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. Before gaining widespread recognition with The Smiths, Morrissey (then still with forename) wrote a number of booklets on his favourite cultural subjects, music and film. In 2003, Martin announced that he and his agent, Angelo Medina, have parted ways. Several of his releases have charted on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. Martin recently adopted three little girls from India. "The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get" is the only Morrissey single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Martin has also teamed up with former Menudo bandmate Robi Rosa, who has written many of Ricky's hits. For his albums and singles releases with The Smiths, see this page.

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. [2] (http://www.sanctuaryrecordsgroup.co.uk/News/news.asp?id=675&action=more). The original version was written with Patrick Leonard and the first demo remains just one of many Unreleased Madonna Songs. With the release of 'I Have Forgiven Jesus' in December 2004, Morrissey became the only artist to score 4 top 10 hits in the UK singles chart that year. One of Ricky's career high points was the recording of the Spanglish ballad "Cuidado Con Mi Corazon" with Madonna and William Orbit. Bush had died. [1] (http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/news/s/119/119298_morrissey_comments_spark_bush_fire.html). 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. At a Dublin concert on June 5 2004, Morrissey caused global controversy by announcing the death of former US President, Ronald Reagan; then exclaiming he would have preferred it if George W.

With these 2 in tow, Ricky created hits like "Maria", "The Cup Of Life", and "Livin' La Vida Loca". This is the highest placing chart position for Morrissey in his entire career as both a solo artist and the lead singer of The Smiths. Ricky established himself in Miami and connected with music creator Desmond Child and Puerto Rican agent Angelo Medina. The single reached No.3 in its first week of sales in the UK Official Charts. 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. The first single, "Irish Blood, English Heart" debuted on KROQ on March 22, 2004 and was released internationally on May 10, 2004. Later, in Hollywood he played Miguel Morez on General Hospital. Guitarist Alain Whyte described the work as a mix between Your Arsenal and Vauxhall and I, and the album has received strong reviews.

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. Morrissey's latest, titled You Are the Quarry was released on May 17, 2004 (but one day later in the US). He signed Sony in 1990. He was given the one-time reggae label Attack Records as a platform to record new material and, reportedly, to sign new artists. His meteoric ascent to fame started in Menudo's homebase, Caguas, site of his first concert. In June, 2003 Sanctuary Records group announced a deal with Morrissey.
Born as Enrique Martin Morales, Martin has achieved worldwide success, starting with his selection to substitute Ricky Melendez in Menudo in 1984 until 1989. Morrissey's songs of alienation and isolation have appeared to translate lock, stock and barrel from the streets of Manchester to the barrios of LA, something that he himself has expressed surprise and gratitude about.

Ricky Martin is a popular music singer, born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on December 24, 1971. Morrissey vacated his English home for Los Angeles in the late-1990s and found an entirely new life in the American West, where, to his own amazement, he has connected with the Hispanic community, where there is now a big fan base. List of famous Puerto Ricans. Accusations of racism meant he spent much of the 1990s maligned, based upon songs such as "Bengali In Platforms" and "National Front Disco" as well as an ill-advised performance at the first Madness re-union show at Finsbury Park, London draped in the Union Flag. Almas del Silencio (2003). Between 1999 and 2003, Morrissey was unable to find a record contract at all (at least one that satisfied his demands). La Historia (2001). Though his large and loyal fan base follow his every move, his albums since 1996 had great trouble reaching a wider audience.

Sound Loaded (2000). Reputed to be uninterested in compromise or record company marketing principles, Morrissey has long suffered the consequences of operating as a quasi-outsider in the music industry. Ricky Martin (1999 version). Composition duties were split between guitarists Boz Boorer and Alain Whyte, who have been the core of Morrissey's band ever since. Vuelve (1997). The band he assembled for 1992's hit album Your Arsenal sharply renewed his sound and sales success with a fresh, American rockabilly sound. A Medio Vivir (1995). After producing several albums in the early years of his solo career with a production outfit not unlike his collaboration with Marr, Morrissey moved on from the songwriting services of Stephen Street for Viva Hate (1988) and Bona Drag (1990) and Mark Nevin for Kill Uncle (1991).

Me Amarás (1993). Morrissey's subsequent career has also provided successful albums and in 1994 he achieved his highest ever chart position with Vauxhall and I (1994) and its single "The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get". Ricky Martin (1991 version). Morrissey's work, both solo and with the Smiths, has been well regarded within England's artistic community and within the artistic establishment of England,even though he now lives in Los Angeles. Discography (Albums, Singles, Maxis, Promo CDs, DVDs) (1991-2003). The band broke up due to conflict between Morrissey and Marr, after a productive period from 1985 to 1987 when they released several successful albums: Meat Is Murder, Strangeways, Here We Come, and the hit The Queen is Dead (a regular member of "Best Albums of All Time" lists and easily one of the most influential of the 1980s). The band became a success in the UK, Ireland, and Australia and became a cult obsession in the United States of America, doing quite well on college radio charts with songs such as How Soon Is Now?, and Panic..

