Since the early 1990s Ricky Martin has been the most popular Latin pop star in the world. He has sold more than 70 million albums and has had 11 #1 singles, including his most famous song, "Livin' La Vida Loca." Currently Martin is on his "One World Tour." See below for upcoming tour dates and options for Ricky Martin tickets.
|Current Tour:||One World|
|First Album:||Ricky Martin (1991)|
Ricky Martin was a performer from a young age. At nine, he was appearing in Puerto Rican television commercials for various products. At 13, he joined famous Puerto Rican boy band Muendo, a group whose members typically were replaced once they turned 18. Martin remained part of the band until 17 and then ventured out on his own.
In 1990, Martin released his first self-titled album. During the early '90s period, Martin was recording music, performing on tour, and acting. After the album release, Martin toured Latin America and went to work on his second album, Me Amarás. In 1994, he got his first chance to work in American television, appearing in American sitcom Getting By and soap opera General Hospital. Martin was only in both series for two years before returning to recording.
Martin arrived back just in time as his next five albums were some of the most successful of his career. A Media Vivir (1995) started the trend with success in Europe, Asia Minor, and South America, led by hit single "Maria." The second album, Vuelve (1998) led Martin to write and perform a song for the 1998 World Cup, and won a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album. After the award ceremony introduced him to American audiences, he switched to English for his 1999 second self-titled album. The record's most popular song, and Martin's most popular to this day, was "Livin' La Vida Loca."
Martin released two more wildly successful albums during this period: Sound Loaded (2000) and compilation album La Historia (2001). In 2003 he returned to Spanish with Almas Del Silencio and two years later released another English language album, Life. After that Martin took a break for a little more than three years before returning with Música + Alma + Sexo (2011). Four years later, Martin released his 10th studio album, A Quien Quiera Escuchar (2015).