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Ricky Martin Lyrics

Ricky Martin - Biography

Ricky Martin -- an international superstar and native of Puerto
Rico. Single at 1998 - World Cup theme song "La Copa de la
Vida," at the Grammy Awards show in February 1999.

Ricky Martin was one of the biggest teen idols in Latin America
during the '90s, and a major figure in American pop music by the end
of the decade. A lead singer of Menudo, Martin was blessed with good
looks and a nice voice, which helped him become a Latin music star.
He also became an actor, earning praise from the Mexican motion
picture industry and starring on the American soap opera General
Hospital, where he played Miguel Morez, a bartender who sings on the
weekends.

Ricky Martin (b. December 24, 1971) was born and raised in San Juan,
Puerto Rico. As a child, he sang in the choir and performed in
school plays. When he was six, he began acting in television
commercials. Shortly afterward, he took professional singing and
acting lessons, which paved the way for his auditions for Menudo. In
1984, when he was 12 years old, he became a member of Menudo. For
the next five years, he was the lead singer of the group, helping it
to become an international sensation. Once he outgrew Menudo in
1989, he went back home to Puerto Rico, where he completed high
school. After graduation, he moved to New York, where he simply
relaxed for several months.

Following a few months of inactivity, he began to work his way back
into the entertainment industry. He returned to Mexico, where he
acted on stage for a year before returning to the music industry. In
1991, he released his self-titled debut album, which he co-wrote
with his fellow Menudo alumnus Robi Rosa, who would become a regular
collaborator over the course of Martin's career (often credited as
Ian Blake). The album became a sizable hit on the Latin charts. Two
years later, he followed it with the Juan Carlos Calderon-produced
Me Amaras, which was an even bigger hit, launching him to superstar
status in Latin America.

In January 1994, he joined the cast of the soap opera General
Hospital, playing Miguel Morez. His recurring role was so successful
that it landed him a role on Broadway, where he played Marius in Les
Miserables. He left General Hospital to perform in the production
and stayed with the play for about a year.

In 1995, he released his third album, A Medio Vivir, a record that
had a harder rock edge, yet also featured such Latin styles as
flamenco and cumbia. In early 1998, he released his fourth album,
Vuelve. His first English-language pop album -- which like his first
long-player also happened to be titled Ricky Martin -- was released
in the spring of 1999; it made him an international superstar thanks
to blockbuster singles including "Livin' la Vida Loca" and
"She's All I Ever Had." A year later, Martin sizzled again
with the release of Sound Loaded. His biggest Spanish-language hits
were collected on 2001's La Historia, while 2003's Almas del
Silencio was an album of new Spanish material. Life, from 2005, was
a return to English-language pop. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All
Music Guide
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