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. Their work has paved the way for groundbreaking artists around the globe such as Carnage and the Fiasco, Hooverphonic, Fischerspooner, and Delerium. In 2003, Martin announced that he and his agent, Angelo Medina, have parted ways. Part of their song "Teardrop" is being used as the theme music for the American television show House, M.D.. Martin recently adopted three little girls from India. The Jamaican reggae legend Horace Andy is a fixture of Massive Attack albums. Martin has also teamed up with former Menudo bandmate Robi Rosa, who has written many of Ricky's hits. Each Massive Attack album features guest vocalists, and so far the band has worked with Tricky, Shara Nelson, Tracey Thorn of Everything But The Girl, Nicolette, Sara Jay, Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins and Sinéad O'Connor.

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. Marshall elected to sit out during the recording of 100th Window, making that album essentially a Del Naja solo project. The original version was written with Patrick Leonard and the first demo remains just one of many Unreleased Madonna Songs. After the recording of Mezzanine, Vowles -- dissatisfied with the change in sound -- left the band. One of Ricky's career high points was the recording of the Spanglish ballad "Cuidado Con Mi Corazon" with Madonna and William Orbit. Massive Attack originally consisted of three members, Robert Del Naja ("3D"), Grant Marshall ("Daddy G") and Andrew Vowles ("Mushroom"). 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. While some critics found 100th Window album not up to par with previous offerings, many found it a worthwhile listening experience.

With these 2 in tow, Ricky created hits like "Maria", "The Cup Of Life", and "Livin' La Vida Loca". Del Naja was charged with possession of drugs that month. Ricky established himself in Miami and connected with music creator Desmond Child and Puerto Rican agent Angelo Medina. It entered the Top 10 in the UK 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. A fourth album, 100th Window, was released on February 10, 2003. Later, in Hollywood he played Miguel Morez on General Hospital. A song from this album, "Dissolved Girl," was featured in the film The Matrix.

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. Massive Attack's third album Mezzanine was released in 1998. Mezzanine showed the band moving towards a dark, distorted guitar-based sound, and, according to many fans and critics, marked a significant evolution. He signed Sony in 1990. This marked the last collaboration of Wild Bunch member Tricky with Massive Attack, as he afterwards concentrated wholly on his solo career. His meteoric ascent to fame started in Menudo's homebase, Caguas, site of his first concert. Featuring two string instrumentals arranged by Craig Armstrong, this album featured a more lush, deeper sound than the first.
Born as Enrique Martin Morales, Martin has achieved worldwide success, starting with his selection to substitute Ricky Melendez in Menudo in 1984 until 1989. In 1994 Massive Attack released their second effort Protection.

Ricky Martin is a popular music singer, born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on December 24, 1971. aggression against the Third World in the name of democracy, often expressing regret that he ever agreed to the name change. List of famous Puerto Ricans. Lead band member Robert Del Naja makes no secret in interviews of his political objections to U.S. Almas del Silencio (2003). During the first Gulf War, several British media channels became anxious to avoid using words suggestive of war and violence, and Massive Attack (then struggling to become established) were forced to temporarily change their name to simply Massive. La Historia (2001). Blue Lines ushered in a new genre of music best referred to as "the Bristol sound", but the press began to use the label "trip hop", which the members of Massive Attack dislike.

Sound Loaded (2000). This subsequently became one of the most influential British records of the 1990s, inspiring other projects such as Portishead and Morcheeba. Ricky Martin (1999 version). In 1991, they released their first album, Blue Lines, featuring the hit singles Unfinished Sympathy and Daydreaming. Vuelve (1997). Massive Attack began as an offshoot of the Bristol art community The Wild Bunch. A Medio Vivir (1995). Their music is electronic, and combines elements of jazz, hip-hop and other genres; lately the darker, subtler forms of electronica have been dominant influences.

Me Amarás (1993). They have released four full studio albums. Ricky Martin (1991 version). Massive Attack is a popular band from Bristol, England. Discography (Albums, Singles, Maxis, Promo CDs, DVDs) (1991-2003).

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