David Bisbal

David Bisbal

born on 5/6/1979 in Almería, Andalucía, Spain

David Bisbal

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David Bisbal Ferre (born in Almería, Spain on June 5, 1979) is a Spanish singer, songwriter, and actor. He gained his initial fame as a runner-up on the interactive reality television show Operación Triunfo.

He has since released five studio albums, all of which topped the Spanish Albums Chart, in addition to recording a number of live albums. He has toured throughout Europe and Latin America and is now considered to be a crossover international artist.

As of 2017, David Bisbal has sold more than Six million records in Spain and America, getting 48 platinum albums, 17 gold and two diamond. Corazón Latino and Bulería treasure each one IFPI Platinum Award, official certification for selling over one million copies across Europe.

Early life

David Bisbal was born on June 5, 1979 in Almería, Spain. His parents are José Bisbal, a professional boxer and part of a trio of flamenco music, and Maria Ferre Montoya. He is the youngest of three siblings, a brother named José María and a sister named María del Mar. As a child, Bisbal showed a talent for performing, but was always very shy about doing so in public.

Bisbal attended the secondary school IES Al-Andalus in Almeria, but dropped out of in his second to last year at around age 15. After dropping out, his father took him to work for Ranger in the local nursery in Almeria, which was his first known job. A few years later he met the producer of the Orchestra Expressions, who discovered David singing. After listening to and discovering his vocal quality, the producer offered him employment as the main voice of the orchestra.

David began working in Orchestra Expressions, a popular band in Almeria. He gradually began to develop as a singer, and to discover his passion for music. Having been in the orchestra, David went to the auditions for Pop Idol, in Barcelona, Spain. In 2001, he was one of 16 contestants from the first Spanish edition of 'Idol' contest designed to choose the representative for the festival 'Eurovision' of that year. Finally he came in second place to Rosa Lopez. Bisbal also performed at Eurovision with Rosa Lopez, David Bustamante, Chenoa, Gisela and Geno, in the chorus.

Beginnings: Operación Triunfo

In October 2001 he auditioned for the first ever edition of Operación Triunfo (Spanish version of Star Academy) where he was accepted and was one of the 16 contestants. He reached the final, where he was the runner-up behind Rosa López. The top three contestants qualified for a secondary phase of the contest, where the prize was the chance of representing Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest. He came second in the Eurovision phase with the song "Corazón Latino", losing to Rosa López. She went on to sing "Europe's Living a Celebration" for Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 competition in Tallinn, and Bisbal accompanied her as a backing vocalist.


Bisbal signed a contract with Vale Music Record label and released his first album recorded in Miami under the title Corazón Latino with Kike Santander. The album went platinum 7 times platinum by summer 2002, after having topped the Spanish charts. The first single from the album, called Ave Maria, had a phenomenal success. After winning the Latin Grammys, the album went platinum (over 1 million sales).

On February 10, 2004, he released his second album entitled Bulería, again produced by his friend Kike Santander. It found similar success in Spain and throughout Latin America, hitting diamond level with more than 1 million albums sold in Spain alone, becoming the best Spanish seller of 2004.

In March 2005, he also released a DVD Todo Por Ustedes that contained live registrations of some of his concerts in the United States, Latin America and Spain.

Premonición became the third studio album by David Bisbal released on October 3, 2006. By the end of its first week of release, it had achieved enough sales to be certified as 5 times platinum with sales over 400,000 copies in Spain alone.

On October 20, 2009, Bisbal released Sin Mirar Atrás, receiving positive reviews[1]David worked with writer/producer DJ Sammy on the track "Aqui Ahora," which is featured on the album Premonicion.

2002–2003: International launch debut album

After achieving fame as Operación Triunfo finalist, he signed a contract with label Vale Music, offering him the opportunity to record his first solo debut album. The album, entitled Corazón Latino, was released in Summer 2002, recorded in Miami and produced by Kike Santander. The album reached number one in its debut week selling over 600,000 copies, breaking sales records; the album stayed for seven consecutive weeks at number one on the Spanish Albums Chart. With more than 900,000 copies sold in Spain, Bisbal was launched to the rest of Spanish-speaking countries; his debut album would be released on October 15. In January 2003, Bisbal received an Amigo award in Madrid's Palacio de Cristal de la Arganzuela. On October 31 he began his first tour in Latin America, in Argentina; he visited 12 countries and performed 17 live concerts. In November a special issue of Corazón Latino' was released in Mexico.

