Ricky Martin's major achievement has been open the
doors for the Latin pop genre in the U.S., an
opportunity many artists were waiting for in order to
prove it was not just about one or two different styles.
In fact, there was an entire underground movement
trying to get a well-deserved place in the pop music
scene. After all it doesn't matter what language you
speak, what it really matters is how good you are as a
Enrique Martin Morales was born in Puerto Rico on
December 24, 1971. He started getting involved in
show business at a young age, playing roles in tv
commercials and later attending singing and acting
classes. In 1984 he joined the teen-pop sensation act
Menudo, group he left in 1989, moving to New York
soon after. In Mexico he had the chance to play a
main role in a popular soap opera. Ricky Martin's first
solo record is released in 1991 followed by "Me
Amaras" in 1993. In January, 1994 he joined the cast
of "General Hospital". A year later the salsa and
flamenco-inflected "A Medio Vivir" is released,
featuring the hit single "Maria" (video). By early 1998
"Vuelve" sells seven million copies worldwide. His
catchy performance at the 1999 Grammy Awards,
singing "La Copa De La Vida" (video) became a major
event in his career, followed by the success of "Livin'
La Vida Loca". In 2000 "She Bangs" anticipated his
album "Sound Loaded". In 2003 "Almas Del Silencio"
is released, featuring the hit single "Tal Vez". In
August, 2005 "I Don't Care", sung in both English and
Spanish, becomes the first single out of "Life". In
November, 2006 he receives the Person of the Year
award at the Latin Grammy 2006 in New York. "Ricky
Martin MTV Unplugged" is released that same month,
featuring "Tu Recuerdo" (video) and "Pégate" (video).
In December of 2010 Ricky Martin returns with "The
Best Thing About Me Is You" (video) recorded along
with Joss Stone, followed by "Mas" (video) and "Frio"
(video), featuring Wisin & Yandel. In June 2013 the
Latin pop singer releases the song "Come With Me"
(video) and in 2014 he returns with "Vida" (video)
followed by "Adiós" (video), "Disparo Al Corazón"
(video), "La Mordidita" (video) and "Perdóname"
(video). In 2016 Ricky Martin and Maluma released
"Vente Pa´ Ca" (video), followed by the English
version recorded along with Wendy of Red Velvet.