Ricky Martin International Fan Club
P.O. Box 13345
San Juan, 00908-3345
Ricky Martin was born on December 24, 1971, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was born as Enrique Jose Martin Morales IV. His father, Enrique Martin III was a psychologist and his mother Nereida Morales was a accountant. In 1974, his parents got divorced.
Ricky Martin has a half sister, Vanessa Martin who is younger and having half brothers including Fernando Fernandez, Eric Martin, Angel Fernandez, Daniel Martin.
Ricky Martin attended Sagrado Corazon School and he was an average student. In the school, he always participated in the extra-curricular activities and also sang in the school choir. Then his father encouraged him to join for the voice lessons.
Ricky Martin began to appear in television commercials when he was 6 years old. In 1984, he joined the group Menudo. He was the lead singer of this group for the next five years. In 1989, he left the Menudo group and travelled to Mexico where he worked as a singer and an actor.
Ricky Martin is a pure vegetarian. Once he owned a restraunt, Casa Salsa, in Miami Beach. He has a tattoo of a rose on his left hip.
In 1991, Ricky Martin released his first album, "Ricky Martin". The album was hit on the Latin charts. After two years, in 1993, another album, "Me Amaras" was released. Juan Carlos Calderon was the producer of this album.
In January 1994, he joined the cast of the soap opera General Hospital, playing Miguel Morez. But then he left the General Hospital for performing in the production and stayed with the play for about a year. In 1995, his third album, "A Medio Vivir" was released.
In 1999, his first English language album, "Ricky Martin" was released. "Livin' La Vida Loca", "Spanish Eyes", "She's All I Ever Had", "Shake Your Bon-Bon", "Be Careful" are some of the tracks from "Ricky Martin".
Birth Name: Enrique Jose Martin Morales IV
Nick Name: kiki
Birth Date: December 24, 1971
Birth Time: 5 pm
Birth Place: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Height: 6\' 1\"
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eyes Color: Dark Brown
Nationality: Puerto Rican
Profession: musician, actor, composer
\"It\'s global. It\'s the world telling some artists they\'re doing a good job, because you get an award if you sell, so that\'s the audience talking, so it\'s very special.\"
- Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin is a successful Latin American pop singer. He is considered a major star in the world of Latin Pop. Ricky Martin opened the doors for some of Latin American singers like Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, and Juanes.
In 2000 and 2006, Ricky Martin was nominated as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People Magazine and People en Espanol. In September 2002, Ricky Martin received a Hispanic Heritage Award for his humanitarian work. In February 2004, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Premios Lo Nuestro in Miami.
Ricky Martin performed at the 2006 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony in Turin. And on 7th June, 2006, he will perform at the World Cup Fan Party in Berlin. In response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Ricky Martin helped to build 110 houses for displaced children through his foundation in Phuket.
In 2005, his latest album, \"Life\" was released. This was his second English language album. About this album, Ricky Martin explains - \"I was really in touch with my emotions. I think this album is very multi-layered, just like life is. It\'s about feeling anger. It\'s about feeling joy. It\'s about feeling uncertainty. It\'s about feeling. And all my emotions are part of this production.\"
In 2005, the U.S. State Department named Martin as one of its \"Heroes in Ending Modern-Day Slavery\" for his work against human trafficking.
Ricky Martin - Quotes
La vida loca, that's my life right now. I'm going through an adrenaline rush that my career is giving me at the moment, and it is pretty intense.
Life, the album, came about because I believe that life is not one-dimensional.
The homosexual community wants me to be gay. The heterosexual community wants me to be straight. Every writer thinks, I'm the journalist who's going to make him talk. I pray for them. I pray that they get a life and stop living mine!
The country has to get together and has to do something about this. It reminds me of what happened last year with the tsunami.
Oh my God. When I was 12, I waited in line for four hours to get his autograph.
They will have to provide some documents to prove the relative that they are living with lives in the district. Or if they live in a shelter, that they live in that shelter. We want to educate all the students in our district.
It's global. It's the world telling some artists they're doing a good job, because you get an award if you sell, so that's the audience talking, so it's very special.
I have been a victim of stereotypes. I come from Latin America and to some countries, we are considered 'losers,' drug traffickers, and that is not fair because that is generalizing.
I can humbly say they are songs that marked an era. They are meaningful, and it's marvelous to go into a restaurant and still have people say to you: 'Hey, ale, ale, ale.
Yes, it was a boy band. Everything, they tell you what to do.
Ricky Martin - Discography
Ricky Martin's Discography: Albums
2005 Life [DualDisc]
2005 I Don't Care: Club Remixes
2003 Almas del Silencio
2000 Sound Loaded [Australian]
2000 Sound Loaded
1999 Vuelve [Australia Bonus Tracks]
1999 Ricky Martin [Australia Limited Edition]
1999 Ricky Martin [Australia Bonus Video Tracks]
1999 Ricky Martin [Australia Bonus Tracks]
1999 Ricky Martin 
1995 A Medio Vivir
1993 Me Amarás
1991 Ricky Martin 
Ricky Martin's Discography: Videos
2006 Live in Spain: Most Famous Hits [DVD]
2002 Historia [Video/DVD]
2001 On the Way Home
2001 Europa [Video/DVD]
1999 Ricky Martin Video Collection
1999 One Night Only
1999 It's a Crazy Life [Spanish]
1999 It's a Crazy Life [English]
2005 I Don't Care: Reggaeton Mixes
2005 I Don't Care [US 12"]
2005 I Don't Care [DVD]
2005 I Don't Care [Australia CD #1]
2003 Juramento [#1]
2003 Jaleo [Germany CD]
2003 Jaleo [Canada CD]
2003 Jaleo [Australia CD]
2002 Livin' la Vida Loca [US #2]
2001 Nobody Wants to Be Lonely, Pt. 2
2001 Nobody Wants to Be Lonely, Pt. 1
2001 Nobody Wants to Be Lonely [US CD5]
2001 Nobody Wants to Be Lonely [Import CD]
2001 Nobody Wants to Be Lonely [Australia CD]
2001 Loaded [US CD/12"]
2001 Loaded [Australia CD]
2000 She Bangs [5 Tracks]
2000 She Bangs [3 Tracks]
2000 Shake Your Bon-Bon [US Single]
2000 Private Emotion, Pt. 2
2000 Private Emotion, Pt. 1
2000 Meja: Private Emotion
1999 Vuelve [Single]
1999 She's All I Ever Had [US Vinyl Single]
1999 She's All I Ever Had [US CD5/Cassette Single]
1999 She's All I Ever Had [US CD Single]
1999 She's All I Ever Had [Australia CD Single]
1999 Shake Your Bon-Bon, Pt. 2 [UK CD Single]
1999 Shake Your Bon-Bon, Pt. 1 [UK CD Single]
1999 Shake Your Bon-Bon [US CD Single]
1999 Shake Your Bon-Bon [Australia CD Single]
1999 Living la Vida Loca, Pt. 2 [UK]
1999 Living la Vida Loca, Pt. 1 [UK]
1999 Livin' la Vida Loca [US #1]
1999 Livin' la Vida Loca [CD5/Cassette Single]
1999 Livin' la Vida Loca [Australia]
1999 Livin' la Vida Loca [Australia Limited Edition]
1999 La Bomba, Pt. 2
1999 La Bomba, Pt. 1
1999 Cup of Life, Pt. 2
1999 Cup of Life, Pt. 1
1998 Cup of Life [CD5/Cassette Single]
1998 Cup of Life
1997 1 2 3 Maria
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