Elvis Crespo (born July 30, 1971 in New York City, U.S.A.) is a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Winner Puerto Rican-American Merengue singer. He was named "Elvis" after American singer Elvis Presley. When he was young, he and his mother moved to Caguas, Puerto Rico, where Crespo spent his childhood and adolescent years. Crespo first gained fame in the mid-90s when he joined grupo mania, in Puerto Rico. Eventually he decided to try to go solo in 1998.