Efraym Elliott Yamin (Arabic: افرايم إليوت يامين; Hebrew: אפרים אליוט ימין; born July 20, 1978) is an American singer known for his hit single "Wait for You" and for placing third on the fifth season of American Idol.
His self-titled album, released March 20, 2007, debuted at number one on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and at number three on the Billboard 200. The album was certified gold in the United States in October 2007. Retitled Wait for You, the album was released in Japan in May 2008 and certified gold in that country in September 2008.
Yamin also released two Christmas collections: Sounds of the Season: The Elliott Yamin Holiday Collection in October 2007 and My Kind of Holiday in October 2008.
Yamin’s second album, titled Fight for Love, was released on May 5, 2009. The album’s first single, "Fight for Love", premiered on AOL Music on February 13, 2009.
His third album, Gather ’Round was released in Japan in 2011. It was retitled in the United States as Let’s Get to What’s Real and released in 2012. The first single in Japan and the United States was "3 Words."
His fourth album, As Time Goes By, was released exclusively for the Japanese market on November 5, 2015. Previous to the album release, a video for the single "Katy" was released on late October 2015. Yamin travelled to Japan to promote the album in early November.