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Number of songs: 28 | Total weeks on charts: 895
Appearing in a total number of: 72 charts | Total period running: 4504 days

Chayanne (born June 28, 1968) is a Latin Pop singer who was born as Elmer Figueroa de Arce in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico.

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.

In 2006 he had a small role with famous singer and actress Natalia Oreiro in Sos Mi Vida (an Argentinian telenovela). Chayanne, today, having moved beyond teen idol, is a full-fledged Puerto Rican superstar.

2014: En todo estaré
2012: A solas con Chayanne
2010: No hay imposibles
2008: Vivo
2007: Mi tiempo
2005: Cautivo
2005: Desde siempre
2003: Sincero
2002: Grandes éxitos
2000: Simplemente
1998: Atado a Tu Amor
1996: Volver a Nacer
1994: Influencias
1992: Provócame
1990: Tiempo de Vals
1988: Chayanne II
1987: Chayanne
1986: Sangre Latina
1984: Es mi nombre
Sources:, Wikipedia

Chayanne in the news
Beatriz Luengo, Kany García, Pedro Capó And Sofia Reyes To Headline "The World Can Also Pop" Panel At Billboard Latin Music Week (16/04/2019) Latin Superstar Wisin To Headline First-Ever Corona Estéreo Beach Tour (27/09/2018)
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day In Las Vegas With Latin Superstars Luis Miguel, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Alejandro Fernandez And More (20/07/2018) Global Superstar Jennifer Lopez To Give A Special Performance At The 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards Live On April 26, 2018 (19/04/2018)
Cardi B, J Balvin, Karol G, Quavo And Ricky Martin Confirmed To Perform At The 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards On April 26 (10/04/2018) Camila Cabello, Chayanne And Wisin Added To Latin AMAs Performer Lineup (11/10/2017)
Miami Big Sound Orchestra Free December 30, 2016 (20/12/2016) Del Records Welcomes Our New Public Relations Manager, Maria Ines Sanchez (12/01/2016)
Las Vegas Announces Lineup For Mexican Independence Day Images (18/08/2015) Celeste Stoney Is A Finalist In The International Songwriting Competition In The Pop/Top 40 Category (30/03/2015)
Legendary Cuban Musician, Tomas Diaz, Premieres "Suky" - A Song Destined To Become An International Success (09/03/2015) Chayanne Announces 2015 Summer Tour (27/01/2015)
Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, Danilo Perez, Jean-Luc Ponty, And More Join Record Label Presidents To Judge The 2014 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) (11/07/2014) Enrique Iglesias, Wisin, Sean Paul, Cristian Castro And Michel Telo Join An Impressive Line-up Of Music Stars Set To Perform At The 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards (23/04/2014)
Acoustic Singer/Songwriter SJ Earns Ranking In The 2013 International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finals (26/02/2014)
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