Efraym Elliott Yamin, born July 20, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, 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 number one on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and at number three 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. His third album, 'Let's Get to What's Real', was released in 2012.
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