Marc Anthony (born Marco Antonio Muñiz; September 16, 1968) is an American musician, 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.
Anthony is considered a melodramatic performer, often acting out his songs, physically accentuating key musical breaks and words with hand pumps, kicks and dances, shouting out patented key phrases (such as “Joma”, “Jojomaaa” [elongated], “Chi-chi”, a raspy “wow” and “Boricua”), holding notes for extended periods of time and playing conductor to his band’s music.
Anthony has won numerous awards and his achievements have been honored through various recognitions, such as his 14 week number one single “I need you”. Anthony broke the record for longest Latino “Top of the chart” single.