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: