Posted on: May 28th, 2018 10:13 am
Ricky Martin was finally selected to join Menudo at the age of 12 in 1984. After five years of nonstop work, tours, recording, and rehearsing with the group, Ricky left in 1989 to build his own career.
More than a billion viewers in 187 countries across the globe felt the power and energy of Ricky Martin’s electrifying performance of “The Cup Of Life” at the 1999 Grammy Awards ceremony; “La Copa de la Vida,” the official song of the World Cup France ’98, has been a #1 single in more than 30 countries. That same night, Ricky’s latest full-length Latin recording, Vuelve, won the Grammy for Best Latin Pop Performance. With his magical career-defining performance, Ricky Martin — an international superstar who has sold more than 15 million records worldwide and packs stadiums from Buenos Aires to Beijing to New Delhi and beyond– was suddenly a recognizable name and presence in more than 24 million U.S. households. Ricky Martin, his first English language album, is the next step in the evolution of this remarkable talent.
Not surprisingly, Ricky’s philosophy for making music is akin to the effect he hopes to have on his listeners: “I want them to feel free, liberated. I want them to be who they are with my music.” Ricky Martin marks the arrival of a superstar while signaling a brand new era in Latin music, a time when the whole world is “Livin’ La Vida Loca”!
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