Martin later reflected on his time spent with his family as a child: "Every time I find myself in front of an audience, be it twenty people or one hundred thousand, once again I feel the energy that consumed me back at the family gatherings of my youth." After discovering, with his father, a newspaper advertisement about auditions for commercial, 9-year-old Martin began appearing in Puerto Rican television commercials for products such as soft drinks, toothpaste, and fast-food restaurants.
After achieving modest fame in Puerto Rico for his work in television commercials, Martin auditioned for membership in the Puerto Rican boy band Menudo.
Martin returned to Puerto Rico to graduate from high school, and 13 days after turning 18, he moved to New York City to celebrate his financial independence; since he was a minor during his time as a member of Menudo, Martin was not allowed to access his own bank accounts.Joaquina was also a Cuban emigrant, and was the daughter of a man surnamed Cabranes, and of a Venezuelan emigrant, Antonia Cádiz Sánchez, who was of Spanish descent.Cameron’s paternal grandmother was Gertrudes Lavin (the daughter of Luis Lavín García and Mercedes Duarte Alonso). Luis was born in Cuba, to a Spanish-born father, Francisco Felipe Lavín, and a Cuban-born mother, Gertrudes García. Cameron’s mother has English, Scottish, Irish, and German ancestry. Cameron’s paternal grandparents were of Cuban descent (with Spanish, including Asturian, ancestry); her father also had one eighth Spanish-Venezuelan ancestry.He was accepted into New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, but months before classes began, Martin dropped out and moved to Mexico City to perform in the play Mama Ama el Rock (Mom Loves Rock).The show centered around a fictional musical group called Muñecos de Papel, in which Martin played Pablo Loredo, one of the six members; the group toured several cities in Mexico and recorded two albums.Cameron’s grandmother Elizabeth was born in California.Joseph was born in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, the son of Joseph Waddingham, who was born in North Cave, Yorkshire, England, and of Frances Anna Kels/Kells, who was born in Templeport Parish, County Caven, Ireland. Zeuz, EC Fresco, Happy Perez, Lavish, Mansa, Nick Fouryn, OG Parker, Sean Myer, Sergio R., Smash David, Skip On Da Beat, Trvp Vee Mike Dean, Travis Scott, 30 Roc, Allen Ritter, B Wheezy, Bkorn, Cardo, Cubeatz, Felix Leone, FKi 1st, Frank Dukes, Gezin, Hit-Boy, J Beatzz, John Mayer, June James, London Cyr, MD, Murda Beatz, Nineteen85, OZ, Rogét Chahayed, Sevn Thomas, Sonny Digital, Tame Impala, Tay Keith, Thundercat, TM88, Turbo, Wallis Lane, Wonda Gurl Austin Powerz, Avedon, Beat Pusher, Boaz van de Beatz, Diplo, G Koop, Honorable C. E., JSDG, Kanye West, Manny Flexx, Metro Boomin, Mike Dean, Msimp, Murda Beatz, Nonstop da Hitman, OG Parker, Pharrell Williams, Ricky Racks, The Arcade, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla Sign, Wheezy, Zaytoven Tory Lanez, Play Picasso, Araab Muzik, Benny Blanco, Bobby Made The Beat, C-Sick, Cashmere Cat, Christian Lou, Dr.