About Marc Anthony
Singer, songwriter, actor, television and record producer, Marc Anthony has an eclectic style that is instantly recognizable to his fans around the world. A mix of Salsa, Tropical, Latin pop, and epic power ballads, Marc Anthony’s music has delighted fans worldwide, both in Spanish and English.
Marc Anthony began his career as a session vocalist for freestyle music and underground New York house music acts. After changing his name to avoid confusion with his namesake, Anthony worked as a songwriter and backing vocalist for pop acts Menudo and the Latin Rascals. By the early 1990s, Anthony had sold more salsa records than any other performer on the planet, solidifying his position among the most important new salsa artists to emerge in the 1990s.
Known as the “Top-Selling Tropical Artist of All Time”, Marc Anthony has been on fire since his Spanish language debut album, “Otra Nota”, released in 1993. Selling more than 12 million copies worldwide, it catapulted him to fame and made him an international sensation in both the English language and Spanish language markets. Otra Nota, Todo a Su Tiempo, and Contra La Corriente established him as the top-selling singer in the history of the genre, able to sell out Madison Square Garden and prestigious venues internationally.
Unlike the more socially conscious New York salsa musicians of the 1960s and 1970s, or the highly produced "romantic" salsa artists of the 1980s, Anthony gained fame performing a salsa style that borrowed more heavily from the African American and urban genres that he listened to growing up, such as rhythm and blues and house.
Anthony recorded the duet "No Me Ames" with Jennifer Lopez on her album On the 6, giving her an assist in her Spanish language crossover attempt. He also recorded a duet "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" with Tina Arena, written by James Horner for the latter's soundtrack for the 1998 swashbuckling movie The Mask of Zorro.
In 1999, riding the crossover wave of Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias in the Anglophone market, Anthony, working with producers Walter Afanasieff, Cory Rooney, Dan Shea, and Rodney Jerkins, released an English-language, self-titled album with the US Top 5 single "I Need to Know", and the Spanish version, "Dímelo". His song "You Sang To Me" was featured in Runaway Bride.
Marc Anthony has been nominated for numerous awards across many music genres. He has won over 50 awards, including Best Tropical Latin Album in 1999, and Best Latin Pop Album in 2005 at the Grammys. Marc Anthony has also won several Latin Grammys, including Artist of the Year in 2014 and over 20 Billboard Latin Music Awards. His 2013 album release, “3.0”, won both Top Latin Album of the Year and Tropical Album of the Year in 2014. He holds the Guinness World Record for best-selling tropical/salsa artist and the most number-one albums on the Billboard Tropical Albums year-end charts.