At ten years old, he joined the latin boy band Menudo and was the lead singer for five years before forging his own path in 1991. He was featured during the closing ceremony of the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France and his international hit La Copa de la Vida (The Cup of Life) became the Official Song of that year. His performance at the 41st GRAMMY Awards was a historic and cross-cultural moment in the music industry, marking the surge of Latin pop music’s popularity in a mostly American pop dominated market.
Martin continues to receive global praise across Latin America, Australia, Asia, and the United States. His tenth studio album, A Quien Quiera Escuchar, was released in February 2015, debuting at No. 1 on U.S. and Puerto Rico album charts and winning Best Latin Pop Album at the 2016 GRAMMY Awards. Recently, Martin completed his second residency “ALL IN,” at the Park Theatre at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.