Both a gifted actor and a pop star of some renown, the multitalented Carlos Ponce was born to Cuban parents in Puerto Rico in 1972. He showed his showbiz proclivities early, reportedly appearing in a television commercial when he was just six years old. When he moved to Miami in 1986, it proved to be the perfect staging ground for a high-profile career. His self-titled 1998 debut album was produced by Emilio Estefan, Jr. and launched the No. 1 charting single "Rezo." The 1999 follow-up, Todo Lo Que Soy, did fairly well, but by 2003 EMI was releasing his greatest hits album, suggesting the singer wasn't planning to release new material anytime soon.