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Élan Luz
Origin South Bronx, New York City, United States
Puerto Rico
Genres Hip hop, Latin, Pop, R&B
Occupations Singer
Years active 2005-present
Labels Epic
Associated acts Sean Kingston, Ashley Tisdale
Website www.thedey.com

Élan Luz Rivera is a Puerto Rican and African American Latin Hip hop singer who debuted in 2005 as one of the singers in the band The D.E.Y.

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Background

Rivera was born and raised in New York City. She attended LaGuardia High School for Music and Art and Performing Arts (The "Fame" School). After joining the cast of The Capeman, she left LaGuardia and attended home school. She made her first appearance on Broadway as Cookie in the musical play The Capeman from 29 January to 28 March 1998 at the Marquis Theatre in New York[1], when she was sixteen years old. From 26 April to 13 May 2001 she played Susie Rogers in musical comedy The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at the Minskoff Theatre in New York.[2] Later in 2001 She met Divine, and went on to form The D.E.Y. in 2005, Divine introduced her to rapper Yeyo. During the making of their album, she worked with the American pop singer Ashley Tisdale in the background vocals for her 2007 hit song "He Said She Said" and wrote "Fuego" for The Cheetah Girls first Bi-lingual single with Producer J.R. Rotem and songwriter Evan Bogart.

Trivia

Rivera voiced the character of Carmen Ortiz in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Rivera Was Featured and wrote on The 2008 LL Cool J album Exit 13 under the name Elan of The Dey

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