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Ricky Martin

Born Enrique Martin Morales on 12/24/71 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Latin singer/actor. Member of Menudo from 1984089. Acted on the TV soap "General Hospital" and on Broadway in "Les Miserables".

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The Cup of Life

  • Dec 5, 2010
Ricky Martin is probably best known for La Copa De La Vida. It is such an upbeat song that even for someone who is not into loud music I still enjoy it tremendously. That's an awesome piece of music. Very football-y :D It is definitely one of the best football songs I've ever had the pleasure to listen to. This one has certainly make its mark in our consciousness, hasn't it?

If you had told me last week I'd be writing a Ricky Martin review, I'd have snoot at the idea. Ricky Martin, despite having bought one of his CDs, is not my type of singers. For some reason, I'm just not into him even though he's better looking than Enrique Iglesias and possibly dressed better than Marc Anthony. He hasn't had me "dwell" on his music and hence I never did became a fan. I didn't even know he's Puerto Rican until just when I looked up Wikipedia for his bio. Sometimes though, as one ages, one has more time to appreciate others and give others another chance. Hence, instead of being restless I learned to stop for a moment to listen. Actually, I'm kinda of stuck at home right now coz I'm having a horrible sore-throat; I am voiceless. The only way I could "talk" is to write reviews here on Lunch, haha! Now you know why I've been putting up tons of reviews on musicians the last few hours! I can't use my mouth, but I can certainly listen ;-) Blessing in disguise, eh?!

In life, we talked more than we listened. And sometimes, perhaps, one of those rare times, we are blessed with the chance to truly listen. When that happens, sit still and listen, and you might, like me, find something that you have missed all along...
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Born: December 24, 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Years Active: 90 's, 00's
Genre: LATIN

Ricky Martin was one of the biggest teen idols in Latin America during the '90s and a major figure in American pop music by the end of the decade. A lead singer of Menudo, Martin was blessed with good looks and a nice voice, which helped him become a Latin music star. He also became an actor, earning praise from the Mexican motion picture industry and starring on the American soap opera General Hospital, where he played Miguel Morez, a bartender who sings on the weekends.

Martin (born December 24, 1971) was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. As a child, he sang in the choir and performed in school plays. When he was six, he began acting in television commercials. Shortly afterward, he took professional singing and acting lessons, which paved the way for his auditions for Menudo. In 1984, when he was 12 years old, he became a member of Menudo. For the next five years, he was the lead singer of the group, helping it to become an international sensation. Once he outgrew Menudo in 1989, he went back home to Puerto Rico, where he completed high school. After graduation, he moved to New York, where he simply relaxed for several months.

Following a few months of inactivity, he began to work his way back into the entertainment industry. He returned to Mexico, where he acted on-stage for a year before returning to the music industry. In 1991, he released his self-titled debut ...
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