Marc Anthony is one of the most influential performing artists of his time, and an ambassador of Latin music and culture at a global level. He has had 25 Billboard chart hits.
A New Yorker born and raised, the product of a music-loving Puerto Rican family, his parents named him Marco Antonio Muñíz in honor of the great Mexican balladeer of the same name. He began his recording career singing the English-language dance music known as freestyle, and hit his stride between 1993 and 1997 with his first three salsa albums.
He received his first GRAMMY® in 1998 for Best Latin Tropical Performance for Contra La Corriente, followed by the first-ever Latin GRAMMY® Song of the Year award for “Dímelo”(I Need to Know) in 2000.
His eponymous English-language album debut went triple-platinum in the US, and helped usher in the Latin pop explosion of 1999-2000. In 2005 he received double best-album GRAMMYs® — Best Latin Pop Album for Amar Sin Mentiras, and Best Salsa Album for Valió la Pena.
He has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, receiving numerous gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America along the way. He was inaugurated into the Billboard Hall of Fame in 2012, and was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington D.C. in September 2009. He has won a total of 25 Premio Lo Nuestro Latin Music awards, the most for any male artist, and has been honored with the ASCAP Founders Award. He’s received twelve Billboard Latin Music Awards, three Billboard Awards, and a special recognition from the Univisión television network in the last 2 years.
Marc Anthony has also established a highly credible acting resume.