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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 backing vocalist for pop acts including Menudo and the Latin Rascals. He subsequently collaborated with house producer Little Louie Vega, who featured the singer on the Latin-flavoured club hit Ride On The Rhythm and When The Night Is Over. In 1992, Vega and Anthony opened for Latin band leader Tito Puente at New Yorks Madison Square Garden. Seeking new inspiration from the music of Puente, Rubén Blades and Juan Gabriel, Anthony performed at the Latin music convention Radio y Musica, his first step on the road to salsa stardom. He released his Spanish-language debut, Otra...