

'Superwoman' Lilly Singh appointed Unicef Goodwill Ambassador

    Updated On : Jul 15,2017   7:46 pm
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Indian-origin Canadian YouTube sensation, comedian and author, Lilly Singh was on Saturday appointed Unicef's Goodwill Ambassador at a special event here. View More..

Ricky Martin promises his wedding will be big event

    Updated On : Jun 27,2017   3:10 pm
London, June 27 (IANS) Around seven months after Ricky Martin announced his engagement to Jwan Yosef, the "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer says he is sure his wedding will be a "big" affair. View More..

Ricky Martin loved my voice: Akasa

    Updated On : Jun 03,2017   3:44 pm
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Singer Akasa Singh, who recorded Hindi verses for Spanish singer Ricky Martin's number "Vente Pa Ca", says Martin loved her voice. View More..

Sleepless in sin city: Fun, frolic and gaming (Travelogue)

    Updated On : May 24,2017   10:46 am
Las Vegas, May 24 (IANS) In the heart of the Nevada desert lies a city with over a million lights, burning bright in the night like a shining diamond against an otherwise dark background. It is sin city -- one that never sleeps. View More..

Don't like sensationalising stories into sexuality: Priyanka Chopra

    Updated On : Apr 27,2017   5:10 pm
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actress-producer Priyanka Chopra, who has done some bold scenes in the American series "Quantico", says she doesnt like to sensationalise stories into sexuality. View More..

Indian singer collaborates with Ricky Martin

    Updated On : Feb 17,2017   5:32 pm
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian singer Akasa Singh has collaborated with Spanish singer Ricky Martin for a English-Hindi mix song titled "Vente Pa Ca". She says it was a dream to work with him. View More..

Indian American DJ performs at Trump's inauguration concert

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   2:34 pm
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Indian American DJ and drummer Ravi Jakhotia opened the "Make America Great Again!" concert here with a power-packed performance marking US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. View More..

Indian American DJ to perform at Trump's inauguration

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   4:46 pm
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian American DJ and drummer Ravi Jakhotia, popularly known as DJ Ravidrums, would perform at US President-elect Donald Trumps inauguration at Washingtons National Mall on January 19, the media reported. View More..

Ricky Martin thinks his wedding will be loud

    Updated On : Nov 18,2016   1:18 pm
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer Ricky Martin, who recently got engaged to artist Jwan Yosef after a year of dating, remembers "celebrating like crazy" when same-sex marriage was legalised in June 2015. He is looking forward to putting the plans he dreamt of back then into action. View More..

Memorable moments of Rio 2016 Games

    Updated On : Aug 22,2016   4:48 pm
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 22 (IANS) After the curtain fell on the first edition of the Olympics in South America, here's a look back at some of the best moments of the Games, according to its official website. View More..

Monica Dogra's Shiver choreographed by Madonna's dancer

    Updated On : May 25,2016   7:20 pm
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Singer-actress Monica Dogra has announced the launch of her campaign called Shiver, which encourages a healthy conversation of various social justice compartments like homosexuality and feminism. For a video on this, she engaged choreographer Reshma Gajjar, known to have toured with popular music artists like Madonna and Ricky Martin. View More..

Eva Longoria ties the knot in Mexico

    Updated On : May 22,2016   12:56 pm
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria got married to her fiance Jose Antonio 'Pepe' Baston in a hush-hush ceremony in Mexico. View More..

Jada Pinkett Smith dons see-through dress for awards event

    Updated On : Nov 20,2015   1:20 pm
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Jada Pinkett Smith stunned onlookers and attendees with a white see-through dress as she supported her husband Will Smith at the 2015 Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. View More..

Miley Cyrus launches lipstick range to 'end AIDS'

    Updated On : Aug 01,2015   2:02 pm
Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Singer Mylie Cyrus is the new face of the makeup company's Viva Glam lipstick and tinted "lipglass", aimed to help AIDS patients as every sale will go towards MAC AIDS Fund. View More..

Ricky Martin believes in `connect? before marriage

    Updated On : May 28,2015   1:36 am
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Singer Ricky Martin believes in the institution of marriage, but says feels it is first important to share a deeper connect with the person one decides to settle down with. View More..

Woman places matrimonial ad, seeks groom for gay son!

    Updated On : May 20,2015   4:34 pm
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) It was an innocuous matrimonial advertisement in a newspaper like millions others – a boy wanting to get married and settle down. View More..

Zoe Saldana calls Dolce & Gabbana boycott 'stupid'

    Updated On : Mar 23,2015   4:04 pm
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Celebrities like Elton John, Ryan Murphy and Andy Cohen may have said they would no longer flaunt the Dolce & Gabbana brand, but "Avatar" actress Zoe Saldana is not joining the boycott. View More..

Enrique bags three Latin Grammy Awards

    Updated On : Nov 22,2014   1:36 am
Las Vegas, Nov 22 (IANS) Singer Enrique Iglesias received three trophies at the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards held at MGM Grand Garden Arena, here. View More..