MIAMI SCENE SPOTLIGHT Global music icon Ricky Martin continues to impress in his third decade as a leader in the entertainment industry.
He has had a long successful ride, and had contributed a lot back to the world. In previous years he has been busy in Las Vegas contributing his hard work back to the community.
Martin has sold an astounding 70 million records to date and has won multiple GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY awards. His passion for music, his instinctive rhythmic style, and a zest for performing have all contributed to his great success. Martin is a multi-talented artist and is a writer and an actor as well. He was nominated for an EMMY for his recent portrayal of Antonio D’Amico in FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.
He has been a musical force throughout the decades with hits like La Mordidita, She Bangs, Nobody Wants to Be Lonely, She’s All I Ever Had, Vente Pa’ Ca, and Livin’ La Vida Loca. His self-titled English language album debut sold 15 million copies worldwide and his international hit La Copa de la Vida (The Cup of Life) became the Official Song of the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. He performed the song live at the closing ceremony that year.
His new hit single Tiburones is the prelude to his highly anticipated new album set to release in 2020. He most recently re-released the single featuring Puerto Rican singer Farruko. Martin also began the Movimiento Tour this year where he performed in multiple sold out venues in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, and Puerto Rico.
Ricky Martin has had a long successful ride, and had contributed a lot back to the world. In previous years he has been busy in Las Vegas contributing his hard work back to the community. For every ticket he sold to his Las Vegas shows, Ricky Martin donated $1 to The Ricky Martin Foundation which has provided the much needed help for the damages in Puerto Rico and to denounce human trafficking.
The one-of-a-kind show, promoted by Live Nation and MGM Resorts International, featured Martin performing 21 of his greatest and current hits, including “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” “Shake Your Bon Bon,” “She Bangs,” “Cup of Life” and many more. To say the least Miami Scene Magazine has recognized Ricky Martin as our featured spotlight for: his talent, his ability to give back, to inspire us.
Music icon Ricky Martin's latest news
Global recording artist and winner of multiple Latin GRAMMY® and GRAMMY® Awards, Ricky Martin debuts his explosive new single "Cántalo" (Sing it) with Residente and Bad Bunny. The long-awaited single was released today via Sony Music Latin and it is now available across all digital platforms. Inspired by the emblematic song "Mi Gente" from Salsa legend Héctor Lavoe, "Cántalo," pays homage to the vibrant Latin musical culture by merging different genres such as salsa, afro-Latin pop, jazz, reggaeton, and bossa nova, among others.
The lyrics encourage unity and acceptance regardless of race, religion, social status, or nationality. The same message that Ricky, Residente, and Bad Bunny consistently promote through their platforms. "Cántalo" has a fascinating back story, beginning with La Fania giving me the master recording of “Mi Gente” to work on this song, which is a huge responsibility, and one that fills my heart with pride." Ricky expressed about the creative process. "I feel the inspiration came from this wave of ancestors who needed to communicate something, and we simply opened the channels so that they could express themselves in the way they needed to.”
“The collaboration of this song continues to show unity through music and within a circle of different generations representing our culture, and heritage,” shared Residente. “Producing this song and having the trust of Ricky and Fania to blend all of the elements of this song was an honor for me. But, overall it was an incredible experience to integrate ‘Mi Gente,’ a song with a rich history from the making of it in Africa to its global impact."
"Cántalo" was recorded in Los Angeles. It was written by Ricky Martin, Residente, Bad Bunny, Danay Suárez, Rubén Blades, and Johnny Pacheco, under Residente and Trooko's production.
“I've always wanted to unite people through my music, and with the help of Residente, an extraordinary producer and lyricist, and Bad Bunny, the fresh face of this generation, who, although young, has an extremely important voice, we created something very magical and I’m grateful and excited to have collaborated with such talented people,” Ricky said. Revealing his most vulnerable and thoughtful side while committing himself to spontaneity, the multiple GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® winner Ricky Martin premieres his music video of “Recuerdo” (Memory) today. This duet with the Mexican singer-songwriter Carla Morrison is one of the magic collaborations on his new EP PAUSA. →Subscribe to Digital