Marc Anthony (born Marco Antonio Muñiz; September 16, 1968) is a singer-songwriter, actor and producer. Anthony is the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time. The five-time Grammy winner has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. He is best known for his Latin salsa numbers and ballads. Anthony was the first solo salsa act to ever sell out Madison Square Garden.
Marc Anthony's first album as an artist, “When the Night is Over” was a collaboration album with Little Louie Vega, released in 1991.
Anthony released his Spanish-language debut, “Otra nota,” in 1993. The album featured the songs "Si Tu No Te Fueras", "El Ultimo Beso" and "Palabras Del Alma."
His 1995 follow-up, “Todo a su tiempo, “has won Anthony a Billboard award for Hot Tropical Artist of the Year. The album was also nominated for a Grammy with songs like "Te Conozco Bien", "Hasta Ayer", "Nadie Como Ella", "Se Me Sigue Olvidando", "Te Amare", and "Llegaste A Mi". The album has sold more than 800,000 copies and has become certified gold in the US and in Puerto Rico.
In the November 1997, Anthony's more traditional-sounding follow-up, “Contra la Corriente,” won the 1999 Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Performance. The album's notable songs include "Y Hubo Alguien", which became his first number-one single on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Chart and the first by a salsa musician, "Contra La Corriente", "No Me Conoces", which the video features his then-friend Jennifer Lopez, who he went on to marry in 2004, "Me Voy A Regalar", and "No Sabes Como Duele". This album was the first salsa album in history to enter the Billboard 200 chart.
In 1999, he released an English-language Latin Pop self titled album with the US Top 5 hit single "I Need to Know", and the Spanish version "Dímelo". Other hits include "When I Dream At Night" and "My Baby You".
In 2001, he debuted another salsa album “Libre” which was certified gold with songs like "Celos", "Este Loco Que Te Mira", and "Viviendo". he album spent 14 weeks at the number one spot on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart.
The year after that, he made another English-language album called “Mended”which included smash hit "I've Got You", the Spanish version "Te Tengo Aquí", "I Need You" (the Spanish version of which, "Me Haces Falta", was written by Mexican star Thalía), "Tragedy", "Love Won't Get Any Better", and "She Mends Me".
In June 2004 he released a Latin Pop album “Amar Sin Mentiras.” On July 2004, he converted those songs to salsa in another album, “Valio La Pena” and included the traditional "Lamento Boricano.” Notable songs of both albums include "Ahora Quien", "Escapémonos" with Jennifer Lopez, "Valió La Pena", "Se Esfuma Tu Amor", and "Tu Amor Me Hace Bien". At the Latin Grammy Awards 2005, his “Amar Sin Mentiras” won best Latin Pop Album of The Year and his “Valió La Pena” won Best Tropical Album of The Year. Lopez and Anthony performed "Escapémonos" at the 2005 Grammy Awards.
“Iconos” released in 2010, features covers of old Latin songs by artists such as Jose Luis Perales, Juan Gabriel and José José.
Anthony was the recipient of the 2009 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Chair's Award. He also received the "2009 CHCI Chair's Lifetime Achievement Award" on September 16, 2009
Anthony is a minority owner/limited partner of the Miami Dolphins NFL team.