Introduction Chayanne is a Puerto Rican singer and actor who has won numerous awards and achieved worldwide recognition for his successful career in Latin music and films. His real name is Elmer Figueroa de Arce, and he was born on June 28, 1968 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Chayanne has been active in the entertainment industry since the late 1980s. Over the years, he has released more than a dozen studio albums and starred in several films.Early Life Chayanne was born to a large family of five siblings in San Juan. His mother was a schoolteacher and his father owned his own business. At the age of nine, he found his love for music when he joined the chorus of his local church. He sang with them for several years before joining the boy band Los Chicos in 1984. The group achieved success throughout Latin America and Spain before they disbanded in 1994.Career Chayanne's solo career started in 1987 with the release of his debut self-titled album. The album spawned several hit singles including ‘Fiesta En América’ and ‘Tu Pirata Soy Yo’. His second album ‘Tiempo de Vals’ was released in 1989 and included hits such as ‘Provócame’ and ‘Completamente Enamorados’. His third album ‘Más Es Más’ was released in 1991 and featured hit singles such as ‘Baila Baila’ and ‘Salomé’. In 1994, Chayanne released his fourth album ‘Solo Por Un Beso’ which spawned the hit single ‘Este Ritmo Se Baila Así’.Collaborations Over the years, Chayanne has collaborated with many famous artists including Ricky Martin, Shakira, Marc Anthony, and Jennifer Lopez. He also made an appearance on Christina Aguilera's hit single ‘Ven Conmigo’ from her 2010 album ‘Bionic’. He has also made several appearances on television shows such as The Voice Mexico and La Voz México.Film Career In addition to his music career, Chayanne has starred in several films including Yo Soy La Mujer de Tu Vida (1992), Sábado Gigante Internacional (1993), Todo Por Amor (1996), Primer Amor (2000), La Fuerza del Destino (2001) and Navidad S.A (2012).Awards & Achievements Chayanne has won numerous awards throughout his career including two Grammy Awards, four Latin Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, three Billboard Latin Music Awards, four Latin American Music Awards, two Premios Juventud Awards and one Lo Nuestro Award.Conclusion Chayanne is one of the most successful singers and actors in Latin entertainment. He has achieved worldwide recognition for his music and film career with numerous awards to show for it. He continues to tour extensively around the world performing hits from his extensive discography.