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Chayanne (born June 28, 1968) is a Latin Pop singer who was born as Elmer Figueroa de Arce in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico.Read More...
Figueroa began using the artistic name of "Chayanne" when he was a little kid. He auditioned for Menudo, but was told that at the time that he was too young for the group. He didn't give up and he heard that Titi Soto was trying to create a new group that would compete with Menudo, and so he went and tried out. He was chosen for the group and his meteoric rise to the top began.
That group, Los Chicos, made several #1 hits, including Puerto Rico Son Los Chicos, and Terremoto. And while it never achieved the popularity of Menudo, it did give Menudo good competition, becoming famous all over Latin America, participating in a movie (Coneccion Caribe), and producing millions of Los Chicos-related memorabilia like t-shirts, rulers, magazines etc.
After Los Chicos went bankrupt in 1984 and separated, Chayanne, having become famous all over Latin America, retired for a little while, moving to Mexico and staying in the background for a few years, so his fans wouldn't get tired of seeing him. In 1987, he came back like a storm, his first solo album producing the Spanish pop classic Fiesta En America. Chayanne was back. He became an instant pop idol all over Latin America again. He toured all over Latin America, and in 1989 he produced his second solo album, which produced another smash hit in Tu Pirata Soy Yo.
The 1990s brought some changes for Chayanne. He started acting, married Marilisa Maronese, with whom he formed a family, and moved to Miami. He is well known for fiercely protecting the privacy of his wife and children. His acting career has been extremely favorable. Some of his roles include portraying himself in Volver A Empezar, playing a Cuban dancer along with Vanessa L. Williams in Hollywood's Dance With Me, and a few soap operas in Argentina, including Provocame.
He has also kept on touring and producing CDs, and along with Ricky Martin, is considered to be Puerto Rico's biggest pop idol ever. Songs such as Salomé, Torero, Boom Boom, Enamorado, Atado A Tu Amor, No Te Preocupes Por Mi, Caprichosa or Y Tú Te Vas are some of his greatest hits.
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- LyricsEn palabras simples y comunes yo te extraño
En lenguaje terrenal mi vida eres tu
En total simplicidad seria yo te amo
Y en un trozo de poesia tu seras mi luz, mi bien
El espacio donde me alimento de tu piel que es bondad
- LyricsDe vuelta en la rutina, nos vestimos sin hablarnos.
La prisa puede más que la pasión.
Me pesa cada día, los recuerdos y los ratos, como dardos clavan este corazón.
Y la melancolía me ataca por la espalda sin piedad.
Y de pronto me pongo a pensar
- LyricsDe lunes a domingo
El corazón prendido
Allí en el calendario
Buscándote y buscando
- LyricsTiempo de vals es tiempo hacia atrás
Donde ser lo de siempre
Es volver a empezar
Cuando el mundo se para
Y te observa girar
- LyricsMil y un historias me he inventado para estar aquí
Aquí a tu lado, y no te das cuenta que
Yo no encuentro ya que hacer
Se que piensas que no he sido sincero
Se que piensas que ya no tengo remedio
- Dejaría Todo - 65,876 plays
- Y Tú Te Vas - 67,484 plays
- Atado A Tu Amor - 61,109 plays
- Te Echo De Menos - 50,399 plays
- Salomé - 44,799 plays