Ricardo Montaner was born on September 8, 1957 in Valentin Alsina, Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he was 6 years old, he and his family moved to Venezuela.
Ricardo began performing in the church choir at a young age.
His first international song was "Canta Viejo Canta". He performed this song in Peru.
In 1978, he recorded his first LP "Mares" ("Seas"). From 1968 - 1984 Ricardo participated at the(a Peruvian music festival) which he gained some popularity after performing his song "Murallas" ("Walls").
In 1983, Ricardo released his first album titled "Cada Día" ("Every Day"). Although the album was not a great success, it was a start for Montaner's career. He describes this album as "his own version of death metal"
In 1987, Ricardo Montaner became widely popular in Venezuela with the singles "Yo Que Te Amé" ("I who loves you") and "Vamos a Dejarlo" ("We Leave") which were from his self-titled album.
In 1988, he released Ricardo Montaner 2, which featured hit songs like "Tan Enamorados" ("So in Love" ) and "A Donde Va El Amor". ("Where is the Love?") At the same time, he acted in the popular telenovela (soap opera) Niña Bonita. (Pretty Little Girl) This helped his songs become known to the rest of Latin America.
Ricardo won 4 platinum albums in Argentina alone. His next two albums, "Un Toque de Misterio" ("A Touch of Mystery") and "En el Último Lugar del Mundo", ("In the Last Place of the World") became classics of the popular music in Mexico, as well as Central and South America with hits such as "La Cima del Cielo", ("The Top of the World") "Me Va a Extrañar", ("I'm Going to Miss You") "Déjame Llorar" ("Let Me Mourn")and "Será". ("Will")
Italian pop album. That same year he teamed up with Yolandita Monge to establish a Guinness World Record for performing 3 concerts in different cities on the same day in Puerto Rico. This was possible by taking a helicopter from stage to stage.del Alma" ("Come From theSoul") in 1995, an
In 2001, with "Sueño Repetido" ("Repetative Dream") that included Bolero style song "Bésame" ("Kiss Me") arranged by Bebu Silvetti became a hit all over the world.
In 2003, Ricardo broke the record for the most concerts on a same tour in the theater of Bellas Artes in Puerto Rico. He sold out 18 concerts breaking his past record of 12 concerts.
In 2005, Montaner launched "Todo y Nada" ("Everything and Nothing") which featured the songs "Cuando a mi Lado Estas" and "Nada". ("Nothing").
In 2007, Ricardo released Las Mejores Canciones Del Mundo produced bywith the songs "Hoy Tengo Ganas De Ti", "Nostalgias ("Nostalgia)", "Échame A Mí La Culpa" ("Give M the Blame").
In 2008, he released Las Mejores Canciones Del Mundo II - Y Algunas Mías...! with the songs "Cuando Un Amigo Se Va" (When a Friend Leaves"), "Ansiedad" ("Anxious"), "Bésame" ("Kiss Me") with Pasión Vega.
Montaner's newest single "Convénceme" ("Convince Me") is on iTunes and on the radio. His new album "Viajero Frecuente" ("Frequent Traveler"), became available on October 16, 2012 on iTunes and other stores.
Ricardo Montaner has sold over 22 million albums, and keeps breaking records in arenas and theaters all over the world. The last concert that he did in Mar del Plata, Argentina had 220,000 people.