Ricky Martin began his entertainment career in the Latin teen pop sensation
Menudo. When he left Menudo, he took one year off performing. This was time for himself. He moved to Mexico and began his career in theatre and television. He
performed with the pop group Munecos de Papal which was on Mexican TV only
once. He then released his first solo album titled Ricky Martin.
In 1993, He released his second album - Me Amaras; which in some respects was
better than his first.
Then Ricky joined the cast of Americas favourite soap, General Hospital
(Screened on USAs ABC, Channel 10 Australia has the rights to it but won't show
it anymore!). There, he played the part of Miguel, a former pop star who left
Pueto Rico due to lost love. He began as a bartender and then made it big by
producing a record with L&B Records.
His lost love came back to see him and then, they began their relationship.
Lily, the lost love, wanted children. Miguel was not ready for children and
because she was a bitch, she left Miguel. At that time, Sonny and Brenda were
having problems, and because Lily was on the rebound, she went with Sonny.
Brenda and Miguel got jealous and then they got together to make Lily and Sonny
jealous. Their plan backfired and Sonny and Lily got married. (I don't know
what happened after that, I became too busy with TAFE-college etc...).
Anyway, ABC showed off Ricky and his music during his recording sessions and
live performances, including a performance for Stone at the Port Charles GH
AIDS Benefit. Rickys latest CD, A Medio Vivir was released last year and is his
Ricky debut on the Broadway musical Les Miserables. He made a pilot for a TV
station called Bare Foot In Paradise which never made it onto the air. Ricky is
currently making his English version of his next album, however he has released
his current album in the USA. The Australian version is actually different from
the US because "Maria" is on the new album instead of A Medio Vivir.
He has performed for the Olympic album Voces Unidas (Released through Latin EMI
- check out this album - it has great Latin songs! (Get it through ABCDs - RRP:
Ricky Martin has gained international momentum. Even here, Maria finally made
it two years after it was released. Ricky was in Australia on his tour and left
his mark. He appeared on Hey Hey it's Saturday on June 6. He performed a song
on the show. He was to appear on The Midday Show, however he was sick and
didn't turn up.
He then went on to do the World Cup opening in France which made him an
absolute success! Ricky's career is gaining momentum, and gaining new fans
along the way making him a big success. He already came back for concert tours
in Australia and plans to come back in the future!