NEW YORK Bringing together two generations of
chart-topping Latin musicians, pop sensation Ricky Martin will
perform with veteran rocker Carlos Santana in a television special in
Martin collected five MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday for "Livin'
la Vida Loca." He also said he plans to shoot a video with Madonna
for "Be Careful (Cuidado Con Mi Corazón)"
their duet from his hit album Ricky Martin.
"You just have to hold onto those moments they're precious,
they're gems," Martin said backstage at the awards ceremony at New
York's Metropolitan Opera House. "I'm going to be able to perform with
Santana ... it's been a beautiful journey, I'm really happy"
The special, scheduled to be taped in New York this month, will air
Nov. 26 on CBS.
Santana's band, which sports his surname and had such hits as
"Evil Ways" and "Black Magic Woman" in the early 1970s, has enjoyed a
major resurgence this year. The band's latest album, Supernatural,
is at #4, and climbing, on the Billboard 200 albums chart. It
includes the pop hit "Smooth" (RealAudio excerpt),
which features Matchbox 20 singer Rob Thomas.
Martin, a former member of teen-pop group Menudo, has enjoyed a
resurgence himself with his eponymous first English-language album.
Perched in the Billboard top 10 all summer, the LP has been
certified quintuple-platinum for shipments of 5 million copies.
Martin's awards Thursday night included Best Pop Video and Best Dance
Martin said another Latin musician, flamenco guitarist José
Feliciano, also will perform with him in the TV special. Feliciano, 54, had
a hit in 1968 with a version of the Doors' "Light My Fire."
Martin emphasized that the plan to shoot a video with Madonna is
tentative. "We're just putting things together with her itinerary and
mine, but hopefully it will [be] shot in Puerto Rico"
A spokesperson for Madonna did not return a call for comment by press
Martin said "Be Careful (Cuidado Con Mi Corazón)" will be his
album's fourth single.
Martin performed "Livin' la Vida Loca" and another single, "She's All
I Ever Had," at the MTV ceremony.