2004–2005: Bulería, the second million record sales

The first single from Bisbal's second album, "Bulería", premiered on December 15, 2003. It reached number 1 on the charts and radio stations of both Spain and Latin America. On 11 February, the eponymous album was released. The album debuted on the charts in Spain where more than 300,000 copies were sold in a week. It also reached gold certification in Colombia and Venezuela in two weeks.

He first set foot in Germany in November in order to promote his duet with singer Joana Zimmer. The duet's theme was "Let's make history". Several days after presenting the video with Joana Zimmer, David make an appearance at the Tribute to Rocío Jurado Gala in order to perform.

2006–2008: Premonición and promotion in Europe and Japan

The first single of his third studio album Premonición, "Quién me iba a decir" was released in August 2006. The album was released on October 3, 2006. It sold more than 900,000 copies.

On October 24 he performed at the seat of European Parliament in Strasbourg where he gave an exclusive concert, in which he performed the songs from his album, to representatives of 25 member countries. The album stayed for a month at number one on the Spanish chart. The singer won an Ondas Award in a ceremony held at the Barcelona Teatre Musical, and a Micrófono de Oro award. In January 2007, the second single from the album "Silencio" stayed for eight weeks at number one in Los 40 Principales.

In 2008, Bisbal performed a duet with Rihanna, "Hate That I Love You", which was included in the re-issue of Good Girl Gone Bad.

2009–2010: Sin Mirar Atrás

His fourth studio album Sin Mirar Atrás was released on 20 October 2009 in Spain, Latin America and the United States. The first single from the album was "Esclavo de tus Besos", under the production of Mexican-born Armando Ávila. Its world premiere was on August 24 and the video came out on September 7. It was one of the most successful singles of the Spanish singer throughout his career, reaching number 1 on sales and radio charts in Spain, Latin America and the United States. On January 9, 2010 Promusicae announced that "Esclavo de Tus Besos" had earned a double platinum certification for its more than 80,000 copies sold in Spain, and it also earned a platinum certification in Argentina for more than 20,000 copies sold. The second single from the album was "Mi Princesa". The song "24 Horas" made by Espinoza Paz Mexico, the third single in the U.S. and Latin America, was presented at the 2010 Billboard Awards, while in Spain the single was "Sin Mirar Atrás", a song that gives title to the album. Bisbal also won his first Latin Grammy in 2009. On November 14, 2010 he was presented the Gold Record for the sales of the album in USA and Puerto Rico.

2011–2013: Herederos

David Bisbal sang the theme song for the soap opera "Herederos de una venganza". It is one of the highest rated telenovelas in Argentina, which starred Romina Gaetani, Luciano Castro and Federico Amador, where all romantic moments are set to music by the song sung by David Bisbal. The authors of this issue are Bisbal himself, Sebastian Bazan, and Karen Oliver.

On November 5, 2011 he released his first acoustic DVD entitled "Una noche en el Teatro Real," recorded in the musical temple four days earlier. In its first week on sale, he got a record to beat for the first time a DVD sales of a CD in seven days getting to sell more than 50,000 copies obtaining double platinum. On January 18, Bisbal won the triple platinum surpassing the figure of 75,000 copies sold. In 2012 he got platinum in Spain for his CD live Royal Albert Hall.

During the tour of "Una noche en el Teatro Real," Bisbal played in some of the most iconic theaters and auditoriums in Spain, North America, Latin America, the Southern Cone and major European capitals. He played in a total of 128 concerts in such unique venues as the Royal Albert Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, an Luna Park in Buenos Aires. Writing about Bisbal's Albert Hall concert in September 2012, Boris Izaguirre described him as "the voice of Spanish emigrants" and "The Julio Iglesias of the lost generation", noting that many Spaniards in their twenties who had been forced to emigrate by the financial crisis had grown up during Bisbal's rise to fame during the previous decade's economic boom.[2] On November 15, 2012, in Las Vegas, David Bisbal won his third Latin Grammy, this time in the category "Best Traditional Pop Album".

