Since the day Marc Anthony stepped into the world of music, he never looked back. Applying his talents in singing, songwriting and acting, Marc dominated all these fields as an exceptional Puerto Rican artist. With his latest album ‘3.0’ released in July this year, Marc has once again proved that he is the undisputable king of salsa. The album has topped Spanish Albums Chart and US Billboard charts, and is still making record sales.
Embarking on the Journey
Marc Anthony is one of those stars that have pursued their careers intelligently and diligently. From a very young age he knew that he had singing and music abilities, but he also knew that he needed audiences to support it. Hence, he started off by singing as a session vocalist for underground and freestyle New York house music performers. Anthony started off as freestyle singing, but along the way he shifted to salsa as well as other Spanish music styles.
In 1988, Marc released his first freestyle music album, titled ‘Rebel’. Even after that he continued to perform and write for his fellow artists. In 1992, although reluctant at first, he changed his music style to salsa. In 1993, Marc Anthony released his first salsa album, titled ‘Otra Nota’. The follow up album, ‘Todo a su Tiempo’ released in 1995 won him the Billboard award for Hot Tropical Artist of the Year. The year 2000 not only saw another album from the remarkable star titled, ‘Contra La Coriente’, but also brought his first television special “Marc Anthony: The Concert from Madison Square Garden”.
Freestyle to Salsa and Latin to English
In 1999, Marc Anthony released his self-titled, English-Language album. This album went platinum only six week after release, and later became certified triple platinum. One of the singles also earned Anthony a Grammy Award Nomination. The 2000s decade is filled with hits and super hits by the star; he kept his ground in Latin, Salsa as well as English music. His danceable rhythms and irresistible lyrics still continue to enthrall fans. His latest album 3.0 released in July this year is the first original salsa album in more than a decade. Now the star is scheduled to rock the country on 2013 Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival along with Diana Ross and Usher.
More than Music
Marc Anthony also has a repertoire of acting career in his talent box. He has appeared in many supporting roles, including Hackers in 1995, Big Night and The Substitute in 1996. Marc has also performed in stage musical The Capeman which continued for 68 performances. His television performances include El Cantante, a biographical drama about a salsa legend and HawthoRNe in which Marc appeared as a detective. The versatile artist never fails to surprise his fans. His appealing voice and lively performances keep the audiences on their toes and always leaves them hungry for more. Small wonder it is then that Marc Anthony tickets are sold out as soon as they are put on sale.