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Name: Marc Anthony  
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Date of Birth: 16th September 1969
Place of Birth: New York
Profession: Singer
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Marc Anthony
For the Roman general and statesman, see Mark Antony.

Marc Anthony (born September 16, 1969) is a Puerto Rican-American salsamonga singer-songwriter who is immensely popular throughout Latin America for his salsa music.

Anthony was born Marco Antonio Muñiz in New York of Felipe Muñiz and Guillermina, Puerto Rican parents who named him after a Mexican singer. He began his career as a session vocalist for pop and dance acts.

After changing his name, Anthony worked as a songwriter and backing vocalist for pop acts including Menudo and the Latin Rascals. He subsequently collaborated with producer Little Louie Vega, who featured the singer on the Latin-flavored club hit "Ride On The Rhythm" and When The Night Is Over. In 1992, Vega and Anthony opened for Latin bandleader Tito Puente at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Inspired by the music of Puente, Rubén Blades and Juan Gabriel, Anthony released his Spanish-language debut, Otra nota, in 1993, with the hit "Hasta que te conoci", a famous song by Mexican singer Juan Gabriel. Subsequent tours throughout the Americas, including an opening slot for Blades, established Anthony as one of the hottest new stars in salsa.

His 1995 collection, Todo a su tiempo, was nominated for a Grammy. The more traditional-sounding follow-up, Contra la corriente, was promoted by a sell-out concert at Madison Square Garden and won the 1999 Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Performance. Anthony also appeared alongside Blades in Paul Simon's 1998 stage musical, The Capeman, which ran for 68 performances. Anthony subsequently recorded the duet "No me ames", with Jennifer Lopez on her album On the 6.

In 1999, attempting to emulate the crossover success of Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin in the anglophone market, Anthony released an English-language album that had his name as the title with the US Top 5 hit single "I Need to Know" and the Spanish version "Dímelo" on the Top Ten Latin Songs. The foray was considered a mixed success, partly because it alienated his traditional salsa fans. In 2001, he debuted another salsa album known as Libre and was certified gold. The year after that, he made another English-language album called Mended which included smash hit "I've Got You" and the Spanish version "Te Tengo Aquí".

Anthony has also appeared in various motion pictures including 1996's Big Night and Martin Scorsese's 1999 film, Bringing Out the Dead.

Anthony was married to Dayanara Torres, a former Miss Universe for four years; the marriage ended in 2004. The couple had two children. On June 5, 2004, less than a week after his divorce from Torres was finalized, Anthony married Jennifer Lopez. At the same month, he released a Latin Pop album Amar Sin Mentiras with songs like "Ahora Quien" and "Escapemonos" with Jennifer Lopez. On July 2004, he converted those songs to salsa in another album, Valio La Pena and included a song "Lamento Boricano" that shows his love for Puerto Rico. In the Latin Grammy Award 2005, his Amar Sin Mentiras won best Latin Pop Album of The Year and his Valio La Pena won Best Tropical Album of The Year.


  • Otra Nota-1994,
  • Todo A Su Tiempo-1995,
  • Contra La Corriete-1997,
  • Marc Anthony-1999,
  • Libre-2001,
  • Mended-2002,
  • Amar Sin Mentiras-2004,
  • Valio La Pena-2004


  • Carlito's Way (1993, Brian DePalma) .... Latin Band at Disco, he sings "Parece Mentira"
  • Natural Causes (1994, James Becket) .... Marine Guard
  • Hackers (1995, Iain Softley) .... Agent Ray
  • Big Night (1996, Stanley Tucci) .... Cristiano
  • The Substitute (1996) .... Juan Lacas
  • Bringing Out the Dead (1999, Martin Scorsese) .... Noel
  • In the Time of the Butterflies (2001) (TV) .... Lio
  • Man on Fire (2004, Tony Scott) .... Samuel

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