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Elvis Crespo

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Along with his mastery from the Dominican Republic’s merengue tradition, New York-born and Puerto Rican-raised vocalist Elvis Crespo wasted virtually no time in achieving the apex of contemporary Latin music. His debut recording, Suavemente, reached the very best slot machine on Billboard’s Country wide Hot Latin Best 40 in 1998, and spawned two record-breaking singles — “Tu Sonrisa” as well as the name monitor. Crespo received Billboard honours for Latin recording of the entire year, Man artist of the entire year, group or duet of the entire year, and melody of the entire year. Elevated by his mom in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, from age six Crespo offered an extended apprenticeship. Starting his profession in 1988 as an associate from the Willie Berrios Orchestra and six years using the Toño Rosario Orchestra. Departing Rosario’s group in 1994, Crespo briefly went to the Metropolitan School of Puerto Rico, where he examined business administration. An invitation to become listed on Grupo Mania, nevertheless, was too luring to withstand. Agreeing to become listed on the favorite Latin music group, he composed and sang on the hit “Linda Ha sido.” He still left the group after 3 years to spotlight his solo profession. The gamble paid. His 1998 work, Suavemente, topped the graphs and found huge viewers in Miami and NY along with the Caribbean. The record gained him four Premio Lo Nuestro honours, the Billboard award for Greatest Male Tropical/Salsa Record, and a location over the Billboard Latin albums graphs for 96 weeks. He adopted match with 1999’s Pintame, which earned a Grammy for Greatest Merengue Efficiency and firmly founded his put in place Latin music. Crespo toured nearly constantly, and made an appearance on tv and in movies. His following providing was 2000’s Wow Adobe flash. In 2001, he participated within the all-star advantage recording “Un Ultimo Adios” for the victims from the Sept 11 attacks for the Globe Trade Middle in NY. 2002’s Urbano held him in the forefront from the merengue viewers but was his last recording for Sony. While 2005’s Saboréalo (released on Ole) didn’t size exactly the same product sales levels as his earlier offerings, it do online him a Latin Grammy Greatest Merengue Recording. In 2007, Crespo shifted gears. He remaining Ole for Machete, and released Regresó un Jefe. It showcased nine of his personal compositions and instantly catapulted him back again to the limelight within the Americas. The solitary “La Foto Se Me Borró” might have been a merengue tune, however the recording also showcased bachata and metropolitan designs amid his swinging mambos. The recording topped the Latin Albums and Tropical Salsa graphs and was nominated for any Latin Grammy; it consequently won many four Premio Lo Nuestro honours. Carrying out a live recording, Crespo came back to Sony briefly via its Nulife imprint and released Indestructible this year 2010. It got in the very best Ten of both Latin Recording and Salsa graphs. On this arranged, the merengue hooks collided at once with traveling salsa and bachata beats. Crespo re-signed to Machete and released Live from NEVADA in 2011. It had been just a stopgap before his following big change, as he concocted a smooth mixture of merengue, metropolitan, salsa, and Latin pop for 2012’s Monsters. For 2013’s One Flag, he leaned greatly on hard-driving metropolitan pop and big creation salsa as his merengue development continued toward golf club audiences. Pitbull made an appearance around the monitor “Sopa de Caracol.” For 2015’s Tatuaje, Crespo appeared completely back to the center from the merengue custom — albeit with some contemporary production details. With wealthy, swinging horns, joyous support choruses, and levels and levels of organic rhythms and piano montunos, the recording marked an innovative go back to the artist’s host to origins.

Quick Facts


Full Name Elvis Crespo
Date Of Birth July 30, 1971
Profession Singer
Nationality American, Puerto Rican
Spouse Maribel Vega, Ana Ceruto
Children Elvis Francisco Crespo Ceruto, Genesis Vittoria Crespo Vega, Alanis Thais Crespo
Parents Diómedes Crespo, Irene Díaz
Awards Billboard Latin Music Award for Tropical Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Merengue Album, Lo Nuestro Award for Merengue Artist of the Year, Latin Grammy Award for Best Merengue Album
Music Groups Grupo Manía
Music Songs Suavemente, Tu Sonrisa, Tatuaje, Píntame, Pegaíto Suavecito, Luna Llena, Nuestra Canción, Guayo, La foto se me borró, Linda Eh, Sopa De Caracol - Yupi, Por El Caminito, Yo no soy un monstruo, La cerveza, Para Darte My Vida, Lloré y lloré, Escápate, Come Baby Come, Déjame Acompañarte, Princesita, Besos de Coral, Me Gusta Me Gusta, Bandida, Si Tu Te Alejas, La novia bella, 15 inviernos, Tiemblo, El Vaso de Anibal, Échate pa'ca, Hora enamorada, Me Arrepiento, Si Tu Novio No Te Llama
Albums Regresó el Jefe, Saboréalo, One Flag, Los Monsters, Píntame, Indestructible, Suavemente, The Remixes, Wow Flash, Live From Las Vegas, Urbano, Tatuaje, Dos Clásicos, Mis Favoritas
Nominations Lo Nuestro Award for Tropical Album of the Year, Lo Nuestro Award for Collaboration of the Year, Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Fusion/Performance, Latin Grammy Award for Best Tropical Song, Lo Nuestro Award for Tropical Male Artist of the Year, Billboard Latin Music Award for Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Solo
Movies Elvis Crespo Lives: Live From Las Vegas


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1 Was named after his mother's favorite American singer, Elvis Presley.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loco x vos 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Como anillo al dedo TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Avis de mistral 2014 "Suavemente"
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony 2009 Video Game performer: "Suavemente" / writer: "Suavemente"
The Life of David Gale 2003 performer: "Tiemblo" A.T. Molina Remix 1999 / writer: "Tiemblo" A.T. Molina Remix 1999
The Original Latin Kings of Comedy 2002 Documentary performer: "Suavemente" / writer: "Suavemente"
Skeppsholmen 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Training Day 2001 performer: "Wow Flash!"
Born Romantic 2000 performer: "Pintame" / writer: "Pintame" - as Crespo
Center Stage 2000 performer: "Eres Tu", "Mas Que Una Caricia", "Come Baby Come" / writer: "Come Baby Come"
Carita pintada 1999 TV Series performer: "Píntame" / writer: "Píntame"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Center Stage 2000 Salsa Singer
Con la música por dentro 1999

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2000 Hispanic Heritage Awards 2000 TV Special song performer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DUB Latino 2013 TV Mini-Series Himself
El Vacilon 2009 TV Series Himself
Nuestra Belleza Latina 2009 TV Series Himself - Performer
Teletón 2000-2008 TV Series Himself - Performer
¡Despierta América! 2004 TV Series Himself
Big Brother VIP: México 2004 TV Series Himself
Don Francisco presenta 2004 TV Series Himself
Maru a la tarde 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
Sábado Bus 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
Carnaval 2001 TV Movie Himself
Miss España 2001 2001 TV Movie Himself
Noche de fiesta 1999-2001 TV Series Himself
2000 Hispanic Heritage Awards 2000 TV Special
2000 y una noche 2000 TV Movie Himself
Sabor a tí 2000 TV Series Himself
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar 2000 TV Series Himself - Performer
Billboard Latin Music Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
Música sí 1999 TV Series Himself
Totalmente 1999 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1999 TV Series Himself
Billboard Latin Music Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Romance del cumbanchero 1998 Video documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

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Don Francisco presenta 2004 TV Series Himself

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