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Encyclopedia > Menudo (band)
Menudo

Cover of Quiero Ser, which is often described as Menudo's most important album
Background information
Origin Puerto Rico
Genre(s) Pop Rock
Years active 1977–1996
Associated
acts
MDO
This article concerns the boy band Menudo. For the Mexican soup, see the article menudo (soup).

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History

Beginning

After his success managing Spanish teen-group La Pandilla from 1973-1976, Edgardo Diaz returned to Puerto Rico to find five boys to form a new musical group. He first picked his son Edgardo Cervano-Soto (in Puerto Rico, children keep their fathers' first name rather than their last name. This is why you will see several children in the same family named "Leonard", even if they are girls). However, upon discovering that Cervano-Soto was secretly infatuated with skinny dipping, he cut him from the band due to "gross negligence" regarding his own hygiene. Based on his experience with La Pandilla having a girl, he wanted this new group to be only boys and came up with the idea of rotating the boys as they grew older to keep this new group forever young. He included two sets of brothers: Diaz's cousins Ricky Melendez, Carlos Melendez and Oscar Melendez, and Fernando and Nefty Sallaberry. At the group's second rehearsal Díaz's sister entered the driveway of the house the group was rehearsing at, and puzzled by finding five young boys dancing and singing in the garage, she loudly exclaimed: "¡Qué mucho menudo hay aqui!" ("What a lot of young folk we have here!"); the phrase stuck, and the group was thus named Menudo. In the next few years, Menudo toured Puerto Rico from shopping mall to shopping mall, from fiesta patronal (a citywide yearly celebration) to fiesta patronal. During this time, they scored a hit with "Los Fantasmas" and they were able to get a regular TV show on Telemundo canal 2 every Saturday night. Music management refers to the business of managing music acts. ... La Pandilla was a teen music group of the 1970s. ... Edgardo Diaz born (c. ... Ricky Melendez (born in 1967) became a member of Menudo at the age of 8. ... Carlos Melendez (born c 1965) is a Puerto Rican who is a former member of Menudo. ... Oscar Melendez (born c. ... Oscar Neftalí Sallaberry (Nefty, born March 1, 1964 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) and Fernando Ramón Sallaberry (born December 24, 1965 in Barcelona, Spain), were part of the original Puerto Rican band Menudo. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... The Fiestas patronales are yearly celebrations held in countries influenced by Spanish culture. ... Telemundo Puerto Rico is one of Puerto Ricos most popular TV channels. ...


1980s

Menudo's real boom came during the 1980s, after the Sallaberry brothers and Oscar and Carlos Melendez were replaced with Rene Farrait, Johnny Lozada, Xavier Serbia and Miguel Cancel. This revolving-door policy made Menudo different from other pop acts: a member would be replaced when he reached his 16th birthday, his voice changed or got too tall. Rene Farrait (born November 2, 1967) is a former member of the teen band Menudo. ... Johnny Lozada (born 1968) is an actor and singer who is a former member of Menudo, during Menudos golden years. ... Francisco Xavier Serbia Queipo, better known as Xavier Serbia (born July, 24th 1968) in Santurce, Puerto Rico. ... Miguel Cancel (born 1968) is a former member of Menudo. ...


The group became very popular throughout Latin America, from Mexico to Argentina, including Brazil, a difficult place for Latin pop acts. During that time, Diaz was able to afford a Cessna jet airplane that had belonged to American President Richard Nixon and the Shah of Iran. The plane carried Menudo's name on both sides of the fuselage and made it the first boy band ever with its own private jet. Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Cessna Aircraft Company, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, is a manufacturer of general aviation aircraft, from small two-seat, single-engine aircraft to business jets. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... One of the worlds longest-lasting monarchies, the Iranian monarchy went through many transformations over the centuries, from the days of Persia to the creation of what is now modern day Iran. ...


