Marco Antonio Muniz in New York City on September 16, 1968, the
Latin hearthrob and current King of Salsa would eventually change
his name to avoid confusion with the famous Mexican singing legend
for whom he was named.
singing for his family from the Muniz family kitchen table in
Spanish Harlem, Anthony's early influences were not salsa, but
the pop bands Menudo
and a local club band, The
big professional break came with a collaboration with producer
Little Louie Vega on the club hit Ride on the Rhythm in
1992. The following year, Anthony earned his first recording contract
and a debut album, Otra Nota, featuring the hit single
Vivir Lo Nuestro, a duet with pop and salsa singer, India.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
perform together for the first time
at the 2005 Grammy Awards.
Later on tour
throughout the salsa circuit, Anthony quickly emerged as one of
it's hottest stars. In 1995, his album Todo A Su Tiempo
garnered a Grammy nomination, followed by a Grammy award going
to his Contra La Corriente for Best Tropical Latin Performance
in 1999. That same year, his English-language album featured a
track, I Need to Know, that became a huge hit with U.S.
to a musical career, Anthony has occasionally appeared in major
Hollywood films including Martin Scorsese's Bringing Out The
Dead and in Man on Fire alongside Denzel Washington.
made headlines in 2004 with his surprise marriage to longtime
Lopez, the event taking place just three days before the release
of his first Latin pop CD, Amar Sin Mentiras, (To Love
Without Lies.). Anthony
and Lopez performed together for the first time as husband and
wife at the 2005
Grammy Awards -- from which Anthony took home an award for
Best Latin Pop Album for Amar Sin Mentiras.
husband-and-wife appeared on the
big screen starring together in El
Cantante and launched
a major nationwide tour on September 29. A year later, more headlines were made when the couple announced the birth of twins, a boy and a girl named Max and Emme on February
Four years later, the power couple ended thier marriage in 2012 when Marc Anthony filed for divorce in April. He is now reportedly dating clothing heiress Chloe Green.
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