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    Tu Respiración lyrics
    9,693 5.0/5
    Madre Tierra (Oye) lyrics
    3Loco lyrics
    4Hasta Que El Alma Resista lyrics
    5Tiempo De Vals lyrics
    Mariana Mambo lyrics
    7Every Time lyrics
    8Mira Ven, Ven lyrics
    9Donde Vas (Riso E Dor) lyrics
    Hey Jude! lyrics
    Hey Jude!, Chayanne, Ilan Chester, Lourdes Robles, La Mafia, Magneto, Ricky Martin, Willy Chirino and Yuri

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    En Todo Estaré (Deluxe Edition) [2014]
    2Chayanne [1988]
    3Influencias [1994]
    5Chayanne [1989]
    6Chayanne Es Mi Nombre [1984]
    7Sangre Latina [1986]
    8Coleccion De Oro [1990]
    9Tiempo De Vals [1990]
    10Provócame [1992]


    Elmer Figueroa Arce (born June 28, 1968), best known under the stage name Chayanne is a Puerto Rican Latin pop singer.

    Early life

    Elmer Figueroa Arce was born in Rio Piedras, a suburb of San Juan, to Quintino Figueroa, a sales manager, and Irma Luz Arce, a teacher. When he was still a baby, his family moved to San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. He has four siblings: Clara, Kenny, Emanoel and Elliot. He began using the artistic name of "Chayanne" when he was 19 years old. His artistic name comes from a western television series, Cheyenne that his mother used to watch

    Career with Los Chicos

    In the late 70s, he auditioned for Menudo, but he was told at the time that he was too young to be in the group. He became part of another group, Los Chicos, who made several #4 hits, including "Puerto Rico Son Los Chicos" and Ave María.

    Solo Artist

    After Los Chicos separated in 1984, Chayanne began his career as a solo artist. He signed with RCA Ariola and released his first album, Chayanne es mi Nombre, that year. His second album with RCA, Sangre Latina was released in 1986.

    In 1988, Chayanne switched labels to Sony Music and released the eponymous album, Chayanne. This album included several hit singles such as Honorio Herrero's "Tu Pirata Soy Yo", José María Cano's "Fuiste un Trozo de Hielo en la Escarcha" and "Este Ritmo Se Baila Así", composed by Pierre-Edouard Decimus, Jacob Desvarieux and Roberto Livi. At the same time, Chayanne became a spokesperson for Pepsi, with the airing of the first Spanish speaking advertising spot broadcasted on national television coast to coast during the 1989 Grammy Awards telecast.

    His fourth album, released in 1988 included the songs "Fiesta en América", composed by Honorio Herrero and the ballad "Peligro de Amor", composed by Paulo Massadas and Michael Sullivan. He received his first Grammy nomination for "Fiesta en América".

    In 1990 he released the album Tiempo de Vals, featuring some of his best-selling singles such as the title track, composed by José María Cano, "Completamente Enamorados", composed by Piero Cassano, Adelio Cogliati and Eros Ramazzotti and "Daría Cualquier Cosa", composed by Luis Gómez Escolar and Julio Seijas. He followed it with the album whose title track would eventually become Chayanne's signature song, Provocame (1992). That album also featured the hit El Centro de mi Corazon (#1 U.S. Hot Latin, 1992). Two years later, he released the album Influencias (1994), which was a tribute to some of his musical influences. In 1996, he released Volver a Nacer.

    In 1998, he received his second Grammy nomination with the album Atado a Tu Amor. In 2005, he did a tour along with Mexican Alejandro Fernández and fellow Puerto Rican Marc Anthony.

    Chayanne's 13th album Mi Tiempo was released on April 2007. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Top Latin Album chart selling 17,000 copies in its first week of release. The first single off the album "Si Nos Quedará Poco Tiempo" reached No. 1 on the Hot Latin Tracks chart.

    Following the album's release, Chayanne began an international tour to promote Mi Tiempo. Among the places visited early in the tour were Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and the United States. On August 24, 2008, he began a series of presentations in Spain. When interviewed he noted that the concert would be fluid "like a musical", and "More Latin" than his previous presentations, being composed of "more pop, Brazilian, Caribbean and reggae rhythms" which he would use to "dance constantly". He also gave a special performance in Miss Universe 2003 pageant.

    Acting career

    In the 1980s, Chayanne participated in several soap operas and starred in the comedy series "Generaciones" with Luis Antonio Rivera. More recently, he has received several offers for acting jobs, but he has declined most of them for conflicting with his musical career which he considers his priority.

    In 1994 he played himself in Volver a empezar along with Yuri. That same year, he also starred in Linda Sara opposite former Miss Universe, Dayanara Torres. The film was written and directed by famous Puerto Rican Jacobo Morales. More recently he has starred in other projects like the Argentinian soap opera Provócame, for which he made the soundtrack of the same name.

    In 2008, Chayanne played the title role in a television series titled Gabriel, who is a vampire. To familiarize himself with the concept he adopted a different daily schedule, sleeping during the day and working at night. He noted that the production wanted to "make things look as real as possible", but that the adaptation process was hard. The series debuted on September 28, 2008, on Mega TV.

    English-language roles

    In 1998, he starred in his first Hollywood role, playing a Cuban dancer along with Vanessa L. Williams in Dance with Me. He also made a guest appearance on Ally McBeal.

    Personal life

    Chayanne is married to model, attorney and former Venezuelan beauty queen Marilisa Maronesse. They have two children - Lorenzo Valentino and Isadora Sofía.

    2008: Gabriel .... Gabriel Marquez (10 episodes, 2008)
    2008: Premios Billboard de la música latina (TV)
    2004: La niñera
    2001: Provócame .... Pedro Balmaceda-Linares Duncan
    2001: Ally McBeal .... Sam Adams (2 episodes) "Hats Off to Larry" "Mr. Bo"
    1998: Dance with Me .... Rafael Infante
    1997: Siempre piel canela (TV) .... Singer
    1996: Al compas de un sentimiento .... Singer
    1994: Linda Sara .... Young Alejandro
    1994: Volver a Empezar.... Chayanne
    1986: Pobre juventud


    2008: Chayanne: Vivo (live)
    2007: Mi Tiempo
    2005: Cautivo
    2005: Desde Siempre
    2003: Sincero
    2002: Grandes Éxitos (hits new and remix)
    2000: Simplemente
    1998: Atado A Tu Amor
    1996: Volver a Nacer
    1994: Influencias
    1992: Provócame
    1990: Tiempo de Vals
    1988: Chayanne
    1987: Chayanne
    1986: Sangre Latina
    1984: Chayanne Es Mi Nombre

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