David Bisbal was born on 5 June 1979 in Almería, Spain. His father was a boxer and he wanted his son to fight as well, but David preferred music. After quitting school at the age of 18, he began to sing in a small town band called "Orquesta Expresiones". In 2001, he appeared on the three-month TV show Operación triunfo (2001), finishing second. After his first album "Corazón Latino" had been released, it sold over 1 million units in just months.