Jennifer Lopez
Marc Anthony
Delta Goodrem
Joss Stone
(Movies & TV)
Ronan Keating
Joel Madden

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Ricky Martin

Knowledge Identifier: +Ricky_Martin


Ricky Martin

Puerto Rican pop singer and actor who achieved prominence, first as a member of the Puerto Rican boy band Menudo, and as a solo artist since 1991 add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1971.

Countries: United States (35%), United Kingdom (8%), Colombia (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Delta Goodrem

Linked to: Associated Press, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Billboard




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Ricky Martin was born in 1971 add something


By 1987, Menudo's record sales began to decline and the group changed its image, adopting an edgier look and performing more rock-influenced songs add something


After recording eleven albums with the group, Martin left Menudo in July 1989 at age seventeen, hoping to rest and evaluate his career path add something


Rawy Torres - Torres joined Menudo in 1989, replacing Ricky Martin


In 1990, Martin was signed to Sony Discos, the Sony Music Entertainment's Latin imprint add something


On the 6 - Lopez and fellow recording artists Ricky Martin, Enrique_Iglesias, Christina Aguilera and Marc Anthony have been credited with popularizing music by Hispanic artists during the late 1990s


Martin got his start at age twelve with the all-boy pop group Menudo; after five years with the group, he released his Spanish-language solo album, "Ricky Martin", in 1991 add something


After working "around the clock" to finish filming "Alcanzar una estrella II" and recording music, Martin released his debut solo album, the Spanish-language "Ricky Martin", in November 1991 add something


Silvia Pasquel - Pasquel acted in that production's 1991 sequel, "Alcanzar una estrella II", where she acted alongside Capetillo, Sasha Sokol and a budding Puerto Rican star named Ricky Martin


A film based on the TV series entitled "Más que alcanzar una estrella" was produced in which Martin starred and earned an El Heraldo Award in 1993 for his role add something


In 1994 he starred on the American TV soap opera "General Hospital", playing a Puerto Rican singer add something


In 1994, Martin's agent encouraged him to move to Los Angeles to act in an American sitcom called "Getting By" add something


In 1995, Martin refocused on his music career, and began work on his third album, "A Medio Vivir" add something


In a 1996 interview with the "Miami Herald", Martin expressed an interest in performing on Broadway add something


In the summer of 1997, Martin embarked on a tour of Spain, performing 45 shows in 36 cities add something


Martin began practicing Kriya yoga after a trip to Thailand in 1997 add something


After receiving commercial success throughout Asia, Europe, and Latin America, Martin prepared his first English album in 1999 in an attempt to cross over to the United States market add something


An acclaimed performance at the 1999 Grammy Awards launched Martin into worldwide super-stardom add something


In 1999, after several albums in Spanish, he released his first English-language album , which included "Livin' la Vida Loca" add something


It was awarded Pop Song of the Year at the 1999 Lo Nuestro Awards add something


"Ricky Martin" became one of the top-selling albums of 1999, and was certified 7× platinum in the United States, selling over 22 million copies worldwide add something


In October 1999, Martin embarked on a very successful year-long Livin' la Vida Loca Tour add something


Crossover (music) - Also in 1999, attempting to emulate the crossover success of Gloria Estefan, Selena and Ricky Martin in the anglophone market, Marc Anthony released an English-language Latin Pop self-titled album with the US Top 5 hit single "I Need to Know", and the Spanish version "Dímelo"


Tina Landon - At the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards upon winning the Best Dance Video award for "Livin' la Vida Loca", Ricky Martin called Landon onstage and passed the award to her


Carmit Bachar - In 1999 and 2000, she was the "Livin' La Vida Loca" woman in Ricky Martin's world tour


Jon Secada - Secada co-wrote the song "Bella," the Spanish version of "She's All I Ever Had" for Ricky Martin's 1999 Multi-platinum self-titled album


Nina Moric - While working in Los Angeles in 1999, she was cast in Ricky Martin's hit music video, "Livin' La Vida Loca"


Five (band) - In August 1999, the first single of their second album, "Invincible", the catchy dance tune "If Ya Gettin' Down", was released and became a major hit worldwide but yet again failed to go to number 1 in their home country, kept out of the top spot by Ricky Martin


