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Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin

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Famous as :

Latin music singer

Birth Name :

Enrique Martin Morales

Birth Date :

December 24, 1971

Birth Place :

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Claim to fame :

Album "Vuelve" (1997)

Biography


One of the performers at An Intimate Evening With KTU by New York radio station WKTU-FM held on November 8, 2005, Ricky Martin surely has made a glorious comeback with another English-language album, "Life," as it instantly sold more than 73,000 copies a week after being released. Scheduled to have an interview on CBS' "The Early Show" on November 11, this Latin superstar aimed to launch a dual disc edition of "Life," which contained an exclusive behind-the-scenes feature of the album's making, precisely 11 days after his appearance on the high-rated program. Concerning his return to the concert stage, he undoubtedly would generate hysteria all over the globe through his worldwide tour beginning on November 15 at Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City.

Named Enrique Jose Martin Morales by his parents, Enrique Martin Negroni and Nereida Morales, Ricky was born on December 24, 1971, in Hato Rey, a small peninsula located in the area of Puerto Rico's capital city, San Juan. His interest in performing arts had been apparent to everyone since he was still a student of Colegio Sagrado Corazon grade school for the little boy was actively involved in its plays and choir. Taking singing lessons and some auditions for TV commercials, he successfully joined a Latin boy band, Menudo, at the age of 12 with the encouragement of his separated parents who had their divorce when he was merely 2 years old. This talented teenager then spent his next five years together with Menudo to work on several albums and hold national tours before finally quitted the group in 1989.

Latest News


Miley Cyrus, Ricky Martin Announced as Billboard Music Award Performers

May 07, 2014 06:17:38 GMT

More performers for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards have been announced. and are now among the stars who will perform at the event that's set to air live on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18.
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Ricky Martin Debuts Summery Music Video for World Cup Song 'Vida'

April 23, 2014 07:45:18 GMT

has debuted the music video for "Vida", an English-Spanish track that he has recorded for the 2014 World Cup. Arriving on Tuesday, April 22, the summery clip was shot on a beach in Brazil.
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Robin Roberts and Ricky Martin to Guest Judge on 'Dancing With the Stars'

March 26, 2014 04:38:35 GMT

is tapped as a guest judge on "" next week. The "" anchor will join regular judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba on the third episode of season 18 aired on Monday, March 31.
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Jennifer Lopez Makes Out With Ricky Martin in Wisin's 'Adrenalina' Music Video

March 04, 2014 08:40:46 GMT

Wisin has enlisted and for his solo single "Adrenalina" and its accompanying music video. Arriving on Monday, March 3, the clip features the Puerto Rican rapper throwing a party where the two Latin superstars are among the guests.
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Ricky Martin Breaks Up With Boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez Abella

January 03, 2014 02:35:48 GMT

is now single again. The 42-year-old Grammy winner is confirmed to have called it quits with his longtime beau, stock broker Carlos Gonzalez Abella. "Changes oh changes," he cryptically tweeted just before the New Year.
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Ricky Martin Says He Used to Bully Fellow Closeted Gays

August 27, 2013 06:03:08 GMT

opens up about his past struggle with his sexuality. In an interview with GQ Australia, the Puerto Rican singer who started his singing career with boyband Menudo admits he, then-closeted gay, used to bully people he knew were gays.
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'Glee' Clip: Ricky Martin Wows New Directions With 'Sexy and I Know It'

February 03, 2012 04:50:57 GMT

will take New Directions to shake their hips in the next episode of "". Tapped to guest star as a sexy Spanish teacher named David Martinez, the Puerto Rico-born singer will lead Finn and other boys to dance while he performs 's "Sexy and I Know It" as seen in a newly released clip.
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'Glee' 3.12 Preview: Ricky Martin Comes to the Club, Sue Wants to Have a Child

