Singer-songwriter Marc Anthony is 42 today.
Marc Anthony, born Marco Antonio Muñiz, is a Puerto Rican-American musician, singer-songwriter, actor and producer. Anthony is the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time.
The five-time Grammy winner has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. He is best known for his Latin salsa numbers and ballads. Anthony was the first solo salsa act to ever sell out Madison Square Garden.
Marc Anthony began his career as a session vocalist for Freestyle music and Underground New York House music acts. After changing his name to avoid confusion with his namesake, Anthony worked as a songwriter and backing vocalist for pop acts including Menudo and the Latin Rascals. His first album was a Freestyle music record, "Rebel," in 1988. That same year he wrote and produced "Boy I've Been Told" for fellow Freestyle artist Sa-Fire.
In 1992, Vega and Anthony opened for Latin bandleader Tito Puente at New York's Madison Square Garden. After 1992, he changed his style from Freestyle music to salsa and other Spanish music.
his 14 week number one single "I Need You," broke the record for longest Latino "Top of the chart" single.
Anthony was the recipient of the 2009 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Chair's Award. He also received the "2009 CHCI Chair's Lifetime Achievement Award" in September 2009.
Anthony married Jennifer Lopez in a home wedding on June 5, 2004. In 2009, Anthony and Lopez purchased a stake in the Miami Dolphins football team. The couple separated in July 2011.
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