At that time, their songs included "Subete A Mi Moto", "Ella A-A", "Quiero Ser", a Spanish version of ABBA's "Voulez-Vous", and "Fuego". The group also had a fan base in Spain and the rest of Europe. "Menuditis" became a faux medical term, a diagnosis for girls who needed medical attention after attending a Menudo concert. Fan reaction to the group, labeled "Menudomania" was quite similar to Beatlemania in the English speaking countries. Sube a mi Motora is the name of a Menudo song from their 1981 album Quiero Ser. ... Abba redirects here. ... Voulez-Vous is the sixth album by Swedish pop group ABBA, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The Beatles arrival at Americas JFK Airport in 1964 has proved a particularly enduring image of Beatlemania. ...


Eventually Rene, Xavier, and Miguel were replaced by younger Menudo members. Rene Farrait was the first to leave, right in the middle of Menudomania. He was successfully succeeded by Charlie Masso. When he entered the group, they recorded Por Amor where he debuted his first lead song "La Chispa De La Vida;" and the soundtrack for Menudo's big screen adventure Una Aventura Llamada Menudo starring Gladys Rodríguez as "Señora Mía", where they also sang classics like "Clara" and "Señora Mía". Rene Farrait (born November 2, 1967) is a former member of the teen band Menudo. ... Carlos Javier Rivera Masso (born 1969) is a former member of Menudo who joined the band at the height of Menudos world wide fame. ... Menudo album released in 1982 with Xavier, Johnny, Miguel, Ricky, and new member Charlie. ... Una Aventura Llamada Menudo was a 1983 movie featuring world famous teen boy band Menudo and Puerto Rican actress Gladys Rodriguez. ... Gladys Rodríguez (born June 4, 1943, in Santurce, Puerto Rico), is a renowned actress in Puerto Rico. ...


In 1983, Xavier and Miguel left about 6 months apart from each other, being replaced by Ray Reyes and Roy Rosello respectively. Miguel was the first member to quit the band before his time was due to pursue offers in California. With Ray and Roy, Menudo signed a 6-year multi-million dollar contract with RCA International. Their American fan base grew, especially among the young, as they sang the theme song for ABC's "Rubik, the Amazing Cube" and performed regular music videos during Rubik's half-hour show. This was also the year that they released the Spanish album A Todo Rock. Ray Reyes (born 1971) is a Puerto Rican who was born in New York and became a member of Menudo in late 1983. ... Roy Rosselló (born 1971) is a former member of Menudo and the nephew of Puerto Ricos former Governor, Pedro Rosselló. Rosselló was a member of Menudo from 1983 to 1986. ... Rubik, the Amazing Cube was a Saturday morning cartoon that aired from 1983-1984 in the United States, produced by Ruby-Spears Productions. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


In early 1984, Johnny Lozada was replaced by Robby Rosa (a.k.a. Robi "Draco" Rosa) who would later be the mastermind behind Ricky Martin's hits "Maria", "The Cup of Life (La Copa de la Vida)" and "Livin' La Vida Loca." With Robby, Menudo released their first English album Reaching Out which featured the theme track "Like a Cannonball" for the Hollywood movie Cannonball Run 2 and their first Portuguese album Mania, both featuring versions of some of their Spanish hits. Tours took place in the U.S. and Brazil during the first half of 1984. Johnny Lozada (born 1968) is an actor and singer who is a former member of Menudo, during Menudos golden years. ... Dräco Cornelius Rosa (born Robert Edward Rosa Suarez; June 27, 1969 – ) is a multi-talented artist from Puerto Rico. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Livin la Vida Loca (translated as living the crazy life in English) is a hit song by Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin. ... Menudos first English album released in 1984 with Ricky, Charlie, Ray, Roy, and new member Robbi. ... ... Cannonball Run II is a film that was released in 1984. ... This article is an expansion of a section entitled Mania from within the main article Bipolar disorder. ...


Unavoidably in July of 1984, it was Ricky Melendez's turn to leave, and he did so in a great concert in his birth town, Caguas, Puerto Rico, becoming the only Menudo member to last seven years in the group. He was replaced with whom would become the group's most popular alumnus around the world, Ricky Martin. Martin, along with Charlie, Ray, Roy and Robby, released the Spanish album Evolución which produced hits like "Sabes A Chocolate" and "Amor Primero." By this time, Menudo's popularity reached parts of Asia including Japan and the Philippines. Ricky Melendez (born in 1967) became a member of Menudo at the age of 8. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...