February 01, 2012 03:50:53 GMT

After presenting a tribute episode, "" is going to have a Spanish-themed edition with 's arrival. In the next outing, the "Livin' la Vida Loca" hitmaker is guest starring as David Martinez, a teacher at a night school which Will attends since his abilities as a Spanish teacher are questioned.
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'Glee': Sam Strips Off in Preview, Ricky Martin Lands a Sexy Role

November 30, 2011 03:12:24 GMT

's Sam Evans is back on "" in the upcoming episode and his return won't be an ordinary one. He makes Rachel and Finn's jaws drop when the couple see him baring his chest and dancing sexily on a stage.
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Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin's Joint Lipstick Ad Revealed

November 18, 2011 18:01:34 GMT

Unlikely duo, and appeared on the same advertorial page for Mac Viva Glam 2012. The first look of the stars in the lipstick campaign has been released, splashed with pop colors and perky poses.
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Benicio Del Toro and Ricky Martin Granted Spanish Citizenship

November 05, 2011 03:59:16 GMT

Spain has given full citizenship to and . On Friday, November 4, spokesman Jose Blanco said that the "Traffic" star and the "Livin' la Vida Loca" hitmaker were recognized for their artistic talents and that the government was happy they wished to have Spanish nationality.
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Video Premiere: Ricky Martin's 'Frio'

July 23, 2011 04:09:10 GMT

's music video in support of his latest Spanish single "Frio" has been made available for viewing pleasure. He shares screen with and brings a number of female eye candies to a mansion-like set for a dancing number.
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Video Premiere: Ricky Martin's 'Mas'

April 29, 2011 04:16:36 GMT

' "Mas" music video has just been released, featuring his performance footage from one of his live concerts. Directed by Simon Brand, the video was filmed live at the Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot in his native Puerto Rico during the opening show of his current jaunt.
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Ricky Martin Wins Vito Russo Trophy at 2011 GLAAD Media Awards

March 21, 2011 03:27:44 GMT

proudly collected his Vito Russo kudo at the recent GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night, March 19. The Latin singer, who "came out" as gay last year, said, "I just want to be free. I can say today I'm free. And for that I definitely need to thank my parents for being so supportive, my mother and my dad for their unconditional love, and my friends, my family, my fans. And my partner in crime and my boyfriend Carlos."
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Rep: Ricky Martin's Tour Is Not in Trouble

February 11, 2011 03:32:49 GMT

A representative for has denied reports his upcoming U.S. tour is in jeopardy due to poor ticket sales, insisting promoters are "happy" with the potential audience numbers. The "She Bangs" hitmaker is embarking on a tour across America later this year to support his comeback album "".
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Ricky Martin and Kristin Chenoweth to Receive GLAAD Awards

February 10, 2011 03:48:42 GMT

and will be presented with special awards at next month's Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards. The "Livin' La Vida Loca" hitmaker, who 'came out' in 2010, will receive the Vito Russo Award at the annual prizegiving on March 19 in New York. The accolade is handed to an openly gay media star who has helped promote equal rights.
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Ricky Martin Wants to Have Daughter

January 21, 2011 02:48:44 GMT

plans to expand his family because he's desperate to add a little girl to his brood of boys. The "Livin' La Vida Loca" hitmaker is father to twin sons, Matteo and Valentino, who were born via a surrogate mother in 2008.
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Ricky Martin Offers Parental Advice to Elton John

January 20, 2011 09:04:33 GMT

has offered new dads Sir and his partner David Furnish some parental advice - telling them to not expect to "sleep ever again". The "Livin' La Vida Loca hitmaker" is father to twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, who were born via a surrogate mother in 2008.
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Video Premiere: Ricky Martin's 'Best Thing About Me Is You'

January 12, 2011 04:46:20 GMT

is campaigning for equality in every aspect of life as seen in a music video for his new single "The Best Thing About Me Is You". "You and me, we are equal," he said as shots of gay, straight, young, adult, black and white people are featured throughout the clip in random sequence.
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Ricky Martin: Adoption Is My Next Step

