Mark Anthony

Submitted by on Sep 18, 2015

Mark Antony


Marc Anthony is one of the most successful singers of the US Hispanic prois-walking. Although he sings more on the Spanish than in English, to win the United States he was able to pretty quickly. He has a huge fan base, including, for example, a colleague at the scene, Jennifer Lopez, recently released marry him.

Antonio Muñiz was born in Puerto Rican family in New York and was named in honor of the once famous Mexican singer. The fact that the pope Mark Felipe was a passionate lover of latinoameri-Kan music in general and that of the Mexican singer in particular. It was he who began to teach his son and all his many brothers and sisters to sing, play instruments and nerves neighbors in El Barrio, Latin Quarter in New York. Mark quickly like this pastime – act with songs and dances – so he never missed a chance somewhere in the party to stand on a stool and impress hit some eminent singer Ruben Blades like, Hector Lavoe and Willie Colon.

Perhaps, Marc Anthony and would continue its touring the apartments of friends, if he accidentally noticed producer David Harris, who has long wanted to find some young talent. David took Mark as a backing vocalist for various projects. Soon after, Mark started to show on vocals in a fairly decent and well-known in Latin America, groups such as Menudo. More David said that we should do something with the name because the two Marco Antonio Muñiz in Latin America will be cramped. So there was Marc Anthony – in fact, only Americanized, for better assimilation of the audience, the singer’s version of the name.

The idea to release a solo album Marc Anthony gave his friend and disc jockey Little Lou Vega, with whom they worked in 1991 on the soundtrack for the film “East Side Story”. Together they quickly recorded a record «When the Night is Over». One of the songs, «Ride on the Rhythm», appeared at the top of the magazine «Billboard».

With the second album, «Otra Nota», Anthony entered the repertoire of salsa. Rather, he was forced to do Producers: Ralph Mercado and Sergio George, who before and after Anthony unwound bunch of popular performers. But most of all it influenced Juan Gabriel with his song «Hasta Que te Conoci». Hearing her, Anthony agreed on everything – even salsa, merengue even though Jag-Jag any, just to fulfill this very song. But producers still insisted on her: Salsa.

So Marc Anthony has found his own style, with not made a bad choice. Salsa – a combination of Cuban rumba, samba Caribbean, Argentine tango, and even the American rock, jazz and swing. In other words, a very broad field of activities and experiments. Incendiary salsa, which, incidentally, means “salt”, Anthony seasoned tearful ballads, dance motifs and Latin American and exotic tion. And his fourth album «Contra La Corriente» («Against the Current”) received a “Grammy”in the category”Best tropi-cal Latin album».

The fifth album Marc Anthony decided to show themselves in a new way, and began to sing in English, leaving thus a challenge to other Latin American angloyazych-nicks and, above all, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez. The album, which was called «Marc Anthony» – apparently to no one confused – went double platinum.

After releasing a greatest hits album «Desde Un Principio» («From the beginning”), Anthony returned to his salsa album «Libre». However, on the plate it was a place for bolero «Caminare», written together with Emilio Estefania, and even a beautiful ballad «Barco a la deriva». When an interviewer asked him how he learned to sing salsa, he said he still does not know how to sing it. “I probably even do it properly – open up the singer – but is difficult to rely on the rules, you just have to feel the music.” In general Marc Anthony relies heavily on the senses.

It seems that for the same reason, Anthony tries himself as a film actor. He starred in several films, however, mainly in small roles. On his account, “Hackers”with Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller,”Bringing Out the Dead”and Scorsese’s something else. In the words of Anthony, a movie for him -“this is a chance to be someone else and not to be considered a schizophrenic.”Recently Mark was offered the role of singer Hector Lavoe famous.”The King of Salsa”in 1993 went too far with the drug and died, and it is time to remove the movie about him. However, where it is impossible to play, Mark Anthony usually sings. So he participated in the soundtracks of”Carlito’s Way”- the famous story was released from prison gangster (Al Pacino),”Runaway Bride”; especially popular, and his duet with Australian lady Tina Arena «I Want to Spend my Lifetime Loving You», sounding in the closing credits, “The Mask of Zorro».

In general Marc Anthony admits that once in his youth set itself a number of objectives: to 35 years to sing in «Madison Square Garden» and «Carnegie Hall» and visit the top of the charts. It so happened that put the plan was carried out to 23 years. At 19 he sang in «Carnegie Hall» at a concert by Danny Rivera, in 1991 and got to «Madison Square Garden», and his song «Ride on the Rhythm» was in the first place ranking. Among unplanned achievements – his marriage to Jennifer Lopez. They married quite so somehow suddenly to the public. Lopez just broke up with Ben Affleck and Anthony for a week before the event, divorced his wife Dayanara Torres, Miss Universe from the Dominican Republic. They invited many friends to the party alleged, and then suddenly announced that it was a wedding.

In general Marc Anthony admits that his success – this result is not pragmatic calculations and intuitive operation, and other well-developed senses. Otherwise it is not possible to explain his success in a country where political correctness at all ostentatious guy with foreign roots is not so easy to break. It is worth remembering Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Iglesias – in the end – how many songs in Spanish is heard from them? No, they are sung in English, although retain Latino entourage. Sailing against the current, it is necessary to accurately feel the reefs. And this Antonio, he is, well, just a very sensitive guy.

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