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David Bisbal is a Spanish pop sensation who embarked on a chart-topping solo recording career in 2002 after catapulting to fame on the inaugural season of the popular television show Operación Triunfo. Born on June 5, 1979, in Almería, Spain, he was the second-place runner-up to Rosa López on the 2001-2002 season of Operación Triunfo, a reality show fashioned after Pop Idol. In the wake of his newfound fame as a television star, Bisbal made his full-length solo album debut in 2002 with Corazón Latino. Released in association with Universal Music only a few months after the Operación Triunfo finale, Corazón Latino was produced and largely written by Latin pop hitmaker Kike Santander, whose previous credits include smash hits by Gloria Estefan and Alejandro Fernández, among others. Corazón Latino not only topped the Spanish albums chart; it also spun off a trio of chart-topping singles ("Ave María," "Lloraré las Penas," "Dígale"). Moreover, the album was a moderate success in the United States, where "Lloraré las Penas" proved particularly popular. Amid the many awards for which he was nominated in the wake of his recording debut, Bisbal won a Latin Grammy in 2003 for Best New Artist.
The follow-up album, Bulería (2004), rivaled the success of Corazón Latino, topping the Spanish albums chart and spawning a series of chart-topping singles ("Bulería," "Oye el Boom," "Camina y Ven," "Cómo Olvidar"). Produced and largely written again by Santander, Bulería found Bisbal indulging in a wider range of musical styles than before, flamenco in particular. A live album, Todo por Ustedes (2005), and a greatest-hits compilation, David Bisbal (2006), were released prior to Bisbal's third studio effort, Premonición (2006). Helmed as usual by Santander and more rock-inclined than prior albums, Premonición was another chart-topper for Bisbal, as were the featured singles "Quien Me Iba a Decir," "Silencio," and "Torre de Babel." In 2007 the album was repackaged as Premonición Live, a deluxe edition featuring "Hate That I Love You" (Odio Que Te Amo), a bilingual version of Rihanna's international hit of the same name. Sin Mirar Atras arrived in 2009 and saw Bisbal credited with much of the songwriting which, for the first time, didn't include Kike Santander. This change didn't seem to affect the outcome, however, as Sir Mirar Atras swept the Spanish charts, while a deluxe edition of the record included "Sufrirás", a duet with English singer Pixie Lott. In 2011, Bisbal released his third live album, Una Noche en el Teatro Real.
David Bisbal Ferré (born in Almería, Spain on June 5, 1979) is a Grammy-winning Spanish pop singer. He gained his initial fame as a runner up on the interactive reality television show Operación Triunfo.
He has since released four studio albums, all of which topped the Spanish Albums Chart, in addition to recording a number of live albums. He has toured throughout Europe and Latin America and is now considered to be a crossover international artist.
As of 2012, David Bisbal has sold more than 5 million records in Spain and America, getting 35 Platinum albums, 17 gold and 2 diamond. 'Corazón Latino' and 'Bulería' treasure each one IFPI Platinum Award, official certification for selling over 1 million copies across Europe.
Early life 
David Bisbal was born on June 5, 1979 in Almería (Spain), son of José Bisbal, a professional boxer and part of a trio of flamenco music, and Maria Ferre. He is the youngest of three siblings, a brother named José María and a sister named María del Mar. He loved to perform in public. During his childhood as a child showed a talent for performing, but was always very shy about doing so.
He dropped out of school in third year of school (ninth year), and his father took him to work for Ranger (Gardener) at the municipal nursery in Almeria, which was his first job. Years later he met the producer of the Orchestra Expressions, who discovered David singing, and after listening to and discovering his vocal quality, offered him employment as the main voice of the orchestra.
David began working in Orchestra Expressions, a band very popular in Almeria. He gradually began to develop as a singer, and to discover his passion for music. Having been in the orchestra, David went to the auditions for Pop Idol, in Barcelona, Spain. In 2001, he was one of 16 contestants from the first Spanish edition of 'Idol' contest designed to choose the representative for the festival 'Eurovision' of that year. Finally he came in second place to Rosa Lopez. Bisbal also performed at Eurovision with Rosa Lopez, David Bustamante, Chenoa, Gisela and Geno, in the chorus.
Beginnings: Operación Triunfo 
David Bisbal left school early and worked in a platinum and flower nursery. He was encouraged by his colleagues to audition for a music contest and he initially became part of Orquesta Expresiones where he continued singing and dancing.
In October 2001 he auditioned for the first ever edition of Operación Triunfo (Spanish equivalent of Star Academy) where he was accepted and was one of the 16 finalists. The grand prize was the chance of representing Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest. He came second in the final losing to Rosa López. She went on to sing Europe's Living a Celebration for Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 (ESC) competition.
Bisbal signed a contract with Vale Music Record label and released his first album recorded in Miami under the title "Corazón Latino" with Kike Santander. The album became 7 times platinum by summer 2002 after having topped the Spanish charts. The first single from the album, called Ave Maria, had a phenomenal success. After winning the Latin Grammys, the album went platinum (over 1 million sales).
