Ricky Martin recently explained his decision to cut off his own hair saying, “One day I woke up and saw the clippers. I mediated… And I just cut it right then and there. Mouths fell open.”
Latin Superstars Combine In Benefit Effort
‘El Ultimo Adios’ / ‘The Last Goodbye’ recorded in both English and Spanish have been released for a benefit album to aid victims of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The superstars collaborating on the effort include Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Jon Secada, and others. A CD with both the English- and Spanish-language versions will be released in November, according to the publicist.
Overture.com has their list of top Ricky Martin related search terms posted for the month of September. The term ‘Ricky Martin’ received 37,176 searches [one word ‘RickyMartin’ query combined] which ‘Ricky Martin gay’ received 1031 searches as the singer still shrouds his sexuality in mystery. His notable Latin competitor Enrique Iglesias received 22,230 searches last month. Ricky’s most searched for song was ‘La Copa de la Vida’.
The Latin Grammys, which were scheduled to include performances by Ricky Martin, Carlos Santana, Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado, Christina Aguilera, Destiny’s Child and P. Diddy, appear unlikely to be made up.
Michael Greene, the president and CEO of the Recording Academy and the Latin Recording Academy gave further details on the future of this year’s awards saying, “As we continue mourning our nation’s great loss and tragedy with the rest of the world, we’re meeting with senior executives to determine what options are realistic.”
“Regardless of our decision to cancel or reschedule the event, rest assured that all the winners will still be recognized and given the awards they have earned.”
Latin Grammys Cancelled In Wake Of Terrorist Acts
September 11, 2001 – Due to the terrorist acts against the United States on Tuesday the second annual Latin Grammy Awards have been cancelled.
In a statement on the Grammy.com website, the Recording Academy and CBS stated, “Due to the unimaginable events that have occurred this morning, The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and CBS have canceled tonight’s 2nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards show. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and everyone who has been impacted by these horrific events.”