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Vocalist Elliott Yamin first gained recognition as the second runner-up on the fifth season of the reality show American Idol. Born in 1978 in Los Angeles to a painter father and former professional singer mother, Yamin eventually moved with his family to Richmond, VA, where he attended middle school and high school. Around the time he turned 14, Yamin's parents divorced, and thus began a period of some personal difficulty for the singer. Already close to 90 percent deaf in his right ear, Yamin was also diagnosed at 16 with Type 1 diabetes. In his sophomore year of high school he dropped out and began working at a Footlocker and later as a clerk at a pharmacy. Though Yamin ultimately earned his GED, his focus had already shifted full-time to pursuing a singing career, and he found various performance opportunities including work with a jazz band on a local radio station under the moniker E-Dub. In 2006, Yamin quit his job at the pharmacy to audition for American Idol in Boston, MA. Singing Leon Russell's "A Song for You" -- made famous by Yamin's personal idol, soul singer Donny Hathaway -- Yamin made it through the first round of auditions and moved on to the second and all-important Hollywood round. A likable performer with a knack for romantic soul ballads and a laid-back stage presence, Yamin was a fan favorite from the start and ultimately made it to the final-three round along with eventual runner-up Katharine McPhee and eventual winner Taylor Hicks. In December of 2006, Yamin announced he had signed a publishing deal with Sony, and he released a cover of Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas" digitally. In 2007, Yamin released his self-titled solo album. The soul-oriented holiday album My Kind of Holiday appeared in 2008. In 2009, Yamin released his sophomore effort, Fight for Love, featuring production help by Stargate and Dave Tozer. Two years later, his third album Let's Get To What's Real (also known as Gather Round in Japan) was released. ~ Matt Collar
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Albums by
Elliot Yamin

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    11 songs

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    Let's Get to What's Real

    12 songs

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    Fight for Love

    11 songs

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    Elliott Yamin

    3 songs

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    Elliott Yamin Extended Edition

    1 song

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    3 Words

    1 song

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    Wait for You [Single]

    1 song

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    Real Love

    1 song

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    Wait For You (Nevins GTR Radio Edit)

    1 song

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    Movin' On

    13 songs

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    Let's Get To What's Real

    11 songs

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    My Kind of Holiday

    1 song

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    You Are The One

    14 songs

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    Fight For Love (Target)

    14 songs

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    Fight For Love (Wal-Mart)

    8 songs

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    Sounds Of The Season (Target)

    1 song

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    Moving On


Top Songs by
Elliot Yamin

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  2.   Wait for You
  3.   Merry Christmas, Baby
  4.   Jingle Bells
  5.   A Very Merry Christmas
  6.   Free
  7.   3 Words
  8.   Gather' Round
  9.   A Song for You
  10.   The Intervention
  11.   Let's Be Naughty (And Save Santa the Trip)
  12.   Can't Keep On Loving You
  13.   One Word
  14.   Wait For You feat. Bruce Waynne (Midi Mafia Radio Edit)
  15.   The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
  16.   Up, Down, All Around
  17.   Movin' On
  18.   Virginia
  19.   Poison
  20.   Let's Get to What's Real
  21.   Enough Love
  22.   You
  23.   This Step Alone
  24.   Know Better
  25.   Fight For Love
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Elliot Yamin

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    Mix 94.9's Christmas Mixer

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    Jeff & Jenn's Christmas Channel

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    Q102 Christmas Hits

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    Holiday Party

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    New Holiday Hits


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