Multi-platinum and award winning music & film producer, Manuel Alejandro Ruiz, is a visionary that has been recognized as a pioneer in the rise of Latin Urban music. Better known to his friends and fans as ‘Boy Wonder‘ “Chosen Few”, he still remains at the forefront of the genre.
Developing a style that was influenced by a variety of music ranging from the traditional “Merengue” of Dominican Republic to The Beatles, Michael Jackson and most of all Hip-Hop, Boy Wonder saw Latin Urban music as the perfect avenue to showcase his talent. After a trip to Dominican Republic in 1999, he started his own production company, Chosen Few Emerald Entertainment, in hopes to take the Latin Urban genre to new levels.
As CEO & executive producer of Chosen Few Emerald Entertainment, Boy Wonder has indeed brought Latin Urban music to new heights and put Chosen Few Emerald Entertainment on the map as a powerhouse within the industry. He produced a trilogy of CD/DVD projects that gave the genre the mainstream visibility it deserved. Chosen Few: El Documental, brought audiences to the core of the underground movement giving them an overall sense of the culture with footage of packed concert halls, insightful interviews, and much more. It went double platinum and spent months in the Top 5 of Billboard’s Latin sales chart. In 2006, he released Chosen Few: El Documental II, which captured the rise of Latin Urban second generation and in 2008 he released the final chapter of the trilogy Chosen Few III: “The Movie”.
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Boy Wonder is also one of the hottest producers of remixes in the Latin Urban market. One of his first successful projects was the remix of Shakira’s “Mi Vida”. Initially most couldn’t understand his vision or the direction he wanted to take the song in and he was met with great resistance when he approached the label and management with his idea. Despite this, he remixed the single and brought it to radio and club DJs, who without hesitation put the song into rotation. It immediately became an underground smash hit.
Since then, Boy Wonder has continued to leave his mark with his remix productions, such as Bob Marley’s “Keep On Moving” (Chosen Few Remix); the Reggaeton hit remix “Eso Ehh” featuring Alexis y Fido, Chingo Bling & Joell Ortiz; and the remix of “Hello Mama” featuring Hector El Father & Jim Jones. He creates one classic after another with some of the highest caliber of artists.
Boy Wonder is the man behind the production of the monumental single “Reggaeton Latino” (Chosen Few Remix) featuring Fat Joe, N.O.R.E., LDA and Don Omar, one of the biggest Reggaeton/ Latin Urban crossover tracks in history. It spent 44 weeks at the top of the Billboard charts, became RIAA certified Double Platinum, and won Billboard’s “Latin Compilation of the Year”.
Boy also took Plan B’s “Frikitona” and gave it a major hip-hop twist by adding Trick Daddy and Trina to the track; a combination many might find unusual, but proved to work well. The collaboration was a display of Boy’s extraordinary ability to bridge the worlds of Latin Urban music with Hip-Hop successfully, a feat most had deemed impossible.
In addition, he has worked with Grammy-award winning and living legend Alejandro Sanz, transforming “A La Primera Persona”, a top 5 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart, into a groundbreaking Reggaeton record that featured Reychesta SecretWeapon.
The latest international hit remix produced by Boy Wonder, is “Mi Alma Se Muere” (Remix) featuring Fuego, Pitbull and Omega. The track, which has been getting tremendous radio spins nationally, spent over 24 weeks on the Billboard charts.
The remixes of “Reggaeton Latino”, “Frikitona”, “A La Primera Persona” and “Mi Alma Se Muere” can all be found of Boy Wonder’s upcoming project Chosen Few Remix Classico’s. Due out March 24, 2009 through One Records, this all-star compilation features the likes of Rakim Ken-Y, Pitbull, Omega, Arcangel y De La Geto, Zion y Lennox Angel Dose, Tempo, Joell Ortiz, as well as Chosen Few artists LDA, Fuego, Getto and Reychesta SecretWeapon and much more.
Since 2009 through Boy Wonder’s pioneering music industry visions and well respected company, Chosen Few Emerald Entertainment, Inc., Manuel Alejandro Ruiz President/C.E.O, also known as Boy Wonder, is recognized as a leader in the Urban / Latino market place.
Boy Wonder Chosen Few to date Chosen Few Emerald Entertainment, Inc. has produced countless recordings and films through innovative productions, marketing campaign’s, and its ability to tap into untapped talent.
Boy Wonder has already established strong relationships with Microsoft and some of its prominent products such as Xbox 360, Microsoft Zune MP3 Players, Luxury Celebrity drink of choice Nuvo, economical cellular phone company MetroPcs, Toma Vodka, Tyku Liquor, and Lawyer referral service 1800 411 Pain, as well as other thriving businesses like one of New York City’s largest car dealership “Major World” and the multimedia Internet base company Cyloop.com.
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Boy has worked these products with amazing success integrating products into our music videos and at clubs concerts around the country. Boy Wonder was responsible for helping develop Nuvo in the Latin market and introducing the brand into club venues that did not sell the product prior.
Combining his real world experience with his business knowledge Boy Wonder and Chosen Few Emerald Entertainment are continuing to administer new ventures for the company by combining refined and emerging products that are restructuring the markets there sold in.
Boy Wonder also discovered and cultivate the success of Urbano/Tropical artist Fuego and produced his Top selling hits, “Que Bueno Tu Ta,” “Super Estrella” feat Omega, & “Una Vaina Loca.”
Boy is currently working with female artist Jenny “La Sexy Voz” who has been dubbed the voice of Reggaeton with her numerous featuring’s in songs by the likes of Daddy Yankee, Plan B, Wisin y Yandel, just to name a few.
As one of the leaders for producing remixes in the Latin Urban Genre, Boy Wonder explains, “I love making remixes and believe a remix can add a new flare and life to a record in its own way. It can help turn a Hit into a Classic.”
“IT’S NOT ABOUT MAKING A HIT, IT’S ABOUT MAKING A CLASSIC”
“LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN”
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