Ricky Martin celebrates the power of the people
The latest single from Ricky Martin is Cántalo.
A collaboration with Residente and Bad Bunny, this is a Spanish-language song that continues to reflect Martin’s advocacy and activism for social change.
Cántalo translates to English as ‘Sing It’ and the lyrics of the song celebrate the power of everyday people doing everyday things – dancing, living, and loving.
Who is Ricky Martin?
Born in 1971 in Puerto Rico, Ricky Martin began his singing career at the age of 12 as a member of boy-band Menudo.
Martin went on to launch a solo career in 1991 and has since sold over 70 million albums – making him one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time.
Martin began publicly discussing his sexuality in 2010, putting to an end years of tabloid speculation.
Martin married Jwan Yosef in January 2018. Their family now includes four children – twins Matteo and Valentino, daughter Lucia, and son Renn.
A Spanish-language song, Tiburones translates to English as sharks. Martin is singing about how love gives him the courage to swim with sharks, and how love can give us all the courage to fight fear and repression.
Directed by Kacho López, the video shows a confrontation between ordinary people and an authoritarian state, illustrating that love and community can overcome anything.