Billboard magazine’s Year End Issue’s Latin Charts illustrate the success story of Latin music’s biggest breakthrough artist in years, 22-year old singer-songwriter Prince Royce, who topped 11 Billboard Year End Latin Charts: #1 Top Latin Album, #1 Top Latin Artist- Male, #1 Top Latin Album Artist, #1 Hot Latin Song (for “Corazon Sin Cara”), #1 Hot Latin Songs Artists, #1 Tropical Albums, #1 Tropical Albums Artist, #1 Tropical Songs, #1 Tropical Songs Artist, #1 Tropical Digital Songs Artist, #1 Hot Latin Songwriter (as Geoffrey “Prince Royce” Rojas).
What makes Prince Royce’s chart standing even more astonishing are the colleagues that share the top Latin chart spots with the debut indy-label artist – industry veterans including crossover artists such as Shakira, Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you once again for all of this to my fans, my music label Top Stop Music, my work team, radio and retail who have supported me from the beginning. . . I appreciate the amazing opportunity to be part of this industry and I promise to keep making great music and evolving with each production,” expressed Prince Royce upon receiving news of his eleven #1s on the Billboard charts.
Prince Royce’s self-titled debut album has been certified Triple Platinum in the US and Puerto Rico, making him the only Latin music artist to achieve triple platinum status in 2011. He has also just completed his second sold out US Tour, this one alongside Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, and has also sold out two European tours in the last year and a half.
These milestones come on the heels of many others recently achieved by the Dominican-American singer/songwriter who has proven himself as the hottest new artist Latin music has seen in years. Royce was nominated for a 2010 Latin Grammy (for Best Contemporary Tropical Album), won three 2011 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards; four 2011 Latin Billboard Awards and four 2011 Premios Juventud Awards. Royce was also nominated for a 2011 Latin Grammy for “Best Urban Song” alongside Daddy Yankee for their song “Ven Conmigo” and just last week received five 2012 Premio Lo Nuestro nominations. He recently recorded the bachata version of “El Verdadero Amor Perdona” with Maná and the track is currently #1 song on US Latin radio for the second consecutive week.
Via a joint venture between Top Stop Music and Atlantic Records, Royce has entered into an exclusive, long-term, worldwide recording deal with Atlantic Records for all future English and Spanish albums. Top Stop Music is an independent boutique record label and management firm founded by Gregory Elias and Sergio George.
Royce is currently putting the finishing touches on his next musical production. His highly anticipated sophomore bachata album will be released in April and an English-language pop album will go on sale a few months later.
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