Elliott may be in the peak of his career but what he enjoys now was not even thinkable back then.Born as Efraym Elliott Yamin on July 20, 1978, his name easily indicates his family background. His mother Claudette married a painter named Shaul Yamin that eventually became the father of Elliott and his brother Scott.The album's first single, "Fight for Love", premiered on AOL Music on February 13, 2009.His third album, Gather 'Round was released in Japan in 2011.Birth Name: Efraym Elliott Yamin Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States Date of Birth: July 20, 1978 Ethnicity: *Iraqi Jewish (father) *Ashkenazi Jewish (mother) Elliott Yamin is an American singer. Elliott’s father, Shaul Yamin, is an Israeli Jew, of Iraqi Jewish descent.Elliott’s mother, Claudette (Goldberg), was a Jewish American, of Ashkenazi descent.
His first single will be titled "Movin' On, and the album is scheduled to hit stores March 20 on Hickory Records.Yamin recently finished the nationwide American Idol Tour performing live in front of half a million fans. Yamin is working with a number of producers on this project including Mike Mangini ( Joss Stone, King Britt, Baja Men); Josh Abraham (Limp Bizkit, Staind, 30 Seconds To Mars, Michelle Branch); Stargate (Beyonce, Neyo, Rhianna); DJ Lethal (House Of Pain, Sepultura), Raphael Saadiq (D'Angelo, Mary J Blige, Roots, Jill Scott); and Derek Bramble (David Bowie, Lalah Hathaway, Vanessa Williams).Elliott Yamin's debut is so agreeable and well-executed it may well convert hardened R&B experts--the kind who'd normally distance themselves from a disc with a TV pedigree.Having a persona that is indefinable and a life story so inspiring, Elliott Yamin owns the ultimate combination that makes people grow interest in him.So alluring that he received instant rave reviews for the release of his singles 'Movin' On' and 'Wait For You'.These songs may be released weeks before his self titled album, but the two certainly helped in giving the nice foretaste that people are digging in.