Contra La Corriente (Universal)
by Marc Anthony
Released: Oct 1997
Label: RMM Records
This 1997 release helped Marc Anthony crossover from a Latin music sensation to an American pop star (he's from N.Y.C.). While Anthony's earlier albums were slightly grittier, he proved here that he had the entire package: voice, musical talent, stage presence, and the special charisma of a true star. English language CDs, Broadway and Hollywood followed.