Elliott Yamin, born on July 20, 1978, is an American singer who is known for being the third-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol.
Elliott Yamin (born Efraym Elliott Yamin on July 20, 1978) is an American singer who is best known for the hit single "Wait for You" and for being the third runner-up on the fifth season of American Idol. On March 20, 2007 he released his self-titled debut album, which sold 90,000 copies its first week and debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. He is credited with the highest first week sales for an independent artist debut in SoundScan history. The album was certified Gold in the US and Japan. He completed a nine month tour in late 2007, which included clubs and theaters across the U.
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Elliott Yamin (Hebrew: אליוט ימין; born July 20, 1978), born Efraym Elliott Yamin, is an American singer known for his hit single "Wait for You" and placing third on the fifth season of American Idol.
His self-titled album, released March 20, 2007, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The album was certified gold in the United States in October 2007. Retitled Wait for You, the album was released in Japan in May 2008 and certified gold in that country in September 2008.
Yamin also released two Christmas collections: Sounds of the Season: The Elliott Yamin Holiday Collection in October 2007 and My Kind of Holiday in October 2008.
Yamin's second album, titled Fight for Love, was released on May 5, 2009. The album's first single, "Fight for Love", premiered on AOL Music on February 13, 2009.