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Ricky Martin          

Puerto Rican Grammy Award-winning Singer-songwriter, Actor and Author

Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican singer who is known as the "King of Latin Pop". He 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. Since the beginning of his solo career in 1991, Ricky Martin has become one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time with over 70 million records worldwide. He also ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time.

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."

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 and propelled him into the covers of Tiger Beat and many other major magazines worldwide.

One of Ricky's career high points was the recording of the Spanglish ballad "Cuidado Con Mi Corazon" with Madonna and William Orbit. The original version was written with Patrick Leonard and the first demo remains just one of many Unreleased Madonna Songs.

Ricky was chosen, along with Flix Trinidad in 1999, to lead Puerto Rico's worldwide tourism campaign, both exemplifying Puerto Rico's youthfulness, enthusiasm and never give up character.

In February of 2004, Martin received a lifetime achievement award at the Premios Lo Nuestro in Miami. Also during the spring of that year, Martin's song "She Bangs" received a pathetic rendition from American Idol reject William Hung.The Ricky Martin Foundation created a project called People For Children, which aims to eliminate the industry of sexual exploitation and trafficking of children worldwide.fanculo.

Martin has released 10 studio albums over the course of his career. In 2015's Martin released "A Quien Quiera Escuchar." The album debuted at No. 1 atop Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, becoming his sixth album to do so. It won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album, making this Martin's second Grammy win.

September 22, 2016, Martin released a new song "Vente Pa' Ca" with Colombian singer, Maluma. The song skyrocketed in music charts with over 1.6 billion views on the music video.

In 2018, Martin portrayed Antonio D'Amico, partner of fashion designer Gianni Versace, in the true crime television series American Crime Story, subtitled "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story." Martin was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

Martin has been married to his husband, Jwan Yosef, since 2017. The couple have four children together.

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Ricky Martin Gets Ready For the Season Premiere of 'La Banda ...

Ricky Martin flashes a peace sign while walking the carpet for the PaleyFest Fall Preview of his Univision show La Banda on Thursday (September 10) at the ...

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Ricky Martin Earns 15th No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart | Billboard

Ricky Martin logs his 15th Latin Airplay chart No. 1 as “La Mordidita,” featuring Yotuel, jumps 6-1 (on the chart dated Sept. 5) in its 14th frame.

Ricky Martin brings his 'One World Tour' to US after debut of 'La Banda' on Univision
Ricky Martin Meets Refugee Children In Lebanon

World-renowned singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Ricky Martin calls for increased focus on safeguarding the futures of millions of children affected by the Syria conflict, whose lives have been shaped by displacement, violence and a persistent lack of opportunities...

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