Artist Information for Chayanne

Chayanne Artist Image

Name: Chayanne

Followers: 7,908,955

Monthly Listeners: 13,764,536

Top Cities:

  • Santiago, CL (806,562 listeners)
  • Mexico City, MX (594,007 listeners)
  • Bogotá, CO (411,178 listeners)
  • Lima, PE (363,643 listeners)
  • Guadalajara, MX (327,313 listeners)

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Biography:
Chayanne is a charting Latin pop singer from Puerto Rico with a passionate balladeering style that ranges from sweeping orchestral pop to bachata. He has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and landed multiple albums in the Top 200. During the late '80s and early '90s, he became one of the genre's premier heartthrobs; his second album, 1989's Chayanne, was the first of four Grammy-nominated titles to deliver more than three hit singles. His 2003 album, Sincero, topped the Latin Albums chart, delivered no less than five hit singles, and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Latin Album. Chayanne, later based in Miami, is also a noteworthy film and television actor; in addition, he has contributed dozens of songs to soundtracks, many of them hits. In the 21st century, he remains a viable and celebrated artist. His 2014 album, En Todo Estare, topped the Latin Albums chart and landed inside the Top 25 in the U.S. Other than compilations, he didn't release another album until Bailemos Otra Vez in October 2023. 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 and released 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; it debuted during the Grammy Awards that year. Chayanne went on to 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), were also 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. In 2014, Chayanne delivered his 15th studio album, the Afo Verde-produced En Todo Estare. He returned in 2017 with the single "Qué Me Has Hecho," featuring Wisin. Ultimately, it took nearly a decade to release 2023's Bailemos Otra Vez. It was teased by pre-release singles "Te Amo y Punto," "Como Tú y Yo," and "Bailando Bachata." Upon release in October 2023, it peaked at 23 on the Top 200, and topped both U.S. Top Latin Albums and U.S. Latin Pop Albums lists. It also topped the charts in Spain, Mexico, and Argentina. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi


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Top 10 Albums

Sincero Album Image Sincero
Label: Sony Music Latin
Release Date: 2003-08-26
Track Count: 12
Total Play Count: 0
Me Enamoré de Ti Album Image Me Enamoré de Ti
Label: Sony Music Latin
Release Date: 2009-11-10
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
En Todo Estaré (Deluxe Edition) Album Image En Todo Estaré (Deluxe Edition)
Label: Sony Music Latin
Release Date: 2014-08-25
Track Count: 14
Total Play Count: 0
Atado A Tu Amor Album Image Atado A Tu Amor
Label: Epic
Release Date: 1999-07-25
Track Count: 14
Total Play Count: 0
Di Qué Sientes Tú Album Image Di Qué Sientes Tú
Label: Sony Music Latin
Release Date: 2018-04-26
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Culpable Soy Yo Album Image Culpable Soy Yo
Label: Sony Music Latin
Release Date: 2017-03-03
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Grandes Exitos Album Image Grandes Exitos
Label: Pop Music
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Track Count: 14
Total Play Count: 0
Bailemos Otra Vez Album Image Bailemos Otra Vez
Label: Sony Music Latin
Release Date: 2023-10-27
Track Count: 9
Total Play Count: 0
Chayanne Album Image Chayanne
Label: Columbia
Release Date: 1988-01-01
Track Count: 10
Total Play Count: 0
Atado A Tu Amor Album Image Atado A Tu Amor
Label: Columbia
Release Date: 1998-09-25
Track Count: 13
Total Play Count: 0

Top 10 Tracks

Dejaría Todo Track Image Dejaría Todo
Playcount: 277,214,011
Duration: 04:42
Dejaría Todo Track Image Dejaría Todo
Playcount: 277,214,011
Duration: 04:44
Dejaría Todo Track Image Dejaría Todo
Playcount: 277,214,011
Duration: 04:42
Dejaría Todo Track Image Dejaría Todo
Playcount: 277,214,011
Duration: 04:44
Dejaría Todo Track Image Dejaría Todo
Playcount: 277,214,011
Duration: 04:42
Humanos A Marte Track Image Humanos A Marte
Playcount: 229,189,794
Duration: 03:47
Humanos A Marte Track Image Humanos A Marte
Playcount: 229,189,794
Duration: 03:47
Humanos a Marte Track Image Humanos a Marte
Playcount: 229,189,794
Duration: 03:45
Un Siglo Sin Ti Track Image Un Siglo Sin Ti
Playcount: 207,850,057
Duration: 04:40
Un Siglo Sin Ti Track Image Un Siglo Sin Ti
Playcount: 207,850,057
Duration: 04:40

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Pedro Del Moral Artist Image Pedro Del Moral
Collaborations: 6
Pablo Flores Artist Image Pablo Flores
Collaborations: 6
David Ferrero Artist Image David Ferrero
Collaborations: 6
Jennifer Lopez Artist Image Jennifer Lopez
Collaborations: 5
Vanessa L. Williams
Collaborations: 3
Manny Benito Artist Image Manny Benito
Collaborations: 3
Dennis Nieves for D'Menace Music
Collaborations: 3
José Luis Rodríguez Artist Image José Luis Rodríguez
Collaborations: 2
Miriam Makeba Artist Image Miriam Makeba
Collaborations: 2
Paula Fernandes Artist Image Paula Fernandes
Collaborations: 2