|Born||25 March 1982|
|Genres||Pop & Latin music|
David Bustamante Hoyos (born 25 March 1982 in San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria) is a Spanish singer.
He gained his initial fame in 2001 as a third place winner on the interactive musical reality television show Operación Triunfo.
He has since released seven studio albums, all of which topped the Spanish Albums Chart in addition to recording several songs for films, tv shows, advertisements and collaborations with other artists. He has toured throughout Spain and has promoted his music in Latin America.
As of 2013, Bustamante has sold more than 2 million records -albums and singles combined- in Spain and Latin America, getting 14 Platinum albums, 6 Platinum singles, 2 Gold mobile ringtones and 1 Gold album in Venezuela.
David Bustamante is among the promising Latin pop singers who emerged in Spain in the early 2000s. Bustamante (who only uses his last name as a recording artist) has lived in that country his entire life and is married with the Spanish actress and model Paula Echevarria.
Bustamante's breakthrough was in the TV hit Operación Triunfo in 2001. This show broke ratings records as well as dominated the top position of the CD sales charts during its 5-month run. The singer was in his late teens when he became the third finalist of this successful contest. Bustamante went on to sign with Vale Music Spain and Universal Music Latino. His debut album, Bustamante, was released in Spain in may 2002 and in Latin America and the United States in 2003. The album became a big seller, thanks in part to the singles "Además de ti", "El aire que me das" or "Dos hombres y un destino". Another highlight of that album was "Perdóname", a duet with Puerto Rican pop star Luis Fonsi. He followed the promotion with a successful summer tour with over 70 concerts throughout Spain.
In 2004, Bustamante followed up his first album with his sophomore outing, Así soy yo (That's the way I am), which was – for the most part – produced by the well-known Emilio Estefan in Miami. It was also in 2004 that Bustamante recorded the intoxicating theme song of "Gitanas", a superb, highly thought-provoking telenovela (Latin soap opera) that was filmed in Mexico and ran on the Telemundo network (NBC's contribution to Spanish-language programming) in the United States.
Bustamante continued with Caricias al alma in 2005. The album was another success in Spain and other countries of Latin America like Venezuela, where it was certificated Gold. Caricias al alma was recorded in Italy and Spain and included the summer hit "Devuélveme la vida". Furthermore, he visited Latin America to promote his music.
Bustamante's success continued with Pentimento (2006), Al Filo de la Irrealidad (2008) and A Contracorriente (2010) all reaching the top of the Spanish charts and going Platinum. With all this albums, Bustamante has promoted his music throughout Spain, Latin America and some European countries. The singer has become a success with some themes like "Cobarde", "Por ella" or "A contracorriente".
2011's Mio, produced by Christian Leuzzi (Celine Dion's producer) and Mauri Stern, peaked at number four in Spain, also reaching Platinum status and helping the singer's total sales figures approach the two million mark. All his albums were released by Universal music.
In 2012 and 2013 he toured Spain and served as a coach on the first and second season of the spanish talent show El Número Uno. In 2014 Bustamante will release his upcoming studio album.
He is not part of Spain's nuevo flamenco scene. The vocalist, does, however, incorporate elements of Spanish flamenco and Spanish gypsy music at times – and he has his share of Latin American influences as well, including Afro-Cuban salsa and Colombian cumbia.
But Bustamante is not a flamenco, salsa, or cumbia artist in the strict sense – his music is Latin pop first and foremost. Romantic pop ballads are one of his strong points. Some of Bustamante's admirers have described him as a Spanish equivalent of Ricky Martin or salsa romantica star Marc Anthony — both of whom are, to a degree, valid comparisons, although Bustamante has a recognizable style of his own and sings with a distinctively Spanish accent. Because of the way he pronounces certain words, anyone who speaks Spanish will be able to tell that Bustamante is from Spain instead of Latin America. He has been compared in style with other artists like Enrique Iglesias, Luis Fonsi or Cristian Castro.
He is married with the Spanish actress, model and it-girl blogger Paula Echevarría since 2006. In 2008 David Bustamante became a father. His daughter's name is Daniella.
|Así soy yo
|Caricias al alma
|Al Filo de la Irrealidad
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