Ricky Martin is a Puerto Rican pop musician, actor, and writer with a net worth of $ 130 million. After his long and successful career, Ricky Martin earned the nickname “King of Latin Pop”.
With over 70 million records sold worldwide, he is one of the most commercially successful Latin American artists. Martin’s work in the late ’90s is said to have brought Latin pop to mainstream American music culture. Other than his acting, Martin has been quite successful as an actor.
Enrique Martin Morales was born on December 24, 1971, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His father was a psychologist and he grew up in a Roman Catholic family with four brothers and one sister.
Enrique’s parents divorced when he was just two years old. His passion for singing began at an early age, and by the age of six, he was singing to his favorite pop songs in both Latin and English.
Puerto Rican commercials before he was 11 years old. His audition eventually led him to challenge the Latin American boy band Menudo. Enrique was only 12 years old, but after showing his impressive dancing and singing skills, he was accepted by the band.
However, Enrique Morales soon moved to Mexico City, where he played the role of Mama Ama El Rock. As he was playing on stage, he was noticed by a producer who wanted to star in Telenovela, Mexico.
Outside the show, the group eventually released some semi-successful albums and toured all over Mexico. After this success, Enrique signed a contract with Sony.
By the age of nine, Enrique had appeared in commercials .
Enrique was only 12 years old, but after demonstrating his impressive dancing and singing skills, he was accepted by the band. Enrique soon realized that even if he had the opportunity to perform on stage, he didn’t like the band’s strict controls and tiring schedule.
Solo Singing Career
In 1995, Martin revived his musical career in an attempt to combine pop with traditional Latin sounds. His third album, A Medio Vivir, featured the hit “Maria”, which embodies this new approach to Latin music.
This album has sold over 3 million copies worldwide. In 1996 he starred in Remiserable Broadway Productions.
His fourth album, released with Vuelve in 1998, became platinum and sold over 8 million copies worldwide.
Ricky Martin later won a Grammy for this album. Martin’s career made great strides when Martin made his debut in the English audience in 1999. His self-titled album was released later that year and featured his hit “Livin’ La Vida Roca”.
Madonna also appeared on the album. Today, “Livin’La Vida Roca” is believed to be a song that has aroused a new interest in Latin pop for the British.