Prince Royce is a modern-day troubadour
Prince Royce garnered his 10th No. 1 single on Billboard’s Tropical Songs chart in April with “Déjà Vu,” a collaboration with Shakira that also became his 15th No. 1 Tropical Songs radio hit. The Bronx-born bachata singer has come a long way since first topping the chart with his cover of Stand By Me in August 2010. Royce, born Geoffrey Royce Rojas 28 years ago to immigrant parents, released his fifth studio album, Five, in February and has come to personify the contemporary bachata singer: a romantic troubadour blending the contemporary form of the traditional Dominican music with modern forms of R&B.
That means collaborations with a host of popular artists. Shakira was joined by Chris Brown and Zendaya on Five, and on previous efforts teamed up with artists such as Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez, Snoop Dogg and Selena Gomez. Royce generates hysteria among fans at his concerts, and his old New York City borough is proud enough to have named a street after him in May. With no shows scheduled beyond the current tour’s last date in Chicago, concertgoers able to catch him this summer will be the envy of less fortunate fans.
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