Marc Anthony (born Marco Antonio Muñiz on September 16 1968) is an American singer-songwriter popular in Latin America for his salsa music and salsa monga ballads.
Anthony was born in New York City to Guillermina and Felipe Muñiz, Puerto Rican parents who named him after Marco Antonio Muñiz, a Mexican singer popular in Puerto Rico.
On June 5,2004, less than a week after his divorce from Torres was finalized in the Dominican Republic, Anthony married Jennifer Lopez.
Marc would not admit to his marriage with Lopez for a very extended period. He maintains a very defensive and private stance regarding his marriage to Lopez.
In June 2004 he released a Latin Pop album Amar Sin Mentiras. On July 2004, he converted those songs to salsa in another album, Valio La Pena and included the traditional "Lamento Boricano" that was composed by Rafael Hernández. Notable songs of both albums include "Ahora Quien", "Escapémonos" with Jennifer Lopez, "Valió La Pena", "Se Esfuma Tu Amor", and "Tu Amor Me Hace Bien". In the Latin Grammy Awards 2005, his Amar Sin Mentiras won best Latin Pop Album of The Year and his Valió La Pena won Best Tropical Album of The Year. Lopez and Anthony performed "Escapémonos" at the 2005 Grammy Awards.
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