Bisbal's career took a turn towards its beginnings when he joined the Spanish reality talent show La Voz as a judge, acting as coach to eventual winner Rafa Blas in the first series. In addition he was a judge on La Voz... México on the third series of the show. However, in January 2014 after appearing on two seasons of the Spanish show and one of the Mexican edition, Bisbal announced he would leave these roles due to a heavy schedule of live and promotional work for his new album Tú y Yo.[3][4] In mid-2016, he was a mentor on the show La Apuesta in which he was the winner next to his contestant Héctor Osobampo.

International appeal

Internationally, Bisbal enjoys popularity in a great number of countries.

  • On September 3, 2003, he won the Latin Grammy for "Best New Artist." During the event, He sang Angels,[5] with Jessica Simpson. He also launched a big promotional tour in Latin America with sold-out concerts Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and others.
  • In 2008, he recorded Hate That I Love You (Odio Amarte),[6] a Spanglish version with Rihanna. He achieved European success in England, Germany, Belgium, Russia and Romania in addition to great success in Japan.
  • In 2009, he recorded "Sufriras" a Spanglish duet with singer Pixie Lott, eventually released as a platinum bonus track on the Deluxe Edition of his fourth studio album, Sin Mirar Atrás.
  • In 2010 David was featured in the Spanish version of the FIFA 2010 Official World Cup song Waving Flag with Somali-Canadian Musician K'naan who is the original artist of the song.
  • In 2010, A remix version of Miley Cyrus's When I Look At You, titled "Te miro a ti", was released on one of his albums in order to promote the release of The Last Song in Spain; in it, Cyrus sings her lines in English, while Bisbal's are mingled in both English and Spanish.
  • In 2011 David recorded a song for the TV series "Herederos" in Argentina. The song is called "Herederos" and David has sold over 300,000 copies of the cd "Sin Mirar Atrás Tour" in Argentina.
  • On November 15, 2012, he won the Latin Grammy held in Las Vegas from the category "Best Traditional Pop Album" for "Una Noche en el Teatro Real".
  • In 2013, Bisbal acted as himself in the TV series Jane the Virgin where he sang "Esclavo de sus besos" he appeared one episode.


All discography information was obtained from the David Bisbal Official Website.


Studio albums

Year Title Chart positions Sales and certifications
2002 Corazón Latino
  • Released: October 15, 2002 (United States, Latin America)
  • Format: CD
1 13 Worldwide sales: 1,700,000[8]
Spain sales: 1,300,000[8]
PROMUSICAE: 13× Platinum
2004 Bulería
  • Released: February 10, 2004 (Spain, United States, Latin America)
  • Format: CD
1 5 Worldwide sales: 1,300,000[9]
Spain sales: 1,000,000[9]
PROMUSICAE: 10× Platinum
2006 Premonición
  • Released: October 3, 2006 (Worldwide)
  • Format: CD, download
1 6 41 26 27 Worldwide sales: 950,000[10]
Spain sales: 400,000
PROMUSICAE: 5× Platinum
2009 Sin Mirar Atrás
  • Released: October 20, 2009 (Worldwide)
  • Formats: CD, download
1 1 81 Worldwide sales: 550,000+
Spain sales: 200,000+
PROMUSICAE: 3× Platinum
2014 Tú y Yo
  • Released: March 18, 2014 (Worldwide)
  • Formats: CD, download
1 8 Spain sales: 140,000+
PROMUSICAE: 3× Platinum
2016 Hijos del Mar
  • Released: December 2, 2016 (Worldwide)
  • Formats: CD, download
Spain sales: 40,000

"—" denotes the album failed to chart or not released

Live albums

Year Title Chart positions Sales and certifications
2005 Todo Por Ustedes
  • Released: March 29, 2005 (Spain), May 24, 2005 (United States, Latin America)
  • Formats: 2 DVDs + CD
64 Worldwide sales: 100,000[12]
Spain sales: 75,000[12]
2007 Premonición Live
  • Released: November 27, 2007 (Worldwide)
  • Formats: 2 DVDs + 2CDs
68 75 Worldwide sales: 100,000
Spain sales: 40,000
2011 Acústico: Una Noche En El Teatro Real
  • Released: December 6, 2011 (Spain)
  • Formats: 2 DVDs + 2CDs
45 Spain sales: 75,000
PROMUSICAE: 3× Platinum
2013 Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Released: January 2013 (Spain)
  • Format: CD

