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Latin pop star Ricky Martin to play in Israel

Puerto Rican singer adds Tel Aviv in September to his 2016 world tour

Ricky Martin performs at the 16th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Nov. 19, 2015. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Ricky Martin performs at the 16th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Nov. 19, 2015. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Joining a dozen or so music heavyweights performing in Israel this year, Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin has announced a show in Tel Aviv this coming September.

With 70 million English and Spanish-language albums sold in his 30-year career, the 44-year-old Latin pop sensation will bring his 2016 One World tour to the Holy Land for a single performance at Tel Aviv’s Sports Palace on September 14.

Martin, who began his career with the popular Puerto Rican boy band Menudo in the mid-1980s, is widely credited for bringing Latin pop to the forefront of the US music scene in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

He shot to international fame in 1999 after releasing “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” a single from his self-titled debut English album that remains the singer’s most popular song.

Martin was scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv in 2005, but the show was cancelled amid rumors of poor ticket sales.

Tickets went on sale at the Leaan ticket agency Thursday, June 16, and range in price from NIS 295-1255.

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