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 OperaciÃ³n Triunfo. Born on June 5, 1979, in AlmerÃa, Spain, he was the second-place runner-up to Rosa LÃ³pez on the 2001-2002 season of OperaciÃ³n 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 CorazÃ³n Latino. Released in association with Universal Music only a few months after the OperaciÃ³n Triunfo finale, CorazÃ³n Latino was produced and largely written by Latin pop hitmaker Kike Santander, whose previous credits include smash hits by Gloria Estefan and Alejandro FernÃ¡ndez, among others. CorazÃ³n Latino not only topped the Spanish albums chart; it also spun off a trio of chart-topping singles ("Ave MarÃa," "LlorarÃ© las Penas," "DÃgale"). Moreover, the album was a moderate success in the United States, where "LlorarÃ© 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, BulerÃa (2004), rivaled the success of CorazÃ³n Latino, topping the Spanish albums chart and spawning a series of chart-topping singles ("BulerÃa," "Oye el Boom," "Camina y Ven," "CÃ³mo Olvidar"). Produced and largely written again by Santander, BulerÃa 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, PremoniciÃ³n (2006). Helmed as usual by Santander and more rock-inclined than prior albums, PremoniciÃ³n 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 PremoniciÃ³n 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. ~ Jason BirchmeierPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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