The Buzz On: Prince Royce

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It’s sort of hard to mess up “Stand By Me,” but it’s even harder to give the song a new twist. Well, Prince Royce‘s remake of the Ben E. King classic has made him true Bachata royalty and announced his presence with a bang.

Originally from the Bronx, the Dominican-American Prince Royce mixes up English and Spanish lyrics in his vocals. Somewhat following in the footsteps of Aventura (to the extent that they are largely responsible for Bachata’s mainstream success in the U.S.), Prince Royal’s debut album features some dazzling songs, sure to appeal to both pop and hard-core Bachata fans.

Songs like the single “Corazón Sin Cara” will evoke hot, uptown summer nights, while tracks like “Crazy” and the aforementioned cover of “Stand By Me” will melt your pop-radio heart.

Watch Prince Royce’s “Stand By Me” and “Corazón Sin Cara,” and get more Prince Royce at MTV Tr3s.