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Paulina Rubio - 88% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Dance Latin R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Paulina Rubio Dosamantes, 17 June 1971, Mexico City, Mexico. The daughter of Mexican film and soap opera actress Susana Dosamantes, Rubio’s music career has followed a similar course to another Latin star of the new millennium, Colombian singer Shakira, with both artists selling huge amounts of records in Latin countries before breaking into the US pop mainstream.

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Enrique Iglesias - 87% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Latin Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, 8 May 1975, Madrid, Spain. The son of global superstar Julio Iglesias, Enrique recorded his self-titled debut album of Latin-influenced pop in 1995. The album’s release saw him catapulted to superstar status in the Spanish-speaking music world. Assured of media exposure of similar intensity to the elder Iglesias, certain sections of the Read more

Chayanne - 82% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Foreign Films
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Elmer Figueroa-Arce, 28 June 1968, San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. Chayanne is one of the leading figures in contemporary Latin music, receiving numerous gold and platinum awards and selling millions of records around the world. He first started singing in school bands in the mid-70s, before receiving his first big break at the tender age of 10 when he was selected to join the Lat Read more

Luis Fonsi - 72% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Latin Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero, 15 April 1978, San Juan, Puerto Rico. As a very small child Fonsi sang in the Children’s Choir of San Juan and began studying singing and music theory. His family moved to the USA when he was aged 10 and he was then raised in Orlando, Florida. There, he sang in a vocal group, the Big Guys, while still in high school. (A Read more

Alejandro Sanz - 63% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Latin
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Alejandro Sánchez Pizarro, 18 December 1968, Madrid, Spain. Balladeer and pop singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz began his long, successful recording career with WEA Latina in 1991 with Viviendo De Prisa. The album established the blueprint which Sanz would mine to highly successful effect in the 90s and into the new millennium. His fourth album, 1997’s Más, Read more

Juanes - 62% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 2000s
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Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez, 9 August 1972, Carolina de Príncipe, Antioquia, Colombia. Latin pop singer-songwriter and guitarist Juanes is the biggest star in the history of his native Colombia and arguably the most successful artist to emerge from the Latin crossover scene of the late 90s and early 00s. His idealistic songwriting is informed by the Read more

Jennifer Lopez - 61% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Dance Latin Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jennifer Lynn Lopez, 24 July 1970 (1969 is also cited), the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. Of Puerto Rican descent, Lopez enjoyed great success as an actress before emerging in the late 90s as one of the new wave of Latin pop stars, alongside leading male singers Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias.As a child Lopez appeared in musical theatre, bef Read more

Marc Anthony - 59% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Dance Latin Pop / Rock R&B / Soul 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

Ricardo Arjona - 54% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 January 1964, Antigua, Guatemala. This singer-songwriter broke into the upper regions of the Latin American charts in the late 90s with a series of well-received and often controversial albums. Arjona was born and raised in rural Guatemala, and he stayed close to his roots when, after attending college, he chose to become a teacher in a remote region of the country. In ma Read more

Shakira - 54% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Dance Latin Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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

Luis Miguel - 51% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Latin Music Videos & Concerts World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri, 19 April 1970, Puerto Rico. Undoubtedly the most successful Latin star of the 90s, singer Luis Miguel has won four Grammys and sold over 36 million records worldwide. Born in Puerto Rico, but raised in Spain and Mexico, Miguel is the son of Italian actress Marcela Basteri and Spanish singer Luisito Rey, himself a Latin star in the 60s. The young Read more

Sin Bandera - 50% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Latin
Decades Active: 2000s
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Leonel García (Mexico; guitar) and Noel Schajris (b. Argentina; piano) have been dubbed ‘the Latin Simon & Garfunkel’ although the duo’s sentimental Latin pop probably has more in common with the less frenetic Irish boy bands Westlife and Boyzone. Having met while working on songs for other people, and with Schajris having already released a solo al Read more

Ricardo Montaner - 43% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Latin World Music
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Gloria Estefan - 41% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Dance Holiday & Seasonal Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gloria Maria Milagrosa Fajardo, 1 September 1957, Havana, Cuba. Estefan, the most popular Latin American singer of the 80s and 90s, originally rose to prominence in the 70s by joining soon-to-be husband Emilio Estefan in Miami Sound Machine. Educated at Catholic high school in Miami after moving there from Cuba at the age of two, she first learned to play guitar and sing dur Read more

Laura Pausini - 39% match to Ricky Martin

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts World Music
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