Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony and A.B. Quintanilla Top People en Español’s First...

Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony and A.B. Quintanilla Top People en Español’s First Ever Summer Music Guide

-Special Issue Hits Newsstands June 9-


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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–June 05, 2003–People en Español released today its first-ever Guide to Summer Music unveiling the hottest Hispanic musicians guaranteed to break record sales and heat up the airwaves this summer. Jam-packed with celebrity profiles and CD reviews, this ultimate music bible offers readers an in-depth look at today’s most-listened-to Latin musicians. From Pop to Salsa, Hip-Hop and Merengue, this all-inclusive issue proves that Latin music is hotter than ever.

Speaking of hot, international music icon Ricky Martin graces the cover and is People en Español’s Editor’s Choice for “Pop Artist of the Year.” After a two-year hiatus, Martin is back and ready to reclaim his throne as “King of Latin Pop.” The Puerto Rican heartthrob is mesmerizing loyal fans (and new ones too) with his new Spanish-language single Tal Vez, already topping Billboard’s Hot Latin Tracks.

In an exclusive interview with People en Español, Martin reveals the truth and circumstances behind his two-year break.

“I think it is very human to say that at that point in my life, I needed to stop,” confesses Martin. “I needed to be with my family. I needed to go back to simple things, and I needed to play with my dogs.”

Martin also shared his thoughts on his chart-topping competition. On Jennifer Lopez’s personality, he shouted, “Chulerias,” referring to her sexy, sultry and playful persona. And when it came to revealing the best vocal cords in the business? Grammy winner Christina Aguilera gets Martin’s vote hands down.

“Music has always been a cultural bond for Latinos everywhere,” says Richard Pérez-Feria, Editor of People en Español. “We created this first-ever summer music guide to offer our readers the Editor’s Choice top picks in all musical categories including Salsa, Merengue, Ranchera, Pop and Rock en Español.”

Multi-talented singer Marc Anthony wins People en Español’s Editor’s Choice for “Best Salsa Performer of the Year.” Anthony, the best-selling Salsa artist in history, will release a much-anticipated new CD later this year. Also in the making for this Puerto Rican prodigy is a return to the big screen. Anthony, who has starred in such hits as Bringing Out the Dead and The Substitute, will costar with Denzel Washington in the new action thriller Man on Fire. Next year, Anthony plans on releasing his third English-language album with a worldwide tour to follow.

Before A.B. Quintanilla started topping the charts with his own Latin Hip-Hop/Tex-Mex beats, he was composing hits for his late sister, the Tejano queen, Selena. Now the 39-year-old singer is topping charts with his own band, Los Kumbia Kings, and is ready to make music history with their one-of-a-kind sound.

Also included in this issue is an exclusive on-tour and behind-the-scenes photo diary featuring today’s sexiest Latin entertainers, such as Shakira, Enrique Iglesias and Thalia.

All that and much more in the latest issue of PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL.

PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL was launched in 1998 and today is the best-selling Hispanic magazine in the United States. Each month, the publication reaches more than four million readers with an exciting editorial mix of Hispanic and mainstream entertainment coverage, fashion and beauty service and compelling human-interest stories. Distinguishing itself from its English-language counterpart, PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL delivers original editorial content that captures the values, contributions and impact of Hispanics in the United States.

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Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony and A.B. Quintanilla Top People en Español’s First Ever Summer Music Guide