Enrique Martín Morales, commonly known as Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican-American singer, songwriter, actor, and author, who is widely regarded as the King of Latin Pop. Martin began his career at age twelve with the all-boy pop group Menudo. After five years with the group, he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990s. He also acted on stage and on TV in Mexico, becoming a modest star in the country.
For Disney, he voiced the character Hercules in the Latin American Spanish version of the movie. He also recorded a Spanish-language version of "Go the Distance" from the Hercules soundtrack called "No Importa La Distancia" (English: "No Matter the Distance"). It was released as a single on September 15, 1997. Later, it was included on Martin's 1998 album Vuelve. A music video was also released. The song reached number ten on the Latin Pop Songs in the United States.