December 23, 2010 09:40:11 GMT

is considering expanding his family - he wants to take the "next step" and adopt a tot. The "Livin' La Vida Loca" hitmaker welcomed twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, via a surrogate mother in 2008.
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Ricky Martin and Nelly Among Adoption Supporters

December 09, 2010 03:43:08 GMT

, and are among the stars who have performed as part of a U.S. TV special to raise awareness of the importance of adoption. The artists taped their appearances on Tuesday, December 7 for the 12th annual "A Home for the Holidays" show, which features inspirational stories about how adoption and foster care have enhanced Americans' lives.
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Ricky Martin Says Telling His Parents About His Sexual Orientation Was Easy

November 29, 2010 06:42:30 GMT

was overwhelmed with emotion when he finally revealed his sexuality to his mother and father - because they welcomed the news by expressing their unconditional love for the singer. The "Livin' La Vida Loca" hitmaker 'came out' as a gay man in March after wrestling with his feelings for years, and he admits he was prepared for a difficult talk with his parents when he decided to come clean about his chosen lifestyle.
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Ricky Martin Plans to Take Partner to Red Carpet Event

November 11, 2010 06:49:17 GMT

After admitting that he is gay back in May, has now promised public that he would introduce his partner at a red carpet event. "We'll walk onto the red carpet together I guess," the "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer told U.S. newsman on Tuesday, November 9.
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Ricky Martin Bullied by Twitter Users

November 11, 2010 04:28:48 GMT

became a target for online bullies when he 'came out' as gay earlier this year - he has received a barrage of hateful messages on social networking site Twitter.com. The "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer revealed his homosexuality in March, before publicly thanking his fans for their support and acceptance following the revelation.
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Ricky Martin Fighting to Get Married in Puerto Rico

November 11, 2010 02:42:03 GMT

Gay singer is adamant he will one day marry his boyfriend, but not until they are legally allowed to wed in his native Puerto Rico. The Latino star announced he is gay earlier this year after years of speculation about his sexuality.
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Ricky Martin Picked Biological Mother of His Twins Out of Egg Donor Book

November 05, 2010 07:10:14 GMT

knows exactly what the biological mother of his twin boys looks like - because he picked her out of an egg donor book. The pop superstar has never actually met or spoken to the woman because he insisted on keeping the surrogacy private - but he'll always remember what the mother of his two year olds looks like.
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Ricky Martin Became Womanizer to Deny His Homosexuality

November 04, 2010 03:12:18 GMT

Gay singer enjoyed numerous affairs with women in the years before he accepted his homosexuality, admitting he was on a mission to date "every woman" who crossed his path. The "Livin' La Vida Loca" star revealed his true sexual orientation in March, confessing he could no longer keep his big secret hidden.
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Ricky Martin Felt 'Invaded' and 'Violated' by Barbara Walters' Gay Questions

November 03, 2010 06:52:26 GMT

Gay star has revealed he felt numb when top U.S. newswoman grilled him about his sexuality in a hard-hitting TV interview - because he wasn't ready to be outed. The "Livin' La Vida Loca" star came out as a homosexual in an email in March and has now written about his big secret in new memoir "Me" - but when Walters gave him the chance to clear up rumors he was gay in a 2000 interview, he desperately attempted to change the subject.
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Audio Stream of Ricky Martin's New Single 'Best Thing About Me Is You'

November 02, 2010 05:03:49 GMT

has debuted a brand new song called "The Best Thing About Me Is You" on 's radio show on November 1. The Puerto Rican singer kicks in, "I'm as happy as I can be/ Cause I'm allergic to tragedy." Stone then joins him, giving the song a nice touch with her warm voice, "Life is short so make it what you wanna/ Make it good, don't wait until manana."
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Ricky Martin's Creativity Flows After Gay Revelation

September 15, 2010 03:00:11 GMT

's decision to tell fans he is gay has unleashed his creativity in the recording studio, according to his longterm collaborator Desmond Child. The "Livin' La Vida Loca" hitmaker 'came out' in March and has since felt able to express himself more freely in his material.
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