Label: Hispavox - 904-0002 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Compilation • Country: Ecuador • Genre: Latin, Pop • Style: Chanson, Ballad
His multi-octave range and flamboyant stage persona have entertained and engaged people worldwide since He is also a movie and television actor, and the father of Spanish movie director Jacobo Martos. Raphael is perhaps known best in his homeland for dramatically acting out his songs while on-stage. His record company, Hispavox, awarded Hoy Y Siempre with the world's one and only "Uranium Disc" for his compilation album Ayer, Hoy y Siempre due to the impossibility of presenting him with platinum discs -- it sold 50 million copies.
Born inRaphael took first place at a children's festival at the age nine, best among contestants from all over Europe. InRaphael represented Spain at the Eurovision festival with his song "Yo Soy Aquel" and one more time the following year with "Hablemos de Amor.
One of Raphael's major achievements has been learning different languages to reach as many people as possible, singing and recording in English, French, Italian, and even Japanese, and performing at the most important venues around the world such as New York's Unnatural Death - Infernal Necromancy - 1997-2000 Hall, Paris' Olympia, Moscow's Bolshoi, and Sydney's Opera House.
He released the "uranium"-certified Ayer, Hoy y Siempre in -- the million-selling double-length career overview contained virtually all of his hit singles and popular album cuts. Raphael was the biggest artist in Spain. He regularly sold out every venue he played, and his catalog of recordings had already, up to that point, moved nearly a hundred million units. InRaphael celebrated his 25th career anniversary, making history for being able to reunitefans at Cuando Tu No Estas - Raphael - Ayer Bernabeu's stadium.
Three years later he suffered a major health setback when he contracted Hepatitis B. After requiring a liver transplant, he recovered successfully and has been an active organ donation promoter ever since. Raphael spent the most of the s recording for Sony, including his chart hit El Reencuentro, followed by a world tour and the live offering Reencuentro: En Directo Teatro de La Zarzuela in Inthe Rama Lama label issued the first two entries in its chronological overview of the singer's career: Vol.
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