Yahir

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Yahir
Yahir in 2019
Yahir in 2019
Background information
Birth nameYahir Othón Parra
Born (1979-03-21) 21 March 1979 (age 41)
Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
GenresLatin pop
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2002–present
Websitehttp://www.yahir.tv

Yahir Othón Parra, commonly known as Yahir, (born 21 March 1979) is a Mexican singer and actor from Hermosillo, Sonora. He began his career as one of the participants in the music reality show La Academia[1] in 2002 and in addition to Yuridia, also from Hermosillo, is one of the most popular stars to come from the show. He became a judge of the show's tenth season.

Personal life[edit]

Yahir's mother converted from Roman Catholicism to Jehovah's Witnesses, and although he was brought up in his mother's faith he no longer practices it.[2] He says that despite their differing beliefs his mother is now one of his biggest fans.[3]

Career[edit]

His first hit single was a cover of Italian singer Tiziano Ferro's biggest hit in Mexico, "Alucinado", taken from his first album "Yahir" in 2003. His next album, "Otra Historia De Amor" in 2004 produced the hit single "La Locura". In 2005, Yahir decided to make a tribute album to Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos with the entire album being covers of Carlos' hits. This album was titled "No Te Apartes De Mi" (2005) and had a hit single in the title track. In 2006, Yahir recorded his fourth album "Con El Alma Entre Las Manos..." which produced two hit singles: "Maldito Amor" and "El Amor". This was followed by a greatest hits album "Recuerdos" in 2007, and a new studio album "Elemental" in 2009, and a tribute album "Sexto" in 2012.

Yahir is also a television actor for TV Azteca, having appeared in two telenovelas. Yahir's debut in the telenovela world was through "Enamórate"(2003) opposite Martha Higareda in which he played "Yahir Jimenez" a son of a prominent businessman. After "Enamórate" he started in "Soñarás" (You Will Dream) playing "Rey" a charismatic young musician who is a waiter at the bar he plays at after his shift. His co star was Vanessa Acosta. He was also the protagonist of "Bellezas Indomables"

In 2019, he was one of the coaches for the first season of the Mexican singing competition show, La Voz on TV Azteca after being acquired from Televisa after 7 seasons.

Yahir Othon Parra

Discography[edit]

  • Yahir (2003)
  • Otra Historia de Amor (2004)
  • No te apartes de mi (2005)
  • Con el alma entre las manos (2006)
  • Recuerdos (2007)
  • Elemental (2009)
  • Reedición (2010)
  • Sexto (2012)
  • Zona Preferente (2013) – Live CD + DVD
  • Alla (2016)

Singles[edit]

  • Alucinado- #1 (MEX)
  • Contigo Si w/ Nadia- #3 (MEX)
  • La Locura- #2 (MEX)
  • Te Amare- #7 (MEX)
  • No Te Apartes de Mi- #2 (MEX)
  • Maldito Amor- #8 (MEX)
  • El Amor- #6 (MEX)
  • Márcame la piel- #10 (MEX)
  • Viviré – #7 (MEX)
  • Adiós Para Siempre – #16 (MEX)
  • Soledad – #18 (MEX)
  • Si Tu Te Vas
  • Perdóname
  • Vivi Así Es Morir de Amor
  • El Alma en Pie – a dueto con Yuridia (En Vivo / Live) (2013) – #1 (MEX)[4]
  • Casualmente Miraste (En Vivo / Live) (2013)

Videography[edit]

  • Alucinado
  • La Locura
  • Detalles
  • Contigo si
  • Amiga
  • Marcame la Piel
  • Vivire
  • Soledad
  • Si tu te vas
  • Perdoname

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Mi marido tiene familia[5] Xavi Galán Supporting Role

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kergan, Wade. "Biography: Yahir". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Lista de personajes famosos que fueron o son Testigos De Jehova: Yahir Othon Parra, Cantante de musica Pop" (in Spanish). 6 May 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  3. ^ Julio Alejandro Quijano (1 April 2009). "El dinero no le ha resuelto la vida" (in Spanish). El Universal (Mexico City). Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Mexico Espanol Airplay". Billboard. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  5. ^ Reyes, Ericka (20 April 2017). "Yahir se integra a 'Mi marido tiene familia'" [Yahir joins 'Mi marido tiene familia']. tvynovelas.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 June 2017.