After this success, a new English-language album, "Sound Loaded", was released in November 2000 add something


In a December 2000 interview with "The Mirror", Martin was asked to comment on the rumors surrounding his sexuality add something


Martin was a headliner in the 2001 inauguration ball for President George W._Bush; he even invited the newly elected president to join him on stage to dance add something


In February 2001, Martin released a Spanish greatest hits album entitled "La Historia", which went to number one for five weeks on the Billboard Top Latin Albums and debuted at number eighty-three on the Billboard 200 add something


In November 2001, an English-language greatest hits album, "The Best of Ricky Martin" was released outside North America add something


Christina Aguilera - Ricky Martin asked Aguilera to duet with him on the track "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" from his album Sound Loaded; released in 2001 as the album's second single.


In May 2003, Martin released a new Spanish album "Almas del Silencio" add something


For his work against human trafficking, the United States Department of State named Martin one of its Heroes in Ending Modern-Day Slavery in 2005 add something


However with the release of "Life" in 2005, Martin confirmed he and De Alba had parted ways add something


In October 2005, Martin released his first English-language album since 2000's "Sound Loaded" and the tenth album of his career add something


Starting in Mexico City , the tour premiered on November 15, 2005 add something


Lilian Garcia - García began work on a solo album with Grammy award winning record producers George Noriega and Tim Mitchell in 2005, who have worked with multi platinum artists such as Shakira, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez


Toby Gad - Meleni and Toby co-wrote the song "Drop it on me" on Ricky Martin's 2005 album "Life"


The second leg started on April 21, 2006 in Manchester, UK, and ended on June 3, 2006 in Tel Aviv add something


On August 17, 2006, Ricky Martin taped his "MTV Unplugged" concert in Miami add something


It premiered on MTV Latin America, MTV Tr3s and MTV Puerto Rico in October 2006 and was released on CD and DVD in November 2006 add something


Joan Smalls - In 2006 she appeared in Ricky Martin's It's Alright music video


Katerine Avgoustakis - The song is featured on the hits compilation "HitBox", which was released on 13 March 2006, containing hits like Ricky Martin's "I Don't Care", Rihanna's "If It's Lovin' That You Want" and the Michael Jackson cover "Say Say Say " by Hi_Tack


Martin co-owns a Miami restaurant, Casa Salsa, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007 add something


Associated Press, February 16, 2007 add something


On February 19, 2007, Martin began his worldwide Black and White Tour which started with a performance at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in Puerto Rico and concluded with a presentation at the Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 14, 2007 add something


Christian Chavez - On 30 March 2007, after Chávez's announcement of being gay, Ricky Martín told The Associated Press of his solidarity with Chávez's public declaration, saying, "Life is too short to live closed up, guarding what you say


At the Latin Grammy Awards of 2008, "MTV Unplugged" received Latin Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Album and for Best Long Form Music Video add something


His twin sons, Matteo and Valentino, were born via a surrogate mother in 2008 add something


In August 2008, Martin became the father of twin boys, Matteo and Valentino. The babies were birthed by a surrogate mother add something


In 2010, Martin announced that he was a "fortunate homosexual man", ending years of fan speculation on the topic add something


In 2010, prior to Martin coming out, Barbara Walters expressed some regret for pushing Martin in a 2000 interview to admit if he was gay add something


On March 29, 2010, Martin publicly acknowledged his homosexuality in a post on his official website stating, "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man add something


Martin's single, "The Best Thing About Me Is You" featuring Joss Stone premiered on November 2, 2010 and peaked at number seventy-four on the Billboard Hot 100 add something


Ricky Martin's autobiography, "Me", was published on November 2, 2010 add something


Joss Stone - In 2010, She collaborated with Puerto Rican recording artist Ricky Martin for "The Best Thing About Me Is You", and peaked at number 74 on the U.S "Billboard Hot 100" and which topped the "Hot Latin Songs" and "Latin Pop Songs" chart, this was Stone' first number one on all two charts, which made her the first British of non-Hispanic origin to reach No. 1 on the "Hot Latin Tracks" and "Latin Pop Songs" chart


