Ricky Martin is a Puerto Rican actor and singer who is most famous for his lively hit single 'Livin La Vida Loca'. He is also responsible for a lot of charity work and has set up his own foundation called the Ricky Martin Foundation, which is a non-profit charity organization aimed at ending human trafficking. Ricky Martin's hay-day for most people was back in the 1990s. If listening to his songs brings back memories from the times you were out dancing and one of his tunes came on, or the times you would stop whatever you were doing, whether it was cooking dinner, chatting on the phone or playing partypoker, to sing and dance along to 'Livin La Vida Loca' when it was played on the TV, then you sound like you are a big Ricky Martin fan. So why not test your knowledge by taking the quiz below?
1. In which Broadway musical did Ricky Martin feature in?
Answer: Ricky Martin played Marius Pontmercy in the musical epic, Les Miserables. While on Broadway, Nartin returned to the studio and worked on his forth album 'Vuelve'.
2. When did Martin release his first English album and who helped him write the songs?
Answer: Martin released his first English speaking album in 1999. The album contained material written by Desmond Child, Diane Warren, William Orbit, George Noriega and his childhood friend Draco Rosa. On the album, Martin also duetted with Madonna in the Spanish-English song, Be Careful.
3. Which countries did 'Livin La Vida Loca' reach number one?
Answer: The lively pop song topped the charts in many countries including the UK, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand.
4. How popular was the album 'Ricky Martin'?
Answer: The self titled album became one of the top selling albums of 1999. It went 7-times platinum in the USA and sold more than 22 million copies worldwide.