Ricky Martin was born as Enrique Martin Morales in San Juan, Puerto Rico on December 24 of 1971 to Nereida Morales and Enrique Martin Negroni. His father is a psychologist and his mother is an accountant. When Ricky was two years old, his parents got a divorce and his father got remarried. He has a total of four half-brothers and one half sister. Let us tell you more about him below.
Ricky Martin was raised in a Roman Catholic house and was also an alter boy. Today, thanks to his special talent, he has many fans who loves his music. He first gained recognition when he was a member of Menudo, then he became a solo artist during the year 1991.
Over a billion television viewers in a total of one hundred and eighty seven countries throughout the world heard his performance of "The Cup of Life" during the 41st Grammy Awards during the year 1999. If you watched the World Cup France '98, then you would have heard "La Copa de La Vida". This song has been in the number one spot in over thirty countries. There is no denying that this artist has made it to the top and is continuing to climb.
This popular artist has sold over sixty million albums throughout the world. He is also the founder of the Ricky Martin Foundation. He also became a modest star when he acted on stage in Mexico. During the year 1994, he played a part in "General Hospital". On this soap opera, he played as his spot as a singer.
This artist has many hits that have made it to the top of the charts. He completed high school, then moved to New York City. Later, he went to Mexico City where he started his acting career. Then, after that, his career really took off.