His mother Guillermina was a housewife, his father, Felipe Muñiz, a musician and hospital lunchroom worker.
Anthony's parents named him after Mexican singer Marco Antonio Muñiz.
Otra Nota, Todo a Su Tiempo, and Contra La Corriente established him as the top-selling singer in the history of the genre, able to sell out Madison Square Garden and prestigious venues internationally.
Anthony has won numerous awards and his achievements have been honored through various recognitions.
His song "You Sang To Me" was featured in Runaway Bride.
A dance version was remixed by Dutch producer Rene Van Verseveld.
The album debuted at number eight on the Billboard album chart, and six weeks later went platinum; it eventually was certified triple platinum.
The song "I Need To Know" earned a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.