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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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..

Ricky Martin objects to court ruling against gay marriages

    Updated On : Oct 25,2014   11:14 am
San Juan, Oct 25 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin has objected to a federal judge's decision to throw out a suit filed by several gay couples urging that their marriages contracted in the US be recognised on their native island. View More..

Martin, Yankee to perform at iHeartRadio Latina concert

    Updated On : Oct 06,2014   3:20 pm
Los Angeles, Oct 6 (IANS) Singer Ricky Martin and songwriter Daddy Yankee are set to perform at the first ever iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina music festival in November here. View More..

Comparisons never affected me or my music: Pitbull

    Updated On : Jun 20,2014   4:22 pm
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) American rapper Pitbull's "We are one (ole ola)" - the official 2014 FIFA World Cup song - has received mixed response from music lovers worldwide and was even compared to previous FIFA songs. But the singer is unperturbed. View More..

Comparisons never affected me or my music: Pittbull

    Updated On : Jun 20,2014   2:12 pm
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) American rapper Pittbul's "We are one (ole ola)" - the official 2014 FIFA World Cup song - has received mixed response from music lovers worldwide and was even compared to previous FIFA songs. But the singer is unperturbed. View More..

Ricky Martin takes sons on tour for 'stability'

    Updated On : Jun 05,2014   1:40 pm
Los Angeles, June 5 (IANS) Singer Ricky Martin believes that taking along his two sons on tour is benefitial to them. View More..

Single fatherhood simple, says Ricky Martin

    Updated On : Jun 05,2014   1:10 am
Los Angeles, June 5 (IANS) Singer Ricky Martin is a single father and he says it isn't "difficult" to raise children all by himself. View More..

FIFA releases official World Cup song

    Updated On : Apr 09,2014   5:12 pm
Rio De Janeiro, April 9 (IANS) Cuban-American rapper Pitbull joins Jennifer Lopez and Brazil's Claudia Leitte in the official World Cup football song released by FIFA. View More..

Anna Kendrick supports Ellen Page

    Updated On : Feb 16,2014   5:32 pm
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Anna Kendrick has lent support to Ellen Page after she came out as gay. View More..