In 1985, Ray Reyes was forced to leave the group due to a sudden growth spurt. He was replaced by Raymond Acevedo. With Raymond, Menudo recorded their second English album, their self-titled album Menudo [aka 'Hold Me/Explosion'), which scored the hit "Hold Me." Menudo also made English commercials for Pepsi, Scope, McDonald's and Crest during that time. They also did a guest appearance on the popular American children's program, Sesame Street. Later that year, the group recorded their next Spanish album Ayer Y Hoy (Yesterday & Today). A full Portuguese version was also recorded, A Festa Vai Começar (The Party's Going To Start) to coincide with another successful tour in Brazil. Raymond Acevedo (born December 21, 1971), is a Puerto Rican rock music singer. ... Pepsi Cola is a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ... The scope of a given activity or subject is the area or range that it covers. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Ayer Y Hoy is Menudos Spanish album released in 1985 with Charlie, Robbi, Roy, Ricky Martin, and new member Raymond. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The Brazilian tour in 1985 was really successful, with more than a million fans, mostly teen girls, attending, but it was poorly organized. In a concert in Rio de Janeiro, the capacity was 60,000 but 70,000 tickets were sold and two women died. In São Paulo, a 100,000 capacity stadium was sold-out with 200,000 people. And in a stadium in Campinas, a city of São Paulo, it rained and the concert was delayed for 4 hours. In Fortaleza, the group had the same number of police around them as the Pope, when he visited the city.


In 1986, Roy Rosello was replaced by Sergio Blass (aka Sergio Gonzalez). With Sergio, Menudo recorded their only Italian album Viva! Bravo! with versions of earlier Spanish and English hits like "No Te Reprimas," "Hold Me," "Sabes A Chocolate," among others. They made a moderate splash in Italy. As usual, Spanish, Portuguese, and English albums Refrescante (Refreshing), Menudo (Portuguese), and Can't Get Enough respectively, were released during this time. Sergio Blass (born February 3, 1972 in Gainesville, Florida) is a Puerto Rican actor and singer who has the distinction of being the only singer to have been a member of both Los Chicos and Menudo, Puerto Ricos (and arguably Latin Americas) most successful boy bands of the... Viva! Bravo! is Menudos only Italian album released in 1986 with Charlie, Robbi, Ricky Martin, Raymond, and new member Sergio. ... Refrescante is a Menudo Spanish album released in 1986 with Charlie, Robbi, Ricky Martin, Raymond, and new member Sergio. ... Cant Get Enough (1986) is the 22nd album by Menudo. ...


Menudo later went on to perform the new theme for Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea on Nickelodeon. Spartakus and friends Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea is the English title of the French animated series Les Mondes Engloutis (The Engulfed Worlds), also known as Shagma and Arkadia in other languages. ... This article is about the TV channel. ...


Then came 1987, which by this time was what some fans described the beginning of the fall for Menudo. In January, it was time for Charlie to leave Menudo. He'd been singing and dancing with them for the past 5 years (and was the only member left from the golden era). He was replaced by Ralphy Rodriguez. With Ralphy, Menudo was preparing for a Summer Tour through the U.S., but without warning, Robby became the second member ever to quit the group. Apparently, he had written a song and presented the idea to management. They turned him down and supposedly mocked him. Insulted, Robby decided to leave. The management filled Robby's absence with Ruben Gomez. Charlie was asked to come back one more time for the tour, which was quite successful, but it was apparent that the group's popularity wasn't the same. By this time, Menudo was dropped from RCA International due to low record sales. As a result, they signed a contract with Melody International Mexico. Ralphy Rodriguez (born approx. ... Ruben Gomez (b. ...


