The Queen of Reggaeton

March 4, 1972 is the birthday of Martha Ivelisse Pesante, known professionally as Ivy Queen, or the Queen of Reggaeton, a Puerto Rican music style.  Ivy released her first album with Sony International in 1997, titled “En Mi Emperio”.  Described in the Smithsonian’s American Sabor as “a socially conscious artist with supermodel looks”, Ivy has been nominated for a Grammy and released eight albums.   (Photo of Viva New York magazine cover)