Ricky Martin is a Puerto Rican pop singer and actor best know for his monster hit “La Vida Loca” in 1999. Martin got his start at twelve with the all-boy pop group Menudo. After five years with the group, he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990s.
He also acted on stage and on TV in Mexico and in 1994 he crossed over to American soap opera audiences in General Hospital (he played a Puerto Rican singer).
In late 1999, after releasing several albums in Spanish, Martin performed “The Cup of Life” at the 41st Grammy Awards show, which became a catalyst in bringing Latin pop to the forefront of the U.S. music scene.