Ricky Martin Isn’t the Only Musician with a Biography

Ricky Martin’s memoir, Me, doesn’t hit shelves till November 2, so if you’re anxious to know more about the former Menudo’s life as a dad or his decision to reveal his sexuality, you’ll just have to wait. In the meantime, there are a few tell-all books that should satiate your curiosity about life away from the recording studio for some of our favorite music makers. Get reading!

1. Bios: Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz
Celia: My Life (Rayo)
The Queen of Salsa passed away in 2003, but her legacy lives on. In this book, she tells her story in her own words. We follow the Cuban singer from her childhood in Havana to her exile in Mexico to her performances around the world alongside notables like Tito Puente. 

Celia: My Life is available at Amazon.com

2. Bios: David Archuleta

David Archuleta
Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance (Celebra)
He may have finished second on season seven of American Idol, but this 20-year-old Miami native feels blessed to have gone that far. In his memoir, he writes about having overcome vocal cord paralysis to become a singer.

Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance is available at Amazon.com.

3. Bios: Gloria Trevi

Gloria Trevi
Girl Trouble: The True Saga of Superstar Gloria Trevi and the Secret Teenage Sex Cult That Stunned the World (Rayo)
New York Times Journalist Christopher McDougall writes about the underage sex ring that led to Mexican superstar Gloria Trevi’s imprisonment in a maximum-security cellblock in Brazil over 10 years ago.

Girl Trouble: The True Saga of Superstar Gloria Trevi and the Secret Teenage Sex Cult That Stunned the World is available at Amazon.com.

4. Bios: Emilio Estefan

Emilio Estefan
The Rhythm of Success: How an Immigrant Produced His Own American Dream (Celebra)
The 57-year-old Grammy-winning producer charts his rise to fame, from Cuban refugee to founder of the Miami Sound Machine and inspiring impresario. The book is dedicated “To any young kid with the dream of becoming the first Hispanic president of the United States.” 

The Rhythm of Success: How an Immigrant Produced His Own American Dream is available at Amazon.com.

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