HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled Thursday honoring Marc Anthony for a recording career in which he became the top- selling tropical salsa artist, earned more than 50 Billboard No. 1 hits and won four Grammys and nine Latin Grammys.
"I look at my family, I look at my friends, my loved ones ... these are the people that shaped me. These are the people that made me," Anthony said during the ceremony at 6284 Hollywood Blvd., near the W Hollywood Hotel. " ... I've heard over and over again what it is to be humbled. This is absolutely humbling."
The ceremony -- which featured remarks by Anthony's longtime friend, soccer great David Beckham -- came nine days before Anthony's 55th birthday.
The star is the 2,762nd since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the initial 1,558 stars.
Born Sept. 16, 1968, in New York City, Anthony began his career as a session vocalist for freestyle music and underground New York house music acts.
Anthony released his first studio album in 1991, "When the Night is Over," a collaboration album with Little Louie Vega, the DJ, record producer and remixer.
Anthony's third studio album, "Todo a Su Tiempo," released in 1993, was certified as gold by the recording industry trade group the Recording Industry Association of America, for selling at least 500,000 copies. All but one of Anthony's 11 studio albums since then were at least certified as gold, including six that met the standards for Latin albums.
Anthony received his first of 10 Grammy nominations in 1996 for best tropical Latin performance for "Todo A Su Tiempo," losing to Gloria Estefan, who won for "Abriendo Puertas." He won in the category when he was next nominated in 1999 for "Contra La Corriente."
Anthony was nominated for best male pop vocal performance for the track "I Need To Know" in 2000, losing to Sting for "Brand New Day." He was also nominated in the category the following year for the single, "You Sang To Me," again losing to Sting, that time for "She Walks This Earth (Soberana Rosa)."
Anthony was nominated for best salsa album in 2003 for "Libre," losing to Celia Cruz for "La Negra Tiene Tumbao." Anthony won for best Latin pop album in 2005 for "Amar Sin Mentiras." He was also nominated that year for best salsa/merengue album for "Valió la Pena," but lost to the Spanish Harlem Orchestra featuring Rubén Blades for "Across 110th Street."
Anthony was nominated for best tropical Latin album in 2014 for "3.0," losing to the self-titled "Pacific Mambo Orchestra."
Anthony won in the category in 2020 for "Opus" and in February for "Pa'llá Voy."