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Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin (born Enrique Martín Morales on December 24, 1971) is a Puerto Rican pop singer and actor who achieved prominence, first as a member of the Latin boy band Menudo, then as a solo artist since 1991. During his career he has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. He is the founder of Ricky Martin Foundation (in Spanish Fundación Ricky Martin), a non-profit charity organization. Ricky Martin's exuberant 1999 single "Livin' la Vida Loca" made him a prominent figure of Latin dance-pop. Martin got his start with the all-boy pop group Menudo; after five years with the group, he released his Spanish-language solo album, Ricky Martin, in 1991. He also acted on stage and on TV in Mexico, becoming a modest star there. In 1994 he starred on the American TV soap opera General Hospital, playing a Puerto Rican singer. In 1999, after several albums in Spanish, he released his first English-language album (also titled Ricky Martin), which included the salsa-style "Livin' la Vida Loca". The album sold 17 million copies and brought Martin international fame. His other albums include A Medio Vivir (1995), Vuelve (1998), Sound Loaded (2000, with the hit "She Bangs"), Life (2005), and the compilation album 17 (2008). In 2010 Martin announced that he was a "fortunate homosexual man", ending years of fan speculation on the topic.

Ricky Martin SUPPORTS NYC Marathon -- 'The Show Must Go On!'

Ricky Martin
SUPPORTS NYC Marathon 'The Show Must Go On!'

2:30 PM PT -- So much for that. According to new reports, the NYC marathon will not take place this weekend as originally planned. It's unclear if it will be rescheduled, or if it has been… READ MORE >

Ricky Martin: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Ricky Martin
Good Genes or Good Docs?

Believe it or not, today is Christmas Eve and Ricky Martin's 40th birthday.Here's the 23-year-old former "General Hospital" star back in 1994 (left) -- and 17 years later, shot just a few months… READ MORE >

- 849 days ago
Jay-Z & Beyonce -- Scoping Ricky Martin's $12 Mil Mansion

Jay-Z and Beyonce
Scoping Out Ricky Martin in Miami Beach House Hunt

Jay-Z and Beyonce went mansion-hunting last week in Miami Beach -- and one of the SUPER-EXPENSIVE homes they checked out belongs to one Señor Ricardo Martin ... TMZ has learned. We confirmed… READ MORE >

- 871 days ago
Ryan vs. Ricky: Who'd You Rather?

Ryan vs. Ricky
Who'd You Rather?

Christmas Eve birthday boy Ryan Seacrest turns 36 today, while Ricky Martin celebrates his 39th cumpleaños.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1215 days ago
Ricky Martin vs. Enrique Iglesias: Who'd You Rather?

Ricky Martin vs. Enrique Iglesias
Who'd You Rather?

Pop hunks Ricky Martin, 38, and Enrique Iglesias, 35, both performed at the Latin Grammys in Vegas on Thursday.Question is ...  READ MORE >

- 1256 days ago
La Vida Loca

La Vida Loca

It's sexy 38-year-old father of two Ricky Martin.It's amazing what shaking your bon bon will do for a guy. READ MORE >

- 1414 days ago
Cheyenne vs. Ricky: Who'd You Rather?

Cheyenne vs. Ricky
Who'd You Rather?

Broadway/"30 Rock" star Cheyenne Jackson and pop star Ricky Martin were out and proud at the same event in NYC last night.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1417 days ago
Ricky Martin Out on the Beach

Ricky Martin
Out on the Beach

A month after publicly coming out of the closet, Ricky Martin was spotted shirtless on the beach in Miami on Sunday.The super sexy 38-year-old father of two cleans up well. READ MORE >

- 1455 days ago
Ricky Martin -- 'I Am a Fortunate Homosexual'

Ricky Martin --
'I Am a Fortunate Homosexual'

Ricky Martin has revealed that he is a gay man.Martin -- who has dodged questions of his sexuality for years -- just posted the following message on his official website: "I am proud to say that I… READ MORE >

- 1484 days ago
Ricky Martin's Surrogate -- Open for Business

Ricky Martin's Surrogate
Open for Business

Turns out the lady who incubated Ricky Martin's babies is a serial surrogate -- but that doesn't mean she'll squirt 'em out for just anybody. Sources tell TMZ the 26-year-old mother works for an… READ MORE >

- 2059 days ago

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