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Roy Stephan Rosselló (born May 1, 1971 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican pop singer, businessman, and former member of the popular Latin American group, Menudo. Roy currently lives in Brazil, where he focused his musical career and built a family.
Through his membership in Menudo as well as his personal pursuits, he has participated in several TV series and shows, such as The Love Boat, The Morning Show, Solid Gold, Good Morning America, and Soul Train, appearing in all the major networks, such as CBS, NBC, SBT and Fox, in addition to several international festivals and award ceremonies, such as the Tokyo Music Festival, where he won the Gold Award. In 1985, he was a presenter at the Grammys, handing the award to Michael Jackson for his smash album Thriller.
1 Early Years
2.1 Return to Music
2.2 A Fazenda
3 See also
5 External links
Roy Stephan Rosselló Díaz was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. At the age of 11, he enrolled in the country’s top music school and by age 13 had started his career with Menudo, one of the greatest pop phenomena of all time.
Rosselló was a member of Menudo from mid-1983 to January 1987 and debuted on the album A Todo Rock. During his time, Menudo reached great popularity in Asia, more specifically in the Philippines and Japan. They had hits like “Indianápolis” and “Like A Cannonball,” which was featured in the film Cannonball Run 2. It was also during his tenure in the Menudo lineup that the group scored their biggest hit in the United States, “Hold Me.”
Menudo holds the Guinness record for largest audience in a concert, 200 thousand people at Morumbi Stadium, in São Paulo in 1984, while Rosselló was a member of the group.
At age 17, he left Menudo to pursue a solo career. He spent an entire year touring the United States, starred in a movie called Star of the Jungle, and was the host of Frente Jovem, a Brazilian TV show.
In 1991, Roy Rossello studied TV production