The Latino boy band Menudo performs to an ecstatic crowed during Nickelodeon's Slime Across America Tour at Venice Beach on Saturday, July 26, 2008. Menudo was formed in the 70s by producer Edgardo Diaz, releasing their first album in 1977. The band achieved much success, especially during the 80s, becoming the most popular Puerto Rican teen musical group of the era. During its course, the band had several radio hits. Their success led them to also release two feature films:Una Aventura Llamada Menudo and Menudo: La Película. The band was a starting point for stars like Ricky Martin, Fernando Romantico, and Robi Draco Rosa, who were members during their youth. Coming out of Puerto Rico in the 1970s, MENUDO was the first, and the greatest, of a wave of talented singing and dancing groups that's still relevant 30 years later. The legendary group has sold over 40 million records worldwide, broke numerous attendance records including: 13 consecutive sellout performances at Radio City Music Hall, 200,000 fans at a soccer stadium in Rio de Janeiro, over 500,000 fans at a Mexico City concert and launching the career of international superstar Ricky Martin.