September 8, 2011, Singer & Fashion Designer, Marc Anthony was inducted into the Gray Line New York “Ride of Fame”.
The “Ride of Fame“ campaign honors and recognizes leading New Yorkers who have represented the city positively in all of his or her endeavors.
Marc Anthony was born and raised in New York City and is the top selling salsa artist of all time!
Did you know Anthony has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide?
Marc Anthony, the September "Ride of Fame" Inductee.
Forty fans won an exciting contest held on the Gray Line New York Facebook Page and official Marc Anthony Twitter account where they received EXCLUSIVE VIP access on the top deck during the event.
Shannon, the Gray Line New York Social Media Specialist with Marc Anthony's 40 Ride of Fame VIPs.
The entire event was so much fun and we definitely picked Marc Anthony’s top 40 fans as our VIPs!
Univision interviewing a Ride of Fame VIP.
“Marc Anthony is a true ambassador of Latin music and culture,” says David W. Chien, Director of Marketing for Gray Line New York. “With all of his accomplishments and ties to this great city, we are honored to induct Mr. Anthony into the Ride of Fame.”
Marc Anthony and David Chien, the Gray Line New York Director of Marketing. September 8, 2011 - Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images North America
During his initiation speech, Marc Anthony stated:
“A lot of my dreams came true on these streets. Today, to see this kind of recognition in a city that means so much to me is absolutely overwhelming and to receive it in a landscape that means so much to me and that I understand is an honor beyond belief.”
VIPs watching the Ride of Fame Induction from the top-deck.
After the induction ceremony, Anthony hopped on board his new double-decker tour bus to hang out with his 40 anxiously awaiting VIPs.
Marc Anthony on board his new bus!
The Marc Anthony Tour Bus drove from Pier 78, through Times Square and dropped Anthony off at Access Hollywood near Bryant Park.
Anthony took pictures, signed autographs and surprised his 40 VIPs with $100 Kohl’s Gift Cards to his new fashion line, the Marc Anthony Collection at Kohl’s.
The front of the new Marc Anthony Ride of Fame bus.
Overall, the event was a huge success!
Click here for Marc Anthony’s entire induction speech.
Watch the Access Hollywood interview here.
Which NYC Celebrity would you like to see get inducted into the next “Ride of Fame”?