When Ricky Martin crossed over to English language audiences in 1999, he seemed to come out of nowhere. But this former member of Menudo had been a Latin Pop star for most of the 1990s. The charismatic Martin is a throwback to a time when musicians were also entertainers. He can sing up a storm, dance, and smile, all at the same time -- a refreshing change of pace in an era when most modern pop and hip-hop stars have little to offer but seriousness. Martin is one of the hardest-working people in show business, seemingly able to work in any musical style -- neo Salsa, romantic ballads and Jangle Pop, to name a few.
Ricky Martin Concert Films
Live: Black and White Tour
Runtime: 1 hr 54 minFollowing on the heels of the Multi-Platinum and critically acclaimed MTV Unplugged, Ricky Martin returns with his first ever Live concert to be released commercially.
Runtime: 1 hr 1 minClearly a career defining album, MTV Unplugged showcases Ricky's depth as a performer and invites you to an intimate, acoustic platform where he rediscovers his music and reinvents some of his most popular hits along with various new ones.
One Night Only
Runtime: 48 minRicky Martin: One Night Only invites you on and offstage with one of Latin music’s biggest superstars! This video features live versions of "Livin’ La Vida Loca" and "La Copa De La Vida" plus guest appearances from Carlos Santana and José Feliciano.
Ricky Martin Top Tracks
Que Siga La Tradición
Runtime: 1 hr 12 minQue Siga la Tradicion invites you to take a journey with Gloria Estefan back to her roots where the sounds infuse the soul. It is a selection of Gloria's greatest Latin hits from the Grammy Award-winning albums Mi Tierra, Abriendo Puertas, and her new release Alma Caribeña, featuring such songs as "Oye," "Mi Tierra," and "Por un Beso." Plus bonus documentary and interview footage.
Runtime: 2 hr 17 minThis film features a Behind the Scenes feature called Around The World In 397 Days, a documentary called Barefoot - a 20-minute documentary focusing on Shakira's nonprofit organization shot in Columbia, and 16 great Shakira tracks from her recent tour.
The King Stays King: Sold Out At Madison Square Garden
Runtime: 1 hr 46 minThe mystique of Romeo Santos continues to grow. The second of his two sold-out performances at the legendary Madison Square Garden, from February 24, 2012, has been lovingly documented and is now packaged on the keepsake production The King Stays King – Sold Out at Madison Square Garden. This 18-song, live, super production features spellbinding performances of his recent No. 1’s “La Diabla” and “Mi Santa” from his triple-Platinum album Fórmula Vol. 1, along with timeless hits with his former band Aventura, such as “Por Un Segundo” and “Mi Corazoncito.” Produced in 6 acts with plenty of interesting thematic elements and surprises to go along with the music, The King Stays King – Sold Out at Madison Square Garden shows Romeo Santos at the peak of his creative and seductive powers. None other than Usher joins him on stage for the hit single “Promise.” Bonus features include backstage footage of the two rehearsing together. Romeo Santos is rightfully credited with making the bachata a true phenomenon among young Latinos in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Drama y Luz
Runtime: 48 minThis mini-documentary takes fans behind the scenes as Mana records their highly anticipated new release. The film includes never-before-seen footage plus interviews from the band members as they record and produce their first studio album in almost five years. After two decades of breaking all types of sales and concert attendance records, the super group from Guadalajara, Mexico prepare themselves to present their first studio album in almost five years, Drama Y Luz. Without a doubt, this is the most anticipated album to hit the Latin marketplace in years. Twelve new recordings are available on this production and all songs were written by the band members themselves.
On this production, Mana has made sure they satisfy their diverse group of fans while not making much of a change to their formula and style of writing that has kept them the as the top Latin act over the past couple of decades. Mana deliver the raunchy, rock sound of their earlier days in songs like "Mi Reina De Dolor" and at the same time, deliver beautiful, heartfelt ballads such as "Vuela Libre Paloma" and "Amor Clandestino." Drama Y Luz will become another amazing collection for all Latin music fans as it delivers a production that took more than a year to create in recording studios throughout the world, and the end result is Mana at their best.
Runtime: 1 hr 37 minInternational superstar Alejandro Fernandez is back with his new studio album, Confidencias . The album includes 11 timeless Latin American standards all recorded with Alejandro s incomparable unique style, under the production of the late legendary producer and musical prodigy Phil Ramone (Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Rod Stewart and Elton John among many others). Confidencias also features internationally renowned recording artists including Christina Aguilera on the album s lead single Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti , Rod Stewart on a bilingual (Spanish and English) version of Jimmy Cox s Nobody Knows You When You re Down and Out and Alejandro s father, legendary Mexican music superstar Vicente Fernandez, in an epic take of Julio Iglesias classic Me Olvide De Vivir.
En Primera Fila
Runtime: 1 hr 10 minCristian Castro on his live and historic “Cristian Castro En Primera Fila – Día 1”, performs some of the hits that have meant the most to his fans throughout his 20 year career, while adding four new songs and being accompanied by some of the top artists in Latin music today. His mother, the iconic actress and singer Verónica Castro, joins him on a medley of her hits “Aprendí a Llorar” and “Ven”. He also duets with the transcending Latin pop group, Reik, the incredibly talented female duo Ha-Ash and singer-songwriter Leonel García, former Sin Bandera. Cristian Castro reinvents some of his chart-toppers in this amazing new production, including the energetic “Azul” and seductive ballad “Agua Nueva”
A Solas Con Chayanne
Runtime: 1 hr 41 minCHAYANNE is a name synonymous of great musical talent and entertainment. With over 30 years in the music industry, CHAYANNE has accomplished selling over 20 million albums and touring worldwide, making him one of the most important figures in Latin pop. With this new release his fans get the chance to re-live with him, his greatest hits, and experience CHAYANNE’S energizing performance.
