01/23/2013 09:05 am ET | Updated Dec 21, 2013

Ricky Martin Before The Crossover: 32 Of The Artist's Best Early Moments (PHOTOS)

At 41 years of age, ending his participation in the Broadway musical Evita and soon to be joining "The Voice Australia", Ricky Martin has enjoyed success since he was a child and a member in the popular Puerto Rican boy band Menudo.

Different looks (oh, the '80s!), ever changing haircuts, and of course his first gigs as a telenovela star in Mexico, starring in "Alcanzar una Estrella" and “Muñecos de Papel,” signaled some of the pop star's early phases as an artist before his crossover.

It was a matter of time before his solo singer career exploded, propelling him to fame with hits like "Maria" and "Vuelve", becoming an international sensation in 1998 with "The Cup of Life".

Take a look at this gallery of the artist's early moments, and let us know what are your favorite Ricky’s old school moments.

Ricky Martin's Early Years


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