"It's just the fact that I am out there promoting music I can call my own for a change," Yamin, who is currently on tour, told The Showbuzz. "I don't really have too many of my close friends that can honestly say they really love their job."Considering all the health problems Yamin has endured, his career achievements are even more impressive.
Yamin, who Simon Cowell called "American Idol's" best male vocalist so far, is actually 90 percent deaf in his right ear.
Yamin was also diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when he was about to turn 16 — a time when his friends were getting new cars and having a great time being teenagers.
He, on the other hand, was going to the hospital learning how to take insulin shots. Yamin said that as soon as he realized he was a contender on "Idol" he wanted to use his newfound platform to work for kids who are going through the same thing he did.
Sadly though, in his childhood Elliott had to go through difficult times especially regarding his health.
He once said that he was always the kid with allergies and a painful ear that required drops every few hours.
"There hasn't been too many young winners, if any…she's gonna go very far," he said.
His self-titled album, released in March, has been doing well on the charts in the wake of Yamin's recent appearance on "Idol." His album was the No.
Having a persona that is indefinable and a life story so inspiring, Elliott Yamin owns the ultimate combination that makes people grow interest in him.
So alluring that he received instant rave reviews for the release of his singles 'Movin' On' and 'Wait For You'.
It was recorded as the highest ever debut for an independent artist in the history of Billboard magazine. Fame sipping in, he has been attending album signings and TV appearances to promote the album.
Under such publication and high motivation, Elliott can easily butter up his way to reign music industry.
This had lowered the self-esteem within him that eventually made him hating to be the center of attention.