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Ricky Martin

Birth Place: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Ricky Martin began his career at age 12 with the all-boy pop group Menudo. After five years with the group, he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990s. Since the beginning of his solo career in 1991, Ricky Martin has become one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time with over 70 million records worldwide. He also ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and one of the greatest music video artists of all time.

In early 1999, after releasing several albums in Spanish, Martin performed "The Cup of Life" at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards show, which became a catalyst in bringing Latin pop to the forefront of the U.S. music scene. Following its success, Martin released "Livin' la Vida Loca", which helped him attain success worldwide. It is generally seen as the song that began the Latin pop explosion of 1999 and made the transition easier for other Spanish-speaking artists to move into the English-speaking market. His first English-language album (titled Ricky Martin), sold 15 million copies and is his best selling album to date. His other studio albums include: Ricky Martin (1991), Me Amaras (1993), A Medio Vivir (1995), Vuelve (1998), Sound Loaded (2000), Almas del Silencio (2003), Life (2005), Música + Alma + Sexo (2011), and A Quien Quiera Escuchar (2015).

He also acted on stage and TV in Mexico, where he achieved modest fame in the early 1990s. In 1994, he appeared on the US TV soap opera General Hospital as a Puerto Rican singer. In 2018, he portrayed Antonio D'Amico in the miniseries The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, which earned him a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

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Single Tickets to Six Shows in the 23-24 Ameren Illinois Broadway in Peoria Series Available This Week

 The American Theatre Guild has announced that single tickets to six shows in the 23–24 AMEREN ILLINOIS BROADWAY IN PEORIA SERIES will go on sale Friday, September 29. Learn more about the shows in the season lineup here!

Video: Watch An All New Music Video For 'Mariposa' From the UK Tour of LA BAMBA

An all new music video has been released from the musical, La Bamba! Check out the video here!

Bay Area Cabaret Reveals 2023-24 Season Lineup

Bay Area Cabaret has announced the 2023-24 season starring five exceptional and critically acclaimed cabaret, jazz and Broadway artists, all to be presented at the famed Venetian Room, Fairmont San Francisco, beginning Sunday, October 29 through Sunday, April 14. Learn more about the full season lineup here!

Gideon King & City Blog Drop Soul-Stirring Single 'Skunks Misery Road'

The band is rounded out by drummer Jake Goldbas, drums, percussion (Dave Brubeck, Aretha Franklin, Christian McBride, and the Broadway productions of The Color Purple and Dear Evan Hansen), Jeff Hanley, bass (Will Bernard, Morgan James, Doug Wamble), Christian McGhee drums, percussion (Lauryn Hill, Billy Porter, AJ Mitchell), and more.

RIAA Honors Gloria Estefan, Sebastián Yatra, Emilio Estefan & More

The annual celebration from RIAA's state-of-the-art performance space in the heart of the nation's capital will highlight the incredible achievements and breakthrough careers of Icon Gloria Estefan, Artist of the Year Sebastián Yatra, Industry Trailblazer Emilio Estefan, Executive of the Year Maria Fernandez, and more.

Video: Check Out an All-New Trailer For LA BAMBA in the West End

An all new trailer has been released for the fiery new jukebox musical, La Bamba! Check out the video here!

WICKED Returns to the Peoria Civic Center During the 24-25 Broadway Season

The American Theatre Guild, the largest not-for-profit touring Broadway presenter in the nation, unveiled its highly anticipated 2023-2024 Season for the Peoria Civic Center earlier this spring. Today, we are announcing that Broadway’s most popular musical, WICKED, will be part of the 2024-2025 Season!

UK Premiere of MALEVO Comes to Sadler's Wells in October

In a blistering and exhilarating take on the traditional Argentine Malambo, Malevo brings its blazing raw talent to the UK for the very first time. This dynamic all-male troupe has created a performance that not only pushes the Malambo style beyond its limits but gives audiences an extraordinary visual and sensory experience unlike any other.

Laurel Canyon Band to Perform the Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at Axelrod Performing Arts Center

Join us at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center for a captivating tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young by the talented Laurel Canyon Band. Don't miss out on this unforgettable musical experience.

Video: Get a First Look at the Music of LA BAMBA!

Get an all new first look at the music for the world premiere of the fiery new jukebox musical, La Bamba! Check out the video here!

Soul/Pop Collective Reimagines Keane's 'Somewhere Only We Know'

The group also has the rare distinction of being joined by such masterful musicians as John Scofield (Charlies Mingus, Miles Davis), sax legend Donny McCaslin (David Bowie, Bobby McFerrin), renowned “Bayou-soul” singer-songwriter Marc Broussard, and SNL bassist James Genus (Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea), among others. 

MALEVO Joins 23�"24 Broadway Season for the Peoria Civic Center

The American Theatre Guild has announced that MALEVO will join the 23–24 Broadway Season for the Peoria Civic Center as a Season Add-On. This production will take the stage on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. (one performance only) and is part of the 23–24 AMEREN ILLINOIS BROADWAY IN PEORIA SERIES that was announced in May. 

Tickets from £22 for Argentine Dance Sensation MALEVO, at the Peacock Theatre

Pounding drums, puffed chests, thundering feet – this is scintillating Argentine dance as you’ve never seen it before. In a blistering and exhilarating take on the traditional Argentine Malambo, Malevo brings its blazing raw talent to the UK for the very first time.

Cantus Announces 2023-24 Season of Concerts

Cantus announces its 29th season of concerts in Minnesota and throughout the country, on tour.

Photos: Victoria Shaw, Jim Brickman, and Peter Cincotti Appear in 'Three Friends: One Piano' at Birdland

Birdland presented  a musical evening with Victoria Shaw, Jim Brickman and Peter Cincotti, who played “musical chairs,” performing their hits and telling the stories behind them.

Kirk Green Comes to Pompano Beach Next Month

Pompano Beach Arts has announced Grammy-nominated bassist and composer Kirk Green will take the stage for the next installment of the Live and Local Concert Series at the Ali Cultural Arts Center. 

MEL AND ELLA SWING! Starring Billy Stritch and Gabrielle Stravelli to Return to Birdland

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present renowned pianist and singer Billy Stritch and award-winning jazz vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli in the return of their special show “Mel and Ella Swing!” on Monday, June 5 at 7:00 PM.

50s and 60s Song and Dance Spectacular SHAKE, RATTLE 'N' ROLL Returns To Adelaide Next Month

Following sell out performances across Australia and by overwhelming demand, the 50s and 60s song and dance spectacular Shake, Rattle 'n' Roll is touring Australia once again and will play for one performance only in the Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide on Saturday 17 June at 7.30pm.

Birdland Presents the Return of Victoria Shaw, Jim Brickman and Peter Cincotti in THREE FRIENDS �" ONE PIANO

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present a special musical evening with three great musical talents Victoria Shaw, Jim Brickman, and Peter Cincotti, in the return of “Three Friends – One Piano” on Monday, May 8 at 7:00 PM.

Desmond Child to Release Memoir LIVIN' ON A PRAYER: BIG SONGS BIG LIFE in September

Desmond Child, Grammy winning and Emmy nominated songwriter / producer will release his first-ever memoir, 'LIVIN' ON A PRAYER: BIG SONGS BIG LIFE' on September 19, 2023.


Ricky Martin has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Ricky Martin has not appeared in the West End

Ricky Martin has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for his role in the Broadway production of "Evita." Additionally, he received a nomination for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for his performance in "Evita." These nominations highlight his talent and contribution to the world of Broadway.

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