|Birth name||Marlon Fernández|
|Born||August 24, 1977|
|Genres||Latin pop, Salsa|
|Labels||Univision Records (previously), Universal|
|Website||Marlon on Univision|
Marlon (born August 24, 1977 in Cuba) is a Cuban singer, better known as the winner of the third season of Objetivo Fama, a Puerto Rican reality-show -singing talent contest broadcast by Univision Puerto Rico, and Telefutura network in the United States.
In 2001, he had an accident that threatened his right leg and moved to Tenerife, Canary Islands for treatment. During his stay there, he participated and won in a talent competition called El Concurso de la Juventud. He followed the competition by performing at several clubs and restaurants in Spain. In 2003, he moved to Miami, Florida where he started singing at several venues, including Mango's restaurant, with his band called La Química.
In 2005, he auditioned to participate in the third season of Objetivo Fama. During the show, he excelled with his interpretations and ended up winning getting over a million votes on the final night.
On October 24, 2006 he released his debut album titled Mi Sueño by Univision Records which peaked at #7 on Billboard's Latin Tropical chart. Marlon's first single was a cover of Willie Colón & Celia Cruz's hit "Usted Abusó", which he released alongside La India. The latter has always been Fernández's idol, and they met during the contest. The single peaked in the Top 10 in the Tropical Airplay Charts.
On January 2007, Marlon asked to be released from Univision Music Group. He was unsatisfied with how they were managing his career.
In 2007, he was nominated for a Billboard Latin Music Award for the Best Tropical Album. He was also nominated for two Lo Nuestro Awards. He also had a successful presentation at the Calle 8 Festival with Cachao López.
In 2009, Marlon released Estoy de Pie. The lead single, "Hagamoslo Aunque Duela" reached #1 on the Tropical Airplay charts.
Marlon has been married for more than 10 years with Daysel Miró. He currently resides in Puerto Rico.
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- Rua, Russell (El Veraz). "El cubano Marlon Fernández convierte su sueño en realidad".
| Objetivo Fama
Season 3 (2006)