El Alma al Aire en Concierto
Runtime: 1 hr 51 minRecorded at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid (the home of Atletico Madrid Football Club), Alejandro Sanz performs in front of 60,000 hysterical fans. He plays all of his best known songs and is joined by several popular Spanish artists.
Franco De Vita
Runtime: 1 hr 57 minTo be a successful artist in the music world means more than recording numerous albums, filling up stadiums and conquering radio. What it really means is to make art, to touch the hearts of millions of people, and to create music that transcends time. Precisely what Franco de Vita has achieved in his almost three-decade career. His hallmark is that of the poet who weaves songs with the filaments of his imagination and his talent for words. That’s how to best describe this singer and songwriter, born in Venezuela of Italian parents, and who has made Spain his home for many years. His position is secured both with the public that has known him from his early days as a rocker and who has seen him flourish in many other facets, as well as with the singers for whom he has written hits, from Ricky Martin to Chayanne. The truth is, simply, that Franco does not rest on his laurels. And that’s why this year, the singer/songwriter who has captivated generations with songs such as No Basta, Cálido y frío, Fuera de este mundo, Louis, and Ay Dios, is back with a musical production recorded entirely live at the Comtel studios in North Miami on January 20. Franco de Vita en Primera Fila is the pinnacle of a career. “I have been dreaming about this for many years and, well, finally, we’ve made the album,” says an enthusiastic Franco. “The idea behind this project comes after having presented three shows at the Centro de Bellas Artes of Puerto Rico (the island is one of his most important markets) a while back. But then, in the end, what we thought of doing did not happen. So, more records came along, more songs, more hits, thank God, and now, with Sony, it finally takes place. And here we are.” Under the direction of Diego Álvarez, of Plataforma TV; the production of Vicente Solís; and the collaboration of 15 musicians, Franco unleashed his innate talent in front of some 250 people. “Since I have never shown something that I am not, in this project I cannot do anything else but to continue showing who I am,” says Franco. “For me, what really matters is the musical part. Here, we try to present those same hits but in a different way. Songs have their own personalities, thus, they themselves tell you ‘hey, I am not feeling well in this genre. Get me out of here.’ We have a few people, a few musicians. It is another way of transmitting, of projecting, a song.” “It is imperative that we include the songs that were hits. And it has been mighty difficult because, which song do you take out? How many do we put in?”, “We had to limit ourselves to 20, including new songs.” Those new songs featured are Tan sólo tú, the first single, a duet with Mexican rock star Alejandra Guzmán, and Mira más allá. Although the duet begins as a tranquil ballad, it develops into a musical explosion perfect for the voice of the queen of rock. Meanwhile, the other “is a very particular song, like a return to those first days performing with groups, gathering in a room four or five musicians to do the track. It’s a bit reminiscent of the 70s and 80s.” Other duets included are Te veo venir soledad, with Puerto Rican salsa master Gilberto Santa Rosa; No se olvida, performed with Argentine singer Soledad; Si quieres decir adiós, with a promising new talent: Costa Rican American Debi Nova; and what is perhaps the biggest surprise in the album, his new version of Si la ves, for which he reunited his original colleagues, the Sin Bandera duo (Leonel García and Noel Schajris), dissolved in 2007. “I have brought them back together,” says the artist with a laugh. “Really, there have been a lot of people involved and, to tell the truth, I am super excited. It is a very strong point in the album, a song that I have performed with many new talents.” Franco de Vita en Primera Fila highlights once more his quality as a composer and an artist in this exclusive live production.
Mis Planes Son Amarte
Runtime: 1 hrAn archeologist becomes obsessed with an inexplicable finding that shakes the world. He discovers the shape of a contemporary astronaut in an ancient archaeological site. His research now leads him to the photo of a beautiful native woman of a pre-Columbian civilization. The woman is the missing link between his studies and the answers he is looking for. The archeologist goes in search of this captivating woman and embarks on a journey that will take him through the beautiful and remote landscapes of Colombia, only to find out that she is now very old. Wise and loving but old. Through her, he will discover the true meaning of life.
The scientist then becomes an astronaut and goes on an intergalactic journey back in time to find the woman in her youth. With her, he finds the absolute truth about life and the universe, and learns that the only matrix and creative energy is LOVE.
Feelin So Good
Runtime: 1 hr 29 minThis compliation includes interviews with Jennifer, her family and friends, live performances, and her spectacular videos. Songs include "If You Had My Love," "No Me Ames," "Let's Get Loud," "Waiting For Tonight," and "Feelin' So Good."
Primera Fila Acustico
Runtime: 1 hr 30 minThe Latin pop duo Sin Bandera became one of the most popular artists after their solo debut album “Sin Bandera” was released on March 26, 2002. In this live concert experience the band performs some of their greatest hits.