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Elvis Crespo
"Suavemente" reached number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks on May 16, 1998, and remained atop the chart for six weeks. In the song "Suavemente" by Elvis Crespo, the singer expresses his desire to feel the other person's lips kissing him again. He asks to be kissed softly, tenderly, lovingly, and sweetly, and to be kissed deeply so that it reaches his soul. He also wonders what it is about the other person's kisses that make him feel so captivated. The chorus of the song repeats the phrase "Bésame, que yo quiero sentir tus labios besándome otra vez" (Kiss me, I want to feel your lips kissing me again).
Elvis Crespo Díaz (born July 30, 1971) is a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter of the Merengue genre. He is best known for his hit single "Suavemente" (Softly), which topped the Billboard Latin charts in 1998 and earned him a Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Performance. Crespo began his career in the late 1990s as a member of the Puerto Rican boy band Grupomania, which he left in 1998 to pursue a solo career. His debut album, Suavemente was a hit, both in Latin America and in the US. The single "Suavemente" was a huge hit and eventually helped him earn the Best Male Tropical/Salsa Album of the Year from Billboard magazine.