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. With his new clean image, Mase is currently attempting to regain his place as a player in the rap industry, while being a positive role model to his young audience. In 2003, Martin announced that he and his agent, Angelo Medina, have parted ways. Diddy as his first hit in seven years. Martin recently adopted three little girls from India. The song's chorus directly lifts from the Welcome Back Kotter theme song, and was heavily promoted by P. Martin has also teamed up with former Menudo bandmate Robi Rosa, who has written many of Ricky's hits. Entitled "Welcome Back", the song caught on quickly despite Mase's 'one-hit wonder' reputation.

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. In May 2004, Mase released his first single since becoming a preacher. The original version was written with Patrick Leonard and the first demo remains just one of many Unreleased Madonna Songs. He has since published Revelations: There's a Light After the Lime. One of Ricky's career high points was the recording of the Spanglish ballad "Cuidado Con Mi Corazon" with Madonna and William Orbit. Mase's second album, Double Up, was released, despite Mase's stated misgivings considering his newfound religious convictions as he became a born-again Christian. 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. In 1998, Mase was featured on Brandy's second album's second single, "Top Of The World".

With these 2 in tow, Ricky created hits like "Maria", "The Cup Of Life", and "Livin' La Vida Loca". Diddy), and "24 Hours To Live" (featuring The Lox, Black Rob, & DMX). Ricky established himself in Miami and connected with music creator Desmond Child and Puerto Rican agent Angelo Medina. Harlem World also spawned several singles that became successful on urban radio and BET, but did not "cross over" to the pop charts or enjoy high rotation on MTV; for example: "What You Want" (featuring Total), "Lookin' At Me" (featuring P. 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. Diddy, as well as a very obvious sampling of Miami Sound Machine's 1980's hit, "Bad Boys". Later, in Hollywood he played Miguel Morez on General Hospital. Though critics despised his blatant pop leanings, Harlem World was a huge hit thanks to its massive lead single, "Feel So Good", which featured guest rhymes from Mase's mentor, P.

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. Though his first album, Harlem World, appealed strongly to a mostly new demographic for rap, younger children and pre-adolescents due to its simple rhymes and beats, Mase retired in order to become a preacher just before his second album was due for release. He signed Sony in 1990. He originally went under the persona "Murder Mase" and was part of Big L's group, Children of the Corn. His meteoric ascent to fame started in Menudo's homebase, Caguas, site of his first concert. Diddy (then Puff Daddy) for a brief period before he began a solo career.
Born as Enrique Martin Morales, Martin has achieved worldwide success, starting with his selection to substitute Ricky Melendez in Menudo in 1984 until 1989. Ma$e or Mason Betha; born August 27, 1978) is an American rapper, best known as sidekick to P.

Ricky Martin is a popular music singer, born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on December 24, 1971. Mase (a.k.a. List of famous Puerto Ricans. Almas del Silencio (2003). La Historia (2001).

Sound Loaded (2000). Ricky Martin (1999 version). Vuelve (1997). A Medio Vivir (1995).

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