Elliott Yamin is an American singer who placed third on the fifth season of American Idol. He is best known for his hit single “Wait for You”. Elliott’s self-titled album, released March 20, 2007, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart and at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The album was certified gold in the United States in October 2007. Born Efraym Elliott Yamin on July 20, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, he is the son of Shaul Yamin, an Israeli Jew of Iraqi Jewish descent, and Claudette Goldberg Yamin, a Jewish American of Ashkenazi descent. His family moved to Richmond, Virginia when Elliott was 11. His parents got divorced when he was fourteen years old. He attended school in Richmond at Tuckahoe Middle School, and later, Douglas S. Freeman High School. He stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds.
Elliott Yamin Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 20 July 1978
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Name: Efraym Elliott Yamin
Nicknames: E-Dub, The Machine, E-Double
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
-Iraqi Jewish (father)
-Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Elliott Yamin Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 150 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 68 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 6″
Height in Meters: 1.68 m
Shoe Size: 9 (US)
Elliott Yamin Family Details:
Father: Shaul Yamin
Mother: Claudette Goldberg Yamin (d. March 31, 2008, age 65)
Siblings: Jodi Queen (Older half-sister), Scott Yamin (Younger brother)
Others: Mitchell Michael “Mickey” Goldberg (Maternal grandfather), Bernice Dorothy Hoffman (Maternal grandmother)
Elliott Yamin Education:
Tuckahoe Middle School
Douglas S. Freeman High School
Albums: Fight for Love, My Kind of Holiday, Elliott Yamin, Let’s Get to What’s Real, Best For You, AS TIME GOES BY
Elliott Yamin Facts:
*He was born on July 20, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
*His father is an Israeli Jew, of Iraqi Jewish descent and his mother was a Jewish American, of Ashkenazi descent.
*He began singing when he was 5 and he has had no formal vocal training.
*His parents divorced when he was 14.
*He is 90% deaf in one ear.
*He performed the National Anthem a cappella at Game 2 of the NBA finals in June of 2006.
*His favorite song is “Moody’s Mood For Love” by James Moody.
*He loves to play basketball and work out.
*He is allergic to cats.
*Follow him on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.