Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin is a popular music singer, born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on December 24, 1971.

Biography


Born as Enrique Martin Morales, Martin has achieved worldwide success, starting with his selection to substitute Ricky Melendez in Menudo in 1984 until 1989. His meteoric ascent to fame started in Menudo's homebase, Caguas, site of his first concert. He signed Sony in 1990.

It continued after he left Menudo, when he moved to Mexico and participated in soap operas like Alcanzar Una Estrella II and 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 whom he has ad 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 transmission that gave him worldwide exposure, but it was "Livin' La Vida Loca" that propelled him to the minds of all teenaged girls around the world and into the covers of Tiger Beat and all other major teen magazines world wide.

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 Félix Trinidad in 1999, to lead Puerto Rico's worldwide tourism campaign, both exemplifying Puerto Rico's youthfulness, enthusiasm and never give up character.

Martin has also teamed up with former Menudo bandmate Robi Rosa, who has written many of Ricky's hits. Martin recently adopted three little girls from India.

In 2003, Martin announced that he and his agent, Angelo Medina, have parted ways.

In February of 2004, Martin received a lifetime achievement award at the Premios Lo Nuestro in Miami.

Discography

  • Discography (Albums, Singles, Maxis, Promo CDs, DVDs) (1991-2003)
  • Ricky Martin (1991 version)
  • Me Amarás (1993)
  • A Medio Vivir (1995)
  • Vuelve (1997)
  • Ricky Martin (1999 version)
  • Sound Loaded (2000)
  • La Historia (2001)
  • Almas del Silencio (2003)

Also see

  • List of famous Puerto Ricans

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In February of 2004, Martin received a lifetime achievement award at the Premios Lo Nuestro in Miami. This would be Miller's last great commercial success; a series of collections, live albums and attempts to find a new style would appear sporadically, but by the early 1990s Miller had given up on producing records altogether. In 2003, Martin announced that he and his agent, Angelo Medina, have parted ways. Sales were disappointing, however, and in 1982 he returned to the pop formula with another hit album, Abracadabra. Martin recently adopted three little girls from India. On the heels of this massive success, Miller took a long hiatus from recording and touring, emerging in 1981 with Circle of Love, an ambitous album possibly intended to appease critics of his new style. Martin has also teamed up with former Menudo bandmate Robi Rosa, who has written many of Ricky's hits. This pair of albums represented the peak of Miller's commercial career, both reaching the top echelons of the album charts and spawning a seemingly-endless series of hit singles, including "Rock 'N' Me", "Take the Money and Run", "Jet Airliner", and "Jungle Love". While critics lambasted Miller for abandoning his more ambitious approach and socially-aware lyrics in favor of simple pop-rock and derivative blues tunes, fans gravitated towards the catchy, melodic songs in great numbers, and the Steve Miller Band co-headlined a major stadium tour with The Eagles in 1977.

Ricky was chosen, along with Félix Trinidad in 1999, to lead Puerto Rico's worldwide tourism campaign, both exemplifying Puerto Rico's youthfulness, enthusiasm and never give up character. Miller followed up The Joker with Fly Like an Eagle in 1976 and Book of Dreams in 1977. The original version was written with Patrick Leonard and the first demo remains just one of many Unreleased Madonna Songs. Miller was now handling all lead vocals; his limited vocal range actually made the songs more radio-friendly and accessible. One of Ricky's career high points was the recording of the Spanglish ballad "Cuidado Con Mi Corazon" with Madonna and William Orbit. 1973's The Joker marked the start of the second phase of Miller's career: more pop-oriented and simplistic, the album featured a number one hit in the title track as well as several other popular tunes. He sang "The Cup Of Life" during a World Cup transmission that gave him worldwide exposure, but it was "Livin' La Vida Loca" that propelled him to the minds of all teenaged girls around the world and into the covers of Tiger Beat and all other major teen magazines world wide. Scaggs would leave the band after a couple of albums with vocal chores taken over by drummer Tim Davis; Miller himself would begin singing occasional lead on 1969's Brave New World. These albums performed respectably on the album charts but failed to yield a hit.

With these 2 in tow, Ricky created hits like "Maria", "The Cup Of Life", and "Livin' La Vida Loca". In 1968, Miller formed the Steve Miller Band, with Scaggs handling vocals, and released an album, Children of the Future, the first in a series of discs rooted solidly in the psychedelic blues style that dominated the San Francisco music scene at the time. Ricky established himself in Miami and connected with music creator Desmond Child and Puerto Rican agent Angelo Medina. The next school year Ben Sidran was added to the Ardells as a keyboardist. It was in Mexico where he met Rebecca de Alba, a Mexican model turned TV presenter whom he has ad an on-and-off relationship for several years. Miller taught Boz Scaggs some chords, and Scaggs joined the Ardells the next year. Later, in Hollywood he played Miguel Morez on General Hospital. He formed a new band called The Ardells.

It continued after he left Menudo, when he moved to Mexico and participated in soap operas like Alcanzar Una Estrella II and in the music group Munecos De Papel. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the 1960s. He signed Sony in 1990. Steve Miller (born October 5, 1943) is a blues and rock and roll guitarist and performer. His meteoric ascent to fame started in Menudo's homebase, Caguas, site of his first concert. Hayley Hibarger's the best!!, 2003 compilation.
Born as Enrique Martin Morales, Martin has achieved worldwide success, starting with his selection to substitute Ricky Melendez in Menudo in 1984 until 1989. "Born 2B Blue", 1989 single.

Ricky Martin is a popular music singer, born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on December 24, 1971. "Willow Weep For Me", 1989 single. List of famous Puerto Ricans. "Mary Ann", 1989 single. Almas del Silencio (2003). "God Bless The Child", 1988 single. La Historia (2001). "Ya Ya", 1988 single.

Sound Loaded (2000). Born 2B Blue, 1988 album

    . Ricky Martin (1999 version). "Caress Me Baby", 1987 single. Vuelve (1997). "Slinky", 1987 single. A Medio Vivir (1995). "Nobody But You Baby", 1987 single.

    Me Amarás (1993). "Behind The Barn", 1986 single. Ricky Martin (1991 version). "Maelstrom", 1986 single. Discography (Albums, Singles, Maxis, Promo CDs, DVDs) (1991-2003). "I Want To Make The World Turn Around", 1986 single. Living in the 20th Century, 1986 album

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      "Bongo Bongo", 1985 single. "Shangri-La", 1984 single. Italian X Rays, 1984 album

        . Greatest Hits 1974-1978, 1978 compilation.

        "Winter Time", 1979 single. "True Fine Love", 1978 single. "Jungle Love", 1978 single. "Swingtown", 1978 single.

        "The Stake", 1977 single. "Jet Airliner", 1977 single. Book of Dreams, 1977 album

          . "Wild Mountain Honey", 1977 single.

          "Dance, Dance, Dance", 1977 single. "Fly Like An Eagle", 1977 single. "Serenade", 1976 single. "Take The Money And Run", 1976 single.

          "Rock 'N' Me", 1976 single. Fly Like an Eagle, 1976 album

            . "Evil", 1975 single. "Shu Ba da du Ma Ma Ma Ma", 1974 single.

            "The Joker", 1974 single. "Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash", 1974 single. The Joker, 1973 album

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