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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Eva Longoria gets star on Walk Of Fame

    Updated On : Apr 17,2018   2:24 pm
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria has joined the 'stars' of the likes of Daniel Radcliffe, Scarlett Johansson, Mary Carlisle, Kirk Douglas and Richard Burton on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. View More..

Don't want to deal with expectations: Ricky Martin

    Updated On : Apr 11,2018   3:24 pm
Los Angeles, April 11 (IANS) Singer-actor Ricky Martin says he doesn't want to deal with expectations and just wants to live in the moment. View More..

It was painful: Martin on coming out as gay

    Updated On : Jan 18,2018   1:28 pm
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Singer Ricky Martin says he didn't come out as gay until he was 38 in an effort to preserve his career. View More..

Ricky Martin now married to Jwan Yosef

    Updated On : Jan 11,2018   3:48 pm
Los Angeles, Jan 11 (IANS) Singer Ricky Martin has married his partner Jwan Yosef but a formal celebration is yet to take place. View More..

Versace family hasn't authorised 'American Crime Story'

    Updated On : Jan 09,2018   6:06 pm
Los Angeles, Jan 9 (IANS) The Versace family has reportedly not authorised the forthcoming TV series about the death of late Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace. View More..

Aniston, Jolie to present Golden Globe Awards

    Updated On : Jan 05,2018   6:22 pm
Los Angeles, Jan 5 (IANS) Actresses Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie will both present trophies at the 75th Golden Globe Awards. View More..

Feast your eyes on fun-filled English entertainment TV content in 2018

    Updated On : Jan 02,2018   12:40 pm
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) The last few years have seen content segmentation in the entertainment cluster and, as 2018 sets in, English-language channels are promising to offer an exciting year with a lot of action to look forward to. View More..

My goal is to do Bollywood: Emmy Award-winning choreographer

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   1:26 pm
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Mia Michaels has worked with Madonna, Ricky Martin, Celine Dion and Tom Cruise. Now, the Emmy Award-winning choreographer wants to make a mark in Bollywood and says she would like to work with Indian actress Deepika Padukone. View More..

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..