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Jessica Simpson - 68% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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10 July 1980, Waco, Texas, USA. Initially one of America’s pre-millennial rash of teenybop singers resurrecting the country’s traditions of bubblegum pop, Simpson won her spurs with December 1999’s Top 5 single ‘I Wanna Love You Forever’. She began singing aged 12 in her local Baptist church, where her psychologist father served as youth minister. Af Read more

Eros Ramazzotti - 65% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: World Music World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Rome, Italy. One of Italy’s biggest pop stars, Eros Ramazzotti has expanded his popularity around the world, particularly in Latin-speaking nations. The singer got his first break in 1981 when he qualified for the finals of the Voci Nuove Di Castrocaro. A recording contract with the DDD label ensued and his first single, ‘Ad Un Amico’, was released in 1982. Hi Read more

Whitney Houston - 64% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Soundtracks Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 August 1963, Newark, New Jersey, USA. This pop and soul singer followed the traditions of her mother Cissy Houston and cousin Dionne Warwick by beginning her vocal career in gospel. There was much diversity in her early performances, however. These included engagements as backing singer with established acts, such as Chaka Khan, as well as lead vocals on the Michael Zager Read more

Marc Anthony - 51% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Dance Latin Latin Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Marco Antonio Muñiz, 16 September 1968, New York City, New York, USA. One of the leading salsa stars of the late 90s and early 00s, Anthony began his career as a session vocalist for pop and dance acts. His Puerto Rican parents boasted a strong Latin music heritage and named their son after a Mexican singer. Under his new name, Anthony worked as a songwriter and backi Read more

Richard Marx - 51% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 September 1963, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This singer-songwriter began his career at the age of five, singing on US advertising jingles written by his father. This became his professional vocation until he moved to Los Angeles and worked as a session vocalist in the studio for Lionel Richie, Madonna and Whitney Houston. He also established himself as a songwriter, co-writin Read more

Barbra Streisand - 48% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Barbra Joan Streisand, 24 April 1942, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. A celebrated actress, singer, and film producer, from childhood Streisand was eager to make a career in showbusiness, happily singing and ‘playacting’ for neighbours in Brooklyn, where she was born and raised. At the age of 15, she had a trial run with a theatrical company in upstate New Read more

Luther Vandross - 46% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Funk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Luther Ronzoni Vandross, 20 April 1951, New York City, New York, USA, d. 1 July 2005, Edison, New Jersey, USA. Born into a family immersed in gospel and soul singing, Vandross had already formed his own group while still at school and later worked with the musical theatre workshop, Listen My Brother. This enabled him to perform at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. After a brief Read more

Shakira - 35% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Dance Latin Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, 2 February 1977, Barranquilla, Colombia. This Colombian singer first broke into the Latin Music charts in 1995, and has since established herself as a crossover star with a groundbreaking blend of pop and rock styles. The daughter of a Colombian mother and a Lebanese father, her name means ‘woman full of grace’ in Arabic. Shakira left Read more

Jon Secada - 33% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Latin Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Juan Secada, 4 October 1961, Cuba. This romantic balladeer enjoyed several transatlantic hit singles in the early 90s, aided in no small part by the production work of Emilio Estefan, Clay Oswald and Jorge Casas. They had previously shaped the career of Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine, with whom Secada had previously co-written songs and toured as a backing vocalist. Read more

Annie Lennox - 31% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Dance Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ann Lennox, 25 December 1954, Aberdeen, Scotland. Following the amicable dissolution of the Eurythmics in 1991, the component parts of that band have gone on to widely varying degrees of success. Both of Lennox’s first two solo albums would reach number 1 in the UK charts, the second of which doing so while fellow David A. Stewart was underachieving with Greetings From Read more

Kimberley Locke - 31% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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3 January 1978, Hartsville, Tennessee, USA. This US vocalist’s career was launched following her participation in the second series of the reality television contest American Idol. Raised in Tennessee, she began singing at church and continued performing in vocal groups throughout high school. After graduating from Belmont University in Nashville, she worked as an admin Read more

Madonna - 29% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Pop-Culture Soundtracks Special Interest
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Madonna Louise Ciccone, 16 August 1958, Bay City, Michigan, USA. An icon for female pop stars thanks to her proven ability to reinvent herself while retaining complete control of her career, Madonna is also one of the most commercially successful artists in the history of popular music. Without doubt an artist with ‘star quality’, no other female singer in the pop Read more

The Pussycat Dolls - 27% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Zucchero - 26% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Latin Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Adelmo Fornaciari, 25 September 1955, Roncocesi, Reggio Emilia, Italy. Fornaciari was given the nickname Zucchero (‘Sugar’) as a child. He trained as a veterinary surgeon at Bologna University where a black American student taught him guitar and introduced him to soul music. Singing in a style reminiscent of Joe Cocker, Zucchero formed his own band in the late 70s Read more


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