Latino Crossover Stars

Ricky Martin


Ricky is an export from Puerto Rico, the native land of a number of Latin pop stars. As a member of Menudo, Ricky and company charmed the Spanish-speaking world. Few members of Menudo went on to much success after the boy band, but Ricky is a shining example of how to cross over into mainstream music. With “La Copa De La Vida” and “La Vida Loca” Martin cemented his place in pop music stardom during the late 90s and early 2000s. The success of these songs and follow-up tracks made Martin a star in Latin countries, the United States, and around the whole world.