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Ricky Martin

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Net worth 2018: $60 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: San Juan
Country: Puerto Rican
BirthDay: 24 December 1971
Sigh: Capricorn
Height: 1.82 m

Ricky Martin was bornon 24 December 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rican, is Singer-songwriter. Ricky Martin is a Puerto Rican singer who ruled the world of Latin and American pop during the 1990s. After his initial stint with the all-boy Latin pop band, Menudo, as a teenager, he parted ways to pursue a career as a solo artist. He released a couple of albums in Spanish before he was chosen to compose ‘La Copa de la Vida’ (The Cup of Life) as the official theme of the 1998 FIFA World Cup and later performed the same at the 41st Grammy Awards. However, it was his blockbuster single ‘Livin’ la Vida Loca’ that brought him worldwide recognition and made him an international superstar. As a forerunner of Latin pop music, he has successfully brought the genre on the global map and made way for other popular Latin artists, such as Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, and Jennifer Lopez, into the English-speaking market. In addition to Spanish, he also recorded English-language albums that further added to his stardom. His best-selling albums include ‘A Medio Vivir’, ‘Sound Loaded’, ‘Vuelve’, ‘Me Amaras’, ‘La Historia’, and ‘Musica + Alma + Sexo’. He is credited for selling over 70 million albums across the world till date, apart from performing concerts worldwide and bagging numerous music awards


$60 Million


In 2014, he embarked on ‘Mexican One World Tour’ and ended the concert at the opening ceremony of the 22nd Central American Caribbean Games


He released his first children’s book ‘Santiago the Dreamer in Land Among the Stars’ in 2013


He made a special appearance on an episode of Fox TV’s show ‘Glee’ in 2012


He released his chart-topping album ‘Musica + Alma + Sexo’ in 2011, which reached No


In 2010, he published his autobiography ‘Me’, which was included in the Bestseller list of The New York Times


August 31 is celebrated as International Ricky Martin Day in Puerto Rico since 2008


He embarked on a worldwide ‘Black and White Tour’ in 2007 and released another greatest hits album ‘17’ in 2008, followed by ‘17: Greatest Hits’ in 2011 in the UK and ‘Greatest Hits: Souvenir Edition’ in 2013 in Australia


He recorded his blockbuster ‘MTV Unplugged’ concert in 2006, which released on both CD and DVD formats


His 2005 album ‘Life’ marked his return to English-language pop, which proved more successful in French-speaking nations, especially France


He compiled his greatest Spanish-language hits on the 2001 album ‘La Historia’


His 2000 album ‘Sound Loaded’ sizzled the music charts with its two singles ‘She Bangs’ and ‘Nobody Wants to Be Lonely’, both reaching No


He launched his first English-language album ‘Ricky Martin’ in 1999, which debuted at No


In 1998, he composed the smash hit single ‘La Copa de la Vida’ (The Cup of Life) as the official theme for the FIFA World Cup which he performed at the tournament’s final at the Stade de France


His single ‘Maria’, included in the 1995 album ‘A Medio Vivir’, became his first international hit single with over 5 million copies sold worldwide, reaching No


He debuted on the American TV with the NBC sitcom ‘Getting By’ in 1994


This was followed by his second solo album ‘Me Amaras’ in 1993


He released his debut solo Spanish-language album ‘Ricky Martin’ in 1991, under Sony Discos, which became a hit on the Latin charts


In 1989, he left the group at the age of 17 after recording 11 albums and returned to Puerto Rico to complete his high school


He was selected in the Latin boy-band Menudo in 1984 after three auditions and gave his first performance a month later at the Luis A


Martin was born as Enrique Martin Morales on December 24, 1971, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to psychologist Enrique Martin Negroni and accountant Nereida Morales

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