Marc Anthony has sold over 11 million albums worldwide, making him one of the most influential artists of his time and a true ambassador of Latin music and culture. He has been awarded countless Standard gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The list of Grammy accolades began with a 1998 Grammy for Best Latin/Tropical Performance for “Contra La Corriente,” followed with a 1999 Grammy for Song of the Year for “Dimelo.”
1999's self-titled Marc Anthony was his first solo album in English, and fourth overall. The album debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 and has since gone Platinum in the US. This was Anthony's first English album since his 1991 effort, "When the Night is Over", in which he recorded with Little Louie Vega. "I Need To Know" became Marc Anthony's first solo song to reach number one in a chart outside the Billboard Latin series.