Ricky Martin is a Puerto Rican singer, actor, and author. Martin began
his career at age twelve with the all-boy pop group
He has sold over 85 million albums worldwide.
Enrique Martín Morales
December 24, 1971 (age
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Professional singing and acting lessons
Enrique Martin III (psychologist; divorced in 1974)
Nereida Morales (accountant)
Vanessa Martin (younger)
Fernando Fernandez, Angel Fernandez, Eric Martin, Daniel Martin
Carlos González Abella (2011-2014)
Twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, born by a surrogate mother
Ricky Martin Quotes
"The homosexual community wants me to be gay. The heterosexual community wants me to be straight.
Every [writer] thinks, I'm the journalist who's going to make him talk. I pray for them. I pray that
they get a life and stop living mine!"
"Sexuality and sensuality are completely different things. Sensuality is something that
you're born with, but sexuality is something I leave for my own mirror."
Ricky Martin Awards
ALMA Awards: National Council of La Raza Vanguard Award (2002)
World Music Awards: Best Latin Male, Best Pop Male Artist, and World's Best-Selling Dance Artist. (2001)
ALMA Awards: Special Achievement Award for Male Entertainer of the Year (2000)
Grammy Awards: Best Latin Pop Performance, Vuelve (1999)
MTV Video Music Awards: Best Dance Video & Best Pop Video (1999)
Billboard Latin Music Awards: Album Of The Year and Hot Latin Track Of The Year, Vuelve (1999)
MTV North Latin: Viewer's Choice Award (1999)
MTV Russia: Viewer's Choice Award (1999)
World Music Awards: World's Best Selling Latin Male (1999)
Teen Choice Awards: Favorite Male Artist (1999)
Billboard Latin Music Awards: Latin Pop Track of the Year, Livin' La Vida Loca (1999)