The Ricky Martin biography is a unique one for a Latin pop star who was one of the biggest musicians in the world for a time. His hit song "Livin' Mi Vida Loca" is what everyone really knows him for, as it went to number one on the Billboard music charts and was played everywhere from clubs to restaurants to sports stadiums. But who is Ricky Martin? Where did he come from and how did he become one of the most famous Latin pop sensations in history? And where is he now? Check out the list of important moments in Ricky Martin's biography to see the road this Latin pop star has traveled over the course of his life and career.
Ricky Martin's biography begins with his birth in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He appeared in a number of commercials at the age of six. This shows entertaining was in Ricky Martin's blood from a very young age and he took to it for the rest of his life. As a teenager, Ricky Martin auditioned three times for the group "Menudo." He finally ended up in the group at age 13 and toured with them for 5 years–until he reached the age limit of 18 years of age and had to go out on his own.
Shortly after releasing a few solo albums at the end of the 1980's and early 1990's, Ricky Martin went to Mexico to appear in a Spanish language telenovela. This became so popular that he soon moved to Los Angeles to pursue both a singing and acting career. Once in Los Angeles, Ricky Martin acted on the soap opera "General Hospital." The young pop star and actor was a hit on "General Hospital."
This actually led to him getting a break as a pop star in the United States and his writing, recording and international stardom with "Livin' Mi Vida Loca." After the incredible success of "Livin' Mi Vida Loca," Ricky Martin's next few albums were not as successful. He released "Sound Loaded" in 2000, which had a hit called "She Bangs." After that he did not release another album until 2005, with his album "Life." After that came a compilation album called "17" in 2008. Later in 2008, Ricky Martin became a father of twin boys, who were birthed by a surrogate mother. This fueled speculation that had existed for years that Ricky Martin was gay. Years after his stardom had faded, Ricky Martin admitted to being gay. He promises to continue to make the music that made him famous in the future.
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