Martin, Ricky [Enrique Martín Morales ]
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[Enrique Martín Morales ]
(b San Juan, PR, Dec 24, 1971). American Puerto Rican pop singer and actor. He joined the popular boy group Menudo in 1984 and performed with the group until 1989. After starring in a Mexican soap opera, Martin signed with Sony’s Latin branch and released his solo debut album, Ricky Martin (1991), which achieved gold status. He released his second solo album, Me amarás, in 1993, and the following year he moved to Los Angeles to star in the US soap opera General Hospital. In 1995, he relocated to New York and starred in a Broadway production of Les Miserables. His third and fourth albums (A medio vivir, 1995, and Vuelve, 1998) achieved international success, but his big US breakthrough came with his first English-language album, the multiplatinum Ricky Martin (1999), featuring the hit single “Livin’ la Vida Loca.” His Greatest Hits album ...