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Ricky Martin, LL Cool J Kick Off ‘Behind the Music’ on Paramount Plus

Behind the Music on Paramount Plus
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Ricky Martin and LL Cool J are the subjects in the premiere episodes of docuseries Behind the Music on Paramount Plus. The show debuts with the two episodes July 29

Huey Lewis is profiled August 5, Busta Rhymes gets a turn Aug. 12, Duran Duran is on Aug. 19, Bret Michaels is on August 26, New Kids on the Block debuts September 2, and Fat Joe gets profiled Sept. 9. 

The second half of the season will feature Jennifer Lopez and some as-yet unnamed superstars. 

Behind the Music premiered on VH1 in 1997. 

The Ricky Martin episode features an interview with Bad Bunny. The episode captures Martin “as he reflects on key moments in his life, giving new insights into the past from dealing with the fame that came with his career, to finally sharing his truth, becoming a father, and normalizing what it means to have a modern family,” according to Paramount Plus. 

The LL Cool J show features the rapper “as he looks back on his storied career in hip hop: the criticism he faced, coping with family hardships, the decision to leave the music industry and focus on his work in Hollywood, and how the movement for Black lives over the last year inspired him to make music again,” according to Paramount Plus. 

Eminem shares his thoughts on LL Cool J. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.