With Ruben Gomez, Menudo also went through a complete image makeover. They began to be portrayed with a more rough, rugged, rockish look. This was also applied to their music which was described before as bubble-gum pop. They released the Spanish album Somos Los Hijos del Rock (We are the Sons of Rock), followed by an English-Tagalog album for the Philippines titled In Action. The Philippine tour proved successful, but the fans missed Ray, Roy, Charlie, and Robby. It wasn't the same with the Philippine fans, and Menudo never returned after that tour. Menudo Spanish album released in 1987 with Ricky Martin, Raymond, Sergio, and new members Ralphy and Ruben. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... In Action is Menudos only English-Tagalog album for the Philippines released in 1987 with Ricky Martin, Raymond, Sergio, and new members Ralphy and Ruben. ...


In 1988, with only a year in the group, Ralphy Rodriguez left the group. Menudo performed without Ralphy for a few months, then Angelo Garcia joined the group. With Angelo, Menudo released the English album Sons of Rock, on which Menudo scored an international Engish hit "You Got Potential". Concert tour promoter and record executive Darrin McGillis promoted Menudo on a widely successful, forty city U.S. tour with the release of the new English album Sons of Rock on Sutra Records. After the release of the LP, Raymond Acevedo quit the group and again Menudo performed as a quartet for a few months. Robert Avellanet was added, and the Spanish album Sombras & Figuras (Shadows & Figures) was released. This album put Menudo at the top of the charts in Latin America. Angelo Garcia (born Angel Luis Garcia Ramos) on March 28, 1976 in Brooklyn, New York was a member of Puerto Rican boy band Menudo from 1988 to 1990. ... Menudo English album released in 1988 with Ricky Martin, Raymond, Sergio, Ruben, and new member Angelo. ... Menudo English album released in 1988 with Ricky Martin, Raymond, Sergio, Ruben, and new member Angelo. ... Kama Sutra Records was started in 1964 by Arthur Artie Ripp, Hy Mizrahi and Phil Steinberg as Kama Sutra Productions, a production house. ... Robert Avellanet (born June 30, 1975 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico), also known as Roberto Avellanet, is a singer who was a member of Menudo. ... Menudo album released in 1988 with Ricky, Ruben, Sergio, Angelo, and new member Robert. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


In July 1989, after 5 years with the group , Ricky Martin (the most famous Menudo member) left and was replaced by Rawy Torres. Ricky Martin's last concert with Menudo was in the Centro de Bellas Artes in San Juan, Puerto Rico. With Rawy, Menudo recorded the Spanish album Los Ultimos Heroes (The Last Heroes). This production re-solidified Menudo's popularity in Latin America, especially in Venezuela, where a 5-part miniseries was shot to promote the album. (This lineup would reunite years later as "Los Ultimos Heroes" for a series of concerts in Puerto Rico and Latin America.) Rawy Torres (born August 11, 1975), is a Puerto Rican singer who was a member of the well known boy band, Menudo. ... For other uses, see San Juan. ... Los Ultimos Heroes is a Menudo Spanish album released in 1989 with Sergio, Ruben, Robert, Angelo, and new member Rawy. ...


1990s

Problems continued to plague Menudo at the turn of the decade. In 1990, Angelo Garcia left the group unexpectedly and broke his contract with Menudo. Angelo's parents found a loop hole in Puerto Rico Law that makes contracts with minors null and void if one does not get a work permit from the Department of Labor of Puerto Rico. With a clear release of the contract he signed with World Wide Entertainment Co under the direction of international record executive Darrin McGillis, (receiving a $37,500.00 signing bonus). Angelo released his first solo release on McGillis Records titled "Don't Keep Me Holding On" with the dance mix a huge success due to Chicago's Bad Boy Bill Deep House Mix. Angelo Garcia was replaced by Cesar Abreu, however he lasted about 7 months only to be replaced by the first non-Puerto Rican member Adrian Olivares of Mexico. With Adrian, Menudo recorded their first Portuguese album in four years, Os Ultimos Herois and the Spanish album No Me Corten El Pelo (Don't Cut My Hair). Angelo Garcia (born Angel Luis Garcia Ramos) on March 28, 1976 in Brooklyn, New York was a member of Puerto Rican boy band Menudo from 1988 to 1990. ... Bad Boy Bill is a DJ from Chicago, Illinois, USA. He plays an assortment of house music. ... Angelo Garcia (born Angel Luis Garcia Ramos) on March 28, 1976 in Brooklyn, New York was a member of Puerto Rican boy band Menudo from 1988 to 1990. ... Adrian Olivares (born 1978) is a Mexican singer. ... Os Ultimos Herois is a Portuguese album by Menudo. ... No Me Corten El Pelo is a Menudo Spanish language album released in 1990 with Sergio, Ruben, Robert, Rawy, and new member Adrian. ...