In February 2004, he released his second album entitled "Bulería" again produced by his friend Kike Santander. It found similar success in Spain and throughout Latin America turning diamond with more than 1 million albums sold in Spain alone, becoming the best Spanish seller of 2004.
In March 2005, he also released a DVD "Todo Por Ustedes" that contained live registrations of some of his concerts in the United States, Latin America and Spain.
"Premonición" became the third studio album by David Bisbal released on 3 October 2006. By the end of its first week of release, it had achieved enough sales to be certified as 5 times platinum with sales over 400,000 copies in Spain alone.
On October 20, 2009, Bisbal released Sin Mirar Atrás, receiving positive reviews On the track "Aqui Ahora", which is features on the album Premonicion, David worked with writer/producer DJ Sammy.
2002-2003: international launch debut album 
Once completed Idol, signed a contract with Vale Music company that offered the opportunity to record his first solo debut album. This one, entitled 'Corazón Latino', was released in summer 2002, recorded in Miami with production Kike Santander . The album reached number one in its first week to debut sold over 600,000 copies, breaking sales records, disk was maintained for seven consecutive weeks at number one on the charts in Spain . With more than 900,000 copies sold in Spain, Bisbal was released to the Spanish-speaking countries, to promote his debut album, the disc would be released on October 15 . In 2003, in January Bisbal friend picked up the award in January in Madrid's Palacio de Cristal de la Arganzuela. On October 31 he began his first tour in America, in Argentina, where he visited 12 countries and 17 live concerts. In November it went on sale in Mexico a special edition of "Corazón Latino".
2004-2005: Bulería, the second million 
On 7 January premiered the first single from their second album "Bulería" which reached number 656 in the charts and radio stations of Spain and America . On February 11 was released Bulería the same name as the first single. The album debuted at number on the charts in Spain where he sold over 300,000 copies in a week, also reached in two weeks to get disc gold in Colombia and Venezuela . In November he set foot on Germany to promote the duo with singer Joana Zimmer, a duet with the song 'Let's make history', days after submitting the video to Joana Zimmer, David also appeared at the gala 'tribute to Rocío Jurado', singing with the singer.
2006-2008: The Gift and his time in Europe and Japan 
His first single was made in August entitled 'Who was going to say', got to be number one in the charts and radio stations of Spain and America . On October 3 he released his third album called "Premonition", "reached number one on his debut, where he achieved five platinum albums, more than 900,000 copies distributed. On October 24 he performed in Strasbourg , the seat of European Parliament in Strasbourg where he gave an exclusive concert, in which he played the songs from his album, to representatives of 25 member countries. The album was kept for 1 month at number one on the Spanish list. The singer won the Ondas Awards held at the Musical Theatre of Barcelona , at the 53 th Gala Awards and the Golden Microphone in the music category. In 2007 , in January , his second single 'silenced' comnsecutivas stayed for eight weeks at number one in the top 40, In 2008 , Bisbal sang a duet with Rihanna in the song 'Hate That I Love You' which includes the reissue of the album 'Good girl, gone bad'. Whith G-unit
2009-present: No looking back 
In summer, the singer gave several concerts by some countries in Europe. Bisbal while he was putting the finishing touches on this new album called Do not look back . The first single from the album, entitled "Slave kisses" under the production of Mexican Armando Avila. Its world premiere was on August 24 and the video came out on 7 September . Has been one of the most successful singles David throughout his career, reaching number 1 in sales and radio in Spain, USA and Latin America. On January 9, 2010 Promusicae announced that the single slave to his kisses and was double platinum by its more than 80,000 copies sold in Spain and platinum in Argentina for more than 20,000 copies sold. Their second single was "My Princess." The song "24 Hours" made by Espinoza Paz Mexico, the third single in the U.S. and Latin America, was presented at the Billboard Awards Gala 2010, while in Spain the single was "Do not look back", a song that gives title track. now makes a guest appearance on the soap opera that money to us part . On November 14, 2010 he was presented in the United States Gold Disc for sales of his album Do not look back in USA and Puerto Rico.
2010-present: Heirs 
International Appeal 
Internationally David Bisbal enjoys popularity in a great number of countries.On September 3, 2003, he won the Latin Grammies held in Miami from the category "Best New Artist". During the event, He sang Angels, with Jessica Simpson. He also launched a big promotional tour in Latin America with sold-out concerts Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and others.In 2008, he recorded Hate That I Love You (Odio Amarte), a Spanglish version with Rihanna. He achieved European success in England, Germany, Belgium, Russia and Romania in addition to great success in Japan.In 2009, he recorded "Sufriras" a Spanglish duet with singer Pixie Lott, eventually released as a platinum bonus track on the Deluxe Edition of his fourth studio album, Sin Mirar Atrás.In 2010 David was featured in the Spanish version of the FIFA 2010 Official World Cup song Waving Flag with Somali-Canadian Musician K'naan who is the original artist of the song.In 2011 David recorded a song for the TV series "Herederos" in Argentina. The song is called "Herederos" and David has sold over 300,000 copies of the cd "Sin Mirar Atrás Tour" in Argentina.On November 15, 2012, he won the Latin Grammies held in Las Vegas from the category "Best Pop Album"