Compilation albums

Year Title Chart positions Sales and certifications
2006 David Bisbal
  • Released: April 4, 2006 (Worldwide)
  • Format: CD
18 134 Worldwide sales: 150,000[13]
Spain sales: 40,000[13]
2014 Lo Mejor de...
  • Released: March 2014 (Spain)
  • Format: CD


Year Title Album Chart positions
2002 "Corazón Latino" Corazón Latino Promo
"Ave María" 1 8 12 7 18 29 24
"Lloraré Las Penas" 1 3 10 17 25
"Dígale" 1 15 5 17
2003 "Quiero Perderme En Tu Cuerpo" 24
"Cómo Será"
"Rosa y Espinas"
(with David Civera)
La Chiqui Big Band 1
2004 "Bulería" Bulería 1 11 6 4 15 9
"Oye El Boom" 1 5 7 17 13
"Desnúdate Mujer" 6 16 24
"Camina Y Ven" 1 40
2005 "Me Derrumbo" 5
"Cómo Olvidar" 1
"Esta Ausencia" 7 18 13
"Todo Por Ustedes" Todo Por Ustedes
2006 "Let's Make History"
(with Joana Zimmer)
David Bisbal 5 48 23
"Quien Me Iba A Decir" Premonición 1 1 1 11 3 33 13
"Silencio" 1 32 13 10 6 62
"Soldado De Papel"
(with Tomatito)
2007 "Amar Es Lo Que Quiero" 6 23* 24*
"Torre De Babel"
(with Vicente Amigo & Wisin & Yandel)
1 10
"Premonición" 6
2008 "Hate That I Love You (Spanglish version)"
(with Rihanna)
Premonición Live 2 2 11 13 26
2009 "Esclavo de Sus Besos" Sin Mirar Atrás 1 1 1 10 1 1 1
"Mi Princesa" 1 35 34 12 90 1
2010 "Wavin' Flag (Spanish Celebration Mix)
(with K'Naan)
Troubadour 2 2 4 1 1
"Sin Mirar Atrás" Sin Mirar Atrás
(and 24 Horas edition)
42 17 76
"24 horas" 27 8
2011 "Ave Maria" (re-release) Acústico - Una noche en el teatro real 26
2012 "Sombra y luz"
(Versión acústica - Una noche en el teatro Real - 2011)
"No hay 2 sin 3 (Gol)"
(Cali & El Dandee feat. David Bisbal)
"Hasta el final" 34
2013 "Para enamorarte de mí" Tú y Yo 16
2014 "Diez Mil Maneras" 1 40 14 5
"Tú y Yo" 8
"Sí pero no" 6
"No amanece" 4
2015 "El ruido" 45
2016 "Me enamoré de ti" 13
"Corazón que miente" 17
"Antes que no" Hijos del Mar 1
"Escondidos" (with Chenoa) 18
"Duele demasiado" Hijos del Mar 11
"Fiebre" 42
2018 "A partir de hoy"
(with Sebastián Yatra


  1. ^ MundoSix: First look at Sin Mirar Atrás Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Izaguirre, Boris (29 September 2012). "Un respeto exquisito" [An exquisite respect]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Fajardo, Jose (23 January 2014). "David Bisbal se marcha de 'La voz'" [David Bisbal leaves 'La voz']. El Mundo (Spain) (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "David Bisbal también será coach de La Voz... México 3" [David Bisbal also to be coach on La Voz... Mexico 3]. People en Español (in Spanish). 3 July 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  5. ^ Duet of Angels by Jessica Simpson and David Bisbal during the Latin Grammies
  6. ^ Rihanna video Hate That I Love You featuring David Bisbal
  7. ^ a b c d Peaks after January 2005: "spanishcharts.com – Discography David Bisbal". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Corazón Latino Certifications" Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ a b "Bulería" Certifications" Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Premonición" Certification Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ "TOP 100 ALBUMES — SEMANA 49: del 02.12.2016 al 08.12.2016" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Todo Por Usted" Certification Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ a b "David Bisbal" Certification Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ "Top 100 Canciones – Semana 12: del 16.3.2018 al 22.3.2018" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved March 28, 2018. 

External links

  • Universal Music Latin Entertainment | Davis Bisbal
  • Official website
  • Comunidad Gyggs
  • Concerts, News and Videoclips of Bisbal(in Spanish)
  • David Bisbal at MTV
  • Interview with David Bisbal about his new album Premonición
  • David Bisbal at Acceso Total Show
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