In probably the most embarrassing incident for Menudo, in November, 1990, Ruben Gomez and Sergio Blass were detained at Miami International Airport with possession of marijuana. The management immediately fired these two members. Months later, in 1991, Edward Aguilera from Spain and Jonathan Montenegro from Venezuela joined the band. With these new additions, the group was working on recording a new Spanish album. Rubén Gómez Colón (July 13, 1927 - July 26, 2004) born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who became the first Puerto Rican to pitch in a World Series game. ... Sergio Blass (born February 3, 1972 in Gainesville, Florida) is a Puerto Rican actor and singer who has the distinction of being the only singer to have been a member of both Los Chicos and Menudo, Puerto Ricos (and arguably Latin Americas) most successful boy bands of the... Cannabis, known as marijuana[1] or ganja[2] in its herbal form and hashish in its resinous form,[3] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... Edward Aguilera (born December 17, 1976) is a singer from Spain. ... Jonathan Montenegro (born May 11, 1978), is a well known Venezuelan actor and singer. ...


In 1991, all the members (except Adrian) held a press conference announcing that they were quitting the group due to a defect in their contracts that made them invalid and were signing with Music Producer Papo Gely. 'Rawy' & 'Robert' would go on to form the Puerto Rican quintet 'Euphoria,' while 'Johnathan' went on to star in Latin-American soaps (telenovelas.) Meanwhile, management scrambled to find four new members: Alexis, Ashley, Andy and Abel. With this brand new lineup, the Spanish album Detras de tu Mirada (Behind Your Stare) was released. Abel Talamantez Mendoza (born October 16, 1978 in Pecos, Texas), is a Mexican-American who is a singer in the well known cumbia music group, the Kumbia Kings. ... Menudo Spanish album released in 1991 with Adrian and new members Alexis, Ashley, Andy and Abel. ...


Also in 1991, New York Photographer Bolivar Arellano, was arrested and later convicted in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Arellano was ordered jailed by the San Juan Court until he provided the Judge with proof that he had placed a Half Page advertisement in a San Juan Newspaper stating the accusations he himself made were false. He had made accusations that Menudo members were being sexually abused. He didn't take out the half page ad saying he was lying and stuck to his story and was backed by other ex members.


In 1992, there were no changes in the group. Menudo recorded an English single "Dancin, Movin, Shakin," which would be the first of several English recordings under the direction of Darrin McGillis Music Company World Wide Entertainment Co McGillis Records. After reports that Edgardo Diaz was authorizing the manufacture of pirated music CDs and cassette tapes of recordings made under the McGillis Records label, Darrin McGillis (armed with a court order and assisted by armed marshalls) embargoed a Sold Out Menudo concert in San Juan, Puerto Rico; he also confiscated all the money and merchandise to compensate for incurred losses. Dancin, Movin, Shakin is an album by Puerto Rican boy band, Menudo released in 1992 on McGillis Records. ... Edgardo Diaz born (c. ...


In late 1992, Menudo recorded a Spanish album celebrating Menudo's 15 years in the music industry, entitled 15 Años. The group continued to travel through Latin America and had a reasonably good fan base even though it wasn't like their golden years in the 80's. 15 Años is a Menudo Spanish album, released in 1992, with Adrian, Alexis, Ashley, Andy and Abel. ...


