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Ricky Martin only recorded 'Livin' La Vida Loca' because of Madonna

The two were in the studio recording the song 'Be Careful'

2018-08-21

Ricky Martin revealed ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’ only happened because of Madonna.

The Hispanic singer, and former Attitude cover star, was deep in production of his first English-language album when the Grammys happened and he was being forced to rush his album out by his label, The Hollywood Reporter say.

But luckily for him, he was recording a collaboration with the Queen of Pop on the track ‘Be Careful’ and after showing her what he had, Madonna was ready to go into the studio with him.

He said: “This album was almost going to be released without ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’ but three days before I walked into the studio with Madonna, we were done with ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’, so I showed her what I was presenting – and she was like, ‘Yep! I’m ready to go into the studio with you!’

“It was a very beautiful moment. I will always go back to it.”

Thankfully, the album sold more than eight million copies and was the most successful debut album by a Hispanic artist in Billboard history.

For those who have lived under a rock, let’s all remind ourselves of the song below: