Pablo Ruiz (singer)

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Pablo Ruiz
Birth name Pablo Maximiliano Miguel Coronel Vidoz
Also known as Pablito Ruiz[1]
Pablo Ruiz[1]
Born (1975-09-04) September 4, 1975 (age 39)[2][3]
Buenos Aires, Argentina[2]
Genres Pop, romantic, dance
Occupation(s) Actor, dancer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1985 – present
Labels Capitol Records

Pablo Maximiliano Miguel Coronel Vidoz, also known as Pablito Ruiz and, later, Pablo Ruiz,[1] born on September 4, 1975 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[2] Besides being a singer, he is an actor and dancer. In 1989, when just 14 years old, he came to prominence with songs like "Proud Girl", "Lady Lady", "Linda",[1] and his cover of Oh Mama,[4] originally recorded by the band Selena y Los Dinos.

After Ricky Martin came out as gay at the end of March 2010,[5][6] Ruiz claimed in a TV interview with Viviana Canosa to have kissed Martin at a party in Mexico when he was 17 and Martin was around 22. Martin was working on the TV show Muñecos de Papel in Mexico at the time.[4][7], who described Ruiz as "barely known", branded his claim as "[trying] to bank on Ricky's fame".[8] said that Ruiz was "only trying to get some attention and ride on Ricky’s coattails" as there was "no other reason to share this".[9] predicted that "many more people like Pablo Ruiz will come forward in the future claiming that they kissed or had a sexual encounter with Martin in hopes of enjoying perhaps 15 minutes of fame".[4]

In 2014, the Australian band Tame Impala were accused of plagiarising Ruiz's song 'Océano' for Tame Impala's single 'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards'.[10] Ruiz responded by saying he would consult his lawyers about possible legal action, although the accusers later claimed it was a joke.[11]

Has sold more than 4 million albums.[citation needed]



  1. ^ a b c d "Pablito Ruiz" (in Spanish). March 27, 2008. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "May 4, 1975 in History". Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Pablo Ruiz". September 6, 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Pablo Ruiz, your fifteen minutes of fame start.. NOW". April 2, 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ricky Martin Gay Bombshell: 'I am a Fortunate Homosexual Man'". March 29, 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Ricky Martin Comes Out: "I'm A Fortunate Homosexual Man"". March 29, 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Ricky's Secret Romance". April 2, 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Argentinean Singer Pablo Ruiz: 'I Kissed Ricky Martin'". Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Pablito Ruiz Reveals He Kissed Ricky Martin". April 4, 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
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External links[edit]

  • Pablo Ruiz at the Boy Choir and Soloist directory