David Bisbal

David Bisbal (born June 5, 1979) is a Latin Grammy-winning Spanish pop singer. He gained famed as a finalist on the interactive reality television show Operación Triunfo. He has since released three studio albums, all of which topped the Spanish Singles Chart, and toured throughout Spain and Latin America.

David Bisbal was born on June 5, 1979, in Almería, a province in southern Spain Bisbal was the third child of his family; he has two older siblings, a brother named José María and a sister named María del Mar. Bisbal quit going to school at an early age because he was more interested in music. Although his parents made him work in a greenhouse for awhile, he began his musical career at the age of 18 as a singer when he was discovered by the orchestra Orquesta Expresiones. In 2001, he was one of the 16 contestants in the television show Operación Triunfo (similar to American Idol), the spanish selection to Eurovision. He was the second finalist of the show that was won by Rosa López. It was due to his exposure on Operación Triunfo that he was seen by Vale Music. They offered him a deal for to make his own solo CD. His first disc, Corazón Latino, was released late summer of 2002. This CD was recorded in Miami and produced by Kike Santander. The CD was an instant success. Corazón Latino quickly became one of the most popular CDs on market in Spain. It beat the records for a debut album: 1 million copies in just months. In the summer of 2002, he began to tour over Spain with his new CD. Solo in concert, or with Chenoa, (another contestant from Operación Triunfo) he sold out all of his concerts. In 2002 he received an award for best album of the year for Corazón Latino. At the Premios de la Musica he was nominated for best new artist and at the Premios Amigo for best new artist and best album.

Bisbal's popularity soon spread outside of Spain. In 2003, he began to tour in Latin America, performing over 80 concerts, selling out tickets for all concerts. His picture made it on the cover of numerous magazines; he was interviewed on many television programs including the Billboard Latin Music Awards or the Festival of Viña del Mar in Chile. In Miami, Bisbal received 8 gold discs for the sales of Corazón Latino in the US and Latin America. He also received an award for best new international artist on the Premios TV and Novelas de México. His single "Lloraré las penas" topped the Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa charts and was number three on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks. In 2003, Bisbal received a Latin Grammy for best new artist and was nominated for best vocal pop album.

2004 brought about the release of his second disc Bulería. This album was a quick hit and quickly rose to the top of the charts in Spain, Latin America and the U.S. Bulería is an album intended to pay homage to Bisbal's homeland, and includes a flamenco flavor along with his regular Latin style. More than one million copies of Bulería were sold in Spain and 300,000 in Latin America and the U.S.. Bisbal also released two other albums: Todo Por Ustedes (Live) and David Bisbal edición europeo.

On his latest album, Premonición, Bisbal collaborates with other artists such as Tomatito, Vicente Amigo, Wisin & Yandel, Dan Warner, Lee Levin, and Jon Falcone. This is Bisbal's most international album. Since the October release, Bisbal has obtained five platinum and one gold disc in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

On Christmas Eve, 2006, Bisbal performed alongside artists such as Lolita Flores, Antonio Carmona, Fangoria, Paloma San Basilio, and host Raphael (singer) in the TVE special "Noche Buena Con Raphael".

Bisbal also formed a volunteer group to help third world children.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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