Morrissey's ambiguous sexuality, provocative iconoclasm, and lyrical compositions blended with guitarist Johnny Marr's highly melodic songwriting to sell many recordings. The Smiths are viewed by many as one of the most influential bands of the 1980s post-punk era. When the band broke up in 1987, Morrissey developed a successful solo career and is one of only a few artists to have had UK top ten singles in three separate decades. Steven Patrick Morrissey, (born May 22, 1959 in Manchester in England) dropped his forenames to become Morrissey, the lead singer of the seminal UK 'indie' band, The Smiths.

Exit Smiling (Babylon Books; 1998 [written in 1980, discusses a number of Morrissey's favourite, obscure B-movie actors] ISBN 0-907188-47-8). James Dean Is Not Dead (Babylon Books; 1983, 19842, 19973 ISBN 0-907188-06-0). The New York Dolls (Babylon Books; 1981, 19952 ISBN 0-907188-50-8). Who Put the M in Manchester? (2005).

!Oye Estaban! (2000). The Malady Lingers On (1992). Live in Dallas (1992). Hulmerist (1990).

2005 "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" / "Redondo Beach". 2004 "I Have Forgiven Jesus" #10. 2004 "Let Me Kiss You" #8. 2004 "First of the Gang to Die" #6.

2004 "Irish Blood, English Heart" #3. 1998 "Satan Rejected My Soul" #39. 1997 "Roy's Keen" #42. 1997 "Alma Matters" #16.

1995 "Sunny" #42. 1995 "The Boy Racer" #36. 1995 "Dagenham Dave" #26. 1995 "Boxers" #23.

1994 "Interlude" (with Siouxsie) #25. 1994 "Hold on to Your Friends" #47. 1994 "The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get" #8 (#46 US). 1992 "Certain People I Know" #35.

1992 "You're the One for Me, Fatty" #19. 1992 "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful" #17. 1991 "My Love Life" #29. 1991 "Pregnant for the Last Time" #25.

1991 "Sing Your Life" #33. 1991 "Our Frank" #26. 1990 "Piccadilly Palare" #18. 1990 "November Spawned a Monster" #12.

1989 "Ouija Board Ouija Board" #18. 1989 "Interesting Drug" #9. 1989 "Last of the Famous International Playboys" #6. 1988 "Everyday is Like Sunday" #9.

1988 "Suedehead" #5. Live at Earls Court — March 2005. You Are the Quarry — May 2004 (a Deluxe edition was released in October 2004). The Best of Morrissey — Nov 2001.

My Early Burglary Years — Sep 1998. Rare Tracks — Apr 1998. Suedehead: The Best of Morrissey — Sep 1997. Maladjusted — Aug 1997.

Southpaw Grammar — Sep 1995. World of Morrissey — Feb 1995. Vauxhall and I — Mar 1994. Beethoven was Deaf — May 1993.

Your Arsenal — Jul 1992. At KROQ — Sep 1991 (EP). Kill Uncle — Mar 1991. Bona Drag — Nov 1990.

Viva Hate — Mar 1988. Morrissey is a long-time ethical vegetarian and an advocate for animal rights. Morrissey is noted for using and liking the Southam Street work of photographer Roger Mayne. Morrissey apparently is involved in a long-standing feud with The Cure lead singer/guitarist Robert Smith.

Vote for John Kerry and get rid of George Bush!" [3] (http://www.morrisseymusic.com/newsitem.asp?id=89). Don’t forget to vote. Please bring sanity and intelligence back to the United States. For non-Americans, the United States is suddenly not a very nice place to visit because US immigration officers — under the rules of Bush — now conduct themselves with all the charm and unanswerable indignation of Hitler’s SS.

It does not need to be said yet again, but Bush has single-handedly turned the United States into the most neurotic and terror-obsessed country on the planet. Jon Stewart would be ideal, but John Kerry is the logical and sane move. Morrissey's statement was "With all my heart I urge people to vote against George Bush. Bush for President.

In October 2004, Morrissey released a politically charged statement urging American voters to vote against George W. This new and rather unexpected fan base has even led to a new nickname for L.A.: Moz Angeles. In Los Angeles, Morrissey–who is known to many fans by the nickname "Moz"–has found a large Latino audience. The title of Coupland's book, "Girlfriend in a Coma", is also the title of a Smiths song, and several references to Smiths lyrics are scattered through the book.

Rowling, Bono, Noel Gallagher, Harry Hill, Craig Kilborn, Thom Yorke, Jonathan Ross, Douglas Coupland and Kathy Burke have all publicly stated they admire Morrissey's work. K. J. He responded he could only think of one great British album: For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music.

In June 2004 the British newspaper The Observer asked Morrissey what his top ten favourite British albums were. The song is seen by many as a rebuke of Section 28. In a 1997 interview to support the release of "Alma Matters", the lead single from Maladjusted, Morrissey cited "Shoplifters of the World Unite" as his favourite Smiths song.

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