Despite his young age, after 30 years of delighting millions of people all over the world, Puerto Rico’s pop/tropical music icon Chayanne just keeps outdoing himself. And 2012 was no exception.
Alongside Marc Anthony and Marco Antonio Solís, he headlined the most talked-about concert tour of 2012, titled Gigantes (Giants). For this one-of-a-kind tour, each singer performs a solo set. Then, for the grand finale, the trio takes the stage together, while improvising, dancing, singing each other’s songs and engaging in Rat Pack-style banter.
It’s a beautiful demonstration of the synergy and chemistry between these artists who express their Latino charm and talent in their own unique way. The tour took them through 14 cities in the United States, plus top markets throughout Latin America.
Chayanne is also a major draw when touring solo, as his 2011 No Hay Imposibles (Nothing is Impossible) tour proved. This tour won the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Award for Latin Touring Artist of the Year and was preserved in his latest album, the live CD+DVD+Blu-ray A Solas Con Chayanne (Alone With Chayanne), which was released February 7, 2012, and recorded in Mexico City.
A Solas Con Chayanne features live versions of his greatest hits, including “Provócame” (Provoke Me), “Un Siglo Sin Ti” (A Century Without You), and his most recent chart-topper “Me Enamoré de Ti” (I Fell in Love With You), a theme song of the popular telenovela Corazón Salvaje(Savage Heart), which was broadcast in over 60 countries.
Earlier this month, Chayanne joined the distinguished list of Latin music luminaries who performed at the first annual Teletón USA, a 28-hour fundraiser that featured Latin music’s best artists supporting a universal cause – helping children with disabilities, cancer and autism.
Throughout his career, Chayanne has taken the initiative to get involved in non-profit and voluntary organizations that promote worthy causes.
He is an active supporter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation and a cabinet member of the American Red Cross.
Whether it’s embarking on a much-applauded concert tour, releasing a dazzling live CD+DVD, or helping a worthy cause, Chayanne shows us that when you’re a true “gigante” of music and you have a positive attitude, nothing is impossible!
By personal invitation of the President of Guatemala, Chayanne ends the year in style by today attending a ceremony to celebrate what the Mayan culture marks as the beginning of a new era. Tikal raises to the occasion to celebrate this epic event.