Marc Anthony has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, making him one of the most influential artists of his time and a true ambassador of Latin music and culture. He has been awarded...Expand
Marc Anthony has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, making him one of the most influential artists of his time and a true ambassador of Latin music and culture. He has been awarded countless Standard gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The list of Grammy accolades began with a 1998 Grammy for Best Latin/Tropical Performance for “Contra La Corriente,” followed with a 1999 Grammy for Song of the Year for “Dimelo.”
Driven in part by the crossover success of his smash single “I Need to Know (Dimelo),” “Marc Anthony,” his English language debut album, helped usher in 1999's Latin pop explosion, and went on to achieve triple platinum status in the U.S. In 2005 Marc Anthony went home double fisted with a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album of the Year for “Amar Sin Mentiras” and another Grammy for Best Tropical Album of the Year for “Valio la Pena.” He has won a total of 24 “Premio lo Nuestro” Awards throughout his career, the most won by any solo artist. His influence was significantly recognized when he was included in the Top 10 List of influential New Yorkers compiled by New York Magazine.
Marc has also established a highly credible acting résumé and may be seen in Martin Scorsese's “Bringing Out the Dead” (1999); opposite Selma Hayak in the Showtime original film, “In the Time of the Butterflies” (2001); and appeared with Denzel Washington and Christopher Walken in director Tony Scott's “Man On Fire” (2004). He also starred in the 1997 Paul Simon musical, “The Capeman.” He also starred as the Puerto Rican salsa pioneer Héctor Lavoe, with Jennifer Lopez as Puchi, in the biopic, “El Cantante,” directed by Leon Ichaso. The Dolphins minority owner, was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington D.C. in September 2009.
May 2010 marked the release of his new production titled “Iconos” (Icons), an all ballad Spanish album produced by Marc Anthony and Julio Reyes including eight titles of his favorite balladeers and two original songs both written by Julio Reyes and Marc Anthony.
These memorable songs turned into classics by artists such as: Juan Gabriel, José Luis Perales, José José, Roberto Carlos and La Mafia are born again, now in the incomparable emotion and unique style of Marc Anthony. “Iconos” was #1 on the Top Selling and Airplay lists of Billboard Magazine for six consecutive weeks upon its release and garnered him Platinum status. In the summer of 2011, Marc returned to the TNT series “HawThorne” with Jada Pinkett-Smith, toured U.S. and launched his new luxury line for Kohl’s. January 2012 brought the new TV series titled “Q’ Viva” produced by Anthony, Jamie King and Jennifer Lopez. The show aired simultaneously in Spanish and English television in the US and Latin America.
Last year he announced the creation of his Foundation Maestro Cares with business partner Henry Cárdenas. The non-for-profit corporation launched in January 2012 to improve the housing, academic and health challenges that orphaned children face each day in developing Latin American countries. On April 2, 2014 the first orphanage opened in La Romana. The new residence hall and learning center will provide a new home to more than 150 children of “Niños de Cristo” orphanage in that territory.
GIGANT3S, his US and Latin American tour topped this year’s Billboard’s Hot Tours Charts. Earlier this year, Anthony returned to the recording studio to work on his first project of original music in the tropical genre in nearly a decade. In April 2013 his brand new single “Vivir Mi Vida” produced by Marc and Sergio George, occupied the #1 position on Itunes, Billboard charts and radio on a national level just hours after its release and continued to occupy that position for 18 consecutive weeks making history as the longest running salsa single of all time. The song is an adaptation of "C'est La Vie" by Cheb Khaled. This hymn to life marks the singer’s reunion with Sergio George, who previously produced many of Anthony’s greatest hits. His new album project titled “Marc Anthony 3.0” was released July 23, 2013 and “Vivir Mi Vida” received a Latin Grammy in the “Recording of the Year” category. The interpreter also took home an American Music Award or a “Latin Artist of Year” at the end of 2013. His world tour “Vivir Mi Vida” was extended to 2014 by popular demand and was included in PollStar’s top selling tours of 2013.
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