Elmer Figueors Arce is the actual name of Chayanne who is a Puerto Rican Latin singer, composer and a renowned actor. His 21 released albums have been sold in a number of 30 million worldwide. He was born to father Quintino Figueroa and mother Irma Luz Arce. He was also a part of the group Los Chicos after the split of which he moved to pursue a solo career.
Born as Elmer Figueroa Arce on 28th June 1968, Chayanne is best known as Puerto Rican Latin pop singer, composer, and actor.
Chayanne is a son of Quintino Figueroa, a sales manager, and Irma Luz Arce, a teacher (died on 17th April 2014 because of cancer.)
Chayanne began his singing career as a solo artist. He first signed with 'RCA Víctor' also released his album entitled 'debut, 'Chayanne es mi Nombre'.
His second album with RCA Víctor was released in 1986 entitled 'Sangre Latina'.
On 1st November 1988, Chayanne released the second self-titled album, 'Chayanne'.
Similarly, on 7th August 1990, he released the album 'Tiempo de Vals', featuring some his best-selling singles including the title track, composed by Jose Maria Cano. This album was nominated for Pop Song of the Year at the Lo Nuestro Awards in 1993.
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In 1998, Chayanne received his second Grammy nomination with the album 'Atado a Tu Amor', and was featured in the number-one hit since 1992, "Dejaria Todo".
Chayanne's 13th album entitled 'Mi Tiempo' was released on 10th April 2007. The album debuted at two number on the 'Top Latin Album' chart also selling 17,000 copies in the first week of release.
Chayanne released a new single titled "Me Enamore de Tí", working as the theme song for the 2009 soap opera 'Corazon Salvaje', featured in Chayanne's 2010 release, 'No Hay Imposibles'.
On 14th March 2015, Chayanne released a new single titled, "Tú respiración", working as the theme song for the 2015 soap opera 'Lo imperdonable'.
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Chayanne is also a former member of 'teen group Los Chicos' (The Boys). His recording career includes 14 albums/CDs, 5 with Los Chicos and 9 others as a solo performer in Spanish.
Talking about Chayanne's acting career, it began in 'Dance with Me' along with Vanessa L. Williams in 1998. On 28th September 2008, he also worked in the title role (of a vampire) on the television series 'Gabriel: Amor Immortal' on Mega TV.
Chayanne married Mariana Elizabeth "Marilisa" Maronesa de Figueroa, an attorney and former Venezuelan beauty queen since 1989.
The couple has a son named Lorenzo Valentino Figueroa. He gave named 'Lorenzo' to his son in an honor of his hometown of San Lorenzo. The couple has a daughter named Isadora Sofia Figueroa born on 10th December 2001.
Awards and his Earnings: Salary & Net Worth
Chayanne won many awards and nominations in his career. He won TV Music Video Award, Best International Video as well as Youthful Legacy Award. In 2001, he won Billboard Latin Music Awards and Greatest Hits Album of the Year in 2002.
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In 2002, Chayanne launched a concert tour in three years. Beginning with a Chilean kickoff, he toured in Spain and many of Asian venues.
Chayanne worked with 21 solo collections and also sold more than 30 million collections around the world. This attractive personality stands in a height of 6 feet 4 inches and has an estimated net worth of $35 million.