Ricky Martin Slays 'Em In New York City

Anyone who was unaware that veteran Latin pop star Ricky Martin has crossed over in a major way should've been on hand at Tower Records in New York City [RealVideo] on Tuesday afternoon.

Some 5,000 screaming (even weeping) fans turned out to meet the man himself as he promoted his just-released English-language album, "Ricky Martin."

MTV News' Serena Altschul was on the scene, and she brought back this exclusive footage of Martin's crowd-pleasing appearance.

We'll have lots more from the pop idol on this week's edition of "MTV News 1515," so be sure to stay tuned.