The Puerto Rican pop star is now touring Australia, so don’t miss your chance to catch Ricky Martin tour of Australia! Currently voice coach on the hit Australian talent show, “The Voice”, he Latino pop star has become something of sought after spectacle! Grab your Ricky Martin tickets now, while there are still tickets to buy!
Born Enrique “Ricky” Martin Morales, Ricky Martin has been a pioneer of Latin pop, bringing the genre to the masses in the late nineties with his eponymously titled, English speaking debut solo album, Ricky Martin. Although, Martin was already a celebrated artist in Puerto Rico (Prior to “Ricky Martin”, he had released four Spanish speaking albums, along with a successful acting career), it was English-speaking single “Livin La Vida Loca” (meaning Livin’ the Crazy Life), that secured him global success, with the song garnering numerous Grammy nominations. Needless to say, a world tour soon followed with tickets for Ricky Martin selling out all through the US, UK and Australia! In many ways, Ricky Martin’s single “Livin La Vida Loca” is the song that opened the gateway for many Latin artists, with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and Shakira all transitioning between the Spanish/English language barrier.
During this time Martin can lay claim to collaborations with two of the biggest names in pop, collaborating with Madonna for the Spanish-English duet “Be Careful (Cuidado con mi Corazón)” and with Janet Jackson for the Latin American version of “Ask For More”. He then released his second English album, Sound Loaded. The album went double platinum in Australia, and sold over eight million copies worldwide! Hits from this album include “She Bangs” and, duet with Christina Aguilera, “Nobody Wants to Be Lonely”. While Aguilera didn’t feature on the album version of “Nobody Wants to Be Lonely”, the single accompanied the album upon release, and later shipments of the album featured Aguilera’s duet with a slightly different tracklist.
With Ricky Martin’s discography heavily increasing, two thousand and one saw the release of the compilation album The Best of Ricky Martin, while the album didn’t include any new material the album featured a number of remixes and new edits to the previous tracks! On the Spanish side Martin also released a “greatest hits” album entitled La Historia, with the album spending five weeks on the Billboard Top Latin Albums number one slot! After a two year break, Ricky Martin returned to the Spanish music scene, with his album Almas del Silencio, saying about his break “I really needed to go back to focus, to my centre, to the beginning. I had the need to search within, and really dig deep, and find those emotions that, because of the adrenaline and the euphoria that I lived for a couple of years, were probably sabotaged.” And an English album followed, two years later in two thousand and five called Life much of which was co-written by Ricky Martin himself! Of the writing, Ricky Martin said “I was really in touch with my emotions. I think this album is very multi-layered, just like life is. It’s about feeling anger. It’s about feeling joy. It’s about feeling uncertainty. It’s about feeling. And all my emotions are part of this production.” Suffice to say, the album proved much more personal to the Latino pop star!
Debuting in at twelfth position, on the Billboard 200, while reaching number one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums, remaining there for six whole weeks, there’s no doubting that Ricky Martin’s return was indeed a successful move! Unsurprisingly, a tour soon ensued known as One Night Only with Ricky Martin, and starting in Mexico City he toured the entirety of the Americas both North and South, before breaking it down with a performance for the two thousand and six Winter Olympics closing ceremony! After he continued his tour, visiting the continents Europe and Africa! The following year, an MTV Unplugged show from Miami premiered all over Latin America and was later released on CD and DVD, of which the album itself became both a critical and commercial success!
In two thousand and seven he took another career break and a year later he became a father to twin boys, Valentino and Matteo, through a surrogate mother. His resurfacing did not occur until two thousand and ten, when he began work on his autobiography entitled Me. This only demonstrated how talented the singer songwriter is, when his book became part of The New York Times Best Seller list, debuting straight in at number five on the Hardcover Nonfiction list. Released the same time as a Spanish-language edition, titled Yo, Martin’s bare-all autobiography spoke about a number of themes including his time in Menuda, his identity struggles during the Livin´La Vida phenomenon, coming to terms with his sexuality and becoming a father! This isn’t say that Ricky Martin had forestalled his music career, as the singer premiered his new single, featuring Joss Stone, “The Best Thing About Me Is You” the same day he released his book.
This year proved to be a pivotal point for the Latin sex symbol, as he acknowledged his gay status over his blog, he has become a figurehead for gay rights, openly supporting same-sex marriage. Ricky Martin has already had to add extra shows to his tour! So if you want to see him live, best act quickly as Ricky Martin tickets are sure to sell out.