Pablo Ruiz (Argentine singer) - After Ricky Martin came out as gay at the end of March 2010, Ruiz claimed in a TV interview with Viviana Canosa to have kissed Martin at a party in Mexico when he was 17 and Martin was around 22


Natalia Jimenez - On November 12, 2010, after appearing and performing at the 2010 Latin Grammys with Ricky Martin, Natalia announced her solo album and said she hopes to release her first single in January


In 2011, during his acceptance speech of the Vito Russo Award at the 22nd GLAAD Media Awards, Martin publicly thanked his boyfriend, Carlos González Abella, an economist add something


On November 4, 2011, Ricky Martin was granted Spanish citizenship for his artistic merits and for his grandmother being Iberian born add something


On November 4, 2011, he acquired Spanish nationality in recognition of his artistic talents and for having roots in the country - Martin's grandmother is Spanish, and he owns a residence in Madrid add something


Claudia Leitte - The last few years have been great achievements in Leitte´s career, in 2011 first sang at Rock in Rio, the same year she recorded the clip Samba with singer Ricky Martin, and was when she sang at the Miss Universe


Benicio del Toro - On November 4, 2011, he acquired Spanish citizenship, along with fellow Puerto Rican Ricky Martin


Ricky Martin guest-starred as a Spanish teacher on the FOX TV show "Glee" episode "The Spanish Teacher" on February 7, 2012 add something


Martin premiered his "Ricky's Lip Conditioner" lip balm in April 2012 as part of the M.A.C Cosmetics "Ricky and Nicki for Viva Glam" campaign add something


Martin endorsed President Barack Obama for his reelection campaign by hosting a fundraiser with the President in New York on May 21, 2012 add something


In November 2012, Martin was announced as a coach on The Voice Australia add something


Martin went vegetarian in March 2013 add something


In June 2013, Martin released a new English single titled "Come with Me", which serves as the lead single from his upcoming fourth English-language studio album add something


He embarked on the 2013 Australian Tour in October 2013 add something


In November 2013 Martin launched Piccolo Universe, an online community for parents and caregivers from all corners of the world to celebrate and share the joys and struggles of raising kids add something


Delta Goodrem - Delta returned for The Voice Australia Season 2 in 2013, again with Joel Madden, Seal and Ricky Martin replacing Keith Urban


In February 2014, he appeared with Jennifer Lopez & Wisin on the single and video "Adrenalina" taken from Wisin's solo album "El Regreso del Sobreviviente" add something


The first episode of season four was aired on September 9, 2014 add something


On October 3, 2014, Martin will be starting his Mexican One World Tour on Mexico City, followed by Guadalajara, Monterrey and Chihuahua add something


In November 2014, was the closing act of the opening ceremony for the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games "Veracruz 2014" add something


He returned to the panel alongside Delta Goodrem, Benji Madden teamed with his brother Joel Madden, and new comer Jessie J in 2015 add something


Martin released his album "A Quien Quiera Escuchar" in February 2015 add something


It was announced on December 24, 2015, Martin's 44th birthday, that he would return to The Voice Australia in 2016 and will be replaced by Ronan Keating add something


Ronan Keating - On 24th December 2015, Keating was announced as Ricky Martin's replacement on The Voice Australia


As of April 2016, he is dating the Syrian Swedish painter, Jwan Yosef add something


The song skyrocketed in music charts with 107,881,978 views on the music video as of November 2016 add something


The two announced their engagement on November 16, 2016 while on the Ellen DeGeneres Show add something


In 2017, Martin announced a Las Vegas residency concert show which will begin in April of the same year running through to September add something


The song skyrocketed in music charts with over 746 million views on the music video as of April 2017 add something


The song skyrocketed in music charts with over 1 billion views on the music video as of June 2017 add something


" In January 2018, Martin announced that he and Yosef are married add something


"Fiebre", the first single of Martin's new musical production was released on February 23, 2018 add something


On December 31, 2018, Martin and Yosef announced, via Instagram, the birth of their daughter Lucía Martin-Yosef add something