Ricky was born in a family psychologist and a bookkeeper. Parents future celebrity divorce as soon as his son was two years old. After that, Martin appeared four half-brothers, Daniel and Eric Fernando and Angel, as well as sister Vanessa. Ricky himself grew up in a Catholic home as a novice, I attended Sunday school, where he began performing together with a team of "Menudo".

His infant star
Ricky (and then still Enrique) has launched his music career in 1984. He was then only 13 years old. As part of the popular Latin band "Menudo" he went on stage. Until 1990, he was in the team, then began a solo career and left the boy band. After high school, the young actor moved to New York, where he was waiting for good luck. Ricky Martin was invited to a Mexican soap opera called "reach for the stars", and later followed by the continuation of the series. After playing the actor he took the stage name Ricky Martin and signed a contract with «Sony Discos». It does not take long, and the first album. «Ricky Martin» was recorded in Spanish. With the artist released a single album «Fuego Contra Fuego». He was named the gold with Argentina, Puerto Rico and Mexico. And later, in support of the album, the singer went on a tour of South America.

Do you love me
The second studio album «Me Amarás» («Do you love me"), the artist released in 1993. The album sold around the world sold about a million copies. A year later, he moved to California Rica and began to play in the American TV series "General Hospital." Not surprisingly, the actor offered the role of singer and bartender.

European success
In 1995, Ricky has changed understanding of Latin American music, he released a record «A Medio Vivir». A single «Maria» proved that the basis of the songs are not ballads.

The composition is heard in Europe. However, like the residents and the ballad titled «Te Extraño, Te Olvido, Te Amo».

Further, Ricky Martin participated in a production of "Les Miserables." He was entrusted with a major role. It is noteworthy that the artists performed on Broadway. After the performance, Ricky sat down in the studio and recorded a fourth album in Spanish «Vuelve». The album went platinum and has sold 8 million copies. Then the actor recorded the anthem of the World Cup in 1998.

The English
After several years of success in Spanish-speaking countries, Ricky started to sing in English. «Ricky Martin» was translated and released in 1999. On the plate were also duets with Madonna and Meey. Besides, a Turkish actress Sertab Erener Rica recorded a hit «Private Emotion». The first commercially successful hit «Livin 'La Vida Loca" took the first position in the United States, Britain, Australia, as well as a number of other countries. The track was released «She's All I Ever Had». He reached the second line of the popular and prestigious Billboard Hot 100. 7 times the record went platinum, it bought 22 million listeners. The second English-language album arrived to the end of 2000. «Sound Loaded» debuted in third place with the United States, but the first has not finished. Singles from the album - it «She Bangs», «Nobody Wants To Be Lonely» (duet with Christina Aguilera) and «Loaded».

In early 2001, the artist released a collection of songs in Spanish «La Historia», which won the Latin charts, and later there was already a collection of English-language songs «The Best Of Ricky Martin». Last sold 1 million copies. There was not a single new song, but only remixes.

Back to the past
In 2003, the singer released a new album in Spanish. It was called «Almas Del Silencio». Ricky himself said that really wanted this album to go back to the previous Statement. He was looking for emotions and adrenaline, which only lived a couple of years ago.

Less popular
In 2005, arrived the next English album «Life». Ricky Martin co-wrote almost all the songs. Here, according to the actor, he is finally united with their emotions. According to Ricky, the record turned many-voiced, like life itself. The album started at position 6 Billboard 200. The first single «I Do not Care" was written with Ameri and Fat Joe. But the second «Drop It On Me» in the air has not appeared. After touring to support the album was released «It's Alright».

Blogs of Ricky Martin
In autumn 2006, appears on the TV reality show «MTV Blogs: Ricky Martin." It showed footage of life behind the scenes, interviews and performances themselves. And then there was an album with a concert «MTV Unplugged». He was the first in Latin America, but 39 on the Billboard 200.

In mid-2009 it became known that Ricky is working on the next album. He became the 9th in a row. Then the issue was scheduled for early 2010.

Personal life
Ricky Martin was on the list of the 50 most beautiful people in the world, which amounted in 2000 and 2006, the magazine «People». The artist claimed that he was in love with TV presenter Rebecca de Mexico Alba. With it, he broke, and 14 years later resumed relations. They planned to get married, but never got married. In 1999, the singer's personal life was the subject of many rumors. Then we put the issue of sexual orientation, Ricky Martin. The actor admitted that he lived a full life, enjoying the women and having sex with them. He openly stated that he was gay. Later, Martin admitted that Gay is normal and even myself have had experience with men. In summer 2008, Ricky Martin became a father of two twin boys. Tots gave birth to a surrogate mother. Then the manager said the artist, Ricky is absolutely happy and opens a new chapter of his life, this time as a father. A year later, Ricky broadcast Spanish television hinted that he was bisexual. He said that his heart may belong to man or woman. But after it is denied, he said the answer was a PR move broadcaster. In the spring of 2010 on its official website Martin confessed his homosexuality. Later, he expressed his desire to marry (or marry) for her boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez Abell.

The actor founded the "Ricky Martin Foundation." It is engaged in charitable activities. In particular, it organized a summer camp for poor and Ricky himself participated in the organization of communication with children. The fund has repeatedly been awarded various prizes.

The Fund took part in the "Report and survival." Its goal - to prevent the sale of children, as well as prosecution of traffickers.

Ricky was invited to the inauguration of George W. Bush in 2001. During his speech, the president called the actor to dance on stage. Frames became public around the world. And their attitude to Martin Bush expressed his song «Asignatura Pendiente». A little later, the ratio was changed, the actor even showed his middle finger when he sang the line "photo with Bush" in this song. The gesture aroused a lot of applause in the hall.

Ricky Martin


Wiki info

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 enormous 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. Since its release, the song has sold over 8 million copies, making it one of the best selling singles of all time. His first English-language album (also titled Ricky Martin), has sold 22 million copies and is one of the best selling albums of all time. His other studio albums include: Me Amarás (1993), A Medio Vivir (1995), Vuelve (1998), Sound Loaded (2000), Almas del Silencio (2003), Life (2005), Música + Alma + Sexo (2011), and A Quien Quiera Escuchar (2015).