He is the bestselling salsa artist in the world. Singer/producer/actor Marc Anthony was born in New York, the son of Puerto Rican parents. He started as a background singer from a young age, but soon got attention as a skillful performer and composer. 1991 saw the release of his first album, When The Night Is Over, to which Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri contributed. After that, Anthony released several Spanish albums. In the late 90s, he crossed over to a worldwide mainstream audience when his English albums Marc Anthony and Mended, as well as his songs I Need To Know and You Sang To Me, became very successful. After that, he went back to applying himself to Spanish music. Anthony is already a familiar face at Curacao North Sea Jazz: last year, he was a part of Sergio George All Star Salsa Friends. A new salsa album, produced by the very same Sergio George, is expected this year.