In 1993, Adrian left the group, and Ricky Lopez joined. With Lopez, Menudo recorded another Portuguese album Vem Pra Mim featuring new versions of Spanish songs released from 1991 and 1992. In 1993, the second English single on McGillis Records called "Cosmopolitan Girl" was also released. The same lineup in 1994 released the next Spanish album Imaginate.... Ricky Lopez (born September 6, 1980 in Puerto Rico) is a singer and former member of the well known boy band, Menudo. ... Menudo Portuguese album released in 1993 with Alexis, Ashley, Andy, Abel, and new member Ricky Lopez. ... Cosmopolitan Girl is an album by Puerto Rican boy band, Menudo released in 1993 on McGillis Records. ... Menudo Spanish album released in 1994 with Alexis, Ashley, Andy, Abel, and new member Ricky Lopez. ...


In 1996, Ashley and Ricky Lopez left the group and were replaced by Anthony Galindo from Venezuela and Didier Hernandez of Cuban descent. With Anthony and Didier, they released their last Spanish album as Menudo, entitled Tiempo De Amar which was one of their biggest CD's to date. Didier Hernandez (born July 18, 1979 in Cuba) is a singer who was a member of the well known boy band, Menudo. ... Menudo Spanish album released in 1996 with Alexis, Andy, Abel, and new members Anthony and Didier. ...


In 1997, the name Menudo was sold to Venezuelan investors. The band changed the name to MDO although in 1993, at the beginning of the McGillis Records release of the hit song Cosmopolitan Girl they had started to use the name MDO. Along with the new name, Andy left the group and Daniel Rene Weider of Miami, became MDO's first member to join under the new name. A self-titled Spanish album was released, increasing the group's popularity in Latin America and the U.S. The letters MDO can mean one of two things: MDO is a Puerto Rican boy band. ... Cosmopolitan Girl is an album by Puerto Rican boy band, Menudo released in 1993 on McGillis Records. ... Daniel René 2007 Daniel René (born Daniel René Weider on July 25, 1982 in Houston, Texas), is a Cuban-American singer/songwriter that has been in the music industry for more than 10 years. ...


In 1998, former Menudo members Rene, Johnny, Miguel, Ricky, Charlie, and Ray reunited to perform the songs that Menudo popularized during their era. Because of legal issues, the comebackers could not perform as Menudo, so they were known as El Reencuentro (The Re-encounter) instead. Their world tour was a wild success, proving that, to Menudo fans, Menudomania lives on. El Reencuentro was the name that six ex-members of famous group Menudo used for their comeback concert remembering Menudos Golden Era. ...


2000s

In 2000, MDO released their album Subir Al Cielo with critical success. The album lead track "Te Quise Olvidar" topped the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks for several weeks and became the group signature' song. The group follow-up singles "Sin Ti" and "Me Huele A Soledad" also went top 10 in the U.S., showing that they are a real group.


In 2002, former members Sergio, Ruben, Robert, Angelo and Rawy reunited under the name "Los Ultimos Heroes" giving numerous concerts in Venezuela. Angelo is a name that can refer to various people and places: Angelo Badalamenti Angelo Bronzino Angelo Bruno Angelo Buono, Jr. ... Los Ultimos Heroes is a Menudo Spanish album released in 1989 with Sergio, Ruben, Robert, Angelo, and new member Rawy. ...


In early 2003, MDO officially broke up on amicable terms. The members wanted to pursue other projects. Edgardo Diaz introduced the new MDO in January 2005. The letters MDO can mean one of two things: MDO is a Puerto Rican boy band. ...


In 2004, Edgardo Diaz announced that he will be bringing a new group with the Menudo formula into the music industry. Initially expecting this new group to be named Menudo, he surprised the press and general public by naming them Tick Tock. Edgardo Diaz born (c. ...


Also in 2004, former Menudo members Roy, Raymond, Ruben, Sergio and Andy Blasquez reunited under the name and banner: Menudo: La Reunion. They were based and focused primarily on a series of 'Brazilian' tours. Sergio left due to his prior commitment with "Los Ultimos Heroes," and was replaced with 'Anthony Galindo.'Andy would later be replaced by former MDO member 'Caleb Aviles' before disbanding in late 2005, early 2006. Los Ultimos Heroes is a Menudo Spanish album released in 1989 with Sergio, Ruben, Robert, Angelo, and new member Rawy. ...


