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Ricky Martin

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Ricky Martin International Fan Club
P.O. Box 13345
Santurce Station
San Juan, 00908-3345

Ricky Martin was born on December 24, 1971, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was born as Enrique Jose Martin Morales IV. His father, Enrique Martin III was a psychologist and his mother Nereida Morales was a accountant. In 1974, his parents got divorced.

Ricky Martin has a half sister, Vanessa Martin who is younger and having half brothers including Fernando Fernandez, Eric Martin, Angel Fernandez, Daniel Martin.

Ricky Martin attended Sagrado Corazon School and he was an average student. In the school, he always participated in the extra-curricular activities and also sang in the school choir. Then his father encouraged him to join for the voice lessons.

Ricky Martin began to appear in television commercials when he was 6 years old. In 1984, he joined the group Menudo. He was the lead singer of this group for the next five years. In 1989, he left the Menudo group and travelled to Mexico where he worked as a singer and an actor.

Ricky Martin is a pure vegetarian. Once he owned a restraunt, Casa Salsa, in Miami Beach. He has a tattoo of a rose on his left hip.

In 1991, Ricky Martin released his first album, "Ricky Martin". The album was hit on the Latin charts. After two years, in 1993, another album, "Me Amaras" was released. Juan Carlos Calderon was the producer of this album.

In January 1994, he joined the cast of the soap opera General Hospital, playing Miguel Morez. But then he left the General Hospital for performing in the production and stayed with the play for about a year. In 1995, his third album, "A Medio Vivir" was released.

In 1999, his first English language album, "Ricky Martin" was released. "Livin' La Vida Loca", "Spanish Eyes", "She's All I Ever Had", "Shake Your Bon-Bon", "Be Careful" are some of the tracks from "Ricky Martin".

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