Marc Anthony (born Marco Antonio MuÃ±iz on September 16, 1968) is a Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter popular in Latin America for his salsa music and salsamonga ballads.
Anthony was born in New York of Felipe MuÃ±iz and Guillermina, Puerto Rican parents who named him after Marco Antonio MuÃ±iz, a Mexican singer popular in Puerto Rico. He began his career as a session vocalist for pop and dance acts.
After changing his name to avoid confusion with his namesake, Anthony worked as a songwriter and backing vocalist for pop acts including Menudo and the Latin Rascals. His first release was a Freestyle music record, "Rebel", in 1988 on Bluedog Records, based in The Bronx. This cut was written entirely by Marc and showed he was one of the best vocalists in Freestyle music. That same year he wrote and produced "Boy I've Been Told" for fellow Freestyle artist Sa-Fire. Then in 1989, he would sing backing vocals for Ann-Marie, another fellow Freestyle artist on the Freestyle club hit, "With or Without You" produced by Little Louie Vega and Todd Terry. A year later, 1990, still worki...