CHAYANNE, a very well known and charismatic Puerto Rican artist, began his musical career at age 10 with a musical group called "Los Chicos". As of now, he has recorded 20 albums. The first five albums were recorded with Ariola/RCA with the group in the early 80's, and the others with Sony-BMG as an exclusive artist.CHAYANNE has made his mark as a singer, selling millions of albums, earning more than 100 platinum and gold records, as well as RIAA Certifications, several Grammy nominations and a MTV Award for Best International Video. He has had over 24 top ten hits on the Billboard charts, including #1 position. 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 as 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. Other sponsors have been Kodak, American Airlines, Panasonic, Crest, Frito Lays, Adams, Kellogg's, 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. During 2006, he was appointed as a member of the Celebrity Cabinet for the Red Cross and since then he has been involved with educational campaigns.
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". 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 Nancy O'Meara, Kenny Ortega, Vince Paterson and Jerry Evans. These productions have been seen by millions of people in all continents.
Starting 2007, CHAYANNE surprises his public with the release of a new album for mid April. The album has been produced by the well-known producer Estefano, and reflects a new musical definition for strong up-tempo songs and melodic ballads; always expressing and suggesting love and tenderness. The upcoming album will be strongly supported by a world-wide tour where millions of fans will be enjoying the new songs. CHAYANNE with his unique style, charm, and rhythm, has demonstrated why he is one of the most well-rounded and talented singer and dancer, who is admired by people of all ages throughout the world.