Elvis MartÃnez, aka El CamarÃ³n, is a popular bachata performer whose career got off to a fast start in the late '90s. Born in San Francisco de MacorÃs, Dominican Republic, MartÃnez is not only a singer but also a songwriter and guitarist. In the mid-'90s he joined the stable of Premium Latin Music, a bachata label also home to Aventura, and made his full-length solo debut in 1998 with Todo Se Paga. The album proved popular as well as critically successful, winning an ACE Award in the category of Revelacion del AÃ±o (awarded by La AsociaciÃ³n de Cronistas de EspectÃ¡culos de Nueva York -- in English, the Association of Latin Entertainment Critics). MartÃnez released four additional albums on Premium Latin Music -- Directo al CorazÃ³n (1999), Tres Palabras (2002), AsÃ Te Amo (2003), and Descontrolado (2004) -- and enjoyed further success; for example, "AsÃ Te Amo" won a Casandra Award in 2004 for Best Song of the Year while MartÃnez himself was nominated for a Premio Lo Nuestro award in 2004 for Best Traditional Tropical Artist. MartÃnez subsequently left Premium Latin Music (which consequently released the greatest-hits album La Historia de Elvis MartÃnez in 2005) and switched to Univision Records for Yo Soy MÃ¡s Grande Que El (2005). His best-selling album to date, Yo Soy MÃ¡s Grande Que El featured the hit singles "Tu Traicion" and "Yo No Naci Para Amar." The partnership with Univision was short-lived, however, as MartÃnez switched labels once again, moving to Universal Music Group for La Luz de Mis Ojos (2007), which spawned the hit single "Lento y Suave." ~ Jason BirchmeierPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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