NEW YORK (AP) _ Ricky Martin is looking for a little quiet after the roaring success of his hit song ``Livin' La Vida Loca.''

``Silence is very important to me,'' he told fans in an online chat, according to this week's People magazine.

The 27-year-old singer from Puerto Rico calls himself a ``very spiritual'' person, who is a student of yoga, Buddhism and meditation.

``I don't need much. I need my friends, my dogs, my family, my music,'' Martin said.

``Ricky Martin,'' his first English-language CD has had the best-ever album debut by a Hispanic artist on the mainstream Billboard charts.