Ricky Martin

Born - Dec 24, 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico  |   Genres - Music

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  • Has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide as a solo artist.
  • Began acting in TV commercials at age 6.
  • Joined the popular Puerto Rican boy group Menudo in 1984; he left the band in 1989.
  • Joined the cast of the Mexican telenovela Alcanzar una estrella II in 1991.
  • Received the Premio El Heraldo for his work in Mas que alcanzar una estrella, a 1992 movie spin-off of the Alcanzar una estrella II series.
  • Made his Broadway debut in the musical Les Misérables in 1996.  
  • Originated the role of Che in the 2012 Broadway revival of Evita.
  • Established the Ricky Martin Foundation to help with charitable causes.
  • Campaigns against human trafficking.