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Ricky Martin

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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

 

Timeline


 

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Ricky Martin was born in 1971 add something


1987

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


1989

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


1990

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


1991

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


1993

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


1994

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


1995

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


1996

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


1997

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


1999

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


2000

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


2001

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.


2003

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


2005

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"


2006

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


2007

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


2008

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


2010

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


2011

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


2012

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


2013

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


2014

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


2015

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


2016

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


2017

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


2018

" 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