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 marks the first release off her forthcoming 2005 album due out in March. Dannii's You Won't Forget About Me entered the UK Single Charts at #7, making it the 5th biggest club track in the UK of 2004. In 2003, Martin announced that he and his agent, Angelo Medina, have parted ways. Flower Power, the original instrumental track by Flower Power was taken by Dannii and mated with original lyrics written by herself. Martin recently adopted three little girls from India. With AATW, Dannii released the song You Won't Forget About Me. Martin has also teamed up with former Menudo bandmate Robi Rosa, who has written many of Ricky's hits. In late 2004, Dannii signed with Around The World Records, an independent Dance label.

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. Dannii was married to Australian actor Julian McMahon in 1993 and after their divorce was engaged for a time in the late 1990s to Canadian Formula One driver Jacques Villeneuve. The original version was written with Patrick Leonard and the first demo remains just one of many Unreleased Madonna Songs. After the success of this album Dannii was back in to studio to work on a new album but due to problems within the Label and a 'management change' within London Records' structure, Dannii parted with London Records in a mutually agreed decision. One of Ricky's career high points was the recording of the Spanglish ballad "Cuidado Con Mi Corazon" with Madonna and William Orbit. Neon Nights is Dannii's most successful album to date. 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. Neon Nights was co-written and co-produced by Dannii.

With these 2 in tow, Ricky created hits like "Maria", "The Cup Of Life", and "Livin' La Vida Loca". The remix was a huge UK club-track. Ricky established himself in Miami and connected with music creator Desmond Child and Puerto Rican agent Angelo Medina. I Begin To Wonder was also briefly released as a remix with the huge Dead Or Alive hit You Spin Me Round (Like A Record). 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. This album, which entered the UK charts at #8, gave her 3 more UK Top 10 hits, including her biggest to date - I Begin To Wonder which reached #2. Later, in Hollywood he played Miguel Morez on General Hospital. Her first album under this deal was 2003's Neon Nights.

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. Following the success of this, Dannii landed a 6 album deal with London Records. He signed Sony in 1990. The track hit #3 and this became Dannii's 13th top 40 hit in the UK. His meteoric ascent to fame started in Menudo's homebase, Caguas, site of his first concert. In 2001, Dannii recorded a song with Dutch dance act Riva called Who Do You Love Now?.
Born as Enrique Martin Morales, Martin has achieved worldwide success, starting with his selection to substitute Ricky Melendez in Menudo in 1984 until 1989. She toured Australia in the sell out Grease: The Arena Spectacular and followed that with performances in the pop-orientated-opera Notre Dame de Paris in London's West End as well as later taking on the controversial Vagina Monologues.

Ricky Martin is a popular music singer, born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on December 24, 1971. Now without a record deal, Dannii returned to acting and took on stage performances. List of famous Puerto Ricans. Following the album's commercial failure, Dannii was dropped from Eternal Records. Almas del Silencio (2003). However, Girl (like Get Into You before it) failed to take the UK by storm and entered the charts at #57. La Historia (2001). In 1997 Dannii landed a multi-million dollar contract with Eternal Records, who released the album Girl with her first top 5 hit All I Wanna Do.

Sound Loaded (2000). After the poor sales of Get Into You, Dannii parted company with RCA and Mushroom Records. Ricky Martin (1999 version). The follow up album Get Into You (1993) didn't take the scene as successfully, with This Is It being her only top 10 hit from it. Vuelve (1997). Dannii also filmed her first movie role in Secrets (1993). A Medio Vivir (1995). Love and Kisses and... was remixed and edited for a UK release in 1991.

Me Amarás (1993). Her debut album Love And Kisses, released in 1990, contained five top 40 hits including Love And Kisses, Success, Jump To The Beat and Baby Love. Ricky Martin (1991 version). This led to Dannii to sign to Mushroom Records and enter into the pop charts. Discography (Albums, Singles, Maxis, Promo CDs, DVDs) (1991-2003). From there she landed a role in the successful soap opera Home and Away. Dannii began her career on the Australian talent show Young Talent Time.

She is also the younger sister of Australian superstar Kylie Minogue. Danielle Jane "Dannii" Minogue (born October 20, 1971) is an Australian-born singer-songwriter, actress, fashion designer and all round performer.

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