Elijah King is an American singer and songwriter of Puerto Rican descent.
King was born in Daytona Beach, Florida. With strong influences in gospel music, King started singing at the early age of 5 and by the time he was 7 he was sought out by Disney for the Mickey Mouse Club. However, King's mother was unsure about exposing her son to the potentially stressful industry of child stardom, so she elected not to let him be a part of it. That did not keep King from singing and he persevered to develop his voice on his own. When he was 15, his family moved to Texas where he continued to practice music throughout his high school years. This led him to receive a music scholarship to the University of the Incarnate Word. He continued to pursue his education in music and attended the International Academy of Design & Technology. He then decided to commit himself full-force to his career, putting school on hold to pursue his lifelong dream.
His first taste of success came in 2007 when King signed his first record deal with the independent recording label VIP Music and moved to Miami to start recording his debut album.
In the middle of 2008, his first hit single "Cry No More"/"No Llores" hit the airwaves in both English and Spanish all over the US, making it to the Billboard Top 50. The track was produced by Beta Control, out of California. However, It was only a temporary boost for his career. The record was never formally marketed beyond radio, so as a result the record eventually lost its momentum and King's recognition began to die out. Later that year, he released a Holiday single, "Silent Night" to digital services.
Returning to the studios, he released two new singles. The first, entitled "Never See You Again," was released on November 19, 2010 and featured Gyptian. It was produced by Lu Diaz of the production team Diaz Brothers, and was cut in English, Spanish, and Spanglish.
The second track, "Hand Clap," was released as a single on July 26, 2011 and featured T-Pain and rapper Young Cash from T-Pain's Nappy Boy label.
King was also featured on the English remix of Daddy Yankee's single Ven Conmigo.
Additionally, his first official Spanish single, "Nunca Te Vuelvo A Ver," has been met with great reception, particularly by video outlets. The video is currently in rotation on HTV, MTV TR3S, MTV LA (Latin America), VH1 LA (Latin America), MTV Brazil, MTV UK and peaked on Blastro.com as the #2 most watched "Latin" video, only surpassed by Prince Royce's "Corazon Sin Cara." He released a second Spanish single, "Quitate La Ropa" featuring 2nyce on November 10, 2011.
He is currently working on his debut album, a Spanish-language release which will feature Fuego.
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