Marc Anthony is a famous American singer, songwriter, and actor of Puerto Rican descent who has made his mark through his Latin and salsa-inspired music. On the other hand, he is a record executive, television producer, and philanthropist. Anthony is also the top-selling tropical salsa artist of all time. Likewise, he is a three-time winner of the Grammy Award and a sixth-time winner of the Latin Grammy Award, Moreover, he has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide.
Marc Anthony has won numerous awards and achievements and been honored through several recognitions,. Similarly, he was the recipient of the 2009 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Lifetime Achievement Award. He also received the “2009 CHCI Chair’s Lifetime Achievement Award” on September 16, 2009. He holds the Guinness World Record for best-selling tropical/salsa artist and the most number-one albums on the Billboard Tropical Albums year-end charts.
Marc Anthony’s family and Childhood
Musician Marc Anthony was born on September 16, 1968, in New York City, the United States Of America. Similarly, his Father’s name is Felipe Muniz and his mother’s name is Guillermina. Likewise, Marc Anthony’s mother Guillermina was a housewife, and his father, Felipe Muñiz was a musician and hospital, lunchroom worker. On the other hand, Anthony’s parents named him after Mexican singer Marco Antonio Muniz. Moreover, he grew up in East Harlem, also known as Spanish Harlem and El Barrio, and is the youngest of eight children. He follows Roman Catholicism. Moreover, his zodiac sign is Virgo.
Thus, Marc Anthony holds American citizenship and grew up in New York City with his sister, Yolanda Muniz. Hence, his talent was evident early on; Anthony realized that he had the singing voice, but needed to develop a stage presence to support it. Moreover, this he did by singing backup as a session vocalist for freestyle and underground New York house music acts. Later, Anthony changed his name, to avoid confusion with his namesake, and quickly became an in-demand backup singer; lending his voice to acts such as Menudo and the Latin Rascals.
Body Measurements: Age, Height, Weight, Hair Color and Eye Color
Marc Anthony was born in 1968, and therefore he is 53 years old at the current time. Likewise, he is tall and stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches and he weighs about 64 kg. Moreover, his body figure measurements are 37-12.5-28 inches and he has managed to keep himself in a shape even at this age. Besides, his handsome looks he has dark brown eyes and black color hair.
Despite, there is no reveal about Anthony’s school education but his musical education began at home. Where he learned to sing in both Spanish and English under the guidance of his father, Felipe, himself a professional guitarist. As a child, Anthony listened to a variety of musical genres and performers, including rock, rhythm, and blues, pop stars José Feliciano (Puerto Rico), Air Supply (United States), as well as salsa legends Héctor Lavoe (Puerto Rico), Willie Colón (Puerto Rico), and Rubén Blades (Panama), among others. According to Anthony, renowned Puerto Rican percussionist and bandleader Tito Puente in particular wielded a profound personal and professional influence throughout his life.
Career and Professional Life
Anthony started his singing career by becoming a vocalist for freestyle and Underground New York house music. He got small-time gigs for ‘Menudo’ and ‘Latin Rascals. Thus, his first release was a record called “Rebel,” which debuted in 1988 from Bluedog Records, based in the Bronx. Marc Anthony continued to perform in the New York club scene and also wrote songs, often teaming with Little Louie Vega and Todd Terry. In 1992, Vega and Anthony played New York City’s Madison Square Garden as an opening act for Tito Puente.
Soon after, Anthony changed his singing style from Freestyle and House to salsa and other Spanish music. Taking his inspiration from greats such as Puente, Ruben Blades, and Juan Gabriel, Marc Anthony released his first Spanish-language album in 1993. Titled Otra Nota, it included the salsa hit “Hasta Que te Conoci” (Until I Met You).
He has never looked back; his albums and singles have been best-selling, with the exception of his two English-language albums, 1999s Marc Anthony and 2002s Mended. In his effort to crossover, it appears that Anthony may have turned away some of his core audience. In 1998, Anthony appeared with Ruben Blades in Paul Simon’s stage musical, The Capeman, which ran for 68 performances. Marc Anthony has also turned his prodigious talents to the big screen, appearing in movies such as 1996s Big Night and Man on Fire, released in 2004. During the late 2000s, he released a collection of his greatest hits called ‘Sigo Siendo Yo’ (2006) and ‘Iconos’ (2010) which was a tribute from his side to the greatest Latin artists like Jose Jose, Juan Gabriel, etc.
In 2007, Anthony acted in the movie called ‘El Cantante’ which was a drama on the life of the great salsa artist Hector Lavoe. His ex-wife Jennifer Lopez also acted in the movie alongside him and it was critically well-received. Furthermore. in 2011, Anthony appeared in a Latin talent series called ‘Q’Viva! The Chosen’, which was created by Simon Fuller. He judged the show alongside his ex-wife and singer Jennifer Lopez and Jamie King. His salsa album ‘3.0’ was released in 2013. Hence, it was declared Platinum and included the hit single ‘Vivir Mi Vida’. He went on the tour ‘Vivir Mi Vida World Tour’ and traveled across 15 countries.
Networth/ Income 0f Marc Anthony
Marc Anthony is a famous person in the entertainment world. He has worked in many fields including action, singing, songwriting, and television production. Moreover, his estimated net worth is $80 million US dollars as of now.
Spouses and Children
Marc Anthony renewed wedding vows with his wife, Dayanara Torres on December 7, 2002, at a cathedral in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
He married Jennifer Lopez only four days after his divorce from Dayanara Torres was finalized in the Dominican Republic.
Marc has six children, two with his former partner Debbie Rosado; two with his former wife, model, actress, singer, and writer Dayanara Torres and two with his former wife, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez.
Social Media Appearance
Quick Facts of Anthony
- Marc, as an actor, first appeared in the musical comedy East Side Story as Flaco in 1991.
- Marc performed in an episode of the comedy show MAD TV as Football player #30 in 1997.
- Moreover, Marc Anthony was athletic in his early teens. At just 9 years old, he was able to do more than 100 pushups in a day. He struggled to gain weight since that time.
- Anthony and Lopez kept their wedding ceremony a secret, even from the guests. The guests thought that they were being invited to an ‘afternoon party and had no idea about the wedding.
- Anthony and Lopez sold the first photos of the twins to People magazine for 6 million US dollars.