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. Trading recordings is what helped John become more well known in the early days. In 2003, Martin announced that he and his agent, Angelo Medina, have parted ways. He also does this to encourage fan interaction. Martin recently adopted three little girls from India. He does this to give fans the opportunity to recreate the live experience. Martin has also teamed up with former Menudo bandmate Robi Rosa, who has written many of Ricky's hits. The legal details are here (http://www.thejmtp.com/info/policy.html).

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. John allows audio taping at most live performances, and he also allows for the non-commercial trading of those recordings. The original version was written with Patrick Leonard and the first demo remains just one of many Unreleased Madonna Songs. Influenced by Jimi Hendrix and SRV, it has been argued that John's electric guitar playing is truly what makes him a musical genius and what makes him gain respect from his peers. One of Ricky's career high points was the recording of the Spanglish ballad "Cuidado Con Mi Corazon" with Madonna and William Orbit. Although John has maintained a reputation for being a sensitive singer-song writer, his real talent lies in his excellent guitar playing. 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. Some of his most popular and well-known songs include "Clarity", "Bigger Than My Body", "No Such Thing" and "Your Body Is a Wonderland".

With these 2 in tow, Ricky created hits like "Maria", "The Cup Of Life", and "Livin' La Vida Loca". Mayer has toured with many groups, including Maroon 5, Guster, Counting Crows, The Wallflowers, and Teitur. Ricky established himself in Miami and connected with music creator Desmond Child and Puerto Rican agent Angelo Medina. He began his career in earnest there, quickly making a name for himself in the local coffeehouse and club circuit. 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. He soon realized that instead of studying music, he was more interested in writing and playing it, and chose to cut his studies short in favor of moving to Atlanta, Georgia. Later, in Hollywood he played Miguel Morez on General Hospital. After playing the guitar for several years, Mayer enrolled in the Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts at the age of 19.

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. While in high school, he was in a band called Villanova Junction with Joe Beleznay, Tim Procaccini, and Rich Wolf. He signed Sony in 1990. After two years of practice, he started playing at blues bars and other venues in the area. His meteoric ascent to fame started in Menudo's homebase, Caguas, site of his first concert. When a neighbor gave him a Stevie Ray Vaughan tape, Mayer discovered the blues and learned how to play the guitar.
Born as Enrique Martin Morales, Martin has achieved worldwide success, starting with his selection to substitute Ricky Melendez in Menudo in 1984 until 1989. Mayer listened to pop music, but it was not until the age of thirteen that his inspiration for playing the guitar began.

Ricky Martin is a popular music singer, born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on December 24, 1971. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayer grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut and attended Fairfield High School. List of famous Puerto Ricans. He dedicated that award to his Grandma, Annie Hoffman, who passed away in May of 2004. Almas del Silencio (2003). He also took home the Grammy Award for Song Of The Year which is awarded to song writers, for the song "Daughters". La Historia (2001). He beat out, Elvis Costello, Josh Groban, Prince and Seal.

Sound Loaded (2000). In 2003 he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the 2002 release of the single "Your Body Is a Wonderland." In February of 2005, he also won a Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Grammy for his song "Daughters" of the album "Heavier Things". Ricky Martin (1999 version). John Clayton Mayer (born October 16, 1977 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA) is a singer-songwriter who plays pop music. Vuelve (1997). As Is 2004 Live Album, also a series of iTunes downloable tracks. A Medio Vivir (1995). Heavier Things 2003 Studio Recording.

Me Amarás (1993). Any Given Thursday 2003 Live Album. Ricky Martin (1991 version). Room for Squares 2001 Studio Recording. Discography (Albums, Singles, Maxis, Promo CDs, DVDs) (1991-2003). Inside Wants Out 2002 Label Release. Inside Wants Out 1999 Indie Release.

Lo-Fi Masters Demo 1999 Indie Release. Villanova Junction Demo 1995 Indie Release.

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