His other studio albums include: Me Amarás (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). His parents divorced when he was two years old, and Martin spent much of his childhood shifting between his father's home in the suburbs of University Gardens, a suburban middle-class neighborhood of San Juan, and his paternal grandmother's house nearby.
He began singing at age 6, using wooden kitchen spoons as pretend microphones; he often interpreted songs by Menudo as well as English-language rock groups such as Led Zeppelin, Journey, and REO Speedwagon.
Eager to make his first solo album, Martin signed the contract without reading it and inadvertently signed a deal in which he would only be awarded one cent of royalties for each album sold.
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. Since its release, the song has sold over 8 million copies, making it one of the best selling singles of all time.
Enrique Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971), commonly known as Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican singer, actor and author.
Martin began his career at age 12 with the all-boy pop group Menudo.
In 1997, Martin was invited to the prestigious Sanremo Music Festival in Sanremo, Italy.
After landing in Milan, Martin's scheduled helicopter trip to Sanremo had to be postponed due to poor weather conditions.