The singing star

Sep 16, 2013, 01:23 IST | Agencies

Marc Anthony is famous as a Grammy-winning salsa star.

Today on his birthday, CS dishes out some interesting trivia about the actor, songwriter and producer.

>> The X-Factor judge grew up listening to rock and rhythm and blues.

>> Though he knew that he had the singing voice, he needed to develop a stage presence to support it. Thus Marc began singing backup as a session vocalist for freestyle and underground New York house music acts.

>> Called as ‘supple tenor’ with ‘exquisite phrasing’ Marc Anthony has won two Grammys and three Latin Grammys.

>> Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez got married less than a week after his divorce from first wife Dayanara Torres. Guests had been invited to an ‘afternoon party’, unaware they were attending a wedding.

>> When Marc was criticised for his selection to sing ‘God Bless America’ at the Major League Baseball, he replied, “Let’s get this straight. I was born and raised in New York. You can’t get more New York than me.” 

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