Ricky Martin

Singer + Actor
Born Dec 24, 1971

Enrique Martín "Ricky" Morales, better known as Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican and Spanish pop singer and actor who achieved prominence, first as a member of the Latin boy band Menudo, then as a solo artist since 1991. Throughout his career, he has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. He is the founder of the Ricky Martin Foundation (in Spanish Fundación Ricky Martin), a non-profit charity organization aimed at ending human trafficking.… Read More

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1971 Birth Martin was born on December 24, 1971, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the son of Nereida Morales, an accountant, and Enrique Martín Negroni, a psychologist. … Read More


1984 12 Years Old …  By the third audition, his persistence impressed executives and in 1984, twelve-year-old Martin became a member. … Read More
1989 17 Years Old After recording eleven albums with the group, Martin left Menudo in July 1989 at age seventeen, hoping to rest and evaluate his career path. … Read More
1990 18 Years Old In 1990, Martin was signed to Sony Discos, the Sony Music Entertainment's Latin imprint. … Read More
1991 19 Years Old After working "around the clock" to finish filming Alcanzar una estrella II and recording music, Martin released his debut solo album, the Spanish-language Ricky Martin, in November 1991. … Read More


1994 22 Years Old In 1994, Martin's agent encouraged him to move to Los Angeles to act in an American sitcom called Getting By. … Read More
1995 23 Years Old In 1995, Martin refocused on his music career, and began work on his third album, A Medio Vivir. … Read More
1996 24 Years Old In a 1996 interview with The Miami Herald, Martin expressed an interest in performing on Broadway. … Read More
1997 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1997, Martin was invited to the prestigious Sanremo Music Festival in Sanremo, Italy. … Read More
1998 26 Years Old 1 More Event
As he was finishing the record, the singer was contacted by FIFA to write a song for the 1998 World Cup; Martin subsequently wrote "La copa de la vida" with K. C. Porter and Draco Rosa.
In late 1999, after releasing several albums in Spanish, Martin performed "The Cup of Life" at the 41st Grammy Awards show, which became a catalyst in bringing Latin pop to the forefront of the U.S. music scene. … Read More
In February 2001, Martin released a Spanish greatest hits album entitled La Historia, which went to number one for five weeks on the Billboard Top Latin Albums and debuted at number eighty-three on the Billboard 200. … Read More


2003 - 2005 3 More Events
2006 34 Years Old 1 More Event
After finishing the first leg which included Latin America and the United States Martin performed at the 2006 Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Turin. … Read More
2007 35 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 19, 2007, Martin began his worldwide Black and White Tour which started with a performance at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in Puerto Rico and concluded with a presentation at the Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 14, 2007. … Read More
2008 36 Years Old At the Latin Grammy Awards of 2008, MTV Unplugged received Latin Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Album and for Best Long Form Music Video. … Read More
2010 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Ricky Martin's autobiography, Me, was published on November 2, 2010. … Read More


Martin guest-starred as a Spanish teacher on the Fox TV show Glee episode "The Spanish Teacher" on February 7, 2012.
In April 2013, Martin released his Greatest Hits: Souvenir Edition album in Australia, where it reached number two on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified Gold.
2014 42 Years Old 1 More Event
…  His relationship with González Abella ended in January 2014. … Read More
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