By NAN ET Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 21, 2020: A Caribbean American singer put the bachata genre on display nationally at third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.
Bronx-born singer and songwriter, Prince Royce, provided some Dominican flavor with a Spanish-English version of ‘Stand by Me.’
Prince Royce, born Geoffrey Royce Rojas, jammed bilingually with a bachata rhythm remix of Ben E. King’s ‘Stand By Me,’ from Wynwood, Miami. Royce debuted his studio album in 2010, which generated two commercially successful singles, “Stand by Me” and “Corazón Sin Cara.”
In the United States, both songs reached number-one on the Billboard Tropical Songs chart, while “Corazón Sin Cara” reached number-one on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.
The album itself reached number-one on the US Billboard Top Latin Albums and Tropical Albums charts.
Royce received three awards at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2011, which included Tropical Album of the Year. On April 10, 2012, Royce released his second studio album, Phase II, which reached number-one on both the US Latin Albums and Tropical Albums charts. The album featured the singles “Las Cosas Pequeñas” and “Incondicional” and was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Best Tropical Fusion Album.
His third studio album, Soy el Mismo, was released on October 8, 2013, preceded by the single “Darte un Beso.”.The album earned Royce his second nomination for the Latin Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Tropical Album.
On July 24, 2015, Royce released his fourth studio album, Double Vision, his first primarily in the English language. The album included the singles “Stuck on a Feeling” featuring Snoop Dogg and “Back It Up” featuring Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, with both charting on the Billboard Hot 100.
Five was released as Royce’s fifth studio album on February 24, 2017. It became Royce’s fourth number-one album on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. The album’s last single, “Déjà Vu”, with Shakira, became its most successful commercially and was certified 9x Platinum (Latin) by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the US.
See the performance here.