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. In 2004, founding member Ray Thomas retired from the group, leaving Lodge, Edge and Hayward to soldier on. In 2003, Martin announced that he and his agent, Angelo Medina, have parted ways. The new millennium saw the Moody Blues reducing their touring schedule. Martin recently adopted three little girls from India. Their 1999 studio album, Strange Times, generated little interest beyond the group's enduring fan base. Martin has also teamed up with former Menudo bandmate Robi Rosa, who has written many of Ricky's hits. However, a heavy touring schedule kept them among the highest-earning concert acts, and a series of video and audio versions of their A Night at Red Rocks concert enjoyed great success, particularly as a fund-raiser for American public television.

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. Keys of the Kingdom (1991) had but modest commercial success. The original version was written with Patrick Leonard and the first demo remains just one of many Unreleased Madonna Songs. The band had begun to reinforce their concert sound in the later 1980s with the addition of a second keyboardist and female backing vocals, and they decided not to hire a permanent replacement in the keyboard chair, but instead to tour as a quartet with extra hired musicians. One of Ricky's career high points was the recording of the Spanglish ballad "Cuidado Con Mi Corazon" with Madonna and William Orbit. The early 1990s saw the departure of Patrick Moraz. 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. The Moodies continued their early video-generation success with Sur la Mer (1988) and its video/single I Know You're Out There Somewhere, a sequel to Your Wildest Dreams.

With these 2 in tow, Ricky created hits like "Maria", "The Cup Of Life", and "Livin' La Vida Loca". But in 1986 they enjoyed renewed success with their album The Other Side of Life, in particular with the track Your Wildest Dreams, a top-40 hit which garnered a Billboard "Video of the Year" award after being frequently featured on MTV. Ricky established himself in Miami and connected with music creator Desmond Child and Puerto Rican agent Angelo Medina. The band's popularity waned through the release of The Present (1983). 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. On these albums the Moody Blues embraced a more modern and less symphonic sound, although synthesizers were still a strong part of their composition. Later, in Hollywood he played Miguel Morez on General Hospital. In spite of these difficulties, the album was a hit, as was 1981's Long Distance Voyager.

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. However, Pinder refused to tour and was replaced by former Yes keyboardist Patrick Moraz. He signed Sony in 1990. In 1977, the group reformed and after a tempestuous recording session, 1978's Octave was released. His meteoric ascent to fame started in Menudo's homebase, Caguas, site of his first concert. Hayward and Lodge released a duet album, the very successful Blue Jays (1975) and the members each released solo albums.
Born as Enrique Martin Morales, Martin has achieved worldwide success, starting with his selection to substitute Ricky Melendez in Menudo in 1984 until 1989. After that, the group took an extended break--originally announced as a permanent break-up--to recuperate from a heavy touring schedule.

Ricky Martin is a popular music singer, born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on December 24, 1971. 1 in both the UK and the US) the band returned to their signature orchestral sound, which, while difficult to play in concert, had become the band's trademark. List of famous Puerto Ricans. For their next two albums, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1971) and Seventh Sojourn (1972) (which reached No. Almas del Silencio (2003). 1 in British charts), was indicative of the band's growing success in America. La Historia (2001). 3 in American charts (No.

Sound Loaded (2000). This album, reaching No. Ricky Martin (1999 version). After that, the group decided to record only albums that could be played in concert, losing some of their bombastic sound for their next album, A Question of Balance (1970). Vuelve (1997). The band's music continued to become more complex and symphonic, resulting in 1969's To Our Children's Children's Children, a concept album based around the band's celebration of the first moon landing. A Medio Vivir (1995). The top-40 single from this album, Ride my See-Saw, was the first single to be mastered using eight-track recording technology.

Me Amarás (1993). The album plus two singles, "Nights in White Satin" and "Tuesday Afternoon" became massively popular, as was the 1968 followup, In Search of the Lost Chord. Ricky Martin (1991 version). The original album, Days of Future Passed (1967), was not the demo recording the label had ordered, but instead a successful commercial release. Discography (Albums, Singles, Maxis, Promo CDs, DVDs) (1991-2003). The Moody Blues agreed, but insisted that they be given artistic freedom and left without supervision; they then convinced Peter Knight, who'd been assigned to arrange and conduct the orchestral interludes, to collaborate on a recording of their stage show instead. The Moody Blues contract with Decca Records was set to expire, and they owed the label several thousand pounds in advances. Deram Records (a London/Decca imprint) chose the Moody Blues to make an LP in order to promote Deramic Stereo and the group was to be forgiven its debt to the label to make a rock and roll version of Dvorak's New World Symphony.

The band soon realized that their original style of American blues covers and novelty tunes was not working for them, and they determined to develop an original style. Their new style featured the symphonic sounds of the mellotron (an early analog sampling keyboard; Pinder had worked for its manufacturer) and Ray Thomas' flute, with the performance organized around a concept--one day in the life of everyman. After a series of unsuccessful singles, Warwick and Laine departed, replaced by John Lodge, also once a member of El Riot, and Justin Hayward, formerly of The Wilde Three, in 1966. "Go Now", released later that year, became a huge hit in the United Kingdom and charted moderately in the United States. Soon, the band had a contract with Decca Records and released an unsuccessful single, "Steal Your Heart Away", that year.

The pair recruited Denny Laine, Graeme Edge and Clint Warwick, appearing as the Moody Blues for the first time in Birmingham in 1964. Pinder left to join the army, but then rejoined Thomas to form the Krew Cats and had moderate success. At the time, Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder were El Riot & the Rebels, a popular band. The Moody Blues originated in Birmingham, England.

The Moody Blues were originally a British rhythm and blues-based band; they later became best known for psychedelic music and early progressive rock. December (2003). Hall Of Fame - Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2000). Strange Times (1999).

A Night at Red Rocks (1993). Keys Of The Kingdom - IMPORT UK (1991). Sur La Mer (1988). Prelude (1987).

The Other Side Of Life (1986). The Present - IMPORT UK (1983). Long Distance Voyager (1981). Octave UK (1978).

Caught Live + 5 (1977). Seventh Sojourn (1972). Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1971). A Question of Balance (1970).

To Our Children’s Children’s Children (1969). On The Threshold Of A Dream (1969). In Search Of The Lost Chord (1968). Days of Future Passed (1967).

Go Now! (1965).

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