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Beginning in the late '80s, Chayanne, one of Latin pop's premier heartthrobs, sustained a bountiful hitmaking career as a balladeer and even found time to pursue an acting career on the side. Born Elmer Figueroa-Arce on June 28, 1968, in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, the singer began his career in 1979 at age 11, when he joined the Puerto Rican boy band Los Chicos. Designed to rival Menudo, which was the preeminent boy band of the era, Los Chicos failed to reach a comparably feverish level of popularity, though they were commercially successful enough to warrant a made-for-TV film, Conexión Caribe (1984), as well as a weekly TV show on Puerto Rico's WAPA-TV. Los Chicos released five albums -- Para Amar (1980), Puerto Rico (1980), Viva el Amor (1982), Bailando al Ritmo de la Lluvia (1983), and Conexión Caribe (1984) -- before ending their run in 1984. Almost immediately, Chayanne embarked on a solo career, debuting with Chayanne Es Mi Nombre (1984) for RCA Records. Sangre Latina (1986) followed, but it wasn't until Chayanne moved to Sony for a successive pair of eponymous albums in 1988 and 1989 that his solo career began to bear fruit. His 1989 album in particular was a hit, earning him a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Pop Performance; major hits included "Fiesta en America," "Violeta," "Te Deseo," and "Para Tenerte Otra Vez," which were re-recorded in Portuguese, as was the remainder of the album itself, for a successful Brazilian crossover. Also in 1989, Chayanne notably signed a contract with Pepsi to record the first Spanish-language commercial aired in the United States on a major TV network without subtitles or dubbing, debuted during the Grammy Awards that year. Henceforth Chayanne would enjoy regular success, releasing hit albums roughly every two years: Tiempo de Vals (1990), Provocame (1992), Influencias (1994), Volver a Nacer (1996), Atado a Tu Amor (1998), Simplemente (2000), Sincero (2003), Cautivo (2005), Mi Tiempo (2007), and No Hay Imposibles (2010). Each sold better than its predecessor, for the most part. Greatest-hits compilations such as Grandes Exitos (2002) and Desde Siempre (2005), and live albums like Vivo (2008) and A Solas con Chayanne (2012), would also be issued from time to time. Chayanne's hits are too numerous to list, though it is worth pointing out his particularly industrious association with songwriter Estéfano. In addition to singing, Chayanne is a gifted dancer and actor, with a growing number of telenovela and film roles to his credit, including as a vampire in the TV mini-series Gabriel: Amor Inmortal, and as the male lead in the Spanish dub of Disney's animated Rapunzel tale Tangled. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Albums by
Chayanne

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    Chayanne

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    En Todo Estare

    11 songs

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    No Hay Imposibles

    13 songs

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    Mi Tiempo

    11 songs

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    Cautivo [Enhanced]

    12 songs

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    Sincero

    15 songs

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    Simplemente [Bonus Track]

    10 songs

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    Sangre Latina

    11 songs

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    Es Mi Nombre

    13 songs

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    Atado a Tu Amor

    11 songs

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    Volver a Nacer

    10 songs

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    Influencias

    11 songs

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    Provocame

    10 songs

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    Chayanne [1989]

    10 songs

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    Chayanne [1988]

    4 songs

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    Y Tu Te Vas

    9 songs

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    Tiempo de Vals

    1 song

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    Bailando Dos Corazones (Bachata Remix)

    1 song

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    Tu Respiración

    1 song

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    Me Enamoré de Ti

    1 song

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    Humanos a Marte

    1 song

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    Por Esa Mujer (Pablo Flores Remix)

    1 song

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    Tu Boca (Urban Remix)

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    Cuidarte El Alma (Acoustic Version)

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Top Songs by
Chayanne

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  2.   Un Siglo Sin Ti
  3.   Dejaría Todo
  4.   Madre Tierra (Oye)
  5.   Yo Te Amo
  6.   El Centro de Mi Corazón
  7.   Humanos a Marte
  8.   Si Nos Quedara Poco Tiempo
  9.   Tu Respiración
  10.   Atado a Tu Amor
  11.   Tiempo de Vals
  12.   Pienso en Ti
  13.   Tengo Miedo
  14.   Salome
  15.   Candela
  16.   Me Enamoré de Ti
  17.   Cuidarte el Alma
  18.   Y Tú Te Vas
  19.   Sentada Aquí en Mi Alma
  20.   Solamente Tu Amor
  21.   Mi Cafetal
  22.   Exxtasis
  23.   Completamente Enamorados
  24.   Tu Pirata Soy Yo
  25.   Daria Cualquier Cosa
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    Juan Gabriel: DNA

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    Grandes Éxitos

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    Ricky Martin: I Am The DJ

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    Hits Latino


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