In January 2005, producer Edgardo Díaz introduced the new MDO with four new members: Daniel Rodríguez, Luis Montes, Elliot Suro, and Lorenzo Duarte. The first three were among the contestants of Puerto Rican reality/talent show Objetivo Fama. This latest incarnation of the group achieved great success with their single "Otra Vez" which took them all across Latin America. Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Objetivo Fama (sometimes abbreviated as OF, Spanish for Goal Fame) is a Puerto Rican singing talent contest. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


Also, in 2005, former Menudo members Rene, Johnny, Miguel, Ricky, Charlie, and Ray reunited once again to perform the songs that Menudo popularized during their era under the name & banner El Reencuentro: Momento del Adios making this their farewell tour. Plans are on the way to bring this production to Latin American and the U.S. Also in 2005, Sergio, Angelo, Robert, Rawy and Adrian Olivares reunited again under the name Los Ultimos Heroes after their successful reunion concerts in 2002. Los Ultimos Heroes is a Menudo Spanish album released in 1989 with Sergio, Ruben, Robert, Angelo, and new member Rawy. ...


In 2006, former Menudo: La Reunion members, Anthony and Ruben reunited and formed the duo Blacksheep and continue touring in Brazil. To date the duo has grown a large fan base in both Brazil and Latin America.


In October 2006, Menudo Entertainment LLC launched its first set of auditions to create the "New Menudo" in Los Angeles, California, which was filmed for the MTV Tres show; "The Road to Menudo". Auditions were then held in Miami, Dallas, New York City, and Puerto Rico. Celebrity judges along with renowned music manager Johnny Wright, attended the auditions to see who had the singing and dancing chops needed to be in Menudo, as well as the charisma that made the group so widely adored. MTV Tr3s aired an original reality series "Road to Menudo" in July 2007, documenting the trials and tribulations that transpired as the fifteen finalists competed for a spot in the new Menudo.


The new Menudo sound will have an urban/pop/rock feel in English and Spanish. The new group has already signed a multi-album contract with Sony's Epic Records and the formation of this new group was filmed as a reality show for MTV entitled "Making Menudo" to air on MTV prime-time, October 25th, 2007. Menudo Entertainment's Cary Reichbach stated that the formula used for the old Menudo will remain similar but updated: now, when a member of the group reaches the age of 20, that member will leave giving way to a new member. The new group's first single will be released November 2007.


