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Ricky Martin Biography

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Ricky Martin is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, and actor. His full name is Enrique Martín Morales. He was born on December 24, 1971. Also, he is known as the “King of Latin Pop”. Martin has become one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time. 

ricky picture
Ricky Martin

Especially, he sold his over 70 million records worldwide. As a result, he became one of the most influential Latin artists of all time.

Besides all his achievements, he also became the greatest music video artist of all time.

Ricky Martin Education

After 1989, Martin returned to Puerto Rico to graduate from high school. AT that time, he enrolled himself in New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. But he dropped out before the class started. The reason for this was, he went to join and perform in a play called “Mama Ama el Rock”.

Ricky Martin Child
Ricky Martin Child

Ricky Martin Career Journey

In childhood, Martin joined the Puerto Rican boy band Menudo in 1984. Later, Martin left Menudo in July 1989 after recording 11 albums. 

Then, a producer noticed Martin’s acting in “Mama Ama el Rock” and offered him a role in telenovela Alcanzar una Estrella. He earned an El Heraldo Award for his role in 1993.

Ricky Album

Martin signed Sony Music Entertainment’s Latin production in 1990. Then, Martin released his debut solo album in November 1991.

In 1994, Martin’s agent encouraged him to move to Los Angeles to act in the American sitcom. 

Then he started making his third album, A Medio Vivir.  In 1997. Sanremo Music Festival in Sanremo invited him to Italy afterward.

Martin also performed the World Cup final song in the Stade de France on July 12, 1998. He made his first English album in 1999 to reach the United States market. It became number 1 from the Billboard 200. 

Martin released a new Spanish album called Almas del Silencio in May 2003, Then, after 3 successful years, he took a break from the music industry and focused on his private life in 2007.

Ricky Martin Performing songs
Ricky Martin Performing songs

Martin premiered his single, “Lo Mejor de Mi Vida Eres Tú” featuring Natalia Jimenez on November 2, 2010. Again he peaked at number seventy-four on the Billboard Hot 100.

Then he guest-starred as a Spanish teacher on the Fox TV show in 2012. In July 2014, the Voice of Mexico announced Martin as their coach.

In May 2019, Martin’s song “No Se Me Quita” peaked at number one on Mexico charts. And in 2020, he gave voice in Netflix’s Christmas musical fantasy film, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.

Ricky Martin Relationship:

Ricky was in a relationship with Rebecca de Alba which ended in 2005. In 2010, he announced his same-sex relationship with Economist Carlos Gonzalez Abella. 

Ricky and his husband Yosef
Ricky and his husband Yosef

After breaking up, he announced marriage with painter and artist Jwan Yosef in 2018. 

Wiki Facts:

Family & Relatives

  • Father: Enrique Martín Negroni
  • Mother: Nereida Morales
  • Siblings: Ángel Fernández Morales, Daniel Martín, Eric Martin, Fernando Morales, Vanessa Martín
  • Marital Status: Jwan Yosef ​(m. 2017)​
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Known For: La Vida Loca song, which is Spanish for “The Crazy Life,”
  • Net Worth: $120 M

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  • Hobbies: Singing, Acting
  • Favorite Destination: Mexico

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