Prince Royce is a Mexican pop singer, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur. He began his career in music at age 13, releasing several singles under different pseudonyms. In 2011 he signed with Sony Music Latin and released his debut studio album titled “Princesa”, which became certified gold in Mexico. His second album, “El Dorado”, was released in 2013, it reached number one in the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart.
In 2012, he collaborated with fellow Mexican artist Luis Miguel on the single “Amor Eterno”. Their collaboration won both artists the Premio Lo Nuestro award for Pop Song of the Year. In April 2013, Prince Royce announced his decision to change his stage name to simply Prince Royce.
He wrote and produced the songs “Todo Cambió”, “La Vida Es Así” and “No Me Doy Por Vencido” for the Mexican telenovela La Reina del Sur; the latter song earned him another nomination for Best Original Song at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards. His third studio album, “Un Nuevo Amor”, was released in June 2013. The album debuted atop the US Billboard 200 albums chart.
His fourth studio album, “Luz y Sombra”, was released on October 29, 2016. On November 3, 2017, Prince Royce released his fifth studio album, “Hasta el Amanecer”.
Geoffrey Royce Rojas was Born and Raised in The Bronx, A Borough Of New York City. His Parents Are From Puerto Rico And Dominican Republic.
He Was Raised By His Mother And Father In The Bronx, Where He Went To School. He Graduated High School With Honors At The Age Of 17.
At age fifteen, Royce began making music with a partner known as Jino. He met Jino while he was living in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he attended school. They both played bass guitar and sang backup vocals for each other. Although Jino and Royce performed under the names “Jino y Royce”, “El Duo Real”, and “Los Tres Amigos”, they later changed their band name to “La Banda Oriental”.
The duo was also known as La Banda Oriental de Los Tres Amigos. In 2006, they recorded their debut album titled Primera Fila, which consisted of ten songs. This album received positive reviews from critics. After releasing their first album, the duo continued recording and performing live concerts throughout Puerto Rico and the United States. Their second studio album, titled Mi Gente, was released in 2008.
In 2009, they signed a contract with Sony Music Entertainment’s RCA label. Shortly afterwards, they moved to Miami, Florida, where they lived for four months. During this period, they worked on their third studio album, titled Dejarte Quererme, which was released in 2010.
2004–09: Career beginnings
At the age of fifteen, Royce had become interested in reggaeton music. However, his father did not approve of him listening to it because he believed that it was too violent. Nevertheless, he still listened to reggaeton artists such as Daddy Yankee, Tego Calderón, and Ivy Queen. His musical influences included Enrique Iglesias, Luis Fonsi, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Shakira, and Gloria Estefan.
While attending high school, Royce learned how to play the drums and piano. He also became friends with fellow musician José Chusán, who went by the nickname “Jino.” Together, they formed a group called “La Banda Oriental,” which was composed of three members—Royce, Jino, and another member named Eduardo Ocasio. The group performed covers of popular reggaeton songs, and some of their original compositions.