Ricky Martin

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Non-Spanish speakers [Quem não fala espanhol] may not know [talvez não saiba] it was Latin boy-band [grupo vocal composto por rapazes; boy-band] Menudo that first launched [levou, projetou; lançou (lit.)] Ricky Martin to stardom [ao estrelato]. Menudo was an extremely popular [muito famosa (Cf. Falsos Cognatos: POPULAR)] pop band in Latin America in the 80’s [na década de 80] and the prelude [os precursores; o prelúdio (lit.)] to Backstreet Boys, Boyzone and the boy band wave [a onda de boy-bands] of the 90’s

After Menudo Ricky Martin went on to [dedicou-se a] musical theatre in Mexico City, act [atuar] in American soap opera [novela] “General Hospital” and launch a successful [bem-sucedida] Spanish-language pop-music career [carreira (Cf. Ortografia: Carreira)].

Cf. Como se diz “novela” em inglês?
Cf. Falsos Cognatos: NOVEL

In the mid 90’s [Em meados dos anos 90] Martin shifted [mudou, trocou] music styles, moving away [se afastando] from ballads to [e passou a; se aproximando de] upbeat [alegres, agitadas, pra cima (inf.)] Latin pop fusion with songs like Maria. Martin had the hit [fez muito sucesso com] 1998 FIFA World Cup song [música tema da Copa do Mundo] “The Cup of Life” / “La Copa de la Vida.” This [Este feito, Este sucesso] helped position [serviu de base; foi o alicerce] Martin for his worldwide English smash hit [o enorme sucesso internacional em língua inglesa] Livin’ la Vida Loca.

As [À medida que] his fame increased [sua fama crescia] so did [também aumentava] focus [foco, interesse (Cf. Pronúncia: Foco)] in his personal life. He dated [namorou] Mexican model Rebeca de Alba, but rumors [boatos, rumores] about Martin’s sexuality continued. Earlier this year [No início do ano] he came out [assumiu (sua sexualidade)] as a gay, through [por meio de, através] a post on his website.

Cf. Expressões Idiomáticas: TO COME OUT OF THE CLOSET

And now he’s delving into [se aprofundando, vasculhando, revirando] his personal life in a new book called “Me” (clique aqui para ler a sinopse). He talks about the women and men in his life, becoming a father [a experiência de ser pai] to twin boys [de gêmeos] and the ups and downs [os altos e baixos] of a relationship [relacionamento] with an unknown boyfriend [namorado desconhecido].