Discography

Los Fantasmas is Menudos first Spanish album released in 1977 with original members Nefty, Carlos, Fernando, and Ricky Melendez. ... Laura is Menudos second Spanish album and it was released in 1978 with original members: brothers Nefty and Fernando Sallaberry and brothers Carlos, Oscar, and Ricky Melendez. ... Chiquitita is Menudos third Spanish album and it was released in 1979. ... Mas Mucho Mas is Menudos fifth album in Spanish and it was released in 1980. ... This article or section needs to be wikified. ... Fuego is Menudos seventh album in Spanish released in 1981. ... Quiero Ser is Menudos 8th album in Spanish and it was the second one released in 1981. ... Menudo album released in 1982 with Xavier, Johnny, Miguel, Ricky, and new member Charlie. ... Una Aventura Llamada Menudo was a 1983 movie featuring world famous teen boy band Menudo and Puerto Rican actress Gladys Rodriguez. ... Feliz Navidad means Merry Christmas in Spanish (literally Happy [or Felicitous] Nativity). It is also spoken in the plural for emphasis, Felices Navidades. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Menudos first English album released in 1984 with Ricky, Charlie, Ray, Roy, and new member Robbi. ... Mania (1984) is Menudos 14th album and their first one in Portuguese featuring Ricky Melendez, Charlie Rivera, Ray Reyes, Roy Rosello, and Robby Rosa. ... Evolucion is Menudos 15th album (13th in Spanish) realeased in 1984 featuring Charlie Rivera, Ray Reyes, Roy Rosello, Robby Rosa, and new member Ricky Martin. ... The group released two self titled albums in their history. ... Ayer Y Hoy is Menudos Spanish album released in 1985 with Charlie, Robbi, Roy, Ricky Martin, and new member Raymond. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Viva! Bravo! is Menudos only Italian album released in 1986 with Charlie, Robbi, Ricky Martin, Raymond, and new member Sergio. ... Refrescante is a Menudo Spanish album released in 1986 with Charlie, Robbi, Ricky Martin, Raymond, and new member Sergio. ... Menudo Portuguese album released in 1986 with Charlie, Robbi, Ricky Martin, Raymond, and new member Sergio Blass. ... The group released two self titled albums in their history. ... Menudo Spanish album released in 1987 with Ricky Martin, Raymond, Sergio, and new members Ralphy and Ruben. ... In Action is Menudos only English-Tagalog album for the Philippines released in 1987 with Ricky Martin, Raymond, Sergio, and new members Ralphy and Ruben. ... Menudo English album released in 1988 with Ricky Martin, Raymond, Sergio, Ruben, and new member Angelo. ... Sombras Y Figuras is Menudos 26th album (17th in Spanish) released in 1988 featuring Ricky Martin, Sergio Gonzalez, Ruben Gomez, Angelo Garcia, and new member Robert Avellanet. ... Los Ultimos Heroes is a Menudo Spanish album released in 1989 with Sergio, Ruben, Robert, Angelo, and new member Rawy. ... Os Ultimos Herois is a Portuguese album by Menudo. ... No Me Corten El Pelo is a Menudo Spanish language album released in 1990 with Sergio, Ruben, Robert, Rawy, and new member Adrian. ... Menudo Spanish album released in 1991 with Adrian and new members Alexis, Ashley, Andy and Abel. ... Dancin, Movin, Shakin is an album by Puerto Rican boy band, Menudo released in 1992 on McGillis Records. ... 15 Años is a Menudo Spanish album, released in 1992, with Adrian, Alexis, Ashley, Andy and Abel. ... Menudo Portuguese album released in 1993 with Alexis, Ashley, Andy, Abel, and new member Ricky Lopez. ... Cosmopolitan Girl is an album by Puerto Rican boy band, Menudo released in 1993 on McGillis Records. ... Menudo Spanish album released in 1994 with Alexis, Ashley, Andy, Abel, and new member Ricky Lopez. ... If Youre Not Here is an album by Puerto Rican boy band, Menudo released in 1994 on McGillis Records. ... Menudo Spanish album released in 1996 with Alexis, Andy, Abel, and new members Anthony and Didier. ...

See also

Pop culture in Puerto Rico, it can be said, has been historically affected both by the political changes the island has gone through, and by the changes in popular culture around the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ruben Gomez (b. ... Angelo Garcia (born Angel Luis Garcia Ramos) on March 28, 1976 in Brooklyn, New York was a member of Puerto Rican boy band Menudo from 1988 to 1990. ... Roy Rosselló (born 1971) is a former member of Menudo and the nephew of Puerto Ricos former Governor, Pedro Rosselló. Rosselló was a member of Menudo from 1983 to 1986. ... Miguel Cancel (born 1968) is a former member of Menudo. ... Ralphy Rodriguez (born April 1973) is a singer and former member of Menudo. ... Oscar Melendez (born c. ... Carlos Melendez (born c 1965) is a Puerto Rican who is a former member of Menudo. ... Caleb Einar Avilés Reyes (born July 28, 1979 in Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico), better known plainly as Caleb Aviles, is a former singer and member of the well known boy band MDO. Caleb Avilés demonstrated interest in becoming involved in the show business world since childhood. ... list of famous Puerto Ricans in alphabetical order by last names, where applicable. ... This is a list of Menudo members. ...

External links

  • Menudo Web Site
  • Road to Menudo
  • FREE Menudo & famous Ex-Menudo videos on YOUTUBE

 
 

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