Ricky Martin

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Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin

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Ricky Martin

Date of Birth

Birthday: December 24
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican singer and actor.

He began his career at age 12 with the all-boy pop group Menudo. After five years with the group, he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990s. Since the beginning of his solo career in 1991, Ricky Martin has become one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time with over 70 million records worldwide. He ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time.

Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican singer and actor.

He began his career at age 12 with the all-boy pop group Menudo. After five years with the group, he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990s. Since the beginning of his solo career in 1991, Ricky Martin has become one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time with over 70 million records worldwide. He ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time.

In early 1999, after releasing several albums in Spanish, Martin performed "The Cup of Life" at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards show, which became a catalyst in bringing Latin pop to the forefront of the U.S. music scene. Following its success, Martin released "Livin' la Vida Loca," which helped him attain success worldwide. It is generally seen as the song that began the Latin pop explosion of 1999 and made the transition easier for other Spanish-speaking artists to move into the English-speaking market. His first English-language album, titled Ricky Martin, sold 15 million copies and is his best selling album to date.

He also acted on stage and on television in Mexico, where he achieved modest stardom. In 1994, he appeared on the U.S. television soap opera General Hospital, playing a Puerto Rican singer.

In 2018, he portrayed Antonio D'Amico in the miniseries The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, which earned him a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2018
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Ricky Martin on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards. 

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