Enrique "Ricky" Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971), is a Puerto Rican pop musician, actor and author. Martin began his career at age twelve with the all-boy pop group Menudo; after five years with the group, he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990s. He also acted on stage & on TV in Mexico. In 1994 he starred on the American TV soap opera General Hospital. He has sold over 70 million albums, and has had 95 platinum records.