Singer Ricky Martin arrives at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Salute To Icons Honoring Doug Morris held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 30, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Ricky Martin (Getty Images)Ricky Martin
is one of the most successful Latin singers in recent history, and he's managed to stay relevant over the course of three decades.
Martin, a Puerto Rico native, started his career with the boy band Menudo, but he launched a solo career in 1991. He moved to the US a few years later and landed a part in the Broadway production Les Miserables
, in addition to releasing a few Spanish language albums.
It was his transition to English with his 1999 self-titled album that brought Martin international fame with "Livin' La Vida Loca." He went on to produce more albums and singles, and he's won four Grammy awards.
Martin had two twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, via a surrogate mother in 2008. He announced in March 2010 that he is homosexual in a post on his blog, after years of declining to comment on the matter.
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