Ricky Martin has made quite an impact. 1
The World Cup was never the same after Ricky Martin's "The Cup of Life." The singer has made such a huge impact through his music, his activism, and even his personal life, but it's his unyielding love for his island that truly makes him great.
No one expresses their PR pride quite like Marc Anthony. 2
Marc Anthony loves to wave his Puerto Rican flag high no matter which stage he is on. The Grammy-winning salsero's deep affection for his island is felt in his song "Preciosa," which is a beautiful ode to Puerto Rico.
Daddy Yankee has set the world on fire with his music. 3
Daddy Yankee is the man who helped reggaeton reach a global stage. The Puerto Rican star is known for coining the word "reggaeton" in 1994, and it was thanks to his megahits like "Gasolina" that the world outside of the island began paying attention to the genre.
Chayanne is one of Puerto Rico's most precious gems. 5
The singer has been stealing people's hearts since he was a child. His incredible talent as a singer and dancer helped make him a star, but his charm and good looks turned him into a heartthrob.
Adamari López is Puerto Rico's darling. 6
Adamari's warmth and charm is just part of what makes fans so drawn to her. The actress first found fame through novelas--starring in popular ones in Mexico like Amigas y Rivales--and now she has gone from acting to being a TV host, all while keeping her beloved Puerto Rico in her heart.
Bad Bunny represents the new age of Puerto Rico. 7
Bad Bunny was inspired by the greats of reggaeton, but he is still creating a path all his own. The Spanish trap rapper is making a name for himself, not only through his music but also with his unique personality and style--and also for his incredible pride for his island and its people.
Luis Fonsi is now known worldwide. 8
Luis Fonsi has been a beloved star in the Latino world for decades. It wasn't until his massive breakout hit "Despacito" featuring Daddy Yankee that he became a worldwide sensation. The track broke chart records, and it is another reminder of how powerful our Puerto Rican stars are.
Rita Moreno is a Hollywood legend. 9
With Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards under her belt, the entertainer became the first Latina to join the list of EGOT winners in Hollywood. Thanks to her roles in classic films like West Side Story, the Puerto Rico-born star is Hollywood royalty.
Residente created a lane of his own. 11
The rapper is one of the founders of the Puerto Rican rap group Calle 13. Throughout his career, he has taken home four Grammy Awards and 24 Latin Grammy Awards--more than any other Latin artist--all while doing things his way.
Sonia Sotomayor made history. 12
Puerto Ricans' impact goes beyond just Hollywood. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor was appointed by President Barack Obama in May 2009 as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She became the first Hispanic and Latina to be appointed to the role.
Dayanara Torres has never stopped representing for PR. 13
She brought home the Miss Universe crown to Puerto Rico in 1993, but her passion and love for her island didn't stop there. No matter where she goes, she always reminds people of all the beauty that can be found on the island--and the pageant queen is quite an example of that.
Luis Miguel is also one of PR's biggest stars. 14
The singer constantly expresses his love for Mexico, since, after all, the country is where he became a megastar. He was actually born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, and judging by his good looks, he definitely has those incredible Puerto Rican genes.
Carlos Ponce has been a crowd favorite for years. 15
The actor has stolen the hearts of many through his good looks and his roles in novelas since the 1990s. That still hasn't changed, and now he has even crossed over into the English market.
Gina Rodriguez doesn't let the world forget where she comes from. 16
No one in Hollywood speaks up for Latinos as loudly and as often as the Jane the Virgin star. The Golden Globe winner represents her culture every chance she gets, and she's creating quite a lasting mark in the acting world.
Don Omar was another pioneer for reggaeton. 18
Along with Daddy Yankee, Don Omar's music helped put reggaeton on the map. His hits had people all over dancing, and he contributed to making the genre what it is today.
Olga Tañon's voice has reached far and wide. 19
The singer's powerful voice has made her a staple in the Latin music world. With a career that spans decades and hits that have had Latinos dancing for years, the Puerto Rican star is a true island treasure.
Víctor Manuelle is another beloved salsa singer. 20
The salsero has provided the world with so many romantic and beautiful songs, and he has the awards to prove it. He was born in the Bronx, New York, but he always shows his love for his Puerto Rican roots.