A multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy winner, Ricky Martin is the leading Latin music figure of his generation - beloved by fans worldwide for his instinctive understanding of rhythm, passion for performing, and equal compassion for giving.
Ricky Martin set-off on his own musical path with the 1991 release of his self-titled debut solo album. With his first two albums quickly establishing Ricky Martin as a superstar throughout the Spanish-speaking world, it did not take long before magnetic acting appearances in General Hospital and a Broadway run in Les Miserables also enticed wider audiences far-beyond the era's perceived limitations of a Latin music artist. With the continuously escalating success of land-mark singles such as "Maria" and his globally embraced 1998 World Cup Anthem "La Copa de la Vida" ("The Cup Of Life"), Martin vaulted to the level of bona-fide global superstar and the natural performer to lead an oncoming cultural revolution.
Declared "an international pop icon and Latin Music's Global Ambassador" by Billboard and recognized by the Latin Recording Academy as it's youngest-ever "Person Of The Year" honoree, Ricky Martin has now sold over 85 million albums and continues to perform to sold-out stadium and arena audiences throughout the world. Ricky Martin has been the recipient of dozens of prestigious international awards saluting both his career achievements and far-reaching philanthropic efforts.
In Fall 2010, Ricky Martin's storied career continued with his debut on the New York Times best-seller list autobiography Me. In 2012, he fused his love of musical performance with an expansion of his capability as an actor. Ricky Martin's year began with a critically heralded guest appearance as Spanish teacher David Martinez on the hit television series Glee. Additionally, Martin embarked on his long-awaited return to Broadway, where he appeared throughout 2012 as "the voice of the people"" in his lead role as Che in the highly anticipated Broadway revival of Evita.
After his successful year long run in Evita, Martin started another adventure, this time as one of the "coaches" on the second and third seasons of The Voice Australia. The show pulled the highest ratings week after week, during which, Martin released his Greatest Hits album in Australia and became the #1 album in the country.
Best known for his music and performances, Martin continues in inspiring young people to dream big. In 2013 Ricky Martin wrote his first children's book Santiago The Dreamer in Land Among The Stars, illustrated by Patricia Castelao. The book was simultaneously published in English and Spanish hardcover editions.
In February 2015 he released A Quien Quiera Escuchar, which debuted at Number 1 on the U.S. and Puerto Rico music charts. In addition, Ricky Martin had a hit #1 with the singles "Adiós", an international chart-topper "Disparo Al Corazón", "La Mordidita", and "Perdóname". This album is the most personal and intimate to have been released by the acclaimed singer, philanthropist, author, actor, and businessman. The album was awarded with a 2016 Grammy for "Best Latin Pop Album", three Premio Lo Nuestro, two Latin American Music Awards, and a Premio Lo Nuestro.
In April 2017, Ricky Martin launched his new and exclusive Las Vegas headlining residency, All In, at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. The multiple Grammy Award-winning artist thrills the audience with a non-stop, electrifying show, filled with incredible performances, and infused with the personal magnetism that has captivated his audience for decades around the globe. All In is helmed by legendary director Jamie King, who has directed more than two dozen tours for superstars including Madonna, Celine Dion, Britney Spears ,and Rihanna, and wrote/directed the acclaimed Michael Jackson One by Cirque du Soleil show at Manda-lay Bay in Las Vegas.
In addition to his residence in Las Vegas and touring the world, Ricky has been filming the upcoming FX series American Crime Story: Versace. The series, directed by Ryan Murphy, will premiere in 2018.
As essential a part of his persona as his love of music, Martin is an equally dedicated global advocate for tolerance and the well-being of children. His extensive charitable work is spearheaded through the programs of the Ricky Martin Foundation which advocates for the well-being of children around the globe in critical areas such as social justice, education, and health. Ricky Martin's many efforts in this area have included speaking engagements before Congress and other world policy gatherings on the horrors of child trafficking, acting as a global ambassador for UNICEF, work with Bill Gates/Microsoft to develop an online safety program for children in Latin America and personal visits to several international shelters for trafficked children.