Marc Anthony’s ‘Opus’ swims against the current with more Puerto Rican salsa

Marc Anthony is a singer, songwriter, actor and producer of music and television who is the best selling tropical salsa artist of all time.

Marc Anthony brings his Opus Tour to Barclays Center

Saturday, November 2, 2019 ~ Anthony plays Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn at 8pm. From $67

Anthony keeps making the salsa that made him a star.

Marc Anthony to play Prudential Center

Anthony plays Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 9 pm. From $76

Marc Anthony to play Madison Square Garden

Anthony plays Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Manhattan on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 7 pm. From $67

Marc Anthony for Babies wins Latin Grammy

Marc Anthony for Babies won a 2017 Latin Grammy Award for “Best Children’s Album.”

Marc Anthony plays Madison Square Garden

Anthony brings his “Full Circle Tour 2017” to Madison Square Garden Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 8pm.

Marc Anthony plays Radio City Music Hall

Anthony plays Radio City Music Hall August 26, 27 & 28, and September 2 & 3, 2016.

I Need to Know in English

In 1999, Anthony crossed back over into English with a self-titled album. “I Need to Know” became a Top 5 single.

Y Hubo Alguien

Anthony’s third Spanish-language album Contra la Corriente (1997) included the hit Y Hubo Alguien. It was Anthony’s first number-one single on Billboard’s Hot Latin Tracks, and the first Salsa record to hit that spot. Contra la Corriente also crossed over onto the Billboard 200 chart.

La India Vivir Lo Nuestro

Along the way Anthony lost his way on drugs. La India cleaned him up. Together they sang Vivir Lo Nuestro on her Dicen Que Soy album in 1994.

Louie Vega, Tito Puente and Otra Nota

Anthony started working with the now legendary DJ and producer Louie Vega. The two opened for Latin Jazz legend Tito Puente at Madison Square Garden in 1992. The concert gave Anthony a lot of visibility in NYC’s Latin community.

In 1993 Anthony made the leap into salsa with Otra Nota (Another Note). The story is that he decided to sing salsa after hearing a Juan Gabriel song on the radio in a taxi. Soon Anthony was one of salsa’s rising stars.

Remember Menudo?

Anthony started as a songwriter and backing vocalist for Puerto Rican boy band Menudo.

He was part of several “Freestyle” hits. That was an English-language blend of disco and hip-hop popular in the late 1980s and early 90s.

Raised in El Barrio

Marco Antonio Muñiz was born in New York City on September 16, 1968. His parents are from Guayama, Puerto Rico.

Marc Anthony grew up in El Barrio East Harlem.

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