Yahir Othón Parra, commonly known as Yahir, is a Mexican singer and actor who was born on March 21, 1979 in Hermosillo, Sonora. He began his career as one of the participants in the music reality show "La Academia" in 2002 and is perhaps the most popular singer to come out of the show.
His first hit single was a cover of Italian singer Tiziano Ferro's biggest hit in Mexico, "Alucinado", taken from his first album "Yahir" in 2003. His next album, "Otra Historia De Amor" in 2004 produced the hit single "La Locura". In 2005, Yahir decided to make a tribute album to Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos with the entire album being comprised of covers of Carlos' hits. This album was titled "No Te Apartes De Mi" (2005) and had a hit single in the title track. In 2006, Yahir recorded his fourth album "Con El Alma Entre Las Manos..." which produced two hit singles: "Maldito Amor" and "El Amor".
Yahir is also a television actor for TV Azteca, having appeared in two telenovelas. Yahir's debut in the telenovela world was through "Enamorate"(2003) opposite Martha Higareda in which he played "Yahir Jimenez" a son of a prominent business man. After "Enamorate" he started in "Soñaras" (You Will Dream) playing "Rey" a charismatic young musician who is a waiter at the bar he plays at after his shift. His co star was Vanessa Acosta. Yahir was sentimentally involved with Acosta during the recording of the Soap Opera. During the course of the soap opera the female protagonist was replaced by Sandra Echeverria and Acosta was out of the telenovela. It has been rumored that the female who took her place was later involved with Yahir romantically just as it happened with his other co-star.He is also the protagonist of "Bellezas Indomables"