CHAYANNE was born in Puerto Rico in the late 60's. His
musical career began at age ten with a musical group called "Los Chicos" and by
age 17 he had recorded his first of eleven solo albums. CHAYANNE has made his
mark as a singer, selling millions of albums, earning more than 70 platinum and
gold records, as well as RIAA Certifications, two Grammy nominations and a MTV
Award for Best International Video. He has had over 17 top ten hits on the
Billboard charts, including #1. His last four albums have reached top ten in the
album charts and have remained there for over 160 weeks.
CHAYANNE has been the spokesperson for Pepsi when he starred a major
international advertising blitz which culminated with the first airing of a
Spanish language spot on an American TV network without subtitles or dubbing.
This spot aired during the 1989 Grammy Awards telecast and made television
history. His other sponsor includes Kodak, American Airlines, Panasonic, Crest,
Frito Lays, among others.
Despite his busy schedule, CHAYANNE always finds the time to pursue his
altruistic concerns. He was appointed Ambassador to the United Nations for the
Immigrants Foundation. He also serves as envoy to the High Commissioner for the
United Nations World Refugee Organization. His concern for children led him to
become the Hispanic spokesperson for the Starlight Foundation, whose mandate is
to grant the wishes of terminally ill children.
CHAYANNE is not just a talented entertainer and humanitarian. According to
People Magazine he is one of the "50 most beautiful people in the world" (People
Magazine). In August of 1994, CHAYANNE was featured on the cover of Playgirl
Magazine, accompanied by a six-page article and pictorial. And sorry he did not
take it all off.
His world concert tours fill soccer stadiums and his appearances are greeted
with mass hysteria. His productions have been choreographed by the likes of
Kenny Ortega, Vince Paterson and Jerry Evans and seen by millions of people in
Latin America, the Caribbean, United States and Europe.
Besides his passion for music he also has emerged as an actor, starring in four
soap operas, mini series and movies. In 1997 CHAYANNE does his first English
movie, sharing the big screen with Vanessa Williams and Kris Kristofferson. The
movie “Dance With Me” enhance the ballroom dance as well as the Latin rhythm. It
was released in August 1998 in the US and thereafter released in Latin America
as well as in Europe, Asia and Japan, by Sony Pictures. The movie soundtrack
includes 2 duets by CHAYANNE and Vanessa, which were written by the well-known
composer/writer Diane Warren. Later on he did a special appearance in two
episodes of the famous TV sitcom “Ally McBeal”. From his album “Atado A Tu Amor”,
the single “Salome” became the hit of the summer in Spain, France, Sweden, etc.
being the most sold album in Spain in 1999. Thereafter all his albums including
his latest “Greatest Hits” have been in the top-ten charts all over the world
and have been supported with impressive campaigns by his record label.
CHAYANNE has released recently a new album which title SINCERO reflects a
production filled with a new musical definition for the up-tempo songs and
strong ballads, always expressing and suggesting love and tenderness. His single
“Un Siglo Sin Ti” for US and Latin America and “Caprichosa” for Europe are
already #1 hits in the BDS and Radio Charts reports in less that a week’s
release. With his unique style, charm and rhythm CHAYANNE has demonstrated why
he is the #1 record seller for his label company. Whatever the future holds for
Chayanne, he knows that it will flow from the way